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DIRECTED BY JOHN CARPENTER, THE EXPLOSIVE CULT-CLASSIC ARRIVES ON
4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME

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Kurt Russell Stars in the Action-Packed Sequel, Debuting on 4K Ultra HD February 22, 2022



Snake Plissken is back in the high-octane thrill-ride JOHN CARPENTER’S ESCAPE FROM L.A., arriving on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever February 22, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment.



Released in 1996, JOHN CARPENTER’S ESCAPE FROM L.A. was the highly anticipated follow up to the fan-favorite hit Escape from New York. Kurt Russell returns as anti-hero Snake Plissken, who is called upon to save the world from a doomsday device after a 9.6 quake levels most of Los Angeles.



Experience every outrageous and eye-popping moment of the post-apocalyptic classic in stunning 4K Ultra HD, including Snake surfing Wilshire Blvd., shooting hoops at the Coliseum, and dive bombing the Happy Kingdom theme park. The film also features a wild assortment of friends, fiends and foes from a supporting cast that includes Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Pam Grier, Stacy Keach, Cliff Robertson and Bruce Campbell.



The 4K Ultra HD release features exceptional picture quality with Dolby Vision and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. The disc also includes access to a Digital copy of the film and the original theatrical trailer.



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JOHN CARPENTER’S ESCAPE FROM L.A.

Street Date: February 22, 2022

U.S. Rating: R for violence and some language












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I love this movie (no, I don't care that it's basically a remake of the original) and I look forward to buying this disc but I have to admit that I'm surprised that Paramount is releasing this and not starting on their Friday The 13th movies. If they're putting out some of their B-movies, I'd think Friday would sell better. Maybe they've licensed them to Shout for a release next Halloween?
 
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I actually like this better than the first film. So much more fun, and still badass.

Oddly enough I've never owned this, so that is going to change.
 

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I love this movie (no, I don't care that it's basically a remake of the original) and I look forward to buying this disc but I have to admit that I'm surprised that Paramount is releasing this and not starting on their Friday The 13th movies. If they're putting out some of their B-movies, I'd think Friday would sell better. Maybe they've licensed them to Shout for a release next Halloween?
Is there really anything to be gained though from Friday the 13th in 4K? They were all shot on crappy stock and Part III's main gimmick won't be available for use either.
 

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Is there really anything to be gained though from Friday the 13th in 4K? They were all shot on crappy stock and Part III's main gimmick won't be available for use either.
Last year's Shout set used 4K transfers for the first four movies so 4K transfers exist for half of the Paramount movies. By no means should anyone take an AV review from me but I did think those transfers looked better than the previous Blu-rays. I can't imagine Friday The 13th would be the centerpiece of anyone's UHD collection but if the independent Halloweens 4 and 5 have been released and were generally praised, I can't imagine that the F13s wouldn't benefit similarly.

Also, it's worth noting that horror fans are easy marks who buy the same movies over and over again. I know because I'm one of them. :)
 

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Is there really anything to be gained though from Friday the 13th in 4K? They were all shot on crappy stock and Part III's main gimmick won't be available for use either.
Escape from LA has some of the worse looking early CGI out there especially in the underwater scenes. It looked horrible and embarrassing on Blu Ray I can't imagine how much worse it will look in 4K. That said I do like this movie and I am glad to have the blu ray but would never upgrade it.
 

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