Euro Cult Movie Forum => Exploitation, Sexploitation, War & Espionage, Dodgy Rip-Offs => Topic started by: vigilanteforce on 21 Jun 2008 - 13:32

Title: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 21 Jun 2008 - 13:32
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtflAuKvnbA

I am surprised this masterpiece doesn't have it's own thread on this forum. I watched it again the other day and still think its one of the greatest movies of all times. Discuss.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Jun 2008 - 13:41
I've never seen this one, not sure if I've even got a copy of it. I'll definitely have a look tonight and I promise if I have it I will watch it.

Love how the biker gang park their bikes in the shape of a W  ::)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Johan Melle on 21 Jun 2008 - 13:45
Cool trailer! I don't think I've ever seen it before. Pretty sure it wasn't included on the Shriek Show DVD.

The main theme is amazing and I love the opening credits but the rest of the film left me a tad disappointed. I think the sequel, ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX (1983), is vastly superior. Now that is one film jampacked with cool action!
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 21 Jun 2008 - 14:01
I think the sequel, ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX (1983), is vastly superior. Now that is one film jampacked with cool action!
I actually prefer the sequel myself (Henry Silva hams it up superbly) but i still think the original is a great film.

Hell, i even like THE NEW BARBARIANS!
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Johan Melle on 21 Jun 2008 - 15:44
Yeah, I like the first one OK but I wouldn't put it among my favorites in the post-nuke genre. I prefer the sequel as well as EXTERMINATORS OF THE YEAR 3000, AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK, RIDERS OF THE ATLANTIS and HANDS OF STEEL. They are my top five!  ::)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: paperbag on 22 Jun 2008 - 19:19
ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX (1983), is vastly superior. Now that is one film jampacked with cool action!

I agree, the action is nearly non-stop in ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX.. it's really funny as well. Didn't deserve to be on Mystery Science Theatre 3000.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Dorado on 23 Jun 2008 - 17:07
I also prefer the sequel. Henry Silva has never been better  :)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Gary B. on 24 Jun 2008 - 17:42
I really like both of these but the 2nd one is nowhere near as good.  Sure, the scenes with Silva are amazing (and Romano Puppo is Trash's father!), but overall it's kind of dull and slow compared to the first. 
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: loops on 31 Jan 2009 - 09:50
Shameless might be putting out Bronx Warriors, Bronx Warriors 2 and The New Barbarians as Argent own the rights to them ( they licenced them to Vipco a few years back ). Lets hope they do, these films need to be back in the uk market in decent versions.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 31 Jan 2009 - 20:34
The world needs a 16:9 enhanced version of ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX! The vipco disc was non-anamorphic.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Diabolik on 02 Feb 2009 - 07:15
Some danish releases;

(http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/b.jpg)

Super rare 1st release
(http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/b2_1.jpg)

2nd release
(http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/b2_2.jpg)

/D
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: MarcMorris on 22 Jul 2009 - 11:21
Does anybody have any original poster art for the Bronx Warriors movies? We're looking for some really "killer" images for these.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Jul 2009 - 11:37
Does anybody have any original poster art for the Bronx Warriors movies? We're looking for some really "killer" images for these.

Richard C has a Quad.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: MarcMorris on 22 Jul 2009 - 11:54
I need to borrow the poster with the best artwork from somebody so I can get it scanned.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Jul 2009 - 12:07
Here's what it looks like...

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/8652/bronx.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Jul 2009 - 15:22
Does anybody have any original poster art for the Bronx Warriors movies? We're looking for some really "killer" images for these.
I've got U.K. quads for both of them Marc, i'll bring them over when i come round. (one of them is signed by Castellari though, can't remember which one)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: MarcMorris on 22 Jul 2009 - 15:28
Anyone got anything on THE NEW BARBARIANS?
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Jul 2009 - 15:31
Anyone got anything on THE NEW BARBARIANS?
I've got a U.K. quad of that aswell  :D
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Sep 2009 - 09:38
Cover art for the up-coming Shameless set, which will be in a tin apparently!

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/BronxWarriorsTinFront.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: loops on 11 Sep 2009 - 11:17
And will contain an interview with Castellari. ::)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Paul on 11 Sep 2009 - 11:30
And will contain an interview with Castellari. ::)

This is an all-new interview conducted with the great man this past summer, BTW  :'(
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 11 Sep 2009 - 12:20
The Shameless tin looks great! Trilogy? Am I missing something?
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: loops on 11 Sep 2009 - 12:28
From Almar over at Shameless:

I think a little license is being taken by using the title - but not the first time an exploitation label has stretched definitions... There will be a new interview with Castellari for the set and it's all about these three films being together for the first time as his 'apocalyptic vision'. A nice simple title was therefore wanted - I don't think it's too naughty in the grand scale of exploitation - I'm still getting over Demons 3 - now that drove me insane!
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Paul on 11 Sep 2009 - 12:52
The Shameless tin looks great! Trilogy? Am I missing something?

