BAMPocalypse Now

BAMPocalypse Now – Escape from New York (1981)

Jonathan and Matt are, like the rest of you, in isolation at the moment. Safely ensconced in their own homes across the Atlantic, they decided it was time to do a miniseries of films that feel a little too relatable right now. Not to make light of the scary situation we all currently find ourselves in the midst of, but rather to make this time of contemplation a little more enjoyable. The guys as that you seek out the films or, in some cases, you avoid them and then listen to our mini-sodes.

Episode 12: Escape from New York (1981)

  • RT: 86%
  • Metascore:  76
  • Budget: $6,000,000
  • Box office: $25,244,626
  • Directed: John Carpenter
  • Written by John Carpenter, Nick Castle
  • Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, and Tom Atkins
  • How to watch: US – Prime | UK – Rent on Amazon Prime

John Carpenter rocks. Jonathan and Matt were very hyped to see his take on an action film. Yet, Escape from New York wasn’t exactly what Jonathan nor Matt were expecting. Listen to the episode to get their full take on this film set in a dystopian future where Manhattan has become a prison.

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