Escape From New York Blu-Ray Extras Detailed – ManlyMovie

Escape From New York Blu-Ray Extras Detailed



With the upcoming Escape From New York Blu-Ray on the horizon, the first extras details are online.  Let’s have a look…

Blu-ray Disc One:

  • NEW 2K High Definition scan of the inter-positive, struck from the original negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau and directory of photography Dean Cundey
  • Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
  • Audio Commentary by producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves

Blu-ray Disc Two:

  • NEW Big Challenges in Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects of Escape From New York
  • NEW Scoring the Escape: A Discussion with composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW On Set with John Carpenter: The Images of Escape From New York with photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker
  • NEW I Am Taylor – an interview with actor Joe Unger
  • NEW My Night on the Set – an interview with filmmaker David DeCoteau
  • Deleted Scene: The Original Opening Bank Robbery Sequence
  • Return to Escape from New York Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Photo Galleries – Behind-the-Scenes, Posters and Lobby Cards

This disc will be released April 21st.  By the way 20th Century Fox has reportedly won a competitive bidding war to bring us a new version of John Carpenter’s iconic 1981 sci-fi classic.

Kurt Russell starred in the original as Snake Plissken, a criminal tasked with rescuing the President of the United States after the downing of Air Force One. The President’s escape pod landed on Manhattan Island, which has been converted to a maximum security prison completely run by the criminals that inhabit it. Adding to the complications, Snake has one day in which to get him back – otherwise he’ll be killed by a poison in his system.

Possibly the best news here is that John Carpenter will return to this new project as an executive producer, and will provide creative input for what Fox hopes will be a reinvention that will launch a new franchise featuring the new Snake.

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