Blu-ray Release: Emperor of the North

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 8, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Director Robert Aldrich (Kiss Me Deadly) and screenwriter Christopher Knopf team up for the spectacular Depression-era tale, the 1973 action-adventure drama Emperor of the North.

Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin in Emperor of the North

Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin in Emperor of the North

The movie features a pair of stalwart veteran actors, Lee Marvin (The Killers) and Ernest Borgnine (Convoy), as, respectively, a jaunty hobo determined to ride a train and the vicious conductor equally resolved to prevent this eventuality.

Also starring Keith Carradine (The Long Riders) as the train-jumper’s young protégé, the film features a potent score by Frank De Vol.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep an eye on the Twilight Time site or that of their distributor Screen Archives’s for the announcement of the prebook date (usually 2-3 weeks before the title’s street date) and get ready to reserve!


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.