Wearing styles that would get them in deep trouble today, this classic documentary 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s covers the bad ass street gangs of late 70’s New York. Although there are many interviews, the film mainly focuses on two groups, the Savage Skulls and the Savage Nomads of the South Bronx. Is it just us or have gangs gotten a little more savage?
“80 Blocks From Tiffany’s was made in 1979 by Gary Weis, who used to make shorts for Saturday Night Live back in the good old days. If you’re at all interested in gang culture, you’ve probably already seen it, or at least heard of it. It was originally released in 1985 but was, for most of its existence, really, really hard to find.”
Not anymore! Here it is in it’s full VHS glory: