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Classic Carpenter now in 4K
By James Whittington, Tuesday 13th November 2018
John Carpenter 4K ReleasesSTUDIOCANAL is celebrating the celebrate the work of the master of '80s sci-fi, fantasy and horror, John Carpenter, with the announcement of brand new 4K restorations of some of his most iconic titles: The Fog, They Live, Escape From New York and Prince Of Darkness. All four brand new 4K restorations were done using the original camera negatives, with the colour grading approved for the new restorations and UHD versions by the films' Cinematographers: Gary B Kibbe and Dean Cundey.

This Autumn, fans had the rare opportunity to experience the spectacle of Carpenter's much-loved cult classics on the big screen looking better than ever.

The Fog received its restoration premiere at The London Film Festival ahead of special screenings around and on Halloween. They Live and Prince Of Darkness will screen in early November and Escape From New York will be screened for one day only on November 22nd. All the cinema dates and times are here .

Celebrated UK based artist Matt Ferguson has created exclusive brand-new artwork for each film and audiences will be able to appreciate the new 4K restorations at home when all films, complete with new brand new and 'best of' extras material, are released across Home Entertainment platforms including UHD for the very first time. A very special, 4-disc Collector's Edition will be available of The Fog, They Live, and Escape From New York, that will also include a copy of the film's seminal soundtrack composed and performed by Carpenter himself.

John Carpenter has maintained his place as one of the most loved and highly lauded directors in the realm of cult, fantasy and horror filmmaking for over 40 years. From the moment that Halloween broke through to audiences worldwide in 1978, Carpenter has created some of the most intense, imaginative, influential and successful films in cinema history.


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