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|Horror Express (2019)|
Arrow Films, UK • High Definition Blu-ray presentation. Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements.
Fully-illustrated collector's booklet with new writing by Adam Scovell (first pressing only) • £24.99
Box art by Graham Humphreys
Hammer alumni and bona fide horror royalty Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids
and glowing-eyed zombies aboard a train bound for Moscow-you've never experienced a ride quite like the Horror Express!
Renowned anthropologist Professor Sir Alexander Saxton (Lee) boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a peculiar cargo—a
crate containing the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid which, he believes, may prove to be the missing link in human evolution.
The professor is soon to discover that he is wildly mistaken, however, as the creature thaws out and reveals itself to be the
host of an alien being capable of jumping from passenger to passenger. A Spanish-British co-production from director
Eugenio Martin, Horror Express, which strongly anticipates the shape-shifting terrors of
John Carpenter's The Thing, remains one of the most chilling science fiction-horror efforts of the 1970s.
"Arrow has commissioned a new audio commentary by film historians Stephen Jones and Kim Newman, and the energetic track is a stimulating listen as the two convey their affection for the film."
"Special features are mostly ported over (but still great) save for a delightful new commentary with authorities Stephen Jones and Kim Newman who give entertaining and insightful background info peppered with their own recollections of the film's prominence (or lack thereof) while growing up in England."
"Finally we have the film's theatrical trailer, and (best of all) an amazing audio commentary featuring authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman that is both an incredibly fun and energetic listen, but highly informative as well!"
"Fans will appreciate the new audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman who share their enthusiasm for Horror Express. They bounce off each other with informative details including its resemblance to a Hammer effort. It's great."
"We're treated to an enthusiastic audio commentary from horror experts Stephen Jones and Kim Newman."
"The extras for this release include an always enjoyable audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman."
"Where the Arrow disc wins is in the new extras, and best of these is an outstanding commentary track from Kim Newman and Stephen Jones which is engaging, enthusiastic, and packed with interesting pieces of information and genre commentary. It's truly excellent stuff and worth getting the new disc for."
"The best extras are the commentary by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman. Both great and both love the film. They detail everything and even discuss Cushing and his sadness at his wife's passing."
"Critic Kim Newman and editor Stephen Jones provide an enthusiastic commentary, the first of many great extras."
"New to this release is an audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman who, if you've heard any of their prior tracks together, always do a great job dissecting the films they comment on. Newman is a whirling dervish of enthusiasm here, he's really, really into it and Jones is right behind him-these guys clearly get a real kick out of the picture."
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