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Overview

This horror science-fiction thriller, a cult favorite, takes place in 1907. Professor Caxton Christopher Lee, a fossil-hunter has discovered some sort of pre-human creature frozen in ancient Manchurian ice. He is traveling to London with his find on the Trans-Siberian Railway and is horrified to discover that his frozen man is missing, and corpses and zombies are appearing all over the train. It turns out that the frozen specimen is an alien with some unusual powers. The combined forces of Professor Caxton, his ...
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Overview

This horror science-fiction thriller, a cult favorite, takes place in 1907. Professor Caxton Christopher Lee, a fossil-hunter has discovered some sort of pre-human creature frozen in ancient Manchurian ice. He is traveling to London with his find on the Trans-Siberian Railway and is horrified to discover that his frozen man is missing, and corpses and zombies are appearing all over the train. It turns out that the frozen specimen is an alien with some unusual powers. The combined forces of Professor Caxton, his rival Dr. Wells Peter Cushing, and a Cossack captain Telly Savalas are needed to save the world from this monstrous being. Skillfully told, with a good dose of humor, this film also features the train which appeared a year before in Nicholas and Alexandra .
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Special Features

Murder on the Trans-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
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Eugenio Martín's Horror Express is a goofily enjoyable 1970s horror film, of the sort many horror fans first encountered on television on rainy Saturday afternoons during misspent youths. The film features Hammer horror vets Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing--both in fine form--and a cunning extraterrestrial ape monster who robs its victims of all their knowledge, turning them into white-eyed bloodthirsty slaves to its will. Telly Savalas stirs things up effectively in a small but pivotal role as a thuggish Cossack commander. The film's plot has a dizzyingly complex science fiction underpinning that makes little sense and still manages to be very amusing. The real concern of the story is more of a mechanical passengers-being-picked-off-one-by-one motif. But it's executed with wit and energy, with the lines between good and evil refreshingly hazy, with cheesy gore effects, and with just enough allegorical food for thought to keep science fiction fans and Russian history buffs on their toes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/2011
  • UPC: 030306117690
  • Original Release: 1972
  • Rating:

  • Source: Severin
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 32,692

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Lee Prof. Alex Caxton
Silvia Tortosa Irina
Julio Pena Mirov
Angel del Pozo Yevtuchenko
Helga Liné Natasha
Peter Cushing Dr. Wells
Telly Savalas Capt. Kazan
Alice Reinheart Srta Jones
Jose Jaspe Konev
Victor Israel Maletero
Vicente Roca Jefe Estacion
Barta Barry First Telegrafista
Jose Marco Vorkin
Jose Canalejas Guardia Ruso
Jorge Rigaud Conde Petrovski
Alberto de Mendoza Inspector Mirov
John Cacavas Conductor
Technical Credits
Eugenio Martín Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
John Cacavas Score Composer
Arnaud D'Usseau Screenwriter
Bernard Gordon Producer
Julian Halevy Screenwriter
Pablo Perez Special Effects
José María Ramos Production Designer
Alejandro Ulloa Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Horror Express
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Horror Express
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Audio Options
      English Dolby Digital Mono
      Spanish Dolby Digital Mono
      1973 Audio Interview With Peter Cushing: On
      1973 Audio Interview With Peter Cushing: Off
   Special Features
      Introduction by Fangoria Editor Chris Alexander
      Murder on the Trans-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
      Theatrical Trailer
      Severin Trailers
         Psychomania
         The House That Dripped Blood
         Nightmare Castle
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    interesting...

    It's actually pretty entertaining is my first reponse to the film. Of course I always think to myself that if I discovered a crate locked and sealed which was supposed to contain the missing link is suddenly empty... my first response would immediately be that the "fossil" had gotten up and walked away. There is an insane amount of the creature's arm in this film. Peter Cushing is of course Peter Cushing. Christopher Lee has one of the best mustaches I have ever seen in my life, not to mention the GIANT hat and red scarf.

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