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  • Halloween 4K [Blu-ray] [2018] Halloween 4K | Blu Ray | (01/10/2018) from £19.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold bold. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighbourhood to relive his grisly murder again and again and again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween! Extras: Commentary track with writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis 'The Night She Came Home' new featurette with Jamie Lee Curtis (HD) On Location Trailers TV and Radio Spots Additional Scenes from TV Version

  • The Fog ? Collector's Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray) [2018] The Fog ? Collector's Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (29/10/2018) from £29.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    In this 4 disc limited Collector's Edition, John Carpenter's classic 1980 horror THE FOG has been stunningly restored in 4K. This release is beautifully packaged with a stylish, newly commissioned illustration on the cover. It contains a UHD of the feature as well as a Blu-ray feature disc, extra features disc and the original soundtrack on CD. It also contains 5 artcards, a newly illustrated theatrical poster and booklet containing behind the scenes stills, articles and an essay from celebrated film journalist Kim Newman. Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old. As the residents of this small, quaint harbour town begin to celebrate, an eerie fog envelops the shore and from its midst emerge dripping, demonic spectres, victims of a century old shipwreck...seeking revenge. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the FOG is a tense and ghoulish tale that confirms John Carpenter as a master of terror. 4 discs (1 UHD, 1 Blu-ray feature, 1 Blu-ray extras, 1 CD Soundtrack) 1 poster 5 artcards 48 page book Extras: Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter's THE FOG: New Making Of / Retro documentary: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Cinematographer Dean Cundey, production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, make-up effects artist Steve Johnson, Carpenter biographer John Muir, music historian Daniel Schweiger, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys and assistant Larry Franco The Shape of The Thing to Come: John Carpenter Un-filmed: a brand new featurette looking at the John Carpenter films that never were Easter Egg surprise! Intro by John Carpenter an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from The Fog, in an interview from 2003 Fear on Film: Inside the Fog (1980) - A vintage featurette which includes an interview with John Carpenter The Fog: Storyboard to Film original storyboards Outtakes TV Spots Theatrical Trailers Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Audio Commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and writer/director Debra Hill Horror's Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark Audio commentary with actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace

  • Escape from New York ? Collector's Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray) [2018] Escape from New York ? Collector's Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (26/11/2018) from £29.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    This 4 disc limited Collector's Edition of John Carpenter's classic Escape from New York has been stunningly restored in 4K. This release is beautifully packaged with a stylish, newly commissioned illustration on the cover. It contains a UHD of the feature as well as a Blu-ray feature disc, extra features disc and the original soundtrack on CD. It also contains 5 artcards, a newly illustrated theatrical poster and booklet containing behind the scenes stills, articles and an essay from celebrated film journalist Kim Newman. The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you're in, you don't come out. But when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular. 4 discs (1 UHD, 1 Blu-ray feature, 1 Blu-ray extras, 1 CD Soundtrack) 1 poster 5 artcards 48 page book Extras: Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger. Snake Plissen: Man of Honor featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Deleted Opening Sequence Snake's Crime with Optional Audio Commentary Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Original Trailers Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell & director John Carpenter Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: Visual effects featurette from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of Special VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist I am Taylor - Interview with actor Joe Unger from 2015 Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau & DOP Dean Cundey

