Assault on Precinct 13: Collector's Edition Detailed
Posted September 20, 2013 03:24 PM by Webmaster
Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Collector's Edition of director John Carpenter's classic action thriller Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), starring Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, and Laurie Zimmer. The release will arrive on the U.S. market on November 19th.
Synopsis: John Carpenter directs this tense remake of the classic Howard Hawks western Rio Bravo. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, it concerns a mob of crazy guerilla gunmen who lay siege to a soon-to-be-closed police station, trapping a single cop (Austin Stoker) and a couple of secretaries (Laurie Zimmer and Nancy Loomis) inside. The gunmen unleash wave upon wave of attacks on the beleaguered station, but the cop proves himself a resourceful foe.
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What's the deal with Darwin Joston? Couldn't get him to sit down and talk about his career at all? I know he wanted out of the business, David Lynch couldn't even talk him into a role on "Wild At Heart." But, he still remained in the business behind the scenes. A truck driver too I believe. Just sayin', woulda been nice to see him now and his thoughts about the film.
truecineaste, the CD coupled with the music of Dark Star is not the actual original soundtrack, it's a recent re-recording of the score, though pretty well done. (just wanted to clarify that) The original soundtrack has also been released on CD and is awesome of course, hopefully it's still in print or easily available for those who don't have it. What is the alternate track on the DVD like? I never knew about that, possibly it could be extra takes and music that are also on the OST CD.
billyearle: Thanks for the clarification. I've only previewed parts of Image's isolated score and it sounds solid (on Blu-ray). Image originally put the score on an alternate track on its LaserDisc. (Incidentally, Image also produced an isolated score for THE FOG on LD but to my knowledge, none of the subsequent DVD or Blu-ray releases ported it over. Surprisingly, Criterion is the only distributor to do an isolated score of HALLOWEEN [only on LD]). In France, Virgin Music released an "Expanded Edition" CD of ASSAULT in France back in 2003. The track listing appears similar to the US release. I wonder if it's also a rerecording?