This week’s Moviedrome Monday entry is a double bill consisting of two crime films set either after hours or within a 24-hour period.
The Warriors (1979)
I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Mark Cousins introduction to action director Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic The Warriors. Readers can also read Cousins intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was August 3, 1997 (read here). Not much to add here except that I totally agree with everything Cousins says about this gem. If any of you readers are interested, here is a list of my favorite Walter Hill films (read here).
Here is a youtube video link to Mark Cousins Moviedrome intro to The Warriors
Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer
La Haine (1995)
I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Mark Cousins introduction to French director Mathieu Kassovitz 1995 crime drama La Haine. Readers can also read Cousins intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was August 3, 1997 (read here). Though Cousins may be a slightly (and I put emphasis on that word) bigger fan of this film than myself, I must say nonetheless that La Haine is a truly very good film that is just a tiny hair short of greatness.
Here is a youtube video link to Mark Cousins Moviedrome intro to La Haine
Here is a youtube video link to a 2020 re-issue UK trailer (I could not find the film’s original theatrical trailer)
6 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: The Warriors (1979) and La Haine (1995) (Mark Cousins intro)”
I thought La Haine was quite spectacular at the time. Of course, it set something of a trend for similar films that might be regarded to be better, but it made me into a huge fan of Vincent Cassel, and I still like him now.
Best wishes, Pete.
The Warriors is the prototype for the non-animated graphic-film sub-genre…Mad Max, too; but it came out a year later, so…it’s a groundbreaking film. I love Walter Hill. He can sculpt a s decent B-movie screenplay into a masterpiece.
The best way to sum up The Warriors for myself Pam would be in how Walter Hill combines it’s comic-book style (the use of colors) with an energetic pace resulting in an unapologetic B-movie masterpiece – not too different from your conclusions 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
La Haine was very good and I agree with you on Vincent Cassell 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
I must have missed much of Mark Cousin’s Moviedrome tenure, I do remember watching La Haine though, it had quite an effect on me. The Warriors is a favourite of mine from years back, I recently passed my DVD of Walter Hill’s special edition to a friend at work and he loved it.
The Warriors is a favorite of mine as well Paul S 🙂 I am also thrilled to hear that your friend at work loved it as well 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