  • They Live ? Collector's Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray) [2018] They Live ? Collector's Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (29/10/2018) from £29.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    This 4 disc limited Collector's Edition of John Carpenter's 1988 cult classic THEY LIVE has been stunningly restored in 4K. This release is beautifully packaged with a stylish, newly commissioned illustration on the cover. It contains a UHD of the feature as well as a Blu-ray feature disc, extra features disc and the original soundtrack on CD. It also contains 5 artcards, a newly illustrated theatrical poster and booklet containing behind the scenes stills, articles and an essay from celebrated film journalist Kim Newman. WWF wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper plays John Nada, a homeless, unemployed construction worker who discovers a pair of sunglasses that when worn, suddenly reveal a world run by capitalist, yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race sedate and brainwashed with subliminal messages fed through advertising and the media. Luckily for us all Nada is a man of action and so begins the fight-back (including perhaps the longest fistfight in cinema's history) to save humankind. 4 discs (1 UHD, 1 Blu-ray feature, 1 Blu-ray extras, 1 CD Soundtrack) 1 poster 5 artcards 48 page book Extras: Subversion: Exposing John Carpenter's THEY LIVE - A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Associate producer Sandy King, cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Robert Grasmere, composer Alan Howarth, stunt coordinator/Ghoul Jeff Imada, author Jonathan Letham, music historian Daniel Schweiger, Blumhouse editor Rebekah McKendry, and visual effects historian Justin Humphreys Original EPK: The Making of They Live (1988) John Carpenter profile - vintage profile of the director Meg Foster profile - vintage profile of the actress Roddy Piper profile - vintage profile of the actor Audio Commentary with John Carpenter & Roddy Piper Independent Thoughts with John Carpenter a 2012 interview with director John Carpenter Woman of Mystery: Interview with Meg Foster a 2012 interview with actress Meg Foster Man vs Aliens: Interview with Keith David a 2012 interview with actor Keith David Fake commercials in the film 2.34 mins TV spots Photo gallery

  • Prince Of Darkness [Blu-ray] [2018] Prince Of Darkness | Blu Ray | (26/11/2018) from £17.98  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Beautifully restored on Blu-Ray this edition of Prince of Darkness includes an extra disc filled with extra features including a brand new documentary. Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws in the students soon realise that the strange relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself. Extras: Malevolent: Unearthing John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Alice Cooper, composer Alan Howarth, script supervisor Sandy King, visual effects supervisor Robert Grasmere, stunt coordinator Jeff Imada, Carpenter biographer John Muir, film historian C. Courtney Joyner, music historian Daniel Schweiger and Producer Larry Franco Intro by John Carpenter an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from Prince of Darkness, in an interview from 2003 Audio commentary with John Carpenter and Peter Jason Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with John Carpenter - from 2013 Horror's Halloween Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark Trailer Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes

  • The Thing (Double Pack Including Original) [Blu-ray][Region Free] The Thing (Double Pack Including Original) | Blu Ray | (26/03/2012) from £7.99  |  Saving you £22.00 (73.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The Thing (1982)Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.The Thing (2011)Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian scientific team in Antarctica that has discovered an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, and an organism that seems to have died in the crash. When an experiment frees the alien, a shape-shifting creature with the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. Paranoia soon spreads like an epidemic as they're infected, one by one, and a thrilling race for survival begins...The Thing is a prelude to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film of the same name.

  • The Thing [1982] The Thing | DVD | (06/09/2010) from £3.89  |  Saving you £6.10 (61.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    John Carpenter's apocalyptic The Thing was released in cinemas just two weeks after E.T. in 1982. The two movies could hardly have presented more contrasting ideas about extra-terrestrial life, and it was Carpenter's uncompromisingly bleak vision that lost out at the box-office. But his audacious remake of the Howard Hawks 1951 B-movie The Thing from Another World has since been acknowledged as a classic in its own right, not only for its pioneering makeup and special effects techniques, but also for its bold treatment of an alien "infection" that eerily foreshadow s AIDS-inspired blood contamination scares. Whizzkid Rob Bottin was responsible for the surreal and stomach-churning make-up effects that are so crucial a part of the film's success--without his utterly convincing creations Carpenter would never have been able to make a monster movie without a "man in a suit"--and filming on a glacier in British Columbia ensured the complete authenticity of the Antarctic setting. Kurt Russell leads a strong all-male cast who powerfully convey their isolation and distrust of one another--in more ways than one this is a film about alienation. The uneasy atmosphere is enhanced by an icily monochrome score from Ennio Morricone, as a series of unforgettable horror set-pieces lead to a wonderfully downbeat finale. On the DVD:: The bonus features are exemplary, notably the excellent 80-minute documentary, "Terror Takes Shape", which covers all aspects of the production; and the relaxed, friendly, informative commentary by director John Carpenter and star Kurt Russell--a model for how all commentaries should be. There's also an outtakes reel with some tantalising stills of unused footage. Text and stills-based montages illustrate the location design, conceptual artwork and various other aspects of the production. The sound mix is Dolby 5.1, although the non-anamorphic widescreen picture is not all it could be. --Mark Walker