Were you starting to think Bruno Mattei had done an unofficial sequel or something  :-\

Just to elaborate films included are:

Bronx Warriors
Escape From the Bronx
The New Barbarians

Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: loops on 11 Sep 2009 - 12:58
I cant wait to finally see a genuine remastered version of Bronx Warriors 2.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Sep 2009 - 13:16
I cant wait to finally see a genuine remastered version of Bronx Warriors 2.
My favourite out the three
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: loops on 11 Sep 2009 - 13:21
Yeah, mine too. Followed closely by New Barbarians.

Dont like the first Bronx though.

Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 11 Sep 2009 - 17:12
Were you starting to think Bruno Mattei had done an unofficial sequel or something  :-\
Now that would be something!
Just to elaborate films included are:

Bronx Warriors
Escape From the Bronx
The New Barbarians

That explains it! Great that all three are getting decent UK releases. I have the Media Blasters editions of BW and TNB so doubt I will be buying them. But would be up for getting an improved version of my Vipco disc of EFTB... Any chance they will get single releases?



Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Paul on 11 Sep 2009 - 17:20
Right now there are no plans to release them individually.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: loops on 12 Sep 2009 - 11:53
I hear one of you Lockandload guys have written the 'fact track'. Is that true?
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Sep 2009 - 12:00
I hear one of you Lockandload guys have written the 'fact track'. Is that true?

Yep, Paul has done them for this box set.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: bill_javi on 12 Sep 2009 - 15:22
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4006/escanear0005d.th.jpg) (http://img44.imageshack.us/i/escanear0005d.jpg/)

Spanish editions!
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: JoseADiego on 12 Sep 2009 - 17:56


Beautiful editions of JOSÉ FRADE friend Javi  ;) ;) ;)

Jose

http://exhumedmovies.netau.net/
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 12 Sep 2009 - 18:04
I hope shameless have a different catalogue number for this otherwise it will fuck up the uniform of the spines.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Sep 2009 - 18:11
I hope shameless have a different catalogue number for this otherwise it will fuck up the uniform of the spines.

From what I've heard the three spines in this set make up their own uniform group.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Sep 2009 - 18:13
Here's the tin and it's contents...

(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/6360/bronxtrilogytin2.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 24 Sep 2009 - 23:14
They look so good I might have to double-dip now!
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Jonny on 13 Oct 2009 - 07:42
Final cover art for 'The Bronx Warriors'

Front
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/BronxWarriorsFrontSleeve.jpg)

Reverse
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/BronxWarriorsReverseSleeve.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: loops on 13 Oct 2009 - 10:07
I prefer the reverse artwork.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Oct 2009 - 10:24
I prefer the reverse artwork.
Me to, i still think the U.K.quad picture is the best (of all 3 of the films in the set actually)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Gary B. on 14 Oct 2009 - 08:44
I really hope Shameless considers releasing ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX as an individual release, as it's the only one that hasn't been released in a decent dvd version worldwide yet (and the only one I need!).  With money being tight, I can't justify double dipping on this set that will probably cost way too much to import.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: bdc on 14 Oct 2009 - 12:21
Escape From The Bronx had a Dutch dvd release some time ago on Dutch Film Works.
According to the cover it's anamorphic widescreen and it has an English track with optional Dutch subs.
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5088/escapebronxgr.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Gary B. on 14 Oct 2009 - 19:40
Has anyone actually seen this dutch release?  I had the Australian disc, and it had a weird video quality to it (not sure how to explain it, but a lot of movements had a 'pan and scan' look to them even though it was the correct aspect ratio)...ugh...  Not sure why nobody in the U.S. has released this one yet.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: paperbag on 15 Oct 2009 - 01:46
Yeah they should have released it, it's the best of the 3 I think, undeservedly on MST2K. I'm pretty happy with the Australian release, doesn't look bad on the computer.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Wim C. on 26 Oct 2009 - 18:56
Has anyone actually seen this dutch release?  I had the Australian disc, and it had a weird video quality to it (not sure how to explain it, but a lot of movements had a 'pan and scan' look to them even though it was the correct aspect ratio)...ugh...  Not sure why nobody in the U.S. has released this one yet.

