Escape from New York
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Also, how about listing the bonus features for every movie? All you have to do is read the back of the cover and enter the information.
Amazon is still my favorite place to shop. They have the biggest selection, and with Amazon Prime I get free 2 day shipping. But the problems I have mentioned is really making my life difficult.
Oh and by the way, my 5 star rating is for this movie. It is one of my all-time favorites, in any format. As far as which edition you should buy, well, good luck. Amazon has left it to be a guessing game.
In a post-apocalyptic world filled with crime and violence, the entire city of Manhattan has been transformed into a prison--a death sentence to most. Here, the prisoners are sent once they are banned from society and are forced to stay a life sentence to fight on their own. A crisis is before the people who are in charge of the prison, as the President has been kidnapped and is being held hostage by the very people they dedicated their lives to lock up. The only chance they have is a former war hero turned outlaw, Snake Plissken. They make him a deal that if he can bring back the President alive, all of the charges against him will be dropped. However, there's yet another catch; the main man in charge of the prison has injected Plissken with an explosive device that will be the end of him in less than 24 hours should he not be successful, insuring that he won't "flee" the scene. All of this leads to an exciting and thrilling cult classic that is loved by many.
John Carpenter has done a terrific job of painting a dark and bleak picture of law enforcement as we know it. At the same time, he does an excellent job of creating a successful and subtle satire of law and authority. The script is always clever and surprising. While the movie might be a little dated, it still does not take away anything from the raw effect the movie has on us.Read more ›
Yeah, well be my guess trying to make out ANYTHING on the print out screen other than n nice fluorescent green blur... :(
Seriously, had I not known what it was suppose to say, there's NO WAY to have figured it out till later events...
BIG, GREEN, BLUURRRR...
Chalk up another problem with a, Shout Factory/Scream Factory release, one which easily could have been avoided if someone had actually sat down and watched the transfer before committing it to Blu-ray (and by watching I don't mean having it playing in the background while the viewer updates his Facebook status and or his blog, no, I mean sit and actually PAY ATTENTION to the visuals on the screen (I mean crap, pay me and I'd be thrilled to watch movies and take notes on issues with the source material, so that the best version of the movie gets released)...
After this is set up, we learn that, while en route to an extremely important conference, the president's plane has been hijacked, and is crashed inside the prison. The inmates recover the president, and threatening to kill him if any attempt is made to release him. A plan is formulated, one including the recently captured, ex-military, now convicted, criminal Snake Plisskin (Kurt Russell) to send him in, alone, and try to bring the president out alive, offering him a full pardon should he succeed. Only problem is, due to time constraints, of the conference, Snake only has 24 hours to complete this mission, if he accepts it. Another minor glitch...without his knowing it, microscopic implants are inserted into Snake's neck in case he decided to skip out, and are set to go off unless Snake can recover the president and return him safely within the time allotted.
This has always been one of my favorite movies. It brings to life the perfect anti-hero, the outlaw.Read more ›
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This is a wonderful film for those that appreciate sci-fi, absent cgi, with a lot of creative quarks, good film-making, and compelling dialogue. Read morePublished 3 days ago by FunkyWoodsman
The blu-ray transfer is top notch. The history still works today. One of the greatest achievement of the famous John Carpenter/Kurt Russell partnership.
Watched this after "Escape from LA." This movie felt substantially less wacky, which I didn't expect from the image I'd picked up from pop culture. Read morePublished 1 month ago by a burns
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