Escape From New York SE coming soon

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  1. HankM

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    Over at www.thedigitalbits.com it has a piece of info on Escape From New York and John Carpenter. Carpenter says it will be released in January 2003.
     
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    LOL, and I just caved and bought the current DVD.
     
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    That's good news. I've been holding off on getting the old one for awhile now. Im glad I'll finally be able to own it. I hope Escape From L.A. gets the SE treament, complete with Carpenter and Russell commentary. I found it to be a fun movie. More fun than EFNY, imo.
     
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    Great ...now watch the politically correct studio machine remove the twin towers.
     
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    absolutely great news. Recently bought the Fog SE & R2 They Live, so this will be another one that I will buy
    [​IMG]
     
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    In case some of you did not catch it, my comment;
     
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    One of JC's best shows! It's a superbly atmospheric comic book action classic! I hope that care has been taken with the transfer, as allp previous VHS/Laser/DVD releases have not fully represented Dean Cundey's stunning Panavision cinematography. But seeing as MGM did a great job with The Fog, I don't think we have much to worry about.
    This is a must-buy for me.
    Hold on... how much January releases is that now? [​IMG]
    Gordy
     
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    Another must buy for me. I've known about this release for some time and actually traded in my old EFNY DVD towards the LOTR DVD when Electronics Boutique was running their LOTR promo.
    I would love for this DVD to get a enhanced 5.1 mix, but I have read somewhere that it probably won't happen[​IMG]
    I have also heard they will include the Plisskin San Francisco bank robbery scene with him and brain that was edited out of the theatrical release but did show up in the special edition VHS release. Not in the actual movie mind you, but during a special Carpenter interview that aired previous to the movie on that tape.
    I agree with Spence that I wouldn't put it past the studios to take out the towers, but then they would really have to alter the film as the towers play a role not as background fodder, but as an intrical part of the film itself, including the entrance into NY as well as their first planned escape with the glider.
     
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    Any word of a new transfer? The original disc has one of the S O F T E S T transfers in my collection. Way too much DNR, I think...
    [​IMG] D
     
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    Oooh, there's a slot on my John Carpenter Shelf just waitin' for this SE. This one's been rumored for a while; thanks for the update!
     
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    Dave, it's confirmed there WILL be a completely new transfer with this version.
     
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    Any word yet on the audio format/mix? (2.0? 4.1? new 5.1?)
     
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    Probably a new 5.1 mix along with the original Dolby mix.
     
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    Actually, I have heard the opposite. There was a post a while back that fed to a link that gave info on the new release. There was NO mention in the link provided that stated of a newly created 5.1 mix. There was mention of the new extras (scenes, directors commentary, etc) but unfortunately no mention of any added 5.1 track. It would be a shame if it lacks this extra, but I won't get my hopes up.
     
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    Sounds cool about the new transfer.

    Thanx, Evan!
     
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    ive also heard Assault on Precinct 13 SE is to be released next year too !! [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone see anything definative on the 5.1 yet?
     
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    Though never officially announced, get ready for the postponement blues. According to Digital Bits, we might not get this until December 2003! Going to claw my eyeballs out now...
     

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