Snake Plissken Kurt Russell has all of the appropriate skills to mount a rescue mission, and even better, he's properly motivated to get the job done when Hauk offers to wipe his record clean if he's able to succeed in a plot point lifted more or less whole cloth from. In addition, there are lots of lens flares throughout the movie that also tend to obscure details. Additionally, some of the computer display text exhibits some pretty harsh blooming, possibly due to artificial contrast boosting. Castle is famous for having played Michael Myers for a majority of the first Halloween. The comic book itself, housed inside a sleeve in the digipack, isn't bad but it isn't great, either. Of course, the pay-off is ruthless storytelling efficiency and an unrelenting narrative propulsion. The first on is the much acclaimed track by John Carpenter and Kurt Russell.
But the films of John Carpenter are such unique products of his own vision that the appearance of his name before the title elicits more grins of excitement and expectation than groans of pretension. He doesn't go out of his way to help people and he doesn't look for trouble. But I will credit director John Carpenter for undertaking such a monumental story that in 1980-81 must have been a daunting challenge to film to say the least. Due to the nature of the production, some of the scenes in this movie are always going to look soft or have a little blur to them. At the risk of hyperbole, Cundey is among the best of any cinematographer ever to work, and the negligent recognition that he receives outside of the bounds of genre criticism remains baffling. Will they do Escape From New York? Also included is optional audio commentary from John Carpenter and Kurt Russell. It seems like every edition of Escape From New York has gotten marginally better without being truly definitive, and the trend continues with Shout Factory's new Collector's Edition Blu-ray that follows past Carpenter releases like , , and.
Great musical score from John Carpenter who produced and directed. First and foremost is a brand new Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau and director of photography Dean Cundey; it's moderated by longtime horror enthusiast Sean Clark, who participates in several other new supplements as well. This review is for the Blu Ray version. Yet, at the time, it seems like the filmmaker did not get the recognition he deserved. In a futuristic and now alternate reality 1997, Snake is recruited by special ops Captain Hauk Lee Van Cleef to enter a segregated New York City in order to save the President Donald Pleasence. The special edition comes with funny commentaries by Carpenter and Russell, a deleted opening scene, a documentary making of, and a mini-comic book.
Escape from New York is the zenith of his non-horror canon. For more about Escape from New York and the Escape from New York Blu-ray release, see published by Jeffrey Kauffman on April 18, 2015 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. To rescue the President of the United States. Ernest Borgnine also brings some old fashioned star quality as Cabbie, the genial storyteller who transports Snake from place to place. In the not-too-distant future of 1997, Manhattan has been turned into a giant prison servicing the entire country. You will further marvel as Maggie herself, Adrienne Barbeau, and Director Of Photography, Dean Cundey, supply a new commentary track.
Although the plot is quite absurd Manhattan Island is turned into a maximum security prison, and one man must rescue the President , run with it and enjoy Kurt Russell getting into his portrayal of anti-hero Snake Plissken. Armed with memorable characters, strong performances, another tight score by Carpenter his first of nine collaborations with , and clever special effects, Escape From New York remains just as potent almost 35 years later. Like those other films, Escape From New York's atmosphere oozes from every pore and elevates its core story to greater heights. An anti-hero is entrusted with the task of rescuing him. Even taking the thriller aspects, I was a little… well, really disappointed as it was on the dull side even when the premise on hand is actually interesting.
All bridges and waterways are mined. Dump all your previous versions and get this brand new and significantly improved copy of the film right now! Getting in will be tricky---let alone getting back out---and navigating the streets won't be fun, either. His minimalist, but stoic performance is perfect for the film. Moody, aggressive and tight-lipped, he is a macho without inhibitions. Has there ever been a better high concept premise for a movie than Escape From New York? Russell is supported by a phenomenal cast consisting of well-known and respected faces, such as Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasance, Adrienne Barbeau, David Warner, Harry Dean Stanton and countless others. Factory and Scream Factory logos.
Back then, Escape from New York didn't seem all that far from the truth, especially if your only exposure to the city had been through movies like Death Wish and The Warriors. He is the former Managing Editor for Diabolique Magazine, as well as a contributing writer for Noisey. Cundey does mention how the family eventually stopped working together, though no reason is actually given as to why. If Snake succeeds, his record will be wiped clean. First, I will say that I do agree with fans of Escape from New York that Kurt Russell turns in a great, yet understated performance. It was sort of strange and really like nothing I had ever seen before.
This also works to add bits of clarity and depth to the adventure taking place. I would have to wait til the next weekend to see the rest of this movie. Skin tones are warm and very naturally rendered throughout, giving the film a rooted and always natural feel. And the final is with actress Adrienne Barbeau and director of photography Dean Cundey. Its probably due to not having a sequel for another 15 years after it. Both discs have a strong green-ish hue on the St.
More anticipated is the original first reel of the film long thought to be lost. Audio Audio Format s : English 5. Snake Plisken Kurt Russell is sent in exchange for a full pardon of crimes to recuse the president whose plane crashed behind prison boundaries. The widescreen images from Director of Photography Dean Cundey also go a long way to establishing the mood and making the movie look far more expensive than it actually was. This film is already in your collection, so give that old copy to a new fan and treat yourself to a whole new Snake Plisskin.