Blu-ray Release: The Train

Blu-ray Release Date: June 10, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The Train movie scene

Burt Lancaster in The Train

John Frankenheimer’s (The Manchurian Candidate, Seconds) crackling 1964 action war thriller The Train finally makes its Blu-ray debut on its 50th anniversary courtesy of Twilight Time.

The Train stars Burt Lancaster (Sweet Smell of Success) as a workaday World War II-era French trainman charged with ensuring that a cargo of irreplaceable French art—the pride and heritage of his nation—is not allowed to leave France, despite the machinations of a Nazi officer (Paul Scofield, A Man for All Seasons) determined to steal these great works for Germany.

Sounds a bit Monuments Men-ish, doesn’t it?

Also starring Jeanne Moreau (La Notte) and Michel Simon (L’Atalante), and featuring compelling black-and-white cinematography by Jean Tournier and Walter Wottitz and a thrilling score by Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia), The Train remains one of the icons of Sixties cinema.

The Twilight Time Blu-ray edition of the classic movie includes the following  bonus features:
-Isolated Score Track
-Audio commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo, Paul Seydor, and Nick Redman
-Audio commentary with director John Frankenheimer
-Original theatrical trailer
-Liner notes by Julie Kirgo

The Train is now available for pre-order from distributor Screen Archives. As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to pre-order your Blu-ray is NOW! There is a pre-order limit of three copies per customer.

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.