Talk:Escape from L.A.
I started capping this from my DVD but the source really is utterly shit. I can't believe they get away with selling this stuff.
Going to cap from a HD source later instead, consider this a 'reservation' of sorts, I guess. --Joffeloff 15:01, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
Not sure what prompted people to assume that this was a Kongsberg but there's nothing there to say it is one as opposed to a pre-A1 1911 that I can see. --Joffeloff 00:10, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
- Since Ellis Mercantile supplied the weapons to Escape From LA and I was the gunsmith there at that time. The .45 Pistol was a blued US Army marked 1911 that was in the holster. - Phoenixent
Seen in the pistol holster of the Surgeon-General of Beverly Hills (Bruce Campbell). Snake later takes this pistol from him after shooting him with a small blowdart.
- Would it be possible that this is an RK-62? --AdAstra2009 02:24, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Saw the movie again today and during the motorcycle scene Snake uses what appears to be an Ithaca shotgun, I noticed it isn't on the page, seems pretty hard to miss. The henchman escorting Snake to the stadium wield double barrel shotguns as well. - Diego Wolfwood
Yes, I was watching it on TV the other day and saw what looked like an nickel-plated Ithaca 37 with a sawn-off barrel, i dont have the movie but i think it would be good to add.
The Coreburner was originally made for the 1995 movie "Automatic". It was used by the Mercenaries, and didn't have the scope or shoulder-stock. In the movie, the large tube under the barrel was a grenade launcher that could fire different types of grenades. The rifle had an led camcorder monitor on top, and one of the rifles had a camera in it for a scene showing the image on the monitor as it was aimed around a corner. Krel.
- That's interesting, because IMFDB's own Steve Karnes built the Coreburner while he was the gunsmith at Ellis Mercantile, and I don't remember him saying it was made for Automatic. I haven't seen Automatic, so I can't comment if it's the same gun (I'll take your word for it), but if the Coreburner was used in that film, it's likely that it was used on both movies during filming in 1995, but Escape from L.A. was in post-production for a longer period, and released later. But as far as we know, the Coreburner was built specifically for Escape from L.A.. -MT2008 09:37, 12 March 2011 (MSK)
Interesting information. I didn't know that both movies were filmed around the same time period. I saw "Automatic" on cable. I remember it being pretty good for a made-for-video movie. The Coreburner gets a lot of use in the film, and there are several of them. I don't remember if they showed more than one firing at the same time. It was pretty elaborate what they did with the rifles. They put an aftermarket camcorder monitor on top of the rile, which functioned as the site, and the controls. As I said there is at least one scene showing the aiming the rifle around corners, with the image displayed on the monitor. In another scene they use the monitor to select the type of grenade the rifle was to fire. I'd say that the Corrburner was one of the stars of "Automatic". Krel, March 25, 2011.
- The Coreburner used in Automatic was from Stembridge Gun Rentals and was based upon the Patriot Pistol. It never worked right in full auto so the propmaster brought the gun to Ellis and we used it as a guide. The shop made all new prosthetic parts for the LaFrance M16K while I changed the M16K to work with those new parts and machined new forend and buffer tubes. This was all done in one day due to the Patriot not working as promised. That is why there are two Coreburners and they are different systems and dimensions. --phoenixent 19:18, 6 February 2012 (CST)
Here's some shots from a youtube trailer for comparison (sorry for the quality) --Ben41 14:08, 12 March 2011 (MSK)