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John Carpenter Exclusive

Posted on 01 Sep 2016

We are extremely grateful to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and archivist Dino Everett for allowing us access to John Carpenter’s early student film ‘Captain Voyeur’ which will appear on our forthcoming Blu-ray release, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. On discovering the film Everett said, 'At first it seemed like Captain Voyeur was going to be a class exercise with no title cards to identify it as Carpenter’s work but, eventually, a hand written title card came up." “About a third of the way though the film, there was this hand written, ‘Written and Directed by John Carpenter. You couldn’t ask for a better representation of a first student film. Captain Voyeur has many of the themes as Carpenter’s later work including masked faces, obsession and even comedic set pieces." “In my head I hoped it would be a magical tie to Halloween,” said Everett. “He’s not a killer but he’s a voyeur. In a sense, it shows what Michael Myers was in the beginning of Halloween. The two films make a natural line.” Full spec details will be published next week.

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