In the very distant future, in 1997 that
was, the US president (Donald Pleasance) crashes down in Manhattan,
New York in a rescue pod
and no problem if not the whole of Manhattan had been turned into a
high security prison.
Ex-military hero turned bankrobber Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) gets
an offer from prison officer Lee Van Cleef, that if he goes in and
rescues the president within a specified time then he will be free to
walk away instead of being a prisoner himself.
Classic indie action with some cool actors: Kurt Russell,
Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Adrienne Barbeau, Adrienne Barbeau's
Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton and the great Donald Pleasance
The Blu-ray presents the film in widescreen 2.35:1 ratio
and with english 2.0 LPCM or 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio with english HOH subtitles
The blu-ray disc has 3 separate audio commentaries, one with John Carpenter
and Kurt Russell (from 1994), one with producer Debra Hill
and production designer Joe Alves, one with actress Adrienne Barbeau
and director of photography Dean Cundey
Disc 2 DVD with Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's
Escape from New York (52 minutes), Snake Plissken: Man of Honor (15
Deleted opening sequence "Snake's Crime" (with audio commentary),
photo gallery etc.