Escape from New York [spoRv]

_,,,^..^,,,_ presents Escape from New York [spoRv] – special preserved or Restored version

| PROJECTS: Released | In progress | Future | Mission & Setup |

Mission: to restore John Carpenter’s Escape from New York brightness, contrast and color grading, plus original soundtrack and commentary.

Video sources: HDTV broadcast.

Audio sources: uncompressed PCM original soundtrack, captured directly from Collector’s Edition laserdisc, along with commentary; other soundtracks from BD and DVD.

Subtitles sources: to reflect soundtracks.

Project info:

Personally, “Escape from New York” is one of my favourite movies; after I discovered that the EU Blu-ray is really bad, and the US Blu-ray is very dark, I began to search a better alternative; I found that the HDTV version broadcasted by HDNet is maybe the best compromise. The HDTV will be used as video source.

Plus, the Collector’s Edition laserdisc will be used to add the original soundtrack and the commentary.
Source Material


  • Escape from New York – HDTV HDNet



  • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.


Final format: BD-25



  • x264 1920×1080, 23.976fps, 26mbps



  • English DTS-HD MA 1509kbps 5.1 16bit 48kHz – from Blu-ray
  • English AC3 384kbps 5.1 16bit 48kHz – from HDTV
  • English PCM 1536kbps 2.0 16bit 48kHz Dolby Surround – from PCM LD
  • French AC3 192kbps 2.0 16bit 48kHz Dolby Surround – from DVD
  • German AC3 192kbps 2.0 16bit 48kHz Dolby Surround – from PCM LD
  • Italian AC3 192kbps 2.0 16bit 48kHz Dolby Surround – from DVD
  • Spanish AC3 192kbps 2.0 16bit 48kHz Dolby Surround – from DVD
  • English AC3 192kbps 2.0 16bit 48kHz commentary – from DVD; originally from LD
  • English AC3 192kbps 2.0 16bit 48kHz commentary – from DVD



  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish



  • Main animated menu, static soundtrack and subtitle settings menu, static chapters menu
  • Blu-ray custom made outside and inside covers, plus disc label; 32 chapters; restored theatrical trailer
  • Tested on Playstation 3 (two different models)

“Partner in crime”:

  • TheAluminumFalcon to provide me .torrent link for a video source
  • Stamper for the french soundtrack and the english, french and spanish subs
  • anonymous for the english and german laserdisc soundtracks
  • CatBus, for help with subtitles

Additional credits:

  • THE LAST JOHNY ON THE LEFT for the animated video used for BD menu

13 thoughts on “Escape from New York [spoRv]

  1. Permalink  ⋅ Reply


    June 7, 2014 at 5:23pm

    I grabbed this previously after watching it on the big (digital) screen

    The work gone into this is just first rate throughout! 🙂

    Love the SPORV logo as well

  2. Permalink  ⋅ Reply


    June 7, 2014 at 11:39pm

    Thanks Robert!
    Happy you love the spoRv logo too!!!

  3. Permalink  ⋅ Reply


    September 11, 2014 at 10:48am


    where can i download The Thing and Escape From New York? Torrents?

    Thank you


  4. Permalink  ⋅ Reply


    April 16, 2015 at 9:27am

    I have the exact same question than Andrea. I tried usenet and torrent trackers and found nothing. It’s a shame because you seems to make a wonderful job.

    Thank you. Have a nice day. Sorry for my english.

  5. Permalink  ⋅ Reply


    May 8, 2015 at 12:16am

    Because I’m not allowed to post direct links, I could tell they are on a site called, while you should leave intact only the first two letters, and replace the following by an actual human organ… 😀

    • Permalink  ⋅ Reply


      August 23, 2015 at 7:48am

      What does that even mean?

  6. Permalink  ⋅ Reply


    August 3, 2015 at 6:34am

    I tried all the organs that i know and i can get nothing… help please 🙁

  7. Permalink  ⋅ Reply


    April 28, 2016 at 12:16pm

    Yeah, this is very vague. I want to see both of these and cannot find where to get them. it’s cool that you did such a great job, but if we can’t find them …

  8. Permalink  ⋅ Reply

    Tyler Durden

    December 26, 2016 at 5:31am

    FYI the site he’s talking about exists, however, it’s not an open forum site, meaning you can’t just navigate to the site and poke around to find something. You have to be sent an invite from someone on that site to be able to get a login. Without that you’ve got no access to the site.

    So even if he told you the name of the site it wouldn’t matter unless you knew someone who was a member who could/would send you an invite. Even then you’d have to do more than just find what you were looking for and get it. You’d have to become an active member of the site’s community. It’d really be nice if this stuff was more accessible.

    BTW if you wanna know the site he’s talking about, I’ll give you a hint (not that it matters anyway). I won’t outright say it since he’s trying to be cryptic for a reason. Google human internal organs and there’s a site that’s an easy pace of learning that has a list of internal organs. One of those organs is an appropriate organ to use.

    Once you find it you’ll be unimpressed and frustrated when you realize that once you found what you were looking for it won’t help you at all.

    • Permalink  ⋅ Reply


      December 27, 2016 at 8:46am

      Tyler, thanks to have taken some time to reply to the other comment.
      I still have some invites left, so if he’s still around, and want one of them, I have no problems to give it to him.

      The fact is, if he was REALLY interested, the easier thing to do was to just drop me a message and ask for more info – as I do when I’m interested, really, in something.

      Happy New Year to you and all the blog visitors!

      • Permalink  ⋅ Reply

        Tyler Durden

        January 2, 2017 at 2:21am

        Hey admin,

        Happy New Year to you as well!

        I didn’t want to give away the info for the site, so I was making sure I didn’t put it out there. I guess I came across kind of rude, but I was just trying to reiterate to the people who were confused that this was not an easy endeavor, and that even if they did find the site they’d feel like all the work was for nothing once they realized they needed an invite.

        Sorry if I didn’t convey it the way I meant to.

      • Permalink  ⋅ Reply

        Tyler Durden

        January 2, 2017 at 2:27am

        Also, I’m not even sure how to PM you on this site! Maybe they don’t know either? :-/

Leave a Reply

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required.

AlphaOmega Captcha Cinematica  –  What Film Do You See?