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Heavy Hitter Midnites: 1990 THE BRONX WARRIORS

Posted by phil blankenship, September 4, 2012 03:59pm | Post a Comment

Heavy Hitter Midnites: I screen my favorite films so other people can see them the way they were meant to be seen - loud & large on the big screen! This week I screen the Italian post-nuke classic 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS!

1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS // Friday, September 7, 2012 at Cinefamily

Welcome to the future: in a catastrophic uprising, where the Bronx is declared a high-risk district and the cops have officially washed their hands of the whole enchilada, the dregs of society inhabiting a colorful post-Escape From New York/post-The Warriors urban wasteland have violently rebelled. Armed with spikes, blades and skull-adorned choppers, “Trash” and his Riders engage in a nonstop war against cannibals and other sentient crud — and the results are killer! Marauding manimals, sci-fi thug weaponry, cutthroat gangs (bikers! hockey players! pimps! tap dancers!), flamethrower-wielding police on horseback, and all-time performances by Fred “The Hammer” Williamson and teenaged Marco di Gregorio (Thunder Warrior aka Italian Rambo) make this vicious “re-imagining” of the John Carpenter and Walter Hill classics a high point in the Enzo G. Castellari (The Inglorious Bastards, Keoma) canon. Delivering everything you want from an early ‘80s post-nuke adventure, this unforgettable descent into the futuristic inferno screens from an insanely rare original 35mm print!
Dir. Enzo Castellari, 1982, 35mm, 86 min.

$12, Free for Cinefamily members
Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036

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