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  • 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: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004Y6AV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,672 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Fear City" on IMDb

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2.7 out of 5 stars

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 2001
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Duffy on August 9, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Justin M. on July 11, 2013
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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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By Dominique Vincent on January 11, 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
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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By Eric Sanberg on December 7, 2013
Format: DVD
I like much of Abel Ferrara's work. This is one of his earlier works and much of what made him a director to see is not happening here.

Here's the scoop. Ex-boxer Matt Rossi (Tom Berenger with really bad hair, and his bud Nick Parzeno (Jack Scalia) run an agency hiring out girls to strip clubs, private parties, etc. Suddenly, the girls from their agency are targeted by a psycho killer and the terror he causes makes everything they had head south. Matt's main squeeze (Melanie Griffith) takes all this so hard she heads back to doing the hard stuff. Add detective Earl Wheeler (Billy Dee Williams), who'd bust them for bad breath if he could, and it all starts to crumble.

Everything. All the little details that made "King of New York" such a great flick are absent here. Ferrara's long time screen writer, Nicholas St. John, must have been still finding his way. This is loaded with really stupid stuff. For instance: Why is Williams questioning Matt on the attack of one of his dancers? He wasn't there and has no motive. Why isn't he questioning her? And why is the killer working such a small herd. New York is huge. Why isn't he spreading it around? This kind of stupidity is replete throughout the film. So little of it makes sense. And would Matt really have a showdown with the killer in the end? What are the chances?

I don't want to come down too hard on this because it IS an earlier effort from a director who went on to do greater works. But this fails at so many levels. Even the acting, by some of note, isn't all that good. The production values are decent enough given the content. The music is stuck in that time, and, like the movie itself, doesn't transcend that time.

If you're a fan of Ferrara's have at it. If not......
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By chester care on August 22, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Cabos on March 22, 2012
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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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