I’d never seen the movie in a theater. My first introduction to the movie was through HBO. The film print was grainy and scratchy but that just seemed to add to the whole experience. The theater was sold out, so I wasn’t the only one excited to see the movie. Before the movie started there was a small talk about the other movies coming to their cult classic showings and then some basic trivia about The Warriors. I won't really go into the movie itself, there is a lot about it I want to say and sadly I don't have the time to do that today.
I couldn’t even begin to guess at how many times I’ve seen this movie. Besides the countless times I’ve seen it on television, there was a long period of my life without cable. I watched a lot of DVDs then and The Warriors was one of the movies that was always in my rotation. It was different last night. Sharing the experience with people was amazing. Seeing the movie’s surreal characters on the giant screen just made me happier than I can really express.
If you haven’t seen the movie the movie I want to give a quick word of warning. There are two versions of the movie out; the original version and the Ultimate Director’s Cut. Stay as far away from the Director’s Cut as you can. That version adds horrible zooms and freezes in addition to changing some scenes into comic book panels complete with thought bubbles. The additions slow down the movie and actually break the tension in most scenes.