Scream Factory Bringing Escape from L.A. to Collector’s Edition Blu-ray in April

John Carpenter’s 1996 follow-up film to Escape from New York is getting a brand-new home video release.

By Jay Gervais

Today brought great news for John Carpenter fans and those who appreciated his 1996 blockbuster film, Escape from L.A., which was intended to be a sequel to his classic Escape from New York film and saw the return of Kurt Russell in his iconic role of Snake Plissken. Earlier today, Scream Factory announced it will be bringing the film back as a collector’s edition Blu-ray this April and you can expect it to be loaded with special features! See below for the press release from the retailer.

Snake Plissken is back once again in John Carpenter’s Escape from L.A., the 1996 sequel to the original hit film Escape from New York. Coming soon to Blu-ray from us in an all-new definitive edition! Details we have at this time are as follows:

  • National street date for North America (Region A) is April 28th, 2020.
  • This is being presented as a Collector’s Edition release and will come guaranteed with a slipcover in its first three months of release.
  • The newly commissioned artwork you see pictured comes to us from artist Hugh Fleming. This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will feature the original theatrical artwork.
  • New extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date (March timing) but expect it to be loaded. Also, we are working on trying to secure a new transfer of the film, so keep your fingers crossed!

Say what you will about the film, but it’s great see this movie finally get some love and this updated release is sure to give Escape from L.A. some new life. If you’re interested in adding this one to your collection for $28.43, plus any associated shipping costs, you can get your pre-order in right here. If you pick it up from the retailer directly, you have a shot at owning an exclusive limited-edition 18” x 24” rolled poster of the exclusive new illustration (see above), but only while supplies last (700 total).

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About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.

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