It would seem this review is woefully inaccurate. I highly suggest anyone interested in this BD read the, now locked, thread on AVS Forum concerning this disc, and other imports, where Escape from New York is suspected of being either a DVD upconvert a la Traffic or simply no better than one quality-wise.
For what its worth, I purchased this disc, and should have it shortly, based on the linked review, but I wish I hadn't now. I will, of course, wait to comment on whether I think the criticisms leveled against this disc are fair until I've seen it myself, but it doesn't look good. In the meantime, caveat emptor.
I limit my imports to things i doubt will ever show up. I have no doubt that all of Carpenter's films will show up in the US, on Blu-ray. Sooner, rather than later. But, Paul, i will be courious of what you think. Did you get The Fog too?
UHD has been running both EFNY and EFLA over the past few months. Both are fairly guilty pleasures, but I think EFNY still holds up well over the years. Oh, and I was shocked to see one of my many favorite "B" actors making a cameo in EFLA (I didn't remember it) as a mutated plastic surgeon(great stuff).
I guess I'm a bit confused here as to the OP's intentions. HTF is VERY open to links to other forum's reviews, but blind linking to other website's reviews without ANY personal comments seems a bit, um I dunno, what's the right word, gauche, no? If you find a good review that other people should be interested in, TELL US WHY.
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I ordered it as well sadly from Amazon UK. The version on Universal HD recently looked very good. This version indeed looks just like an upconverted dvd. After their poor release of The Fog, I should've waited.
I watched this Saturday night, and, unfortunately, the comments in the aforementioned AVS thread are spot-on. There doesn't appear to be any detail present that I would consider to be above 480p, and the blacks are completely crushed.
On a brighter note, I ordered the Total Recall UK BD as part of my Escape from New York order, and it was a revelation compared to the woeful Lionsgate release.