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.
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
|Cast||Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||133 minutes|
|Formats||Black and white / 1.66:1|
|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|
|Optional English subtitles for the main feature|