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Escape From New York


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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003O7I6L6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,447 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. P. Stathoulopoulos on May 6 2004
Format: DVD
Another Carpenter film gets a deluxe DVD treatment. This is a very nice set, and far superior to the bare bones DVD released by MGM a while back.
The film looks and sounds great. Dean Cundey's photography is given justice here; the nighttime shooting, the greens and blues, all look much cleaner and clearer than previous releases. The sound is given nice treatment as well; Escape is one of Carpenter's best scores, more fully realize than previous work, and ahead of its time. There's a 2.0 mono mix, a 5.0 surround mix, which doesn't provide a big boost, and a commentary track as well.
John Carpenter generally gives good commentaries. Once again he teams up with Kurt Russell to revisit the film, as they did with The Thing. Carpenter is very frank about his films and often explains how particular shots were done, what locations were used, and what was done to get around the low budget. Russell sounds like he's having a good time as well; he clearly loves the film and its cult status. (This is the film that helped him break his Disney type casting mold.)
There's a much welcome documentary, return to New York, featuring Carpenter, Russell, producer Debra Hill, Carpenter's ex-wife Adrienne Barbeau, and others. We also get to finally see the deleted opening of the film.
On the whole, this is a very nice DVD set. There's a slipcase for the digipak, and there's a little Snake Plisskin comic book inside. This is a nice job for a cult classic and highly recommended. It is way beyond the previous bare-bones DVD that was out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "wkjun" on Jan. 21 2004
Format: DVD
PICTURE QUALITY (5/5 STARS)
UNBELIEFABLE!!! Looks like all-new!! The new transfer is so much sharper and more detailed than the previous one, I am impressed!
SOUND QUALITY (4/5 STARS)
The NEW Dolby Digital 5.1 remix is great: clearer voices and extraordinary surround effects, but without a good surround system you might overhear some dialogue which was specially isolated to a define channel. In some scenes (i.e. broadway scene) the effects are significantly louder than the music on the previous release. Although this release lacks an original mono-track in English, it features a Frensh mono track.
EXTRAS (4/5 STARS)
THE CUT BANK ROBBERY SCENE (only on the second special features disc, without an an option to view the whole film with this several minutes long scene), featurettes (with commentaries), photo galleries, traisers, teasers.
SPECIAL/UNIQUE ON THIS DVD RELEASE:
- anamorphic Widescreen
- NEW Dolby Digital 5.1 remix
- deleted bank robbery scene
COMMENT:
This is a great movie and deserves this new great treatment! Isaac Hayes is great in the role of the Duke of New York and Kurt Russel is even more superb in the role of Snake Plissken! The cut bank robbery scene is very cool (with commentary!) and the quality is typically pretty descent but introduces some new great music in these scenes that never appears again in the movie! For fans of the great Carpenter score there is another good bite: the menues feature also some new music (I figure it is specially recorded for this release). For all Plissken fans there is a little comic book included and a note for an upcoming computer game?! Let's see what is comming next... "Escape From Washington"? CHEERS
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on July 12 2004
Format: DVD
What can I say.
Strangely enough, despite the fact that I am a child of the 80s (I was 12 when this movie first came out), I never saw Escape from New York until 6 weeks ago.
Then I was hooked.
Most people know the story. In the "future," (1988, haha) the US crime rate rises 400%. To combat this crime wave, drastic measures are taken. The United States becomes a fascist-like police state, and in 1992 New York City becomes the country's one maximum-security prison to house the worst society has to offer. Sealed off from the outside world by a 50-foot containment wall on all sides, Manhattan Island becomes a modern (or postmodern) Botany Bay. All bridges, tunnels and waterways surrounding the island are mined, and the US Police Force constantly patrols by helicopter, to ensure that no prisoners escape. Criminals unlucky enough to receive a maximum-security sentence are given a choice: be executed or be airdropped into the New York for life to fend for themselves. As the chilling opening narration observes, "There are no guards, only prisoners and the worlds they have made. The rules are simple. Once you go in, you don't come out."
Into this black pit of despair comes one S.V. "Snake" Plissken, played by Kurt Russell. A war hero (he won 2 purple hearts, one in Leningrad and one in Siberia - remember, the Soviet Union still existed when this film was made), Snake for unspecified reasons has turned to a life of crime. And at the film's beginning, the Law has finally caught up with Snake, and he is being transported to New York to serve a life sentence for bank robbery when Fate steps in.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Foster on Jan. 1 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I got the blu-ray of this movie and was disappointed that there are no extras on it. The dvd versions that were out before had a nice bit of extras, I was sad that they didn't put them on here. Maybe they'll do another version later. But I love this movie so much, I still give it 5 stars. I have bought this movie for all my friends and family who didn't already have it.
The picture and sound on the blu-ray are great. So I do recommend it. Just, you might want to hold on to you old dvds if you are interested in commentaries and that stuff.
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