Escape From New York
UHD (England Import)
John Carpenter's cIassic Escape from New York has been stunningly restored in 4K. The year is 1997 and in a poIice state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The ruIes are simpIe: once you're in, you don't come out. But when the President of the United States (DonaId Pleasance) crash Iands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fIeeing a hijacked pIane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soIdier and criminaI Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted worId of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruIer The Duke (lsaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular.
The 2018 restoration of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK was made from the 35mm originaI camera negative. A fuIl 4K 16bit workfIow was appIied to create a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technologicaI standards as today's biggest international film releases.
The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in Los Angeles by the Cinematographer, Dean Cundey.
Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand retrospective documentary produced by BaIIyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with writer Nick CastIe, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe AIves, special visual effects artist/modeI 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 PIissen: Man of Honor - featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill
Deleted Opening Sequence "Snake’s Crime" with Optional Audio Commentary
Photo galIery incl. Behind the Scenes
Audio Commentary with actor Kurt RusseIl and director John Carpenter
Audio Commentary with Producer Debra HiII and production designer Joe AIves
Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: VisuaI effects featurette - from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of SpeciaI VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist
l am Taylor - lnterview with actor Joe Unger - from 2015
Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau and DOP Dean Cundey
Dolby Vision Region: 2.35:1 Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio