Be wary of some cult titles, especially ones that involve a police or cop storyline. They tend to be fairly boring, and often laughably, downright mellow dramatic. Who gave these dudes the green light for this crap?
But that’s not how I should start this announcement. The awesome collector’s edition of the classic, criminally underrated Assault on Precinct 13 is deserving of much praise. Not only does it not conform to the mold, it goes ahead and breaks it in advance for all the crap that tries to emulate it for years to follow.
WIth this (hopefully) definitive release, the film is presented on Blu Ray, giving it all the credit and respect it deserves. Not to mention, it’s full of nerd alert special features. Yes, I’m full on geeking and I have no shame. This movie is a B classic in all respects of the word, and I’m happy to geek over it.
It’s presented uncut and in anamorphic widescreen, a first for a digital home video release. It also includes a great cover featuring some amazing Mondo-light inspired artwork, which y’all know gets me all kids of sweaty-palmed.
If you’re not familiar, Assault on Precinct 13 is John Carpenter’s pre-Halloween action/thriller exploitation fest. It was remade a couple of years ago, and while that was a decent remake, it was a far cry from the original.
Stayed tuned for the full on nerd-gasm of the Night of the Comet release, coming in November. You’ve been warned.