In this video, I run through 10 quick facts that you may not know about John Carpenter’s 1981 masterpiece, Escape From New York. This movie features amazing visuals, great music, and Kurt Russell as the iconic Snake Plissken. This movie is one of my personal favorites, and in the video I go through some behind the scenes information about the movie that only makes it more impressive in terms of what was achieved with the film.

Shout! Factory has recently released a new collector’s edition Blu-ray of the movie (available here) that has new commentaries and special features that will give you even more insight into the movie and how it was made. This release also boasts a new 2K High Definition scan of Escape From New York that should be worth the price of admission alone.