Win a bundle of goodies from John Carpenter’s classics from STUDIOCANAL! **COMPETITION CLOSED**

To celebrate the recent restoration releases of John Carpenter’s quartet of titles from STUDIOCANAL, that arrived in the shadowy and sumptuous shape of The Fog, They Live, Escape from New York and Prince of Darkness, we’ve got some sets of this awesome merchandise above to giveaway!

Stemming from the re-releases and events that scattered Halloween and all that followed, these four films have been given fine treatment and rightfully puts Carpenter back in the spotlight for old and new fans once again. We enjoyed both Escape from New York and The Fog in their 4K form, reviews here, and while we’ve got this great merch to some lucky souls, here’s a rundown of what’s out there to order now along with that ace artwork from Matt Ferguson:

THE FOG (1980)

Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old and is getting ready to celebrate its centennial year. But as the residents of the tightknit community begin to prepare for the festivities, a mysterious cloud of fog appears upon the shore and begins to creep its way across the town, leaving a trail of horrifying slaughter that hints at a deep, blood-soaked secret from its past.

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The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum-security prison. The rules are simple: once you’re in, you don’t come out. But when the United States president (Donald Pleasance) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin (Kurt Russell) into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the stranded President from the twisted underworld and the demented clutches of its criminal overlord The Duke (Isaac Hayes).

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Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students.  But as the night draws on the students soon realise that the strange relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself. Starring Donald Pleasance, Jameson Parker and Jason Wong.

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THEY LIVE (1988)

WWF wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper plays John Nada, a homeless, unemployed construction worker who discovers a pair of sunglasses that when worn suddenly reveal a world run by yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race brainwashed and sedate with subliminal messages fed through advertising and the media. Luckily for us all John Nada is a man of action and so begins the fight-back (including perhaps the longest fistfight in cinema’s history) to save humankind.

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Terms and Conditions

-Open to UK residents only (Sorry international friends!)

-One entry per person/household

-Competition closes on 5 January. Winners will be emailed after that date.

-The prize will be delivered to the winner upon receipt of their email contact details

-The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into

-There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner

-The promoter of this competition is Critical Popcorn

392 thoughts on “Win a bundle of goodies from John Carpenter’s classics from STUDIOCANAL! **COMPETITION CLOSED**

  1. Kurt Russell

    Hauk “What’re you doing Plissken….?!?!?!”

    Snake “Playing with myself, I’m going in….”


  2. Kurt Russell
    Favourite quote from Escape from New york :- Bob Hauk: Remember, once you’re inside you’re on your own.
    Snake Plissken: Oh, you mean I can’t count on you?
    Bob Hauk: No.
    Snake Plissken: Good


  3. Kurt Russell

    ‘Remember, once you’re inside you’re on your own’.
    ‘Oh, you mean I can’t count on you?’
    ‘ No.’


  4. Kurt Russell

    You can’t meet the Duke! Are you crazy? Nobody gets to meet the Duke. You meet him once and then you’re dead!


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