Moviedrome Mondays: Escape from New York (1981)

Since Halloween fell on a Saturday this year, my post on my favorite horror films ever made may get offset by my traditional Moviedrome Monday entry. To prevent that from happening, click on this first link here and that will take you to my blog entry regarding my favorite horror films of all-time.

Once again, I could not find a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introduction to legendary director John Carpenter’s 1981 cult futuristic action thriller Escape from New York, so readers will have to rely on Cox’s intro transcript (read here). The episode’s original airdate was July 12, 1992 (read here). In regards to Escape from New York, I disagree completely with Cox’s opinion of the film. I truly believe that Carpenter made the most of it’s low-budget and location – two aspects that Cox seems to take issue with here. If any of you readers are interested, here is a link to my favorite John Carpenter films (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s first original theatrical trailer, which may be a teaser trailer, but I am not 100% sure

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s second trailer, which plays out more like a traditional original theatrical trailer

Here is a youtube video link to what may be either a longer version of the film’s second original theatrical trailer or the film’s third original theatrical trailer

My Favorite John Carpenter Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Thing (1982)

2.   Halloween (1978)

3.   They Live (1988)

4.   Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

5.   Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

6.   Escape from New York (1981)

7.   In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

8.   The Fog (1980)

9.   Prince of Darkness (1987)

10. Starman (1984)

11. Masters of Horror (2005)
11a. Episode: “Cigarette Burns”

12. Someone’s Watching Me! (1978)

13. Body Bags (1993)
13a. Segment: “The Gas Station”
13b. Segment: “Hair”
(Anthology Film)

14. Dark Star (1974)

15. Vampires (1998)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Escape from L.A. (1996)