Here’s some great news for fans of Euro-horror: the 1972 cult fave Horror Express will finally get the release it deserves on November 29th.  This longtime staple of grey market distributors is getting a new high-definition transfer plus a variety of cool new special features (including a vintage Peter Cushing interview!).  Better yet, it’s being packaged as a blu-ray/DVD combo pack so this set is one-stop shopping for all different sorts of viewers.  Read on for all the terror train details…

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HORROR EXPRESS

Gets Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Release From Severin Films

On November 29th, 2011

Severin Films is pleased to announce the Blu-Ray debut of 70s terror classic HORROR EXPRESS starring genre titans Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing with an unforgettable supporting turn from Telly ‘Kojak’ Savalas. Loved by fans and critics alike, with Dread Central declaring it “One Of Our Absolute Favorites”, this gory masterpiece has been transferred in hi-definition from the original camera negative and is packed with exclusive new special features as well as the first in-depth interview with Cushing ever to emerge on disc, unearthed from a British archive. The film will be released as a Blu-Ray/DVD 2-disc combo pack.

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing star as rival turn-of-the-century anthropologists transporting a frozen ‘missing link’ aboard the Trans-Siberian Express. But when the prehistoric creature thaws and escapes, it unleashes a brain-scarfing spree that turns its victims into the eye-bleeding undead.  Can the crafty colleagues stop this two million year old monster, hordes of zombie passengers and a psychotic Cossack officer (Telly Savalas) before terror goes off the rails? Silvia Tortosa (WHEN THE SCREAMING STOPS) co-stars in this all-time fright favorite from director Eugenio Martín and the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriters of PSYCHOMANIA.

Severin Films, founded in 2006 with offices in Los Angeles and London, has been called  “well on its way to becoming the greatest indie label of all time” by BlogCritics.org. Their DVD and Blu-ray releases include Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre, the unrated Director’s Cut of Just Jaeckin’s Gwendoline, Richard Stanley’s restored Hardware, Enzo Castellari’s original Inglorious Bastards, Oscar®-nominee Patrice Leconte’s The Hairdresser’s Husband, Don Sharp’s Psychomania and Roman Polanski’s What? Severin’s upcoming HD restorations include The Wild Geese, Ashanti and Zulu Dawn. The company’s theatrical releases include Birdemic – Shock & Terror, Devolved, and the forthcoming horror anthology The Theatre Bizarre.

Horror Express Trailer from Severin Films on Vimeo.