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Arrow Video is pleased to announce the worldwide Blu-ray debut of Andrei Konchalovsky’s gripping thrill-ride RUNAWAY TRAIN on Monday July 22nd.

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Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, Deliverance, The Rainmaker), Eric Roberts and Rebecca De Morney, this brand new dual format DVD & Blu-ray release of RUNAWAY TRAIN has been re-mastered in High Definition by MGM, following its 2010 premiere at the Cannes Film Festival (Classics Selection).


Finally available on Blu-ray for the very first time anywhere in the world, Arrow Video’s brand new deluxe edition of RUNAWAY TRAIN also includes a host of special features and bonus material, the first time any such items have been sourced to accompany the feature on a home video release.


Following its debut at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, RUNAWAY TRAIN went on to be nominated for a total of three Academy Awards (Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing) and three Golden Globe Awards (Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor). To this day it remains as one of the all-time classic break-out movies.

Based on a script by the legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), RUNAWAY TRAIN begins as 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.


Oscar “Manny” Manheim is a ruthless bank robber and hero to the convicts of Stonehaven. After two previous escape attempts the doors to Manny’s cell have been welded shut for three years. A court order see’s Manny released back into the general prison population, where he immediately sets his next escape plan into action.

Aided by fellow inmate Buck, who joins Manny’s break-out attempt at the last minute, the pair embark on a freezing cross-country hike (involving a 300 ft drop into a river and subsequent swim) until they reach a remote Alaskan rail yard and board a locomotive.


Upon leaving the rail yard, the locomotive’s brakes fail and the driver has a fatal heart attack, sending one hundred tons of metal hurtling through the snowy Alaskan wastes at a terrifying and seemingly unstoppable speed.

With hardboiled prison slang added by real-life ex-con Edward Bunker (Mr Blue in Reservoir Dogs), this riveting thriller combines electrifying action with constant psychological tension. RUNAWAY TRAIN is one of cinema’s great thrill-rides.


A full list of the special features included on the Blu-ray & DVD dual format edition of RUNAWAY TRAIN is as follows:

– 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.
– 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.
– Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Brooke, a new interview with Runaway Train’s Production Designer Stephen Marsh conducted by Calum Waddell and the original Life Magazine article that inspired the film, illustrated with rare behind-the-scenes production images.

Release Date Monday 22nd July 2013
Director Andrei Konchalovsky
Starring Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Audio Stereo 2.0 PCM
Language English
Region 2/B
Catalogue Number FCD841
Barcode Number 5027035010090
RRP £19.99

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