Escape From LA Blu-Ray Review

Escape from LA gets a re-release on Blu-Ray this time courtesy of Shout Factory. The thing about the sequel to the iconic Escape From NY is that Sam Raimi went full camp on the story and gave us no interesting characters to get behind which is saying something with supporting actors that include Pam Grier, Steve Buscemi, and Bruce Campbell.

John Carpenter has been self-indulgent from time to time with his films including Vampires and Ghost of Mars while I still enjoy LA more than those mentioned it’s still not great or decent.

Kurt Russell is enjoyable as a Razzie worthy performance type where he just chews the scenery with no care in the world like he knew the cast returned for a paycheck.

The sound and picture transfer from Shout Factory another knockout with what interviews they’ve included with the special features a new interview with co-star Bruce Campbell.

Special Features:

· NEW 4K film scan from the original negative
· NEW A Little Bit Off Beat – an interview with actor Stacy Keach
· NEW Beverly Hills Workshed – an audio interview with Bruce Campbell
· NEW Part of the Family – an interview with Peter Jason
· NEW Miss A Shot, Get A Shot – an interview with George Corraface
· NEW One Eye is Better Than None – an interview with special effects artist Jim Mc Pherson
· NEW The Renderman – an interview with visual effects artist David Jones
· Theatrical Trailer
· TV Spots
· Still Gallery

Overall grade:

3/5 stars

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