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Director: John Carpenter     Starring: Kurt Russell
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40105422
UPC: 097363324973
UPC 14: 00097363324973
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Kurt russell returns as outlaw hero snake plissken in this thrill-a-minute sequel to the hit futuristic adventure escape from new york.
Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, Spanish

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/31/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1996
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 332497
Video UPC UPC: 00097363324973
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Michelle Forbes
Video Cast Info Valeria Golino
Video Cast Info A.J. Langer
Video Cast Info Kurt Russell
Video Cast Info Bruce Campbell
Video Cast Info Steve Buscemi
Video Cast Info Paul Bartel
Video Cast Info Stacy Keach
Video Cast Info Peter Fonda
Video Cast Info Cliff Robertson
Video Cast Info Peter Jason
Video Cast Info Robert Carradine
Video Cast Info George Corraface
Video Cast Info Pam Grier
Video Cast Info John Carpenter - Director
Plot 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

"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

"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

Professional 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

"[With] costlier effects and some in-jokes about Hollywood..." 08/01/2001 p.141

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Russell,Kurt
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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