Studiocanal to release four re-mastered John Carpenter films on Blu-ray

There’s great news for John Carpenter fans in the UK as Studiocanal have decided to release four classic John Carpenter films on Blu-ray. Furthermore the films have undergone a 4K restoration and will also be shown in cinemas across the country. There will also be 4K Blu-ray collector’s editions of at least three of the four.

So just what are the films receiving this special attention?

john carpenter films -prince of darkness + escape from new york

Studiocanal Re-mastered John Carpenter Films
  • The Fog (1980) Blu-ray Released 29 October 2018
  • They Live (1988) Blu-ray Released 29 October 2018
  • Escape From New York (1981) Blu-ray Released 26 November 2018
  • Prince Of Darkness (1987) Blu-ray Released 26 November 2018


Three of the four films are to receive “Collector’s Editions” including 4K Ultra HD & standard Blu-ray discs.

  • Escape from New York (1981) – Collector’s Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray)
  • They Live (1988) – Collector’s Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray)
  • The Fog (1980) – Collector’s Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray)

You can pre-order these John Carpenter films now over on We intend to review all four titles including the collector’s editions so keep an eye out for those in October/November.

John Carpenter has directed some outstanding films and all four of these titles we highly recommend watching, hopefully following our reviews we will be recommending these newly restored Blu-ray versions too.


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