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Escape from New York

Escape from New York

Kurt Russell
Director: John Carpenter Cast: Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
, Lee Van Cleef
Lee Van Cleef
, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
John Carpenter
Escape from New York

Escape from New York

Kurt Russell
Director: John Carpenter Cast: Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
, Lee Van Cleef
Lee Van Cleef
, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
John Carpenter

DVD (Wide Screen / Full Frame / Stereo / Dolby 5.1)

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Overview

Escape From New York is presented in both widescreen and full-screen formats on this MGM double-sided DVD edition. The widescreen format is enhanced for widescreen televisions (anamorphic). Overall, the film quality is average. There is a fair amount of grain throughout but nothing that is ultimately distracting. Detail is good, despite the dark conditions of much of the film . The Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround soundtrack is also serviceable, if not outstanding. Good clarity in the dialogue is maintained in the dialogue, and the soundtrack, featuring music by director John Carpenter, sounds better than ever. Unfortunately, MGM has provided a bare-bones package to go with the film. The only extra feature is a theatrical trailer. Considering the classic commentary by Carpenter and star Kurt Russell on The Thing, it is disappointing that a commentary for Escape could not be arranged. Overall, this DVD represents the best that Escape From New York has ever looked or sounded, but with such bare-bones treatment, it is hardly definitive.


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Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2000
UPC: 0027616854773
Original Release: 1981
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 5,376

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Russell Snake Plissken
Lee Van Cleef Bob Hauk
Ernest Borgnine Cabbie
Donald Pleasence President of the United States
Isaac Hayes The Duke of New York
Season Hubley Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
Harry Dean Stanton Brain
Adrienne Barbeau Maggie
Tom Atkins Rehme
Charles Cyphers Secretary of State
Joe Unger Taylor
Frank Doubleday Romero
John Cothran Gypsy #1
Tobar Mayo Third Indian
Nancy Stephens Stewardess
Steven Ford Secret Service #2
Michael Taylor Secret Service #3
Lonnie Wun Red Bandana Gypsy
Dale E. House Helicopter Pilot #1
Bob Minor Duty Sergeant
Wally Taylor Controller
James O'Hagen Computer Operator
Tom Lillard Police Sergeant
Borah Silver Theater Manager
Tony Papenfuss Theater Assistant
John Diehl Punk
Carmen Filpi Bum
George "Buck" Flower Drunk
Clay Wright Helicopter Pilot #3
Ox Baker Slag
Ron House Dancer
Alan Shearman Dancer
Rodger Bumpass Dancer
Ron Vernan Dancer
Jamie Lee Curtis Narration and Computer Voice
Steven M. Gagnon Secret Service #1
Al Cerullo Helicopter Pilot #4

Technical Credits
John Carpenter Director,Score Composer,Screenwriter
Joe Alves Production Designer
Roy Arbogast Special Effects
Barry Bernardi Associate Producer
Buff Brady Stunts
Tony Brubaker Stunts
Nick Castle Screenwriter
Thomas D. Causey Sound/Sound Designer
Ken Chase Makeup
Roydon E. Clark Stunts
Cloudia Set Decoration/Design
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
Glory Fioramonti Stunts
Larry Franco Asst. Director,Producer
Sandy Gimpel Stunts
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Bill Hart Stunts
Kent Hays Stunts
Eddie Hice Stunts
Debra Hill Producer
Alan Howarth Score Composer
Loren Janes Stunts
Mike Johnson Stunts
Fred Lerner Stunts
Alan Levine Production Manager
Stephen Loomis Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Mike McGaughy Stunts
Bob Minor Stunts
John Moio Stunts
Harvey Parry Stunts
Todd Ramsay Editor
George Sawava Stunts
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
Jack Verbois Stunts
Jesse Wayne Stunts
Ted White Stunts
George Wilbur Stunts
James R. Winburn Stunts

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen Version
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Title [2:54]
2. Manhattan Island Jail [:59]
3. '1997-Now' [3:06]
4. Snake Plissken [1:46]
5. Small Jet In Trouble [1:54]
6. President In The Pod [2:54]
7. "You Touch Me, He Dies" [3:02]
8. "Call Me Snake" [3:24]
9. Prepared And Betrayed [4:01]
10. Going In [7:45]
11. A Friendly Face [3:49]
12. The Wrong Guy [1:41]
13. Sewer Rats' Call [2:48]
14. Caught After Dark [3:20]
15. New York Cabbie [2:41]
16. Maggie And Brain [5:19]
17. The Duke's Engines [3:40]
18. Broadway [2:06]
19. 3rd Car From The End [3:23]
20. Meet The Duke [3:20]
21. Target Practice [4:23]
22. Escape Route [:49]
23. The Ransom Note [:49]
24. Gladiator [3:42]
25. No Dead President [1:30]
26. Round 2 [3:56]
27. On And Off The Tower [2:35]
28. The Bridge By Car... [3:01]
29. ...And On Foot [2:54]
30. Last Ditch [3:19]
31. A Grateful Nation [3:27]
32. End Credits [4:22]
Side #1 -- Standard Version
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Title [:05]
2. Manhattan Island Jail [2:54]
3. '1997-Now' [:59]
4. Snake Plissken [3:06]
5. Small Jet In Trouble [1:46]
6. President In The Pod [1:54]
7. "You Touch Me, He Dies" [2:54]
8. "Call Me Snake" [3:02]
9. Prepared And Betrayed [3:24]
10. Going In [4:01]
11. A Friendly Face [7:45]
12. The Wrong Guy [3:49]
13. Sewer Rats' Call [1:41]
14. Caught After Dark [2:48]
15. New York Cabbie [3:20]
16. Maggie And Brain [2:41]
17. The Duke's Engines [5:19]
18. Broadway [3:40]
19. 3rd Car From The End [2:06]
20. Meet The Duke [3:23]
21. Target Practice [3:20]
22. Escape Route [4:23]
23. The Ransom Note [:49]
24. Gladiator [:49]
25. No Dead President [3:42]
26. Round 2 [1:30]
27. On And Off The Tower [3:56]
28. The Bridge By Car... [2:35]
29. ...And On Foot [3:01]
30. Last Ditch [2:54]
31. A Grateful Nation [3:19]
32. End Credits [3:27]

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