Runaway Train Blu-ray
Action / Adventure / Drama

Runaway Train


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. 

Production Year: 1985
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 12A
Running Time: 111
Number of Discs: 1
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio: LPCM Stereo 2.0
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour: Colour
Director Andrey Konchalovsky
Writer Djordje Milicevic
Cast Jon Voight
Cast Eric Roberts
Cast Rebecca De Mornay
  • High Definition transfer of the film prepared by MGM for the Cannes Film Festival premiere
  • High Definition Blu-ray 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

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