But all hell breaks loose when the creature thaws out, turning out to be not quite as dead as once thought! Z is a mix of elegantly photographed studio interiors and quick and dirty exteriors. More deaths follow before the creature is shot down by Inspector Mirov Julio Peña,. Just bypass all that nonsense and get the iHorror App directly on your phone so you wont miss anything! Sammons has penned stories that have appeared in the anthologies: Arkham Tales, Horrors Beyond, Monstrous, Dead but Dreaming 2, Horror for the Holidays, Deepest, Darkest Eden and others. The film's original theatrical trailer 2:57 is also included. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. The crate arouses curiosity and suspicion when a thief who tried to break into it turns up dead with blank eyes.
Martin also clears up the facts about how Lee convinced Cushing to work on the film after his wife had passed away and his deep depression resulted in a request to back out. Brooding and atmospheric with an unexpectedly erotic edge about it, 'Horror Express' is a cult classic of Spanish horror filmmaking. Then it can body jump again and again until no one knows who on the train is human and who the undying thing is. It's certainly better than almost all Peter Cushing-Christopher Lee pairings made after The Mummy 1959 with the exception of the interesting The Skull 1965. In 1906 Manchuria, anthropologist Professor Sir Alexander Saxton Christopher Lee boards the Trans-Siberian Express bound for Moscow, having discovered the well-preserved remains of a missing link in mankind's evolution.
And boy does he give a big and memorable scene in Horror Express. Kudos to Arrow Video for giving this cult classic the upgrade it deserves. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask. The audio options are English mono and Spanish mono, both being very strong tracks with no noticeable hiss or background noise. Let me give you a brief description and you decide. On a plus side, however, the mix comes with a very attractive sense of space and presence thanks to a healthy and sometimes throaty low-end. His direction and method is actually rather admirable to watch, especially since Martín has never really being a notable filmmaker.
If you do already own this movie, get it again on this Blu-ray. His eyes are left completely white. The set-up does not simply allow for a run-of-the-mill monster on the loose B-pic, the script is tightly-plotted and the revelations are well-timed and bear reflection even if it seems like most of the monster's targeted victims simply stumble across it. But even here, the high-def transfer does little to win viewers over and is quite the disappointment. . On the other hand, the make-up effects are more apparent with the glowing and blank eyes reveled as appliances rather than the opticals one would see in Hollywood productions, and not all of the miniature shots hold up as well as before. Along with the haunting musical score by John Cacavas, which also carries the faint finesse of a spaghetti western, the film is a creature all its own, much like the alien monster, and enjoyed as an elegantly subtle tale of gothic mystery and suspense.
Optional English subtitles accompany the uncompressed mono, though alternate audio options, such as the Spanish dub, are not included. Lee plays his usual stuffed shirt persona but, rare for the actor, his character here actually humanizes over the course of the story. Arrow's new edition offers a superior, new 2K restoration and some new extra features, while repurposing much of Severin's material. When more passengers continue to die, Saxton and Wells realize that the creature has managed to transfer itself into one of the passengers and has plans that include keeping the train from making its appointed stop. Helga Line as a sexy spy , for instance, appeared alongside Spanish horror legend Paul Naschy many times and made a cult item out of herself by disrobing frequently in front of the camera while in her forties.
Renowned anthropologist Saxton Lee boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a crate containing the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid which, he believes, may prove to be the missing link in human evolution. The folks over at Arrow Video have come up with another great release with an impressive 2k scan and a lot of of in-depth special features that make their releases some of the best around. In fact, if you look it in the eye then you die and it takes over your body. Cushing and Sellers reunite in a film that's got lots of everything in it, and turns out to be an adventure movie as well as a horror-scifi-period piece. There are some effects with depth as well as the impacting score by John Cacavas , , that offers some intensity. Horror Express is a great movie. About the only good thing in the whole presentation is the fine object detailing, which is strong and nicely defined for its age.
These crummy sub-par releases plagued horror movie fans for decades. It has less noise and things tighten up very marginally - it is also in the same approx 1. The audience learns very little about the alien, which claims it was accidently left behind, but its actions hint that this might not be entirely true, that it might have been left there purposefully, and that it may be malevolent and not merely trying to survive. Fans will appreciate the new audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman who share their enthusiasm for Horror Express. It is on a dual-layered disc and doubles the bitrate of the 2011 Severin Blu-ray. The end result is an unimpressive and wanting legacy track for a favorite horror film that could sound much better. Cushing and his butchy, cigar smoking assistant Mrs.
Special Features ~ Murder on the Siberian Express: New Interview with Director Eugenio Martin Notes from the Blacklist: Producer Bernard Gordon discusses the McCarthy Era 1973 Audio Interview with Peter Cushing Telly And Me: New Interview with Composer John Cacavas Introduction by Fangoria Editor Chris Alexander Theatrical Trailer Widescreen I really don't horror films, because they're sole intent is to scare people. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a trans-Siberian express, but during the trip the monster thaws out and starts to butcher the passengers one by one. But when the prehistoric creature thaws and escapes, it unleashes a brain-scarfing spree that turns its victims into the eye-bleeding undead. The first time I saw this I was on my break at work. Telecine judder is also a problem and occurs often throughout the entire runtime. Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment. This is hard to dispute since their characters work so well together, appearing to at first despise each other but increasingly nurturing a mutual likeness linked by their deep devotion to science and their proud affiliation to their homeland.
I thought the movie was well shot, considering what technology was at hand to do it in 1972 or early '70s. Alejandro Ulloa's cinematography makes beautiful use of dark, penetrating shadows which add to the train car's frighteningly confining spaces. Christopher Lee plays a British anthropologist in the early 1900s returning from Manchuria on the Orient Express with his most important discovery ever, the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature that could be the missing link in human evolution. The superiority of the Arrow is evident in the colors - oranges-to-rich-reds and skin tones lose the yellow-orange hue returning to a more realistic balance. He also discusses the film's American theatrical release and Joe Dante's review highlighting the poor condition of the print for a then-new film and suggesting that Scotia International may have run off prints from a workprint with splice tape lines baked into the print.
Telly Savalas has a brief but memorable role in the second half of the film playing a whacked-out Russian Cossack officer who's brought on board to sort out the murderous goings on. Optional English HoH subtitles are also included. A small-scale model almost always represents the train, but it never once fails to convince in the context of the fast pacing and tight editing. He bribes the baggage man Victor Israel to take a peek inside. It's one of the better of the genre that I have seen this year. Added to that, the color timing doesn't appear to be right, skewing far too much towards warmer amber yellows.