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Old 01-08-20, 11:10 PM
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ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

** NEW TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT **

Snake Plissken is back once again in JOHN CARPENTER'S ESCAPE FROM LA, the 1996 sequel to the original hit film Escape from New York. Coming soon to Blu-ray from us in an all-new definitive edition! Details we have at this time are as follows:

National street date for North America (Region A) is 4/28/2020.

This is being presented as a Collector's Edition release and will come guaranteed with a slipcover in its first three months of release.

The newly commissioned artwork you see pictured comes to us from artist Hugh Fleming. This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will feature the original theatrical artwork.

New extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date (March timing) but expect it to be loaded. Also, we are working on trying to secure a new transfer of the film, so keep your fingers crossed!

Pre-order now directly from us @ https://www.shoutfactory.com//escape-from-la-collector-s-
The first 700 orders from our site will receive an exclusive limited-edition 18 x 24 rolled poster of the exclusive new illustration.
** new title announcement ** Snake Plissken returns once again in the escape from John Carpenter of LA, the 1996 sequel to the original hit film Escape from New York. Coming soon on Blu-ray from us in a definitive new edition! The details we have at the moment are the following: The national street date for North America (Region A) is 4/28/2020. This is presented as a Collector 's Edition release and will be guaranteed with a case in its first three months of release. The newly commissioned artwork you see in the photo comes to us from artist Hugh Fleming. This art will be front and the reverse side of the envelope will feature the original play of theater art. New extras are in progress and will be announced at a later date (March time) but expect to be loaded. Further, We are working on trying to ensure a new transfer of the film, so keep your fingers crossed!

Pre-order now directly from us @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product...roduct_id=7340 The first 700 orders of our site will receive an exclusive limited edition poster of 18 "x 24" of the new exclusive illustration.



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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

This will be mine! I have the other 3, John Carpenter/Kurt Russell releases ... for a commentary from them. Only movie of them that I've never seen.

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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

hmm I wonder if they'll put out a steelbook to match New York.
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Do people generally like this movie? I found it to be highly disappointing - although I honestly haven't watched it since it's theatrical release.
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Also found this one underwhelming when I saw it theatrically, although I was a bit disappointed that it performed badly at the box-office because prior to its release I was hoping they might get a trilogy out of the character, at least. Still, it definitely has its moments, and I might be persuaded to get this (on sale?) in the long run . . .
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Originally Posted by Hazel Motes
hmm I wonder if they'll put out a steelbook to match New York.
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

I watched this growing up way before I saw Escape From New York. Maybe it's the nostalgia, but I still like this movie better than EFNY. Looking forward to this release!
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If they get a new transfer I'm sold. I hated the movie when it came out, but after I've seen it a few times I've learned to look past its faults. It makes me laugh a lot, as it should, since it's a comedy this time around.
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Originally Posted by Ringmaster
I watched this growing up way before I saw Escape From New York. Maybe it's the nostalgia, but I still like this movie better than EFNY. Looking forward to this release!
It's basically a remake of the first movie, so if you saw this one first, I can see why you might like it more.
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

White Zombie had a cool song in this.

That is all I remember


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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Bonus Features

  • NEW 4K Film Scan From The Original Negative
  • NEW A Little Bit Off Beat – An Interview With Actor Stacy Keach
  • NEW Beverly Hills Workshed – An Audio Interview With Actor Bruce Campbell
  • NEW Part of the Family – An Interview With Peter Jason
  • NEW Miss A Shot, Get A Shot – An Interview With George Corraface
  • NEW One Eye Is Better Than None – An Interview With Special Effects Artist Jim McPherson
  • NEW The Renderman – An Interview With Visual Effects Artist David Jones
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

https://www.shoutfactory.com/product...roduct_id=7340
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Looks like some good features.

Really wish this one featured a John Carpenter/ Kurt Russell commentary track.
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

From the Shout Factory insider over at the other site:

Carpenter wasn’t interested. Russell was just busy. He finished a film and decided to go on vacation. We moved the date to get him, but he passed.
We do our best to secure talent but sometimes it just doesn’t happen.
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At least they tried to get a commentary!!!
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

The release date was moved to 5/26/2020 back a few weeks ago.

Bummer on no commentary.
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

I’m really surprised this got such high reviews, especially in movie dept. 4.5 stars. And that’s fucking higher than whoever wrote review for NY. I saw it once, don’t know when and thought it was terrible, non-memorable rehash of the first, a classic, which reviewer constantly mentions and still 4.5 in movie. Reading it doesn’t make seem so as well received either. I dunno. Thought effects were terrible too. Maybe find cheaper alternative and watch them both. I’d like to give another shot, but not at that price...
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

It's no EFNY but I've always enjoyed LA... I rarely buy anything physically these days but Carpenter is my favorite director and the PQ/AQ/Extras are worth the upgrade. Shout releases hardly go down much these days and I've had the preorder in and it's a few dollars cheaper than what Amazon is listing it now.
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Watching my copy and it looks great!
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Just rewatched this on Prime tonight; it's a good movie until the rushed and chaotic final 15 minutes.
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Watching my copy and it looks great!
Yeah the old version can go straight in the trash!
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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Disappointed we didn't get a commentary of some kind but the new transfer blows away the older BD even if it's a little darker.
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Legend.

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Re: ESCAPE FROM L.A.: Scream Factory 2-Disc Collector's Edition - 4/28/20

Lol Dan! I remember watching Escape from L.A. in theaters after it actually received an okay review from either or (or both?) Siskel and Ebert or I read some praise for bits of the film in the Los Angeles Times review of the film (back in the day I was always paying attention to film reviews in papers like the Los Angeles Times, I believe that is where I read reviews of John Woo's action masterpieces Hard Boiled and The Killer, my first time becoming aware of this guy named John Woo who was making films I might enjoy, but I still did not get to actually see Woo's films until more time had passed and I was older than when I read the review). I enjoyed Escape From L.A. well enough when I saw it in theaters (bad special effects aside, I still remember and chuckle at the L.A. river(?) surfing scene).

I was never a super Escape From New York fan (my brother is more into that film than me), or a super Carpenter fan but I have seen enough Carpenter films to understand why he is considered a legendary filmmaker. As I caught up on watching some Carpenter films on VHS/DVD/Blu (home video in general), in some cases long after they had been in theaters, I started to appreciate his output more and more as I got older This is a fun film, but I do not think anyone needs to rage against Carpenter if they watch it and just find it did not work for them, but the sequel to Escape From New York will never attain that legendary status of sequel's like The Empire Strikes back where folks are in awe of a sequel that was as good as if not better than the first film in the series.

I would totally understand that a completist would want this film in their library, and might even give it a re-watch.

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