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Streets of Fire (Collector’s Edition): Blu-Ray Review

Arriving on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray this week is Walter Hill’s 1985 cult classic, “Streets of Fire”.  If a film could be both a product of its time and ahead of its time simultaneously, then “Streets of Fire” would be the perfect example.  Coming off the success of of “48 Hours”, Hill reteamed with co-writer Larry Gross for this rock & roll fable.  Although it was a box office bomb going up against “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”, it built a huge following on home video and cable.

Thankfully, Shout! Factory has put together a release worthy of the film. Not only do we get a beautiful 2K remaster but the new SHOTGUNS & SIX STRINGS “making of” documentary that is a must watch for fans. I kind of with this release included a third disk that was the soundtrack for the film, but I am not going to nit-pick.

One of the best parts of checking out “Streets of Fire” in this new HD presentation is taking in the impressive set design.  It is absolutely amazing and watching how it was created on the documentary is definitely a highlight.   If you are a fan, I can’t insist enough that you ad this release to your collection.

Bonus Features

DISC ONE:

  • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive

DISC TWO:

  • NEW SHOTGUNS & SIX STRINGS: The Making Of A Rock N Roll Fable – A Feature-Length Documentary Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Walter Hill, Producer Lawrence Gordon, Actors Michael Paré, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Lawson, Elizabeth Daily, Lee Ving, Screenwriter Larry Gross, Editor Freeman Davies, Associate Producer Mae Woods, Art Director James Allen, Costume Designer Marilyn Vance, Assistant Director David Sosna, Choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday, Sound Editor Richard Anderson, Music Producer Kenny Vance And Many More…
  • RUMBLE ON THE LOT: Walter Hill’s Streets Of Fire Revisited – A Feature-Length Documentary Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Walter Hill, Actor Michael Paré, Amy Madigan And Art Director James Allen
  • Vintage Featurettes: Rock And Roll Fable, Exaggerated Realism, Choreographing The Crowd, Creating The Costumes, From The Ground Up
  • Music Videos
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • On Air Promos
  • Still Gallery

By: Marc Ferman

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