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Escape from New York gets 4K stateside release in May

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The 1981 film Escape from New York will officially be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray “Collector’s Edition” release on May 17th via Scream Factory in the US (United States).  The film, directed by John Carpenter, starred Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, and Tom Atkins.

UPDATES:  The tech specs include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and likely Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as some lossless audio mix, although yet specified.  This will be using the Studiocanal 4K restoration.  It is known (via the artwork, pictured above) that this release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.  The 4K UHD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition is now available for preorder over at Amazon.

The full list of contents for this 3-disc set is listed below which includes the bonus materials.

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • 4K Restoration By StudioCanal
  • Audio Commentary With Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
  • Audio Commentary With Producer Debra Hill And Production Designer Joe Alves
  • Audio Commentary With Actress Adrienne Barbeau And Director Of Photography Dean Cundey

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  • 4K Restoration By StudioCanal
  • Audio Commentary With Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
  • Audio Commentary With Producer Debra Hill And Production Designer Joe Alves
  • Audio Commentary With Actress Adrienne Barbeau And Director Of Photography Dean Cundey

DISC THREE (BLU-RAY):

  • Big Challenges In Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
  • Scoring The Escape – A Discussion With Composer Alan Howarth
  • On Set With John Carpenter – The Images Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK With Photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker
  • I Am Taylor – An Interview With Actor Joe Unger
  • My Night On Set – An Interview With Filmmaker David DeCoteau
  • Deleted Scene: The Original Opening Bank Robbery Sequence With Optional Audio Commentary
  • Return To Escape From New York Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Photo Galleries – Behind-The-Scenes, Posters And Lobby Cards