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Escape from Colorado: A Snake Plissken Prequel

Bobson Dugnutt

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1997. The future.

Snake Plissken is pulling off one of the most daring heists of the late 20th Century at the Colorado Fedaral Reserve, but with the United States Police Force is hot on his heels, will he ESCAPE FROM COLORADO?

This edit takes the deleted prologue from Escape from New York and presents it as its own short prequel film preceeding the events that led him to being arrested. I was going to attach this to the start of the film as it was intended, but it rightfully was cut out. I didn't want it to go to waste, so I've made it into it's own thing.

I've added opening and closing credits with score borrowed from both the Escape from NY and LA films. I've also done a lot of work trying to get the poor VHS footage to look a little nicer.

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Here's the short prequel itself


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Well done it looks great đź‘Ť
How did you ”Clean” up those scenes because they don’t look that great on my Blu-ray?

I have plans to use the robbery scenes and put them into a Edit of Escape from LA!
But the picture quality is not very useful and didn’t expect that they could look this good!

Great job Bobson!
 

Bobson Dugnutt

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Well done it looks great đź‘Ť
How did you ”Clean” up those scenes because they don’t look that great on my Blu-ray?

I have plans to use the robbery scenes and put them into a Edit of Escape from LA!
But the picture quality is not very useful and didn’t expect that they could look this good!

Great job Bobson!

I ran the Blu-Ray ripped clip through Topaz Video Enhance AI to clean up all the video compression and creating more detai where there wasn't much before. After that, I put it into Premiere and stretched it back to 2.35:1, which nessesitated cropping some footage off the top. Lastly, I did some colour correction and brightened it up.

Its not perfect but it's much better.

For some reason, Shout Factory clearly had a new scan of the deleted prologue done (with outtakes) and included some clips in a featurette with the Bill Taylor actor, yet didn't include it on its own.


I can provide the raw upscaled files if you'd like for your Escape from LA edit
 

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I've been toying around with Topaz recently with mixed success. I was attempting to upscale the Constantine deleted scenes but it produced rather unsettling results as the AI added odd detail to the faces. What algorithm/settings did you apply to your footage?
 

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I ran the Blu-Ray ripped clip through Topaz Video Enhance AI to clean up all the video compression and creating more detai where there wasn't much before. After that, I put it into Premiere and stretched it back to 2.35:1, which nessesitated cropping some footage off the top. Lastly, I did some colour correction and brightened it up.

Its not perfect but it's much better.

For some reason, Shout Factory clearly had a new scan of the deleted prologue done (with outtakes) and included some clips in a featurette with the Bill Taylor actor, yet didn't include it on its own.


I can provide the raw upscaled files if you'd like for your Escape from LA edit
It’s not perfect but it’s way way better!
Yes I would love to get your upscaled clips and use them in my LA Edit as I can’t work my own blurry clips! That would be utterly kind!
 

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Man, was kinda skeptical, but after the trailer I’m convinced I have to see this one day with your permission of course! Love anything by Carpenter especially a great fanedit that comes from it! Thanks for this!!!
 
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