Escape From New York (Special Edition Collector's Set) (Widescreen)

Escape From New York (Special Edition Collector's Set) (Widescreen)
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A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, "Escape From New York" leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and a mind-blowing vision of a lone warrior (Kurt Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan! Hailed as "stylish and scary" (Los Angeles Times), "dark and dangerous" (Newsweek) and "gloriously..fun" (Tyler Morning Telegraph), this fast-paced and furiously entertaining thriller grabs you by the throat and won't let go! In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US President (Donald Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Russell). But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission - and his life - unless he succeeds.

Deleted Scenes, Photo Gallery, Trailers.

Languages: English & French; Subtitles: English (Closed Captioned).

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Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Harry Stanton, Season Hubley, Adrienne Barbeau
Director: John Carpenter
Studio Name: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 12/16/2003
Rating: R
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Widescreen
Run Time (in minutes): 99 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Dolby Digital Mono
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.68 x 5.5 x 7.75
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5.0 stars by Pitchfork

Escape From New York is a sci-fi/action film by director John Carpenter. It was the first film by Carpenter that starred Kurt Russell. Russell plays “Snake” Plissken, an ex-special forces operative turned renegade and criminal. Released in 1981, the film is set in a bleak 1997. The US is in the middle of WWIII and crime is rampant throughout the country. With crime at epidemic levels the entire island of Manhattan is converted into a maximum-security prison in 1988. No guards patrol the city so the inmates are free to form their own society within the walls. It’s simple – once you go in, you don’t come out. In route to a peace summit, Air Force One in hijacked by a revolutionary American group and crashed inside the prison city of Manhattan. The President (Donald Pleasence) survives the crash inside an escape pod and is taken prisoner by the Duke of New York (Isaac Hayes). The President has important information in a suitcase attached to his wrist that must make it to the summit within 24 hours before the Soviet Union and China walk away from the peace table. The government turns to the recently apprehended Plissken for help. They offer him a full pardon for all crimes committed within the US if he can rescue the President and retrieve his suitcase with 24 hours. Plissken agrees to the deal and secretly flies a glider into the city and lands atop the World Trade Center. Once inside Manhattan, Plissken is completely on his own. The film also stars Lee Van Cleef as Commissioner Hauk, Adrienne Barbeau as Maggie, Ernest Borgnine as Cabbie, and Harry Dean Stanton as Brain. If you ask me, any movie with Harry Dean Stanton in it gets cool points in my book. John Carpenter also scored the film so if you’re familiar with his films; you’re probably familiar with his sound. The music fits the film perfectly! In the years since the release of the film Snake Plissken has become a fan favorite and the film has cultivated a huge cult following. Plissken is vintage movie tough guy in the vein of Clint Eastwood’s “the man with no name”, Mad Max, and Conan. Not much for talking, but when they do speak, you’d better listen. Escape From New York has always been one of my personal favorites and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I highly recommend this film!

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Customer review by bowlerMan

5.0 stars by bowlerMan

In this package, the first disc contains the movie along with commentary. The second disc contains some photo galleries, a trailer, as well as a ten minute deleted scene that John Carpenter had originally intended to use as the movie's opening scene. Also, in this package is the first issue of "John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles" (this comic series ran for 4 issues). Bottom line: This package is definitely worth the price.

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