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3 Walter Hill Films Headed To Blu-Ray

A little late to the party but everything Walter Hill is worthy of announcement on this site.

In seperate announcements, American home video company Shout! Factory will release two of Walter Hill’s films – 1984’s cult classic Streets of Fire and the underrated 1992 actioner Trespass – for the first time on Blu-Ray in America. Streets of Fire will be given the Collector’s Edition treatment, while Trespass will be released under their Shout! Select series. No extras have been listed yet for both blu-rays, but they will be announced at later dates.

On the other side of the pond, UK-based Eureka entertainment is set to release Hill’s 1975 directorial debut Hard Times, starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn, as part of their Masters of Cinema series. The film has had an initial home video release in the United States under the Twilight Time banner, but has since gone out of print.

Check out the artwork for the Blu-Rays below.


Hard Times synopsis:

The American action auteur Walter Hill made a magnificent debut with this pulp triumph, featuring evocative period atmosphere and sterling performances from Charles Bronson and James Coburn.

Bronson plays a drifter suddenly caught up in the fight game during the Great Depression. Chaney, a down-on-his-luck loner, hops a freight train to New Orleans where, on the seedier side of town, he tries to make some quick money the only way he knows how – with his fists. Chaney approaches a hustler named Speed (James Coburn) and convinces him that he can win big money for them both. 

Gritty, vivid and engrossing, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this 1970s gem, available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, and presented from a new 4K restoration, in a new Dual-Format edition.

Extras:

  • New 4K restoration
  • Uncompressed PCM and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
  • A new interview with producer Lawrence Gordon
  • A new interview with composer Barry DeVorzon
  • NFT Audio Interview with director Walter Hill
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new and archival writing

Release date: April 24th, 2017
Eureka link preorder
Amazon.co.uk link preorder

Streets of Fire synopsis:

Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe, John Wick), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane, Man of Steel). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Paré, Bad Moon) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling McCoy (Amy Madigan, The Dark Half). Joined by Ellen’s manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters), the trio plunges headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly assassins.

This cult favorite features a razor-sharp cast and original songs written by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder and performed by The Blasters and The Fixx. Directed by cult filmmaker Walter Hill (The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs.), Streets of Fire is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses.

Release date: May 16th, 2017
Shout! Factory link pre-order
Amazon.com link pre-order

Trespass synopsis:

“Director Walter Hill’s handling of the action is fluid and kinetic, making the film a pleasure to watch for the expertness of its craft.” – Variety.com

Everyone wants a piece of the action – and the treasure – as Bill Paxton (Twister) and William Sadler (Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight) take on a ruthless gang in this high-caliber thriller. In the rubble of a four-alarm blaze, Vince (Paxton) and Don (Sadler), two Arkansas firemen, discover a map leading to a fortune in stolen gold hidden in an abandoned East St. Louis tenement. What they don’t know is the building is headquarters to a vicious mob, led by the notorious King James (Ice T, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Savon (Ice Cube, Friday, Ride Along). When the firefighters accidentally witness the mob executing some of their enemies, the trespassers become the gang’s next target in this pulse-pounding thrillfest.

Release date: June 27, 2017
Shout! Factory link pre-order
Amazon.com link pre-order 


Thanks to: Cal (Pvt. Caboose)

  • Cal

    Don’t forget, Eureka in the UK are releasing Hard Times on Blu! It already saw a release in the States, but only as a Twilight Time limited edition. I was tempted to bite, but held off. Cannot justify spending $60 on a single title.

    • AlTeo

      Sweet, I was not aware there is another release of Hard Times.

      I understand the notion of collector’s items but US$60 on an essentially standard Blu-Ray release is baffling

      • Cal

        Good lad! It was definitely worth mentioning.

        It wound up being $60 AUD, the disc itself was $30 USD plus $15 USD postage if I recall correctly… So around $45 USD and $60 AUD… No thanks!!

    • AlTeo

      Edited, thanks again for the heads up, mate

  • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

    Streets of Fire, underrated.Diane Lane alone makes this flick awesome, and it inspired Capcom’s Final Fight.
    I wish it was a little bit more violent.

    • Mucho Macho

      I like to collect old VHS Tapes & I got this 1. It’s an 80s cheesy classic. Agree with you completely that is underrated & that it should’ve been a bit more violent.
      Soundtrack is awesome
      https://youtu.be/BrGf_iyoWgs

  • Mainline DnB

    “Trespass”, FINALLY! Incredible film, one of my 90’s favourites. About time it got this treatment, straight on the pre-order for this.

    • The Night Rider

      Trespass … indeed, fucking amazing.

  • jim

    Hard Times is the “must have” title here…Bronson and Walter Hill should be recommendation enough but it also showcases James Coburn…a very cool player and a favourite of Peckinpah’s who’s career ran out of road much too soon….

    • Mucho Macho

      I haven’t seen “Hard Times” in quite a while… maybe that’s why I’m running low on testosterone😂

  • Mucho Macho

    When is “La La Land” coming out on Blu..mmmm, my bad, wrong site,
    ignore please

    • jim

      Stop that…no more musicals for you…I told you Bronson on Broadway was an unhealthy influence…those Rockettes have a lot the answer for…He better have shagged the whole lot of ’em…

      • Mucho Macho

        Hahahahahahahahahahaha
        My girlfriend wanted to see it the other day but I told her I had to work late. All I was doing was hanging out at the mall, eating & watching YouTube videos..
        I was not in the mood for that shit🎵

        • AlTeo

          The entire opening sequence of Streets of Fire is better than any musical in the past five years: https://youtu.be/POUPF0ELhUs

          • Mucho Macho

            “Streets of Fire” is a manly musical👍
            Btw bro I just saw pictures of Diane Lane in a bikini on the beach & the girl still got it for 52, she looks amazing.
            She gives me more wood than Home Depot

  • Der

    Hard times by far the best of the three ,streets of fire fun flick trespass great show ice cube and t have great chemistry together should have done more together .

    • Mucho Macho

      Very true

      • Der

        Oh it’s true it’s dam true mucho

        • Mucho Macho
          • Der

            Rewatching old rats on the network up to were Bret turns on the USA Owen and bulldog have a four star classic in Germany awesome match really think bulldog is so underrated.

          • Mucho Macho

            He was a good wrestler. I was a fan growing up. His son tried to become a wrestler but was not successful. The Dynamite Kid is alive but in a real fucked-up condition.

          • Der

            Dynamite was a cunt , Davey boy jnr is big in Japan seems a good guy

  • ColonelBobi

    I never saw Streets Of Fire, is it any good? Trespass was a favourite of mine growing up while Hard Times is classic Bronson.

  • Barney Ross

    Tresspass is hilarious and pretty good