Blu-ray Release: Boxcar Bertha

Blu-ray Release Date: October 11, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

A would-be Roger Corman/AIP exploitation film, the 1972 crime drama Boxcar Bertha takes on additional layers of meaning thanks to its youthful director, the just-then-emerging Martin Scorsese (GoodFellas).

Barbara Hershey is Boxcar Bertha

Barbara Hershey is Boxcar Bertha

Barbara Hershey (The Last Temptation of Christ) and David Carradine (Bound for Glory) star as a pair of doomed lovers in the Depression-era American South, turning to train robbery and life on the run. Barry Primus, Bernie Casey, and John Carradine also star.

Special features on this Twilight Time release include an isolated track of Gib Guilbeau and Thad Maxwell’s score and an original theatrical trailer.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives to order NOW!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.