"It's probably impossible not to enjoy the movie. No director holds a candle to (Walter) Hill for sheer visceral expertise." – Film Comment
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.
Why We Love It
“Walter Hill’s stylish rock n’ roll fable finally gets a home-video release worthy of purchase, sporting excellent video, flawless audio, and a bounty of well-sourced extras.” – Jake Cole, Slant Magazine
“Shout Select’s Collector’s Edition of Streets of Fire is one of their best and most enjoyable releases to date. With a dynamite cast, great characters, and excellent music, it’s a fun movie that speeds along so fast that you won’t realize that it’s coming to an end when it does. The amazing transfer and bounty of extras on this release make it a must-own for both Walter Hill fans and cult film fans alike. Highly recommended.” – Tim Salmons, The Digital Bits
“You can stop singing “I Can Dream About You” regarding a Streets of Fire Region A Blu-ray release in the US. It’s here, it’s loaded and it’s well done. The transfer here is a really cool looking one that absolutely suits the film to go with a pretty impressive audio mix. Throw in some cool vintage extras and TWO full length documentaries on making and looking back at the film with a lot of the major players and this is just the best release this film is gonna get and a nice labor of love toward it. Another big win for Shout! Select!” – Brandon Peters, Why So Blu
“Easily one of the best Catalog Blu-Ray title of the year thus far. Amazing transfer, sound and special features make this the golden trifecta that does justice for a film that was never fairly judged by an audience. With this spectacular release it will now have its best foot forward.” – Adam Kautzer, Film Dispenser
“Made right at the cusp of the MTV era, Walter Hill's rock musical Streets of Fire was both a movie of its moment and one ahead of its time. Even though it failed to find an audience in 1984, it's the type of film that begs for (and deserves) cult acclaim. The Collector's Edition from Shout! Factory is a splendid Blu-ray with a gorgeous video transfer and a couple of very thorough documentaries. Any fan of the film will be thrilled to own it.” – Joshua Zyber, High-Def Digest
“Shout Select has delivered a fantastic two-disc set for the cult classic Streets of Fire. While the transfer is imperfect, it moves ahead in some key areas over the other European BDs. Shout's authoring and encoding of the lossless audio tracks is flawless. Shout has also assembled virtually all the older and more recently produced supplements from the other discs. Plus, it has added a very in-depth retrospective doc with scores of interviews with the principals…VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” – Dr. Stephen Larson, Blu-ray.com
“Shout Factory has delivered a simply amazing 2 disc collector’s edition (all of the special features are on a second disc so the main feature has plenty of bitrate to work with). The transfer is NEAR perfect (some minor print damage keep it from that), and the supplements are well worth digging into. This is one of Walter Hill’s most “cult” level of flicks, and one of my personal favorites for the over the top machoism and tongue in cheek humor. Rick Moranis and Michael Pare are at the top of their game and we even get to see a baby face Willem Defoe for a few minutes. Imperfect, but hilariously fun, Streets of Fire finally gets a U.S. release on Blu-ray and I can finally retire my HD DVD from 2007. Well worth picking, highly recommended.” – Michael Scott, AV Nirvana
- NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
- 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, 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
Streets Of Fire [Collector's Edition]
|Actor||Ed Begley Jr.|
|Actor||Grand L. Bush|
|Producer||Lawrence Gordon Clark|