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The Train Blu-ray
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The Train

Directed by John Frankenheimer at the peak of his powers, The Train was made during a tremendous run of top-class pictures that also included Birdman of Alcatraz, Seven Days in May and The Manchurian Candidate, with Seconds soon to follow.

France, 1944. Art lover and fanatical Nazi Colonel Von Waldheim has plundered a Paris museum for its masterpieces, including works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Cezanne. His intention is to have them transported by rail to Berlin, but one man stands in his way. Aware that the Allied forces are fast approaching the French capital, Resistance fighter Labiche need only stall the train for a few more days, but he ll have to use all of his wits and skills to do so.

Featuring two Oscar-winners in its lead roles Burt Lancaster as Labiche and Paul Scofield as Von Waldheim and Jeanne Moreau and Michel Simon in support, The Train combines star power with spectacular action sequences to produce a classic war movie.

Production Year: 1964
Region Code: B
UK Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 133
Number of Discs: 1
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Audio: 1.0 Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Colour: Black & White
Director John Frankenheimer
Cast Burt Lancaster
Cast Paul Scofield
Cast Jeanne Moreau
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film
  • Uncompressed 1.0 mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by director John Frankenheimer
  • Optional isolated score by Maurice Jarre
  • Burt Lancaster in the Sixties a newly-filmed interview with Lancaster s biographer Kate Buford, tracing the actor s career throughout the decade
  • French television report on the film s making, containing interviews with residents of the village of Acquigny who worked as extras
  • Archive interview with Michel Simon
  • Footage of The Train s gala screening in Marseilles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov

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