Train (1975/Toei/Twilight Time Limited Edition Blu-ray)
B Sound: B Extras: B Film: B
NOTE: This Blu-ray is limited to 3,000 copies and can be
ordered at the links at the end of this review while supplies last.
those who thought that Speed (1994) was an original concept,
their dreams are about to be shattered as Hachiro Aoyama's 1975
action/thriller Bullet Train (also known as The Shinkansen
Daibakuha) lands on Blu-ray disc in limited edition form, thanks
to Twilight Time. The fast paced Japanese film has never looked
better than it does here and while slightly dated in some ways (the
amusing older technology), it still manages to feel very real in its
approach to a hostage situation when a terrorist rigs a bullet train
to explode, if it decreases under a specific speed limit.
film stars Ken Takakura (The Yakuza), Shinichi ''Sonny''
Chiba, Kei Yamamoto, Akira Oda, Raita Ryu, Tetsuro Tamba, and Ken
mad bomber (Takakura) puts lives in danger as he straps a bomb to two
trains and threatens the police that if they don't pay his large
ransom, he will end the lives of the passengers onboard. He blows up
one of them to show he isn't playing around and states if the second
drops below 80 kilometers an hour that it, too, will meet a
disastrous fate. Struggling to get the money together in time before
the train reaches its final destination, everything is done to help
save the lives of the passengers onboard and to trace the location of
the killer before its too late.
in sharp 1080p high definition with a 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio
in ToeiScope and a remastered Japanese 1.0 DTS-HD MA (Master Audio)
lossless track, the film looks and sounds so fantastic on disc that
is hard to believe its age when watching it. The colors are vibrant
and the detail on the characters and locations are impeccable.
Music & Effects Track
Movie, Big Panic: Junya Sato on The Bullet Train
must see if you like Speed or films like it, this thrilling
Japanese film will keep you on the edge of your seat.
noted above, this Bullet
edition Blu-ray can
be ordered while supplies last at