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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) 4K Restoration

Opens on January 20

Director: John Carpenter Run Time: 91 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1976

Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Considered by many to be one of the greatest and most underrated action films of the 1970s. Written, directed, scored, and edited by John Carpenter, and newly restored from the original camera negative by Deaf Crocodile Films.

A Los Angeles 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, a lone cop and his skeleton staff recruit a condemned killer from the cells in a desperate battle to survive the night.

About the filmmaker:

Director, writer, and composer John Carpenter, founding father of the modern slasher film, is the mind behind classics Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), and more. Called “a creative genius of raw, fantastic, and spectacular emotions,” Carpenter was awarded the prestigious Golden Coach at Cannes 2019 for his innovative projects. One of his first, the short film The Resurrection of Broncho Billy, won an Academy Award in 1971.

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