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.~Hal Erickson
I'm a huge John Carpenter fan and when I found out Shout/Scream Factory was going to put their magic touch on this awesome 80's gem then it was a no brainier for me!! This Collector's Edition comes loaded with bonus features, commentary tracks, beautiful transfer with amazing artwork that's reversible so you can have have both new and original covers.
These are AMAZING!
I was browsing the movie aisles for my "traditional stocking stuffers"...I had been buying steelbooks for my son since he was in his teens. This year I saw one that I was super excited about! There was a Steelbook Edition of Assault on Precinct 13!
It struck me as an odd choice for a Steelbook Edition over other John Carpenter titles so I started reading the stock tags under the empty slots and, sure enough, this title (one of my favorites) existed and was sold out. I got online as soon as I got home and ta-da...collection started! (I bought Precinct 13 in store).
There are other John Carpenter titles out there in these Steelbook editions and I hope BB picks them up...so I can too!
Excellent and believable movie where prisoners are left to fend for themselves on Manhattan island. Snake Plisken (Kurt Russell) is sent (in exchange for a full pardon of crimes) to recuse the president whose plane crashed behind prison boundaries. During his mission he encounters all kinds of creeps, slime, punks and freaks. One of Kurt Russell's best roles and the movie has become a cult favorite. Supporting cast is also great including Brain and his squeeze, cabbie, and of course the Duke of NY.. Nobody messes with the Duke! Hey Plisken...I heard you were dead..Excellent movie with plenty of action and violence worthy of the R rating...