Friday, July 16, 2010

80 Blocks From Tiffany's

Now this is something I've been waiting a long time to talk about.

For the past couple years, I've been working on re-releasing one of my favorite documentaries, if not one of my all-time top films.

80 Blocks From Tiffany's.

You may be familiar with it. If not, that's completely understandable. It was only released commercially in a small run on VHS way back in 1985. It is essential viewing material and will fit snugly beside your copies of Style Wars, Wild Style, and any other old-New York City classic.

Here's the official trailer I've put together.

Coming Fall 2010

Five Day Weekend proudly presents a trailer for the upcoming re-release of "80 Blocks From Tiffany's." Available commercially for the first time in 25 years, "80 Blocks..." finally gets to see the light of day, and will, without doubt, take its rightful place among the best documentary films of the 1970s.

Only a film-maker like Gary Weis, with strong youth and counter-culture credentials (including his numerous productions for the original Saturday Night Live), could penetrate the mental and physical fortresses constructed by the young toughs who prowl the New York streets in gangs. Weis gets on the inside of these gangs and exposes their illegal activities, their techniques, their reasons, their girls, and the cops who interact with them.

The much anticipated DVD release will include the feature film as well as never before seen interviews, a 40 page hard cover book featuring brand new liner notes, artwork by Julian Allen, the original "Savage Skulls" article by the late Jon Bradshaw (Esquire Magazine, June 1977), and more.

Okay, so the word is out. Expect this one to be available by the end of the year, with an official street date being announced in the very near future. I'm letting out a sigh of relief… now I can drop some future posts about some of the characters from the film, share my personal thoughts / rants, and more. Check back soon for more!


  1. Great work Will. Really looking forward to the extras and watching this in all its glory

    Thanks again for taking the time to restore such an important document


  2. Thanks for the kind words, IRISH. Please notice I've changed the URL for the youtube trailer. The one you used on your site is inactive. Sorry for the inconvenience. There is a new URL, and it will remain this new URL for good.

  3. Hey Will would it be possible to do an email interview for Dont panic Magazine on this film. it sounds really cool. Also could I get contact details for Gary Weis for the same purpose. Let me know if this is okay by you. My email