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Escape From New York (1981)

Wednesday 7th November 2018

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular Escape From New York, released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD 26th November 2018 from StudioCanal.
Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes
John Carpenter
Larry Franco, Debra Hill
StudioCanal
1 hour 39 minutes
26/11/2018

The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you're in, you don't come out.

But when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular.

Escape From New York is released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD 26th November 2018 from StudioCanal.

  • Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell & director John Carpenter Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves
  • Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger
  • Snake Plissen: Man of Honor - featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill
  • Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003
  • Deleted Opening Sequence "Snake's Crime" with Optional Audio Commentary
  • Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes
  • Original Trailers
  • Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell & director John Carpenter
  • Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves
  • Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: Visual effects featurette - from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of Special VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist
  • I am Taylor - Interview with actor Joe Unger - from 2015
  • Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau & DOP Dean Cundey
  • None or TBC

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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