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Assault on Precinct 13 to get a standard Blu-ray release in January

8 December 2016

Following its release on DVD and Limited-Edition Blu-ray in November 2016, Assault On Precinct 13 will be getting a standard Blu-ray release in a black case on 9 January 2017 from Second Sight at an as-yet unconfirmed RRP (Amazon are asking £19.99 at present).

Assault on Precinct 13 Blu-ray

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the cult classic that helped catapult director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York), into the mainstream Second Sight is delighted to announce the release of a newly restored high definition version from a 1080p transfer. The Blu-ray is packed full of brand new special features including the early John Carpenter student short Captain Voyeur and the documentary Do You Remember Laurie Zimmer?.

An LA gang’s revenge-fuelled killing spree leads them to a half-abandoned police station in the throes of closing down. Under siege with power and phone lines cut, lone cop Ethan Bishop (Austin Stoker – Battle for the Planet of the Apes), and his skeleton staff, including two secretaries (Laurie Zimmer – A Dirty Story and Nancy Loomis – Halloween), recruit a condemned killer from the cells in a desperate battle to survive the night. As the gang close in the tension escalates to boiling point in this brutal and unrelenting cult classic.

Blu-ray features:

  • Newly restored from High Definition 1080p transfer

  • DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Uncompressed PCM original mono audio options

  • Return to Precinct 13: A new interview with actor Austin Stoker

  • Producing Precinct 13: A new interview with executive producer Joseph Kaufman

  • Filmmaking with John: A new interview with art director and sound effects editor Tommy Lee Wallace

  • Captain Voyeur: John Carpenter student short (Blu-ray exclusive)

  • Do You Remember Laurie Zimmer? documentary (Blu-ray exclusive)

  • Interview with John Carpenter and Austin Stoker

  • The Sassy One with Actor Nancy Loomis

  • Audio Commentary with John Carpenter

  • Audio Commentary with Tommy Lee Wallace

  • Trailer

  • Radio Spots

  • English subtitles for the hard of hearing