I'm not sure what you mean, but the Dutch release looks okay - doesn't seem anything wrong like you describe it.
I made some quick screengrabs :
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/58/escape01.th.jpg) (http://img237.imageshack.us/i/escape01.jpg/)
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/6901/escape02.th.jpg) (http://img9.imageshack.us/i/escape02.jpg/)
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7448/escape03.th.jpg) (http://img20.imageshack.us/i/escape03.jpg/)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Feb 2015 - 22:50
(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/Blu%20Ray/10985565_955084371169698_5792246350574201866_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: KommissarX on 18 May 2022 - 09:22
There are some mysteries in the world of Eurocult that for whatever reason never seem to let go of me. Even after all these years I once in a while looked for information on the elusive actor Mark Gregory (Marco di Gregorio) who played the title character Trash in the BRONX movies. Also here on LLL, in the Golden Years of the forum, we had discussions on him as I remember. While cult favourite Peter Bark has reappeared since, there were alleged sightings of Marco in Rome and lots of theories about what happened after he had left cinema behind him. Enzo didn't know, nor did other companions from his years in the movie business. The Bronx Warriors website owner even did a short youtube series "Hunt for Trash", trying his best to find him, but without success.

It is not the most recent news, but I just learned today that Marco de Gregorio, as his actual name was, already died tragically back in 2013. The guys from the cinemaitalianodatabase website confirm this in their March '22 article and even located his grave:
https://cinemaitalianodatabase-com.translate.goog/2022/03/04/in-memoria-di-mark-gregory/?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=de&_x_tr_pto=wapp

I was saddened to learn that life didn't go that great for the gentle giant in his later years. Did he ever know how passionate many of us fans were about his films and his performance in them, even if he himself didn't seem to care much about his career in the movies? I just hope that at one point, maybe through a chance encounter or just by browsing the internet, Marco realised that he was remembered and not forgotten at all and that his films were still being watched all over the world. Rest in peace, Bronx Warrior!
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Funktion on 07 Jun 2022 - 10:22
I read about this a while back.
Sad news.  :o

Some of the people who featured in the films we love to watch, especially lesser known "character actors" and "bit players", remain unaware that decades later, there are still people enjoying their work.

That's why it's a bit sad this place isn't as active as it once was.
There's currently not a lot of places to discuss Euro cult cinema, despite being easier than ever to watch a lot of these films (I mean, you have places discussing certain Blu-Ray releases, but they are more interested in discussing the packaging or slipcovers, and not really the actual work), and social media isn't really a good place to store and find information, nor to share media and info on films, cast and crew.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: KommissarX on 14 Jun 2022 - 12:28
That's why it's a bit sad this place isn't as active as it once was.
There's currently not a lot of places to discuss Euro cult cinema, despite being easier than ever to watch a lot of these films (I mean, you have places discussing certain Blu-Ray releases, but they are more interested in discussing the packaging or slipcovers, and not really the actual work), and social media isn't really a good place to store and find information, nor to share media and info on films, cast and crew.
I couldn't agree more with anything you say here. And I really appreciate that you tried for quite some time to get things going in this forum again after the "reboot". But community building is a very tough job and I think a lot of things must fall into place for it to work. I am grateful that this place is at least still up and available as an archive and a great web resource for information on Eurocult films. Whenever I stop by I notice dozens of guests browsing the forum and I suppose they can't be all bots or crawlers.

So many other forums have died since social media more or less monopolised the internet. 1-2 years ago the dirtypictures forum (kind of the German equivalent to LLL) had to start all over again after losing the whole content of more than 10 years. Incredibly, it's the 2nd time it happened to them. Not sure if this is the death knell for them sooner or later, now that their user base has been decimated and forums in general seem to have less and less appeal.
Title: Re: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Post by: Funktion on 14 Jun 2022 - 13:22
I couldn't agree more with anything you say here. And I really appreciate that you tried for quite some time to get things going in this forum again after the "reboot". But community building is a very tough job and I think a lot of things must fall into place for it to work. I am grateful that this place is at least still up and available as an archive and a great web resource for information on Eurocult films. Whenever I stop by I notice dozens of guests browsing the forum and I suppose they can't be all bots or crawlers.

Thanks for the kind words.  :P

Yeah, I keep posting stuff whenever I have some time, because I know some people end up here through search engines (when searching for certain films and directors, it's curious how frequently these forums still pop-up as one of the first, if not the first, result), while in other cases I post about new BD releases, so that former members may (hopefully) receive a reply notification, and become aware certain hard to find titles are now available on BD.  ;D