John Carpenter's Escape from Colorado

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The greatest heist you've never heard of
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1981
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Brief Synopsis:
1997. The future.

Snake Plissken is pulling off one of the most daring heists of the late 20th Century at the Colorado Fedaral Reserve, but with the United States Police Force is hot on his heels, will he be able to ... ESCAPE FROM COLORADO?
Intention:
I wanted to do something with this fun little prologue to Escape from NY that wasn't used. It definitely didn't fit in the film, but it was neat, so I presented it as it's own prequel film.
Additional Notes:
I've done my best to upscale the poor VHS footage to 720p, colour correcting, as well as stretching it back to its original aspect ratio so that it looks presentable.
Other Sources:
Escape from L.A.: Original Score Album From the Motion Picture - Out of Time (unused) was now used as the end credits music
Escape from New York: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Main Title was reused over the opening titles
Release Information:
Digital
Escape from Colorado: A Snake Plissken Prequel

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It rules; not sure what else to say, just that this deleted scene-turned-action short should be required viewing before watching Escape From NY, in the vein of The Crimson Permanent Assurance or Hotel Chevalier.
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I really liked this prologue/prequal/setup. It sets a pretty intense tone in a short amount of time. Edited and presented perfectly. Wish the video quality could be better, but I know the source is terrible. I'm glad this short and sweet edit was made for fans of the Carpenter films like myself, at least the first one. This prequel is best watched before watching Escape From New York for maximum enjoyment.

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I see why Big John cut this scene out, nevertheless, this scene is so cool! It works better as a short movie tied to Escape From N.Y, than an actual scene from the movie. Recommand it strongly.

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I really enjoyed this little thing. Watched it awhile back but I forgot it was from here. Anywho, the visual and audio editing is perfect. Didn’t notice a single thing wrong with it. And Carpenter is one of my favorite directors, so seeing this in such good quality was a joy.

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Like the previous reviewer, this is something that I have already seen tacked onto the ADM Extended Edition of Escape From New York. But it is still an interesting example of what might have been. It was a good decision by Carpenter to cut this out, because it makes Snake a much more sympathetic character than he is at the beginning of the final cut of the film.

I'm giving the A/V quality a high mark because the source material really, REALLY sucks, and this version was around as clean as it could possibly be. Editing and Sound were excellent, and I loved watching it.

I can't say this will be a "go to' addition to the film, but I'll keep it around to show off every now and then.

Great job!

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