Assault on Precinct 13 (Collector's Edition) (Blu-ray)
L.A.'s deadliest street gang just declared war on the cops.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: November 5, 2013
- Originally Released: 1976
- Label: Shout Factory
- Note: New interviews with actress Nancy Loomis Kyes and Art Director/Sound Effects Designer Tommy Lee Wallace
- Audio Commentary by Writer/Director John Carpenter
- Interview with John Carpenter and actor Austin Stoker
- Theatrical trailer
- Radio spots
- Collectors Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Austin Stoker & Darwin Joston|
|Performer:||Charles Cyphers, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Nancy Loomis, Kim Richards & Henry Brandon|
|Directed by||John Carpenter|
|Edited by||John Carpenter|
|Screenwriting by||John Carpenter|
|Composition by||John Carpenter|
|Art Direction by||Tommy Lee Wallace|
|Director of Photography:||Douglas Knapp|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"In my situation, days are like women...each one's so damn precious, but they all end up leaving you."
- Napoleon Wilson (Darwin Joston)
"I like killin' pigs. I like hearin' 'em squeal. Wieeeeee!"
- Gang member
Rating: 3/5 -- Mr. Carpenter is an extremely resourceful director whose ability to construct films entirely out of action and movement suggests that he may one day be a director to rank with Don Siegel.
New York Times
Rating: 4.5/5 -- In Assault On Precinct 13, hell is an abandoned police station in Los Angeles and the only means of survival is cooperation across racial, class, and legal lines. Full Review
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Perhaps Carpenter's best film next to The Thing, this is a model of low-budget filmmaking, with a tight script, appropriately tight-lipped actors and atmospheric location shooting. Full Review
Hopelessly violent but exceedingly well made. Full Review
...PRECINCT 13 is filled with delectable bits of business in direction and performances...
Sight and Sound
Rating: 8/10 -- A film that is unrelenting, grabbing you by the scruff of your neck and dragging you through its 90-minute run time. Full Review
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13's shootouts boast a swift, gripping brutality... -- Grade: A-
Director John Carpenter's second film is a brutal, realistic story about the siege of a small police precinct by a violent and well-armed gang. The gang is seeking the man who killed some of their members in revenge for the accidental shooting of his daughter. After the father enacts his revenge, he wanders to the police precinct in a distraught state. The poorly manned precinct is being phased out of use, and is unprepared for the relentless assult which ensues. The violence in ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 was shocking for its time and has remained so over the years since its release, mainly due to the stark, unaffected direction of a young John Carpenter. Insipired by the cowboy and indian movies Carpenter watched as a boy, the film is more than just an action movie, as it shows the desperation and courage of people living in a violent society. Produced with a modest budget and without Hollywood backing, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 is a fine example of how a powerful film can be made with limited resources.
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 is an early John Carpenter film with explosive impact. A backwater L.A. police station gets lively fast when a man avenges the murder of his daughter and then takes shelter from the murderous gang in the 13th precinct house. Purportedly an homage to Howard Hawks, it matters little when the riotous action starts.
- Theatrical Release: November 5, 1976.
- ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 is an homage to RIO BRAVO, a 1959 film directed by Howard Hawks.
- As with most of his films, director John Carpenter also wrote the musical score.
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