King Of New York [Blu-ray]

KING OF NEW YORK – Blu-Ray MovieThis low-budget crime thriller has the feel of a major blockbuster and owes its roots to the hard-edged crime movies of the 1930s. Christopher Walken stars as a drug kingpin who is released from prison and vows to use his position and influence–and criminal enterprise–for charitable means. But a core group of New York cops are all over him and his gang, determined to go to war, whatever the cost, to bring him down. Eventually his empire–headquartered at, of all places, Donald Trump’s Plaza Hotel–crumbles under the weight of double-crossing and a body count of open warfare with the cops. This is one of the most stylish films of the last decade, with a strong supporting cast (including Lawrence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, and David Caruso) and some truly enthralling set pieces, including a stunning car chase and gunfight across a rain-soaked Queensboro Bridge. The film’s tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top style offsets its nihilism; and its riveting visuals w

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