Blu-Ray Review: Streets Of Fire

Published on December 11th, 2013 in: Blu-Ray, Current Faves, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Movie Reviews, Movies |

By Brad Henderson


I believe Streets Of Fire is a film that has to grow on you. I don’t mean that in a negative way but unless you like complete cheese, you may just think Streets Of Fire is at most, OK. My best friend introduced me to this movie for the first time a couple years ago. I enjoyed the film but it didn’t hit me hard like I thought it would. I didn’t yearn to watch it again although the music did stay with me. This past year I saw the film for a second time at the theater with some hardcore fans in the beauty of 35mm. Then it hit me. Seeing this film presented to me in that format made me feel differently.

So when I heard Second Sight Films was putting out a Blu-Ray my interest was piqued and I got excited . . . really excited.

Second Sight is a company that takes pride in their releases and takes their time with films. They make sure that the EQ and sound are done to the best of their ability. The most important aspect about this release is the sound because Streets Of Fire is basically a concert. If you have the right sound system for something like this, I highly suggest turning this sucker up loud. I’m sure Second Sight is very proud; in the near future they are going to be one of those companies whose new releases we look forward to.

There is a excellent documentary on this release including interviews with the actors and filmmakers about the project and there are also a couple of music videos (my favorite) of “Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young” and “I Can Dream About You” that will more than likely be on repeat until your speakers break.

Whether you like ’80s cheese or not, I wouldn’t be so quick to judge Streets Of Fire like others do. It has a cult following for a reason and I think if you look past the damp parking lot and that neon sign, I think people will really dig this film and appreciate it. So break out the drinks, turn it up, and be engulfed in the rock ‘n’ roll fable of Ellen Aim and The Attackers.

Streets Of Fire was released on Blu-Ray through Second Sight Films on November 18.

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