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Escape from New York Collector's Edition
Overall rating 
 
4.0
The Movie 
 
4.0
Picture Quality 
 
4.0
Audio Quality 
 
4.0
Special Features 
 
4.0
Escape from New York is rated R for violence and gore, profanity, smoking, nudity, and frightening and intense sequences. A girl is seen topless in a rather darkly lit sequence that lasts barely five seconds. The rest of the “offending” content is rather tame by today’s standards. I’m sure there are not many out there who haven’t seen Escape from New York in one form or another over the past 35 years. Besides the fact that it’s set in the future 18 years ago, the movie still holds up because it’s actually more realistic and grounded than most dystopic sci-fi films. Instead of the flying cars and advanced technology viewed in movies like Blade Runner, we see believable and relevant settings that could transpire in the next decade or so.
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