Music Let’s Listen to: John Carpenter’s Escape from New York (Soundtrack) Published 4 years ago on March 19, 2016 By Nick Bond Share Tweet 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. Related Topics:Adrienne BarbeauDonald PleasenceEscape from New YorkIsaac HayesJohn CarpenterKurt Russell Up Next John Carpenter’s Video for “Distant Dreams” Drops; New 2016 Tour Dates Don't Miss New Track Released From John Carpenter’s Lost Themes II, Plus Tour Dates Advertisement You may like ‘Halloween Kills’ Trailer Arriving in June? Possible World Premiere at TIFF This September Original Station Wagon from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ to Appear at Flashback Weekend Chicago Prime 1 Studio Unveils 42 Inch Statue of Michael Myers from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Check Out Original ‘Halloween’ Star Sandy Johnson’s Instagram, Dedicated to Michael Myers [Gallery] Own HCG’s Exclusive Michael Myers Life-Size Bust This October Robert Longstreet Joins the Cast of ‘Halloween Kills’ as Lonnie Elam Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Podcast Episodes9 hours ago [The Haunted Heart Podcast] Netflix and Kill: Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ Discussion Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago Studiocanal Releasing ‘Color Out of Space’ on Blu-Ray in the UK This Monday News2 days ago The Haunted Heart Podcast Joins the Dark Universe: Horror Database Podcast Network News2 days ago Dark Universe: Horror Database Podcast Network Has Officially Launched! Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Scream Factory Bringing Stephen King’s ‘Graveyard Shift’ to Blu-Ray for the First Time in the US News4 weeks ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News1 week ago Jason Blum Says the Trailer for ‘Halloween Kills’ is Coming Soon and Looking Really Good News4 weeks ago Director Damien Leone Promises That ‘Terrifier 2’ is Going to “Blow Your Fucking Minds” News3 weeks ago Nick Castle Bravely Leaves Home to Record ADR Breathing Sounds for ‘Halloween Kills’ Blu-Ray & DVD2 weeks ago Director Adam Marcus Says ‘Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday’ is Getting First True Unrated Blu-Ray News6 days ago [Video] Greg Nicotero Teases Giant Spider for “Creepshow” Season Two News2 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News4 weeks ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News1 month ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times News1 month ago Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!