• Hello,Welcome to Play.com.