Escape From New York Blu Ray|
1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane. Manhattan Island has become a maximum-security prison for three million criminals. When the American President's plane is hijacked and crashed on the island the President is taken hostage by gangland warlord 'The Duke'. Sent to the rescue is Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) a former war hero now a convicted criminal. To ensure safe return of the President the police commissioner (Lee Van Cleef) has had tiny time bombs implanted in Plissken's neck: if he gets the President out within twenty four hours he gets a pardon; if not he gets blown to pieces...from£8.95 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-Ray player in order to play Another John Carpenter cult classic &39;Escape From New York&39; was one of the best entries in the once popular post-apocalyptic genre which included &39;Road Warrior&39; and &39;The Terminator&39; In 1997 the island of Manhattan has been turned into the world&39;s largest maximum-security prison a place where the worst of humanity is sent to rot The US Government finds itself in a major crisis when the president&39;s plane crash-lands in New York only days before a vital peace summit between major warring nations is to take place The president survives the crash but is taken hostage by the denizens of Manhattan and held for ransom Only war hero turned felon Snake Plissken can save the day and he is offered a simple deal for his work save the president and live fail to save him and die The one-eyed bandit sets to work cutting a path of destruction to the president that has to be seen to be believed Kurt Russell creates the indelible character of Snake Plissken as no other actor could have Wisecracking and cool under the very worst of pressures Snake is the ultimate bad good guy Often copied but never duplicated &39;Escape From New York&39; is full of the wit energy and action that mark a John Carpenter picture Age Rating 18
It is 1997 and Manhattan Island has been turned into a maximum security prison, due to the enormous rise in the crime rate. Drug-dealer Prospero (Isaac Hayes) and his cronies hold control of the entire area, making it the most inopportune spot for a plane carrying the US president to crashland. Eye-patched anti-hero Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is entrusted with the task of rescuing his country's leader. Followed by a belated sequel, 'Escape from LA', in 1996.
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