Blu-ray Release: Horror Express

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 12, 2019
Price: Blu-ray $26.42
Studio: Arrow/MVD

We’ve seen a zillion versions of the nutty 1972 European, English-language horror flick Horror Express over the years, but never one as gorgeous or well-appointed as the new edition from Arrow!

Horror royalty and Hammer alumni Peter Cushing (Scream and Scream Again) and Christopher Lee (The House That Dripped Blood) reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids and bloodthirsty zombies set aboard a snowy train bound for Moscow! Renowned anthropologist Saxton (Lee) boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a crate containing the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid which, he believes, may prove to be the missing link in human evolution. But all hell breaks loose when the creature thaws out aboard the train, turning out to be not quite as dead as once thought!

Directed by Spanish filmmaker Eugenio Martin, Horror Express remains one for the most offbeat and effective genre efforts of the early 1970s.

Arrow’s new Blu-ray contains the following:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Introduction to the film by film journalist and Horror Express super-fan Chris Alexander
  • Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express – an interview with director Eugenio Martin
  • Notes from the Blacklist – Horror Express producer Bernard Gordon on working in Hollywood during the McCarthy Era
  • Telly and Me – an interview with composer John Cacavas
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet with new writing by Adam Scovell
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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.