Assault on Precinct 13

4K Restoration

Assault on Precinct 13

Directed by
John Carpenter

Assault on Precinct 13We hit as many John Carpenter classics as we could during our 2021 director’s series, but the man simply made too many great movies. But it’s a good thing we held off on ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13: we’re now thrilled to present the brand new 4K restoration of Carpenter’s professional debut, which reimagines Howard Hawks’ RIO BRAVO (screening back to back with PRECINCT Saturday & Sunday) as a grimy, bracing urban seige thriller.

When the LAPD kills several members of the South Central gang Street Thunder, the remaining members avenge themselves by way of a bloody war waged against cops and citizens alike. Caught in the crossfire is Lt. Ethan Bishop (Austin Stoker), who’s managing a skeleton crew at the local and soon-to-be-closed police precinct. As the gang members close in, Bishop forms an unlikely alliance with a group of prisoners in order to defend the station and the lives of everyone in it.

“A joy to behold: a taut, aesthetic blast of violence.” – Empire Magazine



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