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John Carpenter Classics Headed to 4K Ultra-HD & Blu-ray!

19 February 2019

On April 10th, StudioCanal in association with Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release four newly restored John Carpenter classics to 4K Ultra-HD & Blu-ray in Australia.

THE FOG, ESCAPE 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 and newly commissioned artwork from UK-based artist Matt Ferguson. Extras are still be detailed for their local release but we have been advised that each film will have a ‘best of’ extras package from existing materials.

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.

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).

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.

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.

THE FOG, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK,PRINCE OF DARKNESS and THEY LIVE will hit 4k Ultra-HD/Blu-ray & Blu-ray at all good retailers on Wednesday April 10th.