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The Train (1964) Kino Lorber Blu-ray: Intense war thriller

Kino Lorber is releasing director John Frankenheimer’s WWII nail-biter, The Train (1964) on Blu-ray. Stars Burt Lancaster.

With the Allies poised to retake Paris from the Germans, Col. Franz Von Waldheim (Paul Scofield) conspires to sneak out by train all of the art masterpieces looted by the German army. But museum curator Mademoiselle Villard (Suzanne Flon) alerts the French Resistance, and soon railway inspector Paul Labiche (Burt Lancaster) is pressed into service. He reroutes the train and cleverly deceives Von Waldheim by renaming each train station along the way.

The Train (1964) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

Here is a movie that is a melodrama about sabotage in World War II, but it looks like a documentary in its attention to detail; which has fine actors in strong portrayals but in which action and movement are more important than the acting.

Tony Mastroianni — Cleveland Press

Release date: January 5, 2021
Genre: Thriller

DirectorJohn Frankenheimer
CastBurt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau
Production Year1964
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
Run Time133 minutes
FormatsBlack and white / 1.66:1
StudioKino Lorber

Special features

NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Steve Mitchell and Combat Films: American Realism Author Steven Jay Rubin
Audio Commentary by John Frankenheimer
Optional Isolated Score by Maurice Jarre
Trailers From Hell with Brian Trenchard-Smith
Booklet Essay by critic Julie Kirgo
Limited Edition Slipcase
Reversible Art
Optional English subtitles for the main feature

The Train (1964) clip

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

1 Comment The Train (1964) Kino Lorber Blu-ray: Intense war thriller

  1. robert montoya

    The Kino Lorber is using an old print…for their Blu ray.
    It is a shame that this great film is not getting
    a 4K Restoration!!! nor will it get a booklet as
    great as the one that comes with the Arrow release in the UK.


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