Escape from New York SE, To Live & Die in L.A. and more from MGM!

MGM Home Entertainment have announced a new Region 1 Special Edition DVD release of John Carpenter's Escape From New York for 16th December 2003 with a retail price of $29.98. This long awaited release comes with the following features...

    Remastered 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and star Kurt Russell
  • Audio Commentary with producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves
  • 10-minute, never-before-seen bank robbery opening scene cut from the original theatrical release with new commentary from Carpenter and Russell
  • "Return to Escape from New York" Documentary
  • "Making of John Carpenter's Snake Plisskin Chronicles" comic book featurette with scenes created exclusively for DVD
  • "Snake Bites" - Newly edited trailer montage
  • Photo Gallery (approx 50 images)
  • Original theatraical and teaser trailers
  • Collectible comic book - A special printing of the first issue of "John Carpenter's Snake Plisskin Chronicles" with a collectable cover exclusive to the DVD release
Arriving a couple of weeks earlier on the 2nd December 2003 is the long awaited DVD release of William Friedkin's To Live and Die in L.A. that will debut as a Special Edition offering the following for the retail price of $19.98.
  • Remastered Video and Audio
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French DD2.0 Surround and Spanish Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with director William Friedkin
  • "Counterfeit World: The Making of To Live and Die in L.A." Documentary (30-minutes)
  • Deleted scene featurette: View a never-before-seen deleted scene, along with cast and crew interviews about the deleted scene
  • Alternate ending featurette: Access an alternate ending, along with cast and crew interviews about the alternate ending
  • Photo Gallery (approx 50 stills)
  • Theatrical Trailer
Also arriving on the 2nd December 2003 are a range of catalogue titles from MGM that will retail at $14.98 each and come with just the trailers.

Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen are: Darling, Crime of Passion, Lord Love a Duck, Once Upon A Crime, How to Get Ahead in Advertising while the Phil Collins starring Buster is presented in 1.66:1 non-anamorphic widescreen.

Presented in Full Frame are: He Walked by Night, Odds Against Tomorrow, Car 54, Where Are You?, Real Men, Cops and Robbers, Checking Out and Livin' Large!

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