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…

ONE OF THE GREATEST FRIGHT FILMS EVER UNLEASHED!”
Fangoria

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.