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Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

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Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition
2xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 01:39:01 | 7.28 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps; French AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Sci-Fi Action

The year is 1997. Manhattan Island is now a heavily guarded maximum-security prison, where the scum of the earth have converged. When Air Force One crash-lands in Manhattan, the president (Donald Pleasence) is held hostage by its denizens. One-eyed mercenary Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is strong-armed into rescuing the chief executive. He is aided, not always willingly, by a tough gal (Adrienne Barbeau) and a manic cab driver (Ernest Borgnine). Escape from New York was followed by a sequel of sorts in 1996, Escape From L.A., again starring Kurt Russell.

Synopsis by Hal Erickson, Allmovie.com

John Carpenter is a cinematic virtuoso, and his talents as a writer, director, and even composer are all at the forefront of Escape From New York. Given the mere seven-million-dollar budget, the film is a technical achievement as well as a testament to Carpenter's ingenuity. These were the days before computer-generated special effects; the aerial city view, for example, was an actual physical model that Carpenter painted and filmed – there's nothing digital about it. At the time, Kurt Russell was best known for his roles in family films, and it's safe to say that Escape sent his career in a more profitable direction. His growly performance as the eye-patched Snake Plissken is one of the more memorable cinematic bad-guy heroes. For all its strengths, the film has a rather slow pace and never really develops much suspense, even in the action sequences. Regardless, there are many great scenes and images here; the view of the unlit, desolate New York City skyline is particularly memorable. In the years since its release, the film has gained a solid cult following and given rise to many imitators, particularly on the Italian filmmaking scene.

Review by Matthew Doberman, Allmovie.com

IMDB 7,2/10 from 73 863 users

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Director: John Carpenter

Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle

Cast: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence,
Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and other


Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition

Escape from New York (1981) Special Edition


Special Features:

DISC ONE:

-The Film

Audio commentary with director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell.
Audio commentary with producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves.

DISC TWO:

Featurettes:
- Return To Escape From New York
- Making Of John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles
- "Snake Bites" Trailer Montage
Deleted Scene:
- Original Opening Sequence (10.53 / Optional commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell)
Trailers:
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Teaser Trailer #1
- Teaser Trailer #2
- Other Great MGM Releases: - Preview Trailers
* "MGM Means Great Movies", "Jeremiah: The Complete First Season", "Terminator" and "The Fog"
- More Great MGM Releases: - Poster Art
* "Rocky", "Ronin", "Road House", "No Man's Land", "A Prayer For The Dying", "Robocop", "To Live And Die In L.A" and "Dark Blue"
Still Galleries:
- Behind The Scenes
- Production Photos
- Lobby Cards

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