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Do You Remember…? No Escape (1994)

No Escape posterby Joel G. Robertson

Take a stroll down the Armchair Theatre video store’s center aisle. You know the one. It’s where you went when mom or dad or whoever lugged you to the strip mall on a Saturday afternoon turned their back. These are the titles you wanted to see, but never did. Or maybe you did and forgot all about them.

Regardless, that center aisle is now memory lane, so travel back with us as we pluck a title from the shelf and ask, do you remember…?

Title: No Escape

Synopsis: After killing his commanding officer, John Robbins (Liotta) is sentenced to Absolom, a prison island where all of the inhabitants are convicted felons. For many on the island, it’s a game of survival of the fittest, but some, known as the “Insiders,” have created a more civilized society. However, it’s not long before Robbins and the Insiders must stand up against a band of brutal barbarians known as the “Outsiders” and their sociopathic leader, Marek (Wilson).

Film Stats:

Release Date: April 29, 1994

Director: Martin Campbell

Starring: Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Ernie Hudson, Kevin Dillon, and Stuart Wilson

Genre: Action/Sci-fi

Running Time:   118 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

Where you can find it: Currently available on Netflix Instant Play!

No Escape Trailer 


6 comments for “Do You Remember…? No Escape (1994)

  1. Peter Nielsen
    April 29, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Hey Joel
    Haven’t seen this in a long while! I have it on Laserdisc so there should be no escaping a rewatch in the near future… 🙂

    • May 3, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      Hi Peter! Ah, Laserdiscs. Man, I used to have about 50 of those bad boys. Had my 20 year old Pioneer LD player until about 4 years ago too! So, what were some of the titles I had… “Die Hard”, “Last of the Mohicans”, a $150 special edition of “Jaws” and, of course, “Rabid Grannies”!

      • Peter Nielsen
        May 4, 2011 at 6:44 am

        I still have my player and 100 discs or so. 🙂 They weren’t cheap!! I own a blood-red edition of Evil Dead 2. It came with a note that said, since it was an experimental red colored disc, you could experience difficulties playing it. Way cool!!!

        • May 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

          Very cool indeed! Send me a pic of it if you get the chance. 🙂

  2. Mags
    April 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, never seen that one, but any movie with Lance Henrikson AND Ernie Hudson has got to be worth seeing!

    • May 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      Hi Mags, I haven’t seen it since it came out in ’94, but it’s definitely deserving of a re-watch. If for no other reason than to see LH and EH mixing it up on screen. 🙂

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