DVD Escape From L.A. [DVD] [] [Region 1] (DVD 16259171),
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Escape From L.A. [DVD] [] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.
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  • Credits
    Kurt Russell, Stacy Keach, Walter Stacy Keach, Stacey Keach, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, George Corraface, Cliff Robertson, Clifford Parker Robertson, Pam Grier, Valeria Golino, Peter Jason, A.J. Langer, Michelle Forbes, Paul Bartel, Bruce Campbell, Robert Carradine, Robert Reed Carradine
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Carpenter throws in the works..."
    USA Today

    "...Wicked fun..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...With much humor and high adventure, JOHN CARPENTER'S ESCAPE FROM L.A. imagines a Dante-esque vision of the City of Angels..."
    Los Angeles 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..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "[With] costlier effects and some in-jokes about Hollywood..."
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