The Directors Series with Ryan and Jesse continues with a discussion of John Carpenter’s SciFi movies, focusing on Escape from New York, The Thing, Starman, They Live and Ghosts of Mars. Ryan and Jesse also discuss the merits of CGI vs practical effects.

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