Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 05 Oct 2008
From John Carpenter, the acclaimed Director of Halloween and Escape From New York, comes one of the ultimate genre-defying moments in modern cinema. A lean, mean masterpiece bursting with furious energy and base terror, Assault on Precinct 13 mixes the moral codes of the classic western Rio Bravo with the kinetic camerawork of Night of the Living Dead to provide a breathtaking and ruthless ride through the dangerous streets of 1970s LA. When a vicious gang murder a young girl in cold blood, her vengeful father incites full blown conflict by shooting one of her killers, before fleeing to the soon-to-be-closed Precinct 13 – where only one officer, two secretaries and a handful of criminals remain. Faced by an enemy that is cold, brutal and terrifyingly merciless, Lt. Bishop (Austin Stoker) and the others are isolated as night falls, and the attack begins. With a minimal script that allows the action to flourish, and now cult score (composed by Carpenter himself), Assault on Precinct 13 still incites a level of fear in the viewer that’s rarely matched, making the film a true classic.