Monday, 26 September 2016

"ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13" - 40th Anniversary restored spec-ed on UK Disc and Digital

Assault On Precinct 13 is a film that truly defines the phrase cult film…From low budget roots, it has become acclaimed as not just one of the most successful independent releases ever, but also one of the most groundbreaking. The film helped catapult director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York), into the mainstream and also launched a million and one synth-heavy scores and soundtracks. Its influence is still felt as keenly today as it was on its release some 40 years ago.

An LA gang's revenge-fuelled killing spree leads them to a half-abandoned police station in the throes of closing down. Under seige with power and phone lines cut, lone cop Ethan Bishop (Austin Stoker - Battle for the Planet of the Apes) and his skeleton staff, including two secretaries (Laurie Zimmer - A Dirty Story and Nancy Loomis - Halloween) recruit a condemned killer from the cells in a des[erate battle to survive the night. As the gang close in, the tension escalates to boiling point in this brutal and unrelenting cult classic. 

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this seminal film, Second Sight is delighted to announce the release of a newly restored high definition version from a 1080p transfer. It will be will be presented in a stunning limited edition Blu-ray box set, packed full of brand new special features including an early John Carpenter student short, as well as the original soundtrack CD and art cards, and is set for release on 28 November 2016, alongside a DVD version and On-Demand on the same date. It will be available on Download-to-Own from 21 November 2016. 

Feature presented in newly restored 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio and Uncompressed PCM original mono audio options
Return to Precinct 13: A new interview with Actor Austin Stoker
Producing Precinct 13: A new interview with Executive Producer Joseph Kaufman
Filmmaking with John: A new interview with Art Director and Sound Effects Designer Lee Wallace
‘Captain Voyeur’: John Carpenter student short
Do You Remember Laurie Zimmer
Interview with John Carpenter and Austin Stoker
The Sassy One with Nancy Loomis
Audio Commentary with John Carpenter
Audio Commentary with Tommy Lee Wallace
Radio Spots
5 Art Cards exclusive to box set
Bonus CD soundtrack disc exclusive to box set
English Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing

The release will be available to pre-order from Amazon and other outlets within the next few days and will also be released on DVD. Region B/2. 

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