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King Of New York

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A modern day Robin Hood tale set in NYC

“He’s the coolest motherfucker,” drools Abel Ferrara as he watches Christopher Walken playing Frank White, a gangster  just out of prison and taking over NYC to fund a kids’ hospital.

A neon-soaked daze of blood, breasts, coke and Catholicism, this is Abe-sploitation’s defining moment. But Walken rules the joint, lending Frank a vampiric allure with his insinuating physique, impassive stare and halting dialogue.

Shame there’s no Walken in the mostly old but strong extras of this solid upgrade, though honest Abe is a reliably unfettered presence.

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