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Why John Carpenter Is the Most Underrated Filmmaker Of Our Time

By Sean Axmaker | Indiewire October 22, 2013 at 11:54AM

About a decade ago while I was attending the Vancouver International Film Festival, I ended the screening day over beers with a small group of critics. By the end of the evening, we came around to proclaiming John Carpenter the most underrated American filmmaker of our time.

Also new on Blu-ray in 2013: "Christine" (Twilight Time), which is unfortunately sold out (the company's contracts limit them to a run of 3000), and his H.P. Lovecraft lovefest "In the Mouth of Madness" (Warner), both in bare-bones editions, and an upcoming special edition of the made-for-cable anthology "Body Bags" (Shout Factory).

Carpenter on Blu-ray in 2013:

"Assault on Precinct 13" (Shout Factory)

"Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition" (Anchor Bay)

"The Fog" (Shout Factory)

"Christine" (Twilight Time)

"Prince of Darkness: Collector's Edition" (Shout Factory)

"Body Bags" (Shout Factory)

"In the Mouth of Madness" (Warner)


"Escape From L.A."

"The Ward"

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"Escape From New York"

"In the Mouth of Madness"


"Assault on Precinct 13"

"The Fog"

"The Thing"


"Big Trouble in Little China"

"Prince of Darkness"

"They Live"

"Village of the Damned"

"Escape From L.A."

"Ghosts of Mars"

This article is related to: Reviews, Home Video, DVD Reviews, New On DVD, DVD and VOD, DVD / Blu-Ray, John Carpenter, Halloween, The Fog, The Ward, Assault on Precinct 13, Prince of Darkness

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