It was announced a few days ago by Shout! Factory that they are releasing three of director John Carpenter’s most beloved films in Limited Edition Steel Book Covers.
What are those films you may be wondering? Fear not, for I’m about to tell you and disclose the full spec details.
First up: John Carpenter’s They Live
They Live is probably Carpenter’s most discussed film – highly original, very insightful, with thought provoking social commentary about capitalism. They Live may mean more now, nearly thirty years later, than it did when it was originally released back in 1988. It’s a true classic in both Carpenter’s filmography and for action/sci-fi films.
They Live stars Roddy Piper as Nada, a drifter looking for work. After finding work with a local contracting company and befriending Frank (Keith David), Nada stumbles onto a plot involving aliens that are using subliminal messages to control mankind, which he sees for himself once he puts on a pair of sunglasses.
The Bonus Features for They Live are:
o Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Actor Roddy Piper
o “Independent Thoughts” – An Interview With Writer/Director John Carpenter
o “Man Vs. Aliens” – An Interview With Actor Keith David
o “Woman Of Mystery” – An Interview With Actress Meg Foster
o “Watch, Look, Listen: The Sights & Sounds Of They Live” – A look At The Visual Style, Stunts And Music With Director Of Photography Gary B. Kibbe, Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada, And Co-Composer Alan Howarth
o Original EPK: The Making Of They Live
o Never-Before-Seen Footage From Commercials Created For The Film
o Original Theatrical Trailer
o TV Spots
o Still Gallery
The second steel book releasing is: John Carpenter’s The Fog
Following the success of Halloween, John Carpenter set out to tell and old fashioned ghost story with The Fog. Though it was not the massive success that Halloween was, most will conclude today that The Fog is one of Carpenter’s best films – eerily spooky, atmosphic, and a creepy ghost pirates in a glowing green fog, what’s not to love?
On the hundredth anniversary of Antonio Bay, pirates return from their graves to seek revenge on the relatives of the conspirators who murdered them.
Bonus Features for The Fog are:
o 1080p High-Definition Transfer Supervised By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
o Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Writer/Producer Debra Hill
o Audio Commentary With Actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins And Production Designer Tommy Lee Wallace
o Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
o “Tales From The Mist: Inside The Fog” Featurette
o “Fear On Film: Inside The Fog” Featurette
o “The Fog: Storyboard To Film” Featurette
o Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Locations
o Theatrical Trailers
o TV Spots
o Photo Gallery
The third release to steel book is: John Carpenter’s Escape From New York
After The Fog, Carpenter would score a huge hit with the action/suspense film Escape From New York. Not only was the film a hit, but it would usher in a wave of dystopian-type movies, much like Halloween did with slasher films.
When President’s (Donald Pleasence) plane is sabotaged and crashes on the island of Manhattan, now a walled-off prison, Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is forced into rescuing him. But Snake only has 24 hours to save the President – and his own life – or the bomb in his neck will detonate.
Bonus Features for Escape From New York are:
o — DISC ONE —
o NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive, Struck From The Original Negative
o NEW Audio Commentary With Actress Adrienne Barbeau And Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
o Audio Commentary With Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
o Audio Commentary With Producer Debra Hill And Production Designer Joe Alves
o — DISC TWO —
o NEW Big Challenges In Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
o NEW Scoring The Escape: A Discussion With Composer Alan Howarth
o NEW On Set With John Carpenter: The Images Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK With Photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker
o NEW I Am Taylor: An Interview With Actor Joe Unger
o NEW My Night On The Set: An Interview With Filmmaker David DeCoteau
o Deleted Scene: The Original Opening Bank Robbery Sequence
o Return To Escape From New York Featurette
o Theatrical Trailers
o Photo Galleries – Behind-The-Scenes, Posters And Lobby Cards
If you are a steel book collector, we highly suggest picking these up. It’s already been confirmed that there are only going to be 10,000 copies made – that’s a small amount when you think about how many people love one, or all, of these John Carpenter films.
Right now, The Crimson Screen Collectibles is running a great deal on the three films. $23.99 each! If you’d like to order one, or all three, drop over to our store and place your order. But like we said, do it fast as quantities are limited.
All three films release August 1, 2017.
Order your copies here: www.thecrimsonscreencollectibles.com
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