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Fear City

2.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Base in New York City about under cover cops.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Melanie Griffith, Rossano Brazzi
  • Directors: Abel Ferrara
  • Writers: Nicholas St. John
  • Producers: Bruce Cohn Curtis, Jerry Tokofsky, Stanley R. Zupnik, Tom Curtis
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: November 28, 2000
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004Y6AV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,001 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Fear City" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
Having seen the movie multiple times, I was very disappointed with the production of this DVD. Scenes have been cut, for example, a mesmerizing nunchaku demonstration from the killer, and some bizarre editing happened: Tom Berenger is beat up by cops in the movie, and that was edited in the dvd, a stripper's dog howls when killed by the psychopath, and that also doesn't appear in the DVD. I am going to sell this ASAP, and buy the much better produced UK edition, which, strangely enough, features all the missing scenes.
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This movie is about the sleaze of New York City in Times Square in the early eighties! It has everything from strip clubs to lesbians to drug addiction and... murder! A crazed psychopath is out slashing, and kiling, strippers. Other strippers, start quitting out of the fear of being his next victim, and this makes their agents Tom Berenger and Jack Scalia lose business so they want this guy caught! Berenger's bisexual ex-girlfriend, who he still loves, Melanie griffith has a drug problem which becomes fatal. Billy de Williams is a cop trying to catch the psycho who's been butchering a number of strippers already. When the killer almost kills Berenger's best friend and starts to go after his ex, its up to him to stop the psycho before he strikes again. Great cast and excellent atmosphere for this sleazy thriller/ melodrama! Supporting Cast includes Rae Dawn Chong( Commando, the Color Purple), Janet Julian(Humongous),Maria Chonchita Alonso(Vampire's kiss, Predator 2),Rossano Brazzi( South Pacific) and was directed by the infamous director Abel Ferrara who directed Body Snatchers(1993), Dangerous Game(1993), Bad Lieutenant(1992), King of New York(1990), Ms. 45(1981), and The Driller Killer(1979).One of the best thrillers of the80s is highly underated and highly recommended!!!!
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This has been one of my favorite movies for years. I owned an early VHS copy, which had none of the quality or editing issues others report. I haven't had a playback machine for years, and just do On Demand. But, I recently got the Amazon Fire TV stick, and started looking for some of the movies I really loved, but can never find on Cable (like Strictly Ballroom and The Final Countdown). How thrilling to find them available! I can't wait to watch this again, and sincerely hope it isn't edited. After watching the wonderful Amazon Bosch series, with at least an f-word a minute, I'm hopeful they didn't bother to cut anything from this movie. (And come to think of it, Down Dog had tons of sex scenes.) Fear City might be sleazy, but it's also uplifting, and it stuck with me. Tom Berenger at his best. Melanie Griffith was awesome, as were all the supporting cast members, many of whom you will recognize. Never understood why this movie wasn't well known.
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Fear City is the follow-up film to 1981's Ms.45 and it's a pretty enjoyable movie. A "kung fu slasher" film starring Tom Berringer and Jack Scalia as owners of a temp agency for strippers. There is a karate serial killer running the streets slicing and murdering strippers on there way to and from their gigs, And Matt Rossi (Berringer) must stop him before the maniac kills his ex-girlfriend (Griffith). Billie Dee Williams plays Al Wheeler, a 42nd St. cop who doesn't like the cut of Berringer's jib. There is a sub-plot about Berringer being an ex-boxer who kills another man in the ring and possibly being connected to the local Mafia. This is a pretty solid movie for Abel Ferrara and one of my personal favorites, Rae Dawn Chong also has a cameo as "Leila" one of the karate killer's victims! Awesome!
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Don't know what version these other poor buggers are complaining about. I got the Anchor Bay version and it looks just fine and sounds fine. This is a really curious explotation film with the cast involved: Tom Berrenger, Melanie Griffith, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Rae Dawn Chong. Interesting tale of stripper being attacked by a martial arts loon. The finale is a fight to the death between him and Berrenger's ex-boxer. Saw this film years ago on HBO and have been waiting years for it to turn up on DVD. Was not disapointed.
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I consider Tom Berenger an underrated actor who has had a number of good movie roles and performed well. This one involves an ex-boxer who is now a talent agent who provides young ladies for strip clubs and thus does include some partial nudity. This movie was made during the early days of the martial arts period (Chuck Norris, etc.) and involves a martial arts serial killer who murders young women. Intersting finale for those who have some interest in boxing versus martial art.
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I've been fooled. This movier was never transferred properly on a Blu-Ray. The quality of the movie is terrible. Do not buy this DVD.
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In response to the review written on 31/03/01- the film was cut by the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) of a total of 1 minute and 10 seconds! This is probably the most edited anywhere. The version on ... UK website is 91 minutes in length; the version on the German website is 93 minutes; the version on this / the US website is 95 minutes in length. One can only assume that an edited version was submitted to the British censor prior to their 1 minute and 10 seconds of cuts.
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