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Savage Streets - Special Edition
Savage Streets - Special Edition
Actors: Linda Blair, Linnea Quigley & John Vernon
Director: Danny Steinmann
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
R     2008     1hr 33min

After nearly being rundown by a gang known as the Scars, Brenda (Linda Blair) and friends trash the leader's car. Gang leader, Jake, exacts his revenge by getting his cohorts to gang-rape her mute-deaf sister, Heather (in ...  more »


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Actors: Linda Blair, Linnea Quigley & John Vernon
Director: Danny Steinmann
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Navarre Corporation
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 09/23/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1983
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 18
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Critic | Windsor | 11/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The 1980's provided B- Movie fans with a variety of good vengeance films and the 1984 "Savage Streets" is no exception. The one thing that really surprised me was that Linda Blair pulled off the role of the hero really well and overall I really enjoyed seeing this movie again. The movie contains plenty of nudity like the school shower scene and also includes the tub scene with Linda Blair completely?

The first time I saw this movie was on television and one unforgettable scene now included had been previously banned because of the R rating. After seeing the movie again, I think this previously excluded scene wasn't really needed even though it did provide the catalyst for Brenda's character and further development of the film. The subject matter, level of violence and the manner in which it is carried out will not be suitable for everyone. This film is rated R for a reason due to its graphic language, frontal nudity and graphic rape scene.

Brenda played by (Linda Blair) is an excitable young woman with a knack for finding trouble at every turn. Repeated run-ins with her Principal (John Vernon) and fellow students are just the norm for this troubled teenager. One night after an encounter on the street with local punks the "Scars" Brenda and her friends decide to play a little joke to teach them a lesson. It's not long after their little prank backfires that the "Scars" set out to even the score with extreme violence and brutality. After Brenda's sister played by former scream queen (Linnea Quigley) is savagely and brutally attacked, Brenda sets out to find each of the people responsible and settle the score on her own terms.

Fitted beautifully in a black skin tight outfit revealing just enough cleavage and armed with a crossbow, Brenda goes on an all out rampage as she quickly administers her own brand of vigilante justice. As bodies begin to fall, Brenda learns that one of the scars has attacked another one of her friends. Brenda now sets her crossbow sights and focuses all her rage on one person for the final explosive showdown.

Finally, I must commend BCI, Navarre Corporation Company for releasing "Savage Streets" two disc Special Edition for us Linda Blair fans. This film still suffers from some debris and speckling even in the new high definition transfer, but not enough to detract from my overall viewing pleasure. Compared to previous versions this film has been cleaned up considerably. The real let down in this two disc version is the sound quality. There are times throughout the movie when the sound crackles and pops and it's definitely a nuisance at times. Given the great soundtrack, I wish BCI would have remastered the sound in Dolby Digital 5.1.

DVD Features Include:

- New High Definition anamorphic transfer (1.85:1) from the Negative
- Interviews with stars Linda Blair, Linnea Quigley, Johnny Venocur, Robert Dryer and Producer John Strong
- Three Audio commentaries:
- Commentary One with actors Sal Landi, Robert Dryer and Director of Photography Stephen Posey:
- Commentary Two with Director Danny Steinmann:
- Commentary Three with Producer John Strong, actors Robert Dryer and Johnny Venocur
- Trailers"
Preeminent 80's
Bartok Kinski | Prague | 08/04/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Definitely of major significance in Linda Blair's post-Exorcist career, this sleazy tale of high school revenge is a must for bad film fans everywhere.

This sympathetic tale tells the story of Brenda (Blair), a tough high school gal who spends her nights drinking peach brandy on the streets of LA with her equally tough friends. One night, they make the mistake of puttering with a gang called the Scars ("careful Brenda, these dudes look dangerous"), and before you know it, the Scars have raped and beaten Brenda's deaf, mute sister. Once Brenda learns the truth of what transpired, she vows revenge on those responsible.

This is the preeminent 80's high school movie - terrible music, awful acting, questionable violence and gratuitous nudity."
A lot of bang for your bucks!
Scott J. Frisch | Sunrise, FL USA | 07/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Granted, you can't find a new copy of this DVD set for less than $50, but it is well worth it. A rare surprise is the early appearance of Johnny Venocur, who played the character of "Vince". Johnny, now known as Johnny Venokur (or simply "Johnny V") has seen his late-blooming career soar as "Moondoggie" in American Vampire (1997), and most recently as the co-star of the hit VH1 multi-year TV series "Scott Baio is 45{46} and Single{Pregnant}". It's really great to see the pairing of Vintage Johnny and Linda Blair in this masterful re-release. Go for it!"
An 80's Classic
T. Houston | Memphis, TN USA | 10/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great revenge movie from the 80's. The DVD extras are great, The only thing that made it bad was the price. Amazon is higher than anyone else, I could have gotten it from $6 cheaper.

THe DVD is worth having for sure."