Escape from L.A.: Waves of the future

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Original Release Date:
1996
Original Running Time:
101
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
101
Time Cut:
1
Time Added:
1
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Brief Synopsis:
A synthwave rescorded version of the film to make it more in tone with Escape from New York.
Intention:
I wanted this version of Escape from L.A. to be more in tone audiowise with the classic Escape from New York.
To use some of the original music from Escape from New York and some other John Carpenter tracks.
And also to add a whole lot of different Synthwave tracks as well.
Other Sources:
Music: Escape from New York soundtrack, John Carpenter's Halloween III soundtrack, Karl Casey and White bat audio, Perturbator, Carpenter Brut and some small parts of my own music

Added Clips: Earthquake scenes from the film San Andreas (2015)
Special Thanks:
ArtisDead for the great poster and artwork.

futon88, Phase3, theOmega, INIGHTMARES, moviesremastered, parallaxviewpodcast, Dyslexicfcker and Iam0man
for all previews and great suggestions and feedback along the way.

And a big Hello and Thanks to the RED APPLE CREW.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
To remove the original soundtrack and replace it with a Synthwave score of various artists.
Cuts and Additions:
Removed all Original music

-added different shots from shutterstock in the credits and "Safe house" by Karl Casey
-added "Night of the creeps" by Carl Casey to the Earthquake scene.
-Earthquake shots replaced by San Andreas shots (2015) as a Breaking News Broadcast
-added "He's still alive" EFNY soundtrack
-added "The rock" Halloween III soundtrack
-added "Get out" Karl Casey
-added snippets of "Crash site" Karl Casey
-added "Nightdweller" Karl Casey and various sound effects
-added "Dimention Shifter" and various sound effects to the submarine scene
-Submarine scene is slightly trimmed
-added "He's still alive" EFNY soundtrack
-added "The Duke arrives" EFNY soundtrack
-added "Savage street" Perturbator
-added "Night Dweller" Karl Casey
-added "Invasion A.D." Carpenter Brut
-added "Wave one" Dawnrazor
-added Wave two" Dawnrazor
-added "Hey Boom" Halloween III soundtrack
-added "Bad omen" Karl Casey to the underground scene with Taslima (slightly trimmed)
-added "Awaken" Karl Casey
-added "Hey Boom" Halloween III soundtrack
-added "He's still alive" EFNY soundtrack
-added "Rage main theme" Perturbator
-added "Crash site" Karl Casey
-added "Within the shadows" Karl Casey
-added "Obituary" Carpenter Brut and various sound effects
-added "Starker and Marge" Halloween III soundtrack
-added "Dangerous days" Perturbator
-added "The Duke arrives" EFNY soundtrack
-added "Hey Boom" Halloween III soundtrack
-added "I am the night" Perturbator

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2 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(2)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(2)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(2)
Narrative
 
9.5(2)
Enjoyment
 
9.5(2)
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Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
I've revisited Escape From LA a few times and bounced off it every time, despite my fondness for John Carpenter and Kurt Russell's particular blend of movie magic. I'm happy to say that this edit managed to finally make the film work for me. The film still doesn't hold together as well as Escape From New York, obviously, but the score and edits have gone a long way towards making the film feel more like its predecessor. My congradulations to Dawnrazor for finally sticking the landing on one of the few Carpenter films that I've never really been able to enjoy. Well done!

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Overall rating
 
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
I wish there is a score higher than 10 for Enjoyment here. I had an idea of replacing the score in this movie with Carpenter tracks from other sources, but what Dawnrazor did is even step beyond, adding more Synthwave than ever! I can honestly say that this is the best score replacement project I've ever seen, making sure that score is correctly balanced in relation to centre channel... Well, to say centre channel, as the audio track is actually exported in stereo. Given that initial 4K release came with somewhat dodgy centre channel, and all the choices for soundtrack replacement were stereo, I can honestly see why folding everything to stereo might have been a less headachy choice. Attention to details and timing in this edit is impeccable!
Having this AMAZING mountain of work in surround would have made it even better! Dude, if you happen to still have project tracks lying around (even if it is just centre channel + rest stereo for score), hit me up, I would be game, and it would be an honor to try and do some reverse engineering to 5.1 or even 7.1 upmix for this beast.
In any case, this is my go to version of this movie, from now on. It makes it a sequel worthy of following the original, and I cannot describe how glad I am, Dawnrazor did it. 'Actually gave me some good ideas for projects I am trying to do...

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