- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Dubbed: French
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Average Customer Review: 203 customer reviews
- ASIN: B000C20VT6
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 375,373 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Escape From New York [UMD Mini for PSP]  [US Import]
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In the future, crime is out of control and New York City is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables. Kurt Russell puts his Disney days (he played the squeaky clean hero in such films as The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, 1970) behind him as the nicest bad guy in the picture. All comic-book sensibilities and macho posturing, this is one of writer/director John Carpenter's better brainless escapades, brimming with snappy one-liners and explosive action scenes. However, the film lacks tension and some believability even within the realm of SF fantasy. Even when it fails to gel, though, it always manages to amuse, thanks in great part to a varied and unusual supporting cast (watch for Ernest Borgnine as a cabdriver and Isaac Hayes, one-time soul singer and now best known as South Park's chef, as The Duke of New York). Followed in 1996 by Carpenter's overdone and campy Escape from L.A. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
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What made me press the trigger on this was the extras. They are the same as the Special Edition DVD but with the added HD upgrade I was happy enough to pretend the cover didn't exist. Sadly I was wrong. The extras on any Blu-Ray are delightful but this upgrade, well it just wasn't anything there to enjoy. It felt like I was watching a DVD on a Blu-Ray disc and that is not why you pay the extra money. If I was a fan giving advice to another fan I would suggest pay the extra money and buy the Scream Factory release with the real HD upgrade plus the original artwork as your front cover plus a newly commissioned cover by the great Paul Shipper. Make sure your player is Region Free first though. Overall not worth it.
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