8.1/10
125
2 user

John Carpenter: Escape from New York (2016)

Clip
4:54 | Clip
John Carpenter performs the theme of his 1981 movie "Escape from New York" with a band, live, also directing the shoot.

Director:

John Carpenter
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A girl hitching a ride as her car is broken stumbles upon a familiar Plymouth Fury.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: John Carpenter, Rita Volk
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

John Carpenter performs his instrumental track "Distant Dream" with a band, live, also directing the shoot.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel A. Davies
Elvis I (TV Movie 1979)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell
Vampires (1998)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In 2176, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier
Starman (1984)
Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski
Action | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Decades ago, the legendary James Brown sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. Now he wishes to renegotiate. Hired to take Mr. Brown to a rendezvous with the devil (Gary Oldman), ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Clive Owen, Gary Oldman, James Brown
The Ward (2010)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer
John Carpenter: Night (Video 2015)
Short | Music | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

John Carpenter uses a virtual reality device to control someone who drives on a very important meeting into the night...

Directors: Gavin Hignight, Benjamin Verhulst
Stars: John Carpenter
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Cody Carpenter Cody Carpenter ... Himself - Synthesizer
John Carpenter ... Himself - Synthesizer
Daniel A. Davies ... Himself - Guitar
John S. Konesky John S. Konesky ... Himself - Guitar
Scott Seiver Scott Seiver ... Himself - Drums
John Spiker John Spiker ... Himself - Bass
Edit

Storyline

John Carpenter performs the theme of his 1981 movie "Escape from New York" with a band, live, also directing the shoot.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Music

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official YouTube

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Carpenter 'Escape From New York' (Official Live In Studio Video) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Escape from New York (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Returning to New York
13 June 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

John Carpenter: Escape from New York (2016)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

John Carpenter last directed a movie in 2010 but in 2016 fans got excited because the legendary filmmaker was taking a band out for a small tour. Us fans also got the director making a couple music videos to show off his band and this one here is a very good rendition of the famous ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK theme. There's no question this version doesn't quite have the sting of the original but it's a very good version and the director makes a good looking video. The B&W cinematography certainly helps make the downbeat score even more dramatic and it there's no question that fans will get a smile out of seeing Carpenter work his magic.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed