Blu-ray Release: The Bullet Train

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 13, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The basis for the 1994 American hit, Speed, the Japanese action thriller The Bullet Train (Shinkansen Daibakuha, 1975) stars Ken Takakura (The Yakuza) as a mad bomber who plants a device on a high-speed Japanese train, programmed to detonate if the train’s speed drops below 80 kilometers per hour. His design: to collect a multi-million-dollar ransom.

Also starring martial arts hero Sonny Chiba (G.I. Samurai) as the train’s clever engineer, The Bullet Train is directed for maximum impact by Junya Satô (The Silk Road).

Special features on this Twilight Time release include an isolated music & effects track and the featurette “Big Movie, Big Panic: Junya Sato on The Bullet Train.”

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.