New York Story
It’s 1997. New York City is a maximum security prison. And Snake Plissken is your man. On December 16th, MGM Home entertainment will at last release John Carpenter’s cult classic Escape From New York in a new two-disc special edition. Remastered in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, extras include the full 10-minute deleted “Robbery Sequence” restored and with optional commentary with Carpenter and star Kurt Russell, two additional full-length audio commentaries with Carpenter and Russell and producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves, the new “Return to Escape From New York” documentary, the “Making of John Carpenter’s Snake Plissken Chronicles” comic featurette, a still gallery, trailers, and an exclusive full-color mini-comic inside the package.
To Live And Die On DVD
Also making its DVD debut in December on the 2nd is – at last – the highly-anticipated new collector’s edition of William Friedkin’s To Live and Die in L.A. Newly remastered in anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1, extras include audio commentary with Friedkin, a deleted scenes and alternate ending featurette, the “Counterfeit World: The Making of To Live and Die in L.A.” documentary, a still gallery and trailers.
Other new MGM December catalog titles include the classics Darling, Crime of Passion, He Walked by Night, Lord Love a Duck and Odds Against Tomorrow. All are presented in anamorphic widescreen except Odds Against Tomorrow and He Walked by Night, which get the full frame treatment. Extras include trailers, and retail is $14.95 a pop.
Rounding out MGM’s holiday lineup are a batch of 80’s comedies, all presented in full frame only unless otherwise noted: Once Upon a Crime (anamorphic widescreen), the Phil Collins caper Buster (non-anamorphic widescreen), Car 54, Where Are You?, How to Get Ahead in Advertising (anamorphic widescreen), Real Men, Cops and Robbers, Checking Out and Livin’ Large!.
New York Story