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 FrancisBlu-Ray Review: “Horror Express”