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  • The Warriors Movie Poster

    The Warriors


    “These are the Armies of The Night. They are 60,000 strong. They outnumber the cops three to one. They could run New York City. Tonight they’re all out to get the Warriors”

    Walter Hill’s hugely successful 1979 New York gang culture feature “The Warriors” is rightly regarded as a cult movie proving a hit with both critics and the movie going public. Not just a country of origin example, this is a city-of-origin poster for this story of unrest in New York. This large format subway poster shows a series of opening dates in Manhattan. Drawing parallels to Greek Themes, this Walter Hill film about a gang that must travel thirty miles to make it home after being framed for murder has achieved cult status over the years for its memorable depiction of colorful gangs and unique approach to portraying events from the street gang’s point of view. Artist David Jarvis has provided a strikingly simple design featuring a ‘group’ shot of the titular ‘Warriors’ that is a real favourite among collectors of the genre. Totally original and unrestored and presented in very good folded (as issued) condition it displays and presents to excellent effect. This is a scarce true first release, that is genuinely hard to find that represents a fine piece cinema memorabilia for one of the great action thrillers of the 1970’s.

    Trivia: The iconic “Warriors, come out to play” scene was completely improvised by David Patrick Kelly after he felt the scripted scene wasn’t working. Walter Hill told him to just “come up with something”. Kelly gathered up some empty beer bottles he found under the boardwalk and created the intimidating dialogue. Kelly later revealed that he based it on a neighbour who used to intimidate him.

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