Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA | Director: William Friedkin
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 102mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 2.42gb

Audio 2: Commentary by Director William Friedkin

Audio 2: Commentary with Director William Friedkin
and Film Critic Mark Kermode

A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York’s S&M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the complex rules and signals of this little society. While barely seeing his girlfriend Nancy anymore, the work starts changing him.

Cruising is an unflinching and terrifying thriller which plunges the viewer into the secluded world of gay leather and S & M. A series of brutal murders have befallen the gay B & D community. All the victims are young, attractive, and frequent New York City’s gay sex clubs. Al Piccino is a policeman sent undercover to investigate the murders, but with each new clue he gets, he becomes more and more embroiled in a lifestyle he never imagined existed.

Cruising is unlike any other film ever made to examine a facet of the gay lifestyle. Not only is it factually accurate, but pulls no punches and therefore will certainly not appeal to a mass audience. The film is full of explicit sex (even a couple of hardcore flashes during the first murder sequence) and unflinchingly brutal violence. This is the type of film that a viewer cannot simply walk away from; instead it remains in ones memory for months.

Considering how daring this film is still considered to be today, it is no wonder that it was met with many protests upon its initial release in 1980. However for those who are feeling adventurous or in the mood for a great piece of obscure cinema directed by one of the most respected directors of the late twentieth century, Cruising is about as perfect as it can get.


Cruising (1980)