  • The Thing [Blu-ray] The Thing | Blu Ray | (20/11/2017) from £10.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Director John Carpenter and special makeup effects master Rob Bottin teamed up for this 1982 remake of the 1951 science fiction classic The Thing from Another World, and the result is a mixed blessing. It's got moments of highly effective terror and spine-tingling suspense, but it's mostly a showcase for some of the goriest and most horrifically grotesque makeup effects ever created for a movie. With such highlights as a dog that splits open and blossoms into something indescribably gruesome, this is the kind of movie for die-hard horror fans and anyone who slows down to stare at fatal traffic accidents. On those terms, however, it's hard not to be impressed by the movie's wild and wacky freak show. It all begins when scientists at an arctic research station discover an alien spacecraft under the thick ice, and thaw out the alien body found aboard. What they don't know is that the alien can assume any human form, and before long the scientists can't tell who's real and who's a deadly alien threat. Kurt Russell leads the battle against the terrifying intruder, and the supporting cast includes Richard Masur, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat, and Wilford Brimley. They're all playing standard characters who are neglected by the mechanistic screenplay (based on the classic sci-fi story "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell), but Carpenter's emphasis is clearly on the gross-out effects and escalating tension. If you've got the stomach for it (and let's face it, there's a big audience for eerie gore), this is a thrill ride you won't want to miss. --Jeff Shannon

  • Big Trouble In Little China [1986] Big Trouble In Little China | DVD | (05/07/2004) from £4.49  |  Saving you £13.50 (75.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Trying to explain the cult appeal of John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China to the uninitiated is no easy task. The plot in a nutshell follows lorry driver Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) into San Francisco's Chinatown, where he's embroiled in street gang warfare over the mythical/magical intentions of would-be god David Lo Pan. There are wire-fu fight scenes, a floating eyeball and monsters from other dimensions. Quite simply it belongs to a genre of its own. Carpenter was drawing on years of chop-socky Eastern cinema tradition, which, at the time of the film's first release in 1986, was regrettably lost on a general audience. Predictably, it bombed. But now that Jackie Chan and Jet Li have made it big in the West, and Hong Kong cinema has spread its influence across Hollywood, it's much, much easier to enjoy this film's happy-go-lucky cocktail of influences. Russell's cocky anti-hero is easy to cheer on as he "experiences some very unreasonable things" blundering from one fight to another, and lusts after the gorgeously green-eyed Kim Cattrall. The script is peppered with countless memorable lines, too ("It's all in the reflexes"). Originally outlined as a sequel to the equally obscure Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension, Big Trouble is a bona fide cult cinema delight. Jack sums up the day's reactions perfectly, "China is here? I don't even know what the Hell that means!". On the DVD: Big Trouble in Little China is released as a special edition two-disc set in its full unedited form. Some real effort has been put into both discs' animated menus, and the film itself is terrific in 2.35:1 and 5.1 (or DTS). The commentary by Carpenter and Russell may not be as fresh as their chat on The Thing, but clearly they both retain an enormous affection for the film. There are eight deleted scenes (some of which are expansions of existing scenes), plus a separate extended ending which was edited out for the right reasons. You'll also find a seven-minute featurette from the time of release, a 13-minute interview with FX guru Richard Edlund, a gallery of 200 photos, 25 pages of production notes and magazine articles from American Cinematographer and Cinefex. Best of all for real entertainment value is a music video with Carpenter and crew (the Coupe de Villes) coping with video FX and 80s hair-dos.--Paul Tonks

  • Halloween [1978] Halloween | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £6.46  |  Saving you £-0.47 (-7.80%)  |  RRP £5.99

