Escape From La

Directed By: John Carpenter Starring: Kurt Russell

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Product Overview

Kurt russell returns as outlaw hero snake plissken in this thrill-a-minute sequel to the hit futuristic adventure escape from new york.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 40105422
UPC 097363324973
UPC 14 00097363324973
Format DVD
Release Date 5/31/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Big City
Blockbuster
Escape
Futuristic
Lowlife
Post-Apocalypse
Rescue
Science-Fiction
Sequel
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note When John Carpenter and Kurt Russell teamed up for this sequel to ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, the idea was to kick butt and have fun. They do just that in ESCAPE FROM L.A., an explosive film that recalls the classic original in all the best ways. Infamous adventurer Snake Plissken gets another raw deal when he is forced to rescue the President's daughter from the new prison island of Los Angeles. Mayhem ensues as Snake goes about his mission, leaving a wake of destruction behind him. Lighter and more tongue in cheek than the original, ESCAPE FROM L.A. provides loud, violent fun for both the fans of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK as well as newcomers to the films. There are great cameos provided by Peter Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Pam Grier and many more that give the film an extra layer of entertainment. Great special effects are a given in Carpenter films, and this one is no exception. ESCAPE FROM L.A. is fun fare from a master filmmaker.
Plot Summary
Summary Eye-patched mercenary prisoner Snake Plissken gets forced into another kamikaze mission in this long-awaited sequel to "Escape From New York." This time he must scour the earthquake-demolished, prison streets of Los Angeles, circa 2013, to find and disable a so-called "Doomsday Device," as well as rescue the President's daughter, who's in on the scheme. Packed with clever digs at the Hollywood firmament, as well as juicy bits from B-movie staples Paul Bartel, Bruce Campbell, and Robert Carradine.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Snake Plissken. I thought you were dead!" --a line spoken by many of the characters Snake (Kurt Russell) encounters in both ESCAPE FROM L.A. and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
Quote "You guys ever hear of a Mexican showdown?"--Snake, before he kills three men who have him cornered| |"I shut down the third world, you win, they lose. I shut down America, you win, they lose. The more things change, the more they stay the same."--Snake
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...Wicked fun..." 09/05/1996 p.68-9
USA Today "...Carpenter throws in the works..." 08/09/1996 p.3D
Los Angeles Times "...With much humor and high adventure, JOHN CARPENTER'S ESCAPE FROM L.A. imagines a Dante-esque vision of the City of Angels..." 08/09/1996 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...ESCAPE FROM L.A. is a go-for-broke action extravaganza that satirizes the genre at the same time it's exploiting it....It goes deliberately and cheerfully over the top..." 08/09/1996 p.31
Uncut "[With] costlier effects and some in-jokes about Hollywood..." 08/01/2001 p.141
Directors
John Carpenter
Actors
Kurt Russell
Cast & Crew
Michelle Forbes - Star
Valeria Golino - Star
A.J. Langer - Star
Kurt Russell - Star
Bruce Campbell - Star
Steve Buscemi - Star
Paul Bartel - Star
Stacy Keach - Star
Peter Fonda - Star
Cliff Robertson - Star
Peter Jason - Star
Robert Carradine - Star
George Corraface - Star
Pam Grier - Star
John Carpenter - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 332497
UPC 00097363324973
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 100 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Russell,Kurt
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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