It’s the futuristic year of 2022. An awful incident had taken place in Benghazi. It’s a world where big corporations now run an essential function of society. It’s a bleak and depressing vision where people’s movements can be tracked by satellites. It seems like human nature de-evolves back to a blood-thirsty, and primitive instinct with warring factions convinced it’s survival of the fittest in a dystopian society that’s a prison.
This, ironically, also happens to be the backdrop of the 1994 film No Escape. The cult film came from future Goldeneye and The Mask of Zorro director Martin Campbell and starred the late, great Ray Liotta. The movie will be released for the first time on Blu-ray from Unearthed Classics. The Blu-ray will feature new interviews with director Campbell, producer Gale Anne Hurd, and co-writer Joel Gross.
The plot revolves around a prison system run by corporations, and the prisoners are highly-valued assets. A Marine named John Robbins, played by Liotta, is convicted of murdering a commanding officer after an incident of getting an order to exterminate innocent civilians in Benghazi. When he is convicted, Robbins gets dropped into an island prison where he is caught between two camps of convicts who are on the hunt to kill him. The only way Robbins can hope to survive is to escape the whole thing.
In addition to Liotta, the film stars an ensemble including Lance Henriksen, Ernie Hudson, Kevin Dillon, Michael Lerner, and Stuart Wilson. The film comes from producer Gale Ann Hurd, known for classics such as The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Abyss, Aliens, and Tremors.
Back when the film was released, it received cross-promotion with a three-issue Marvel comic mini-series and a video game of the same name on the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis video game consoles.
The street date for the Blu-ray is scheduled for October 18.