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Let’s Listen to: John Carpenter’s Escape from New York (Soundtrack)

Let's Listen to: John Carpenter's Escape from New York Soundtrack

Another in the series of “Let’s Listen To”, we have chosen director John Carpenter’s amazing Escape From New York soundtrack. Every fan of his work should definitely give this a listen.

Considered as one of the greatest Carpenter sci-fi action films of all time, Escape From New York was released in 1981 and is now known as a true cult classic. Every fan

Sit back, grab yourself a hot drink, and enjoy some of Carpenter’s best ever musical work.

In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.

Kurt Russell, Isaac Hayes, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Charles Cyphers, and Donald Pleasence star.

Escape From New York was co-written by Nick Castle and John Carpenter.

Enjoy 52 minutes of pure greatness, courtesy of Alan Miller‘s YouTube channel.