Chauvel Cult Directors Double – John Carpenter
Chauvel Cinema is delighted to celebrate the work of the master of ‘80s sci-fi, fantasy and horror, John Carpenter, with double feature presentations of brand new 4k restorations of some of his most iconic titles: THE FOG + ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK on December 4, and THEY LIVE + PRINCE OF DARKNESS on Dec 11! All four brand new 4k restorations were done using the original camera negatives, with the colour grading approved for the new restorations and UHD versions by the films’ Cinematographers: Gary B Kibbe and Dean Cundey.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the spectacle of Carpenter’s much-loved cult classics on the big screen looking better than ever, only showing at Chauvel Cinema!
Dates, Locations & Tickets
DEC 4 DOUBLE FEATURE: THE FOG + ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
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.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) 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).
DEC 11 DOUBLE FEATURE: THEY LIVE + PRINCE OF DARKNESS
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.
PRINCE OF DARKNESS(1987) 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.