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101 Films Set To Release Sean S. Cunningham’s 80s Classic THE NEW KIDS Through Thier Black Label On Blu-ray On June 29

25 May 2020

Directed by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th)

Starring: James Spader (Sex, Lies, and Videotape), Lori Loughlin (Full House), Shannon Presby (Five Mile Creek)

On 29th June 101 Films will release Sean S. Cunningham’s tense and violent horror-thriller The New Kids (1985), on 101 Films Black Label.

A key entry in the 1980s wave of juvenile delinquency movies, The New Kids features early performances from Lori Loughlin and James Spader, the latter in a particularly memorable role. This edition marks a first release for the film in the UK since a VHS release under the title Striking Back in 1988, and includes brand new interviews with director Sean S. Cunningham and writer Stephen Gyllenhaal, a commentary with film critics Sean Hogan and Jasper Sharp, and a limited edition booklet with new writing on ‘80s gang movies and Sean S. Cunningham’s career.

Limited Edition version comes with booklet and slipcase, limited to 3000 copies

After their parents die in a car crash, two all-American teens, Loren (Shannon Presby) and Abby (Lori Loughlin) go to live with relatives in a small Florida town. But trouble begins when members of a vicious gang, led by Dutra (James Spader), bet on who’ll be the first to seduce the innocent Abby. When she spurns their obscene advances, the thugs embark on a sadistic campaign of vandalism, arson and assault. The savagery escalates until Loren must defend himself and his sister in a brutal fight to the death in a carnival midway. It’s The New Kids... trying to make it in this town just might kill them!



Brand New Extras

  • Interview with director Sean S. Cunningham

  • Interview with writer Stephen Gyllenhaal

  • Commentary with film experts Sean Hogan and Jasper Sharp

  • Limited edition booklet: Includes ‘80s Gang Violence Movies and The New Kids by Jon

    Towlson and Pushing the Envelope: Sean Cunningham by Barry Forshaw


Certificate: 18 (TBC)
Runtime: 89' 29" (feature) / 34' 07" (extras)
Aspect ratio: 16:9 (1.78:1)
Region: B
Sound: Dual Mono PCM (feature) / Stereo PCM (extras) Language: English
Subtitles: English HOH



The New Kids Film Page | 101 Films store


About 101 Films
101 Films is one of the UK’s most successful independent film distributors, releasing new and catalogue films of every genre on Blu-Ray, DVD, VOD and TV. In addition to new cast-led titles starring, amongst others, Ella Hunt and John Cusack, in 2018 101 Films launched their ‘Black Label’ premium catalogue range; cult and classic films with brand new extras.

101 Films Black Label
101 Films is committed to seeking out cult and catalogue films and giving them the best releases possible. With their Black Label, 101 Films is curating a numbered series of dual format limited editions, complete with original artwork and newly-commissioned extras. The Black Label is dedicated to fully doing justice to the very best cult and classic films from some of cinema’s most renowned directors, and unearthing hidden gems in luxury packages for the first time. The first 3,000 copies of each title will come complete with a slipcase, and include a booklet featuring newly written material.

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