Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Attention John Carpenter Completists: ESCAPE FROM L.A. Collector's Edition is Now Available!

Cover art for Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray of ESCAPE FROM L.A.!

While not all of John Carpenter's later works were up to snuff with the legendary films he shot in the 70s and 80s, I still have a soft spot for most of them, including the oft-maligned ESCAPE FROM L.A. Is it super cheesy? Absolutely. Is it a far cry from the classic original? Definitely. But dammit, despite the surfing, and the basketballing, and the hang-gliding.... it is still very much a Snake Plissken adventure at its core!

And now it's back in print and better than ever with Scream Factory's new Collector's Edition release, which contains a new 4K transfer of the film, plus numerous NEW cast & crew interviews! To learn more about this disc (which you're going to buy, even if you hate the movie) just continue reading fellow Carpenter fans!

Synopsis: Snake is back! Kurt Russell rejoins filmmakers John Carpenter and Debra Hill to do to Los Angeles what they did to the Big Apple in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK – with even more futuristic thrills and big action!

Into the 9.6-quaked Los Angeles of 2013 comes Snake Plissken (Russell). His job: wade through L.A.'s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device. Don't miss the excitement as Snake surfs Wilshire Blvd., shoots hoops at the Coliseum, dive bombs the Happy Kingdom theme park, and mixes it up with a wild assortment of friends and foes including Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Bruce Campbell, Peter Fonda, George Corraface, Cliff Robertson and Pam Grier. ESCAPE FROM L.A. is a "go-for-broke action extravaganza" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times)!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 100 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

  • NEW! 4K Film Scan From The Original Negative!
  • NEW! A Little Bit Off Beat – An Interview With Actor Stacy Keach!
  • NEW! Beverly Hills Workshed – An Audio Interview With Actor Bruce Campbell!
  • NEW! Part of the Family – An Interview With Peter Jason!
  • NEW! Miss A Shot, Get A Shot – An Interview With George Corraface!
  • NEW! One Eye Is Better Than None – An Interview With Special Effects Artist Jim McPherson!
  • NEW! The Renderman – An Interview With Visual Effects Artist David Jones!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray of ESCAPE FROM L.A. is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and should cost between $28 - $31! Get one step closer to completing your John Carpenter collection now by ordering a copy of this release from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.

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