THE DISASTER FILM MADE IN JAPAN THAT INSPIRED SPEED AND RUNAWAY TRAIN
SUSPENSE AT 250 KM PER HOUR!
500 passengers have just boarded the “Shinkansen” high-speed train linking Tokyo to Hakata, in western Japan. Shortly after his departure, the Director of Rail Safety receives a call from a man who claims to have planted a bomb on board. This will explode if the speed of the train drops below 80 km/h. The countdown has begun: all the forces of the country are mobilizing to search for the group of terrorists and pay the demanded ransom of 5 million dollars...
Model of the Japanese disaster film, Super Express 109 aka The Bullet Train made an impression with its spirited screenplay, its ambitious and suspenseful production and its implicit social criticism. Produced by the famous Toei studios and directed by Junya Sato ( Golgo 13 ), this film brings together a prestigious cast led by star actors Ken Takakura ( Yakuza ) and Sonny Chiba ( The Street Fighter ). A claimed influence of Hollywood cinema, from Speed to Unstoppable , Super Express 109 aka The Bullet Train is available on Blu-ray™ and DVD for the first time in France in its uncut and restored version.
SUPER EXPRESS 109 AKA THE BULLET TRAIN by Junya Sato (1975 - Colors - 152 mins) Original version with French subtitles Blu-ray or DVD edition
. A RUSSIAN DOLL EXPRESS(20 mins – HD) “The Japanese version is a real Russian doll where three genres cohabit in a very harmonious way: the detective film, the disaster film and the social drama. » An interview with Fabien Mauro, essayist and author ofKaiju, invaders & apocalypse .
.BIG FILM, BIG PANIC: JUNYA SATO ON “SUPER EXPRESS 109”(25 mins – HD) Hired by Toei to shoot a Japanese thriller that would rivalThe Infernal Tower , director Junya Sato reflects on the making ofSuper Express 109and evokes pell-mell the writing of the screenplay, the setting up of the casting and the choice of the title.
."SUPER EXPRESS 109" [ENGLISH VERSION]**(100 mins) The film as it was shown in theaters during its exhibition in France in 1976.
*in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ edition **only available on the Blu-ray Disc™ edition ***French trailer only available on the Blu-ray Disc™ edition --------------------------- -------
Comics 50 •HIGH DEFINITION MASTER• 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles Format 2.35 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 152 mn
DVD 9 •NEW RESTORED MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles 2.35 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 146 mins