Runaway Train (1985)
Monday 24th June 2013
Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and starring Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Runaway Train is released on DVD and Blu-ray by Arrow Films on 15th July 2013.
Two convicts break out of Stonehaven Prison in the dead of winter, boarding a freight train with the intention of getting as far away as possible before their notoriously sadistic warden finds out. But the brakes fail and the driver has a heart attack, sending hundreds of tons of metal hurtling through the snowy Alaskan wastes at terrifying and unstoppable speed.
Based on a script by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), with hardboiled prison slang added by real-life ex-con Edward Bunker (Mr Blue in Reservoir Dogs), this riveting thriller also boasts Oscar-nominated performances from Jon Voight and Eric Roberts - with Voight playing spectacularly against type as a criminal so vicious that he served much of his sentence welded into his cell.
Combining electrifying action with constant psychological tension (the only surviving member of the train crew is a young, inexperienced woman), Runaway Train is one of cinema's great thrill-rides.
- High Definition transfer of the film prepared by MGM for the Cannes Film Festival premiere
- High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the film
- Original Uncompressed Stereo Audio
- Optional English SDH Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Running on Empty - An Interview with director Andrei Konchalovsky
- From Thespian to Fugitive - Star Jon Voight shares his memories of his Academy Award-nominated role
- Sweet and Savage: Eric Roberts recalls his Academy Award-nominated performance
- The Calm Before the Chaos - Co-star Kyle T. Heffner remembers Runaway Train
- Trailer with commentary by Rod Lurie
- Original Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Joe Wilson
- Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Michael Brooke, a new interview with Runaway Train's Production Designer Stephen Marsh conducted by Calum Waddell, as well as the original Life Magazine article that inspired the film, illustrated with rare behind-the-scenes production images
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.