    The Night He Came Home Perhaps the most influential and successful independent film ever made Halloween is the movie that put director John Carpenter on the map as a viable filmmaker. An exercise in simple pure horror Halloween takes us into the world of a mad killer Michael Myers who at a very young age stabbed his older sister to death. Locked away for many years in a mental hospital Michael escapes one night and returns to his home to continue his killing spree. Jamie Lee Curtis in her first role plays the resourceful babysitter who is chased by the killer on Halloween night. Produced for very little money and a tight shooting schedule Halloween was a stunning success when it was released. Written by John Carpenter and his longtime producer Debra Hill the film set both their careers on fire with both of them working together many times over the next 25 years. The film also made a star out of Jamie Lee Curtis and turned the slasher movie into a viable successful genre. Halloween has been copied parodied and even turned into a franchise of its own but the original is still considered the best of the bunch. Halloween was John Carpenter's first foray into horror and remains the standard to which all other modern horror films are measured.

  • The Fog [Blu-ray] [2018] The Fog | Blu Ray | (29/10/2018) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old. As the residents of this small, quaint harbour town begin to celebrate, an eerie fog envelops the shore and from its midst emerge dripping, demonic spectres, victims of a century old shipwreck...seeking revenge. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the FOG is a tense and ghoulish tale that confirms John Carpenter as a master of terror. Extras: Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter's THE FOG: New Making Of / Retro documentary: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Cinematographer Dean Cundey, production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, make-up effects artist Steve Johnson, Carpenter biographer John Muir, music historian Daniel Schweiger, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys and assistant Larry Franco The Shape of The Thing to Come: John Carpenter Un-filmed: a brand new featurette looking at the John Carpenter films that never were Easter Egg surprise! Intro by John Carpenter an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from The Fog, in an interview from 2003 Fear on Film: Inside the Fog (1980) - A vintage featurette which includes an interview with John Carpenter The Fog: Storyboard to Film original storyboards Outtakes TV Spots Theatrical Trailers Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Audio Commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and writer/director Debra Hill Horror's Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark Audio commentary with actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace

  • Halloween (25th Anniversary Edition) Halloween (25th Anniversary Edition) | DVD | (27/10/2003) from £31.03  |  Saving you £-13.04 (-72.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Perhaps the most influential and successful independent film ever made 'Halloween' is the movie that put director John Carpenter on the map as a viable filmmaker. An exercise in simple pure horror 'Halloween' takes us into the world of a mad killer Michael Myers who at a very young age stabbed his older sister to death. Locked away for many years in a mental hospital Michael escapes one night and returns to his home to continue his killing spree. Jamie Lee Curtis in her first role plays the resourceful babysitter who is chased by the killer on Halloween night. Produced for very little money and a tight shooting schedule 'Halloween' was a stunning success when it was released. Written by John Carpenter and his longtime producer Debra Hill the film set both their careers on fire with both of them working together many times over the next 25 years. The film also made a star out of Jamie Lee Curtis and turned the slasher movie into a viable successful genre. 'Halloween' has been copied parodied and even turned into a franchise of its own but the original is still considered the best of the bunch. 'Halloween' was John Carpenter's first foray into horror and remains the standard to which all other modern horror films are measured.

  • The Fog [Blu-ray] [1979] The Fog | Blu Ray | (04/08/2008) from £9.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A thick fog rolls into the sleepy town of Antonio Bay concealing the ghosts of murdered sailors desperate to seek revenge on the descendants of their killers. In one night the inhabitants of this town will pay the ultimate price for their forefathers' murderous greed...

  • Halloween [1978] Halloween | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £14.99  |  Saving you £-11.99 (-200.20%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Perhaps the most influential and successful independent film ever made Halloween is the movie that put director John Carpenter on the map as a viable filmmaker. An exercise in simple pure horror Halloween takes us into the world of a mad killer Michael Myers who at a very young age stabbed his older sister to death. Locked away for many years in a mental hospital Michael escapes one night and returns to his home to continue his killing spree. Jamie Lee Curtis in her first role plays the resourceful babysitter who is chased by the killer on Halloween night. Produced for very little money and a tight shooting schedule Halloween was a stunning success when it was released. Written by John Carpenter and his longtime producer Debra Hill the film set both their careers on fire with both of them working together many times over the next 25 years. The film also made a star out of Jamie Lee Curtis and turned the slasher movie into a viable successful genre. Halloween has been copied parodied and even turned into a franchise of its own but the original is still considered the best of the bunch. Halloween was John Carpenter's first foray into horror and remains the standard to which all other modern horror films are measured.

