"Escape from New York" SE: A TWO disc set?? Details...

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  1. Michael Allred

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    "Video trade ads have revealed the details of the long-awaited special-edition two-DVD release of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, coming from MGM Home Video December 16. The set will include a brand new, high-definition transfer of the John Carpenter science-fiction thriller, with fresh 5.1 audio and a pair of audio commentaries (no details on who's on 'em, but presumably one will be the highly entertaining Carpenter/Kurt Russell track from the previous ESCAPE laserdisc). The second disc will contain what is likely the most anticipated extra: the full 10-minute deleted bank robbery scene (also with Carpenter/Russell commentary), along with a new featurette on the film and another on the SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES comic book, trailers, a photo gallery and more. The discs will come in a digipak with liner notes by Carpenter, plus a copy of a special-edition SNAKE PLISSKEN comic. All this for only $30!"

    http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=1356
     
  2. Michael Pakula

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    I wonder if they will include the full Subway deleted
    scene.


    -Mike
     
  3. Calvin Watts III

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    This would be excellent news if it is true. I'd easily double-dip for that dvd.
     
  4. Britton

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    Another case of I'll believe it when I see it on the shelves.
     
  5. Philip Verdieck

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    Yeah, here comes the SE that we should have had in January.
     
  6. John Hodson

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    Dvdsoon have it up for pre-order and list it as a December 16 release.

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    So many films, so little time...
     
  7. oscar_merkx

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    very good news indeed

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  8. Patrick Mirza

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    [​IMG]
     
  9. Dave Mack

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    Thanx, Mike! Great news....


    PLEASE, no EE on this title....!!!

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  10. Conrad_SSS

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    Sounds like all that is included would have fit very nicely onto a single (and less expensive) DVD........[​IMG]
     
  11. Jim Bivins

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    Here comes the special edition we should have had in Nov. 2000!!!

    Finally, can't wait for this one. Don't care much for the comic though. It would be cool if they had preview of the anime movie that Production IG is working on.

    Damn! The last half of this year is shaping up to be my most expensive!

    Later
    Jim
     
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    Great news! One of the few Carpenter flicks that I don't own on any format.
     
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    Well, so much for my earlier statement. [​IMG] This is great news indeed. I've come close to buying the current one since it's so cheap, but now my patience has been rewarded.
     
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    MINE
     
  15. Jim Bivins

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    GOD I hate to be this person, but I love the original poster art and kind of wish they used it, or some variation of it.

    No biggie, this one is mine when it hit's shelves!

    Later
     
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    Finally! This will make a great gift for somebody to buy me for Christmas.

    I'm sure some well-intentioned but ill-informed soul will try to be helpful so let me make a pre-emptive strike: This movie will NOT be edited because Air Force One crashes into a building in New York. That was an Internet rumor and never true.
     
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    I agree. MGM is the absolute worst with this; and yet, I can't think of any one DVD cover they've done that looks better than the original poster art. It's a disgrace.
     
  18. Bill Burns

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    DVDFile's news section now has this up as well.

    Outstanding news -- but I'll gladly and readily echo the plea for absolutely no EE (a poor alliteration, but an important request [​IMG]). MGM EE halos have been a real problem for a while, up to and including "hard line" EE on Die Another Day. If anyone associated with the studio is listening/reading at the moment, believe me, those in the DVD consumer community who care most about picture quality almost invariably loathe visible EE (visible on large, reference-caliber displays, that is, though I find it distracting on my carefully calibrated -- hours and hours with Avia in the UM and, yes, the proceed-strictly-at-your-own-risk, you-may-damage-your-television SM -- 32" anamorphic display, which suggests it is a rather egregious problem) and seek its elimination from all releases. Many discs have managed to eliminate it with outstanding results, so ... please, no more visible EE.
     
  19. Michael Allred

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    Well, I actually kinda dig the cover art.
     
  20. Patrick Mirza

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    Count me in too. I think the cover is bad-ass!
     

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