Blu-Ray Review: “Horror Express”

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The 1972 Cult Classic “Horror Express” has finally been given the Blu-Ray upgrade it deserves.

Arrow Video once again given horror fans a most welcomed surprise with the just released “Horror Express.” This film has long been the holy grail of Sci-Fi/Horror hybrids that most likely had an influence on “John Carpenter’s The Thing.”

The film stars Hammer Horror favorites Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing who reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids and glowing-eyed zombies all aboard a train bound for Moscow. It sounds like a lot but trust me it all makes sense and most of all it’s good old-fashioned horror fun at it’s finest!

Kudos to Arrow Video for giving this cult classic the upgrade it deserves. The film boasts a brand new 2K transfer which probably looks better than the prints used when the film was originally released 47 years ago! This release also includes a plethora of bonus features such as

  • 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

“Horror Express” is a must for any classic horror movie fan and will take you back to the days when “Creature Features” were the coolest things on late night TV.

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Pat Francis currently hosts the popular comedy/music podcast “Rock Solid,” called 1 of the 8 great music podcasts to put in your ears by USA Today and featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar and Susanna Hoffs. His frequent appearances on Jimmy Pardo’s top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites. Pat began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic in Chicago, IL. After touring the country and performing in 42 states at comedy clubs and colleges, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. There he appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central, AMC, the UCB and is a yearly regular at the San Francisco Sketchfest. For the past 5 years he has also served as Co-Host of the yearly event Pardcast-A-Thon which to date has raised over 700,000 for Smile Train. When not entertaining people in person he also makes his living as a Story Producer for reality television programs. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask.

Pat FrancisBlu-Ray Review: “Horror Express”