  • Monkey Dust - Series 1 Monkey Dust - Series 1 | DVD | (08/11/2004) from £5.55  |  Saving you £14.44 (72.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Cutting edge comedy animation set in a permanent urban nightmare - not for the faint hearted! Fans of Brass Eye and Jam need look no further... Monkey Dust is a cutting-edge comedy animation created by an award-winning team of writers and visualised by some of London's finest young animators. Set in a permanent urban nightmare Monkey Dust is a nocturnal world and its satirical targets range across the whole spectrum of British society. Monkey Dust also features occasional cele

  • The Fog [1979] The Fog | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £7.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A thick fog rolls into the sleepy town of Antonio Bay concealing the ghosts of murdered sailors desperate to seek revenge on the descendants of their killers. In one night the inhabitants of this town will pay the ultimate price for their forefathers' murderous greed...

  • Dark Star [Blu-ray] Dark Star | Blu Ray | (23/01/2012) from £8.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    In the mid twenty-first century, mankind has reached a point in its technological advances to enable colonization of the far reaches of the universe. Dark Star is a futuristic scout ship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermostellar Bombs, it prowls the unstable planets. But there is one obstacle that its crew members did not count on - one of the ships thinking and talking bombs is lodged in the bay, threatening to destroy the entire ship and crew!John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon combine their writing, creative, and technical talents to bring you this thrilling and extraordinary science fiction parody.

  • The Thing (Double Pack Including Original) [DVD] The Thing (Double Pack Including Original) | DVD | (26/03/2012) from £7.69  |  Saving you £15.30 (66.60%)  |  RRP £22.99

    The Thing (1982)Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.The Thing (2011)Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian scientific team in Antarctica that has discovered an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, and an organism that seems to have died in the crash. When an experiment frees the alien, a shape-shifting creature with the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. Paranoia soon spreads like an epidemic as they're infected, one by one, and a thrilling race for survival begins...The Thing is a prelude to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film of the same name.

  • Assault on Precinct 13: 40th Anniversary Edition [DVD] Assault on Precinct 13: 40th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (28/11/2016) from £7.69  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    John Carpenter's Assault On Precinct 13 is a riveting low-budget thriller from 1976, in which a nearly abandoned police station is held under siege by a heavily armed gang called Street Thunder. Inside the station, cut off from contact and isolated, convicts heading for death row and the cops must now join forces or die. That's the basic plot, but what Carpenter does with it is remarkable. Drawing specific inspiration from the classic Howard Hawks Western Rio Bravo (which included a similar siege on disadvantaged heroes), Carpenter used his simple setting for a tense, tightly constructed series of action sequences, emphasising low-key character development and escalating tension. Few who've seen the film can forget the "ice cream cone" scene in which a young girl is caught up in the action by patronising a seemingly harmless ice cream van. It's here, and in other equally memorable scenes, that Carpenter demonstrates his knack for injecting terror into the mundane details of daily life, propelling this potent thriller to cult favourite status and long-standing critical acclaim. From this Carpenter went on to make the original Halloween, one of the most profitable independent films of all time. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • John Carpenter's Village Of The Damned [Blu-ray] John Carpenter's Village Of The Damned | Blu Ray | (27/04/2015) from £6.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (53.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    From the master of suspense, John Carpenter, comes a chilling new version of the sci-fi classic. Something is terribly wrong in the tiny village of Midwich. After an unseen force invades a quiet coastal town, ten woman find themselves pregnant. Local physician Dr. Alan Chaffee (Christopher Reeve-Superman) and government scientist Dr. Susan Verner (Kirstie Ally) join forces when the woman simultaneously give birth...and the reign of terror begins. The people of Midwich must try to find a way to stop the children in the Village of the Damned. Also starring, Mark Hamill (Star Wars)

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