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on 11 May 2015
John Carpenter is a director, script writer and music scorer of the highest calibre and is responsible for some of the greatest films ever to grace the silver screen and the small screen. "Escape From New York" is set in the near future and was a genre defining film that spawned many knock offs as a direct result. Kurt Russell (Snake Plissken) teams up with John Carpenter once again to tell this intriguing tale of fighting fire with fire by sending a ruthless killer into a penal colony (Manhattan Island) to rescue the President of the United States to gain a total pardon for his past criminal activities. The film documents the journey of Snake Plissken's rescue attempt through all the trials and tribulations that "The Duke of New York" foists upon him and all the people that he meets along his way. The film is a little dated but still thoroughly enjoyable and is rated 15 due to some profanity, violence and gore. If you like apocalyptic dystopian fantasy / Sci-Fi films then "Escape from New York" is perfect for you. Who could complain about its tiny price tag of £0.44 plus postage? If like me you collect DVDs then this is a bargain that you shouldn't miss out on!
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on 8 September 2017
If you have the special edition dvd of this movie then i wouldn't bother getting the Amazon HD version. it doesn't look much different..I am not saying don't get the HD version, it still looks good..I just thought it was going to be the latest 2015 scream/shout factory version, but it wasn't so i asked for a refund and got it with no fuss whatsoever..It's still my favourite movie. i will just have to spend a bit more and have the u.s import delivered to the uk!
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on 16 May 2017
Don't ask me how but I do like this film even with the silly script and the late Ernest Borgnine overacting as much as possible. There again, to take part in the script needs a certain tongue in cheek. That aside, I like to watch it about twice a year.
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on 20 February 2014
I hadn't seen this film for many years and couldn't resist buying again f0r the fond memories and the low price. The film had the flavour of the 80s but didn't look particularly dated. It's full of over-the-top characters that interact to generate an engrossing film. Hard to see how anyone couldn't enjoy this movie. Don't forget the popcorn.
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on 19 September 2017
As by the title, you can't put subtitles on and the audio quality is poor. I couldn't hear parts of the film which I'd seen before so I can't understand parts for it. Picture quality is grainy and dark too, so it hasn't been rendered properly for blu ray in my opinion. Go to Cex or buy a dvd copy.
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on 13 August 2017
really njoyed watching that again and also the spezials with John Carpenter speaking
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on 29 April 2017
Good quality original dvd which arrived on time.
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on 24 July 2017
Got to be watched, Snake Pliskin rocks lol.
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on 15 September 2017
Favourite film disc okay no scratches
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on 27 April 2017
80 classic. whats not to like.
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