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WIN John Carpenter Classics Remastered on 4K Ultra-HD & Blu-ray!

10 April 2019

This week StudioCanal have unleashed four newly restored John Carpenter Classics Remastered to 4K Ultra-HD & Blu-ray and to celebrate the release we’ve got a Grand Prize of all four films on 4K Ultra-HD and two runner-up packs of the four titles on Blu-ray to GIVEAWAY!

THE FOGESCAPE FROM NEW YORK,PRINCE OF DARKNESS and THEY LIVE have all have restored in 4K  from the original film negatives under the supervision of each film’s cinematographer.

In addition to stunning new transfers, each release will contain DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio tracks, newly commissioned artwork from UK-based artist Matt Ferguson and a tonne of Special Features consisting of all-new and archival featurettes and commentaries!
THE FOG (1980)
Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old and is getting ready to celebrate its centennial year. But as the residents of the tight-knit community begin to prepare for the festivities, a mysterious cloud of fog appears upon the shore and begins to creep its way across the town, leaving a trail of horrifying slaughter that hints at a deep, blood-soaked secret from its past.

Special Features

  • 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
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)
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 United States president (Donald Pleasance) 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 (Kurt Russell) into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the stranded President from the twisted underworld and the demented clutches of its criminal overlord The Duke (Isaac Hayes).

Special Features

  • 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
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987)
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 on 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. Starring Donald Pleasance, Jameson Parker and Jason Wong.

Special Features

  • 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
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

THEY LIVE (1988)
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 yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race brainwashed and sedate with subliminal messages fed through advertising and the media. Luckily for us all John Nada is a man of action and so begins the fight-back (including perhaps the longest fistfight in cinema’s history) to save humankind.

Special Features

  • Subversion: Exposing John Carpenter’s – 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
  • TV spots
  • Photo gallery
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

To celebrate the home entertainment release of these John Carpenter Classics Remastered, our friends at StudioCanal Australia have supplied us with a Grand Prize of all four films on 4K Ultra-HD/Blu-ray to GIVEAWAY along with two runner-up prizes of all four films on Blu-ray!


For your chance to WIN, all you need do is LIKE our Facebook Post and COMMENT on it with ‘your favourite John Carpenter film and why’.

Entry details and conditions:
Competition closes at 11:59 pm AEST, Sunday April 28th, 2019.
Open only to folks residing in Australia.
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THE FOGESCAPE FROM NEW YORK,PRINCE OF DARKNESS and THEY LIVE are available now on 4k Ultra-HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD at all good retailers across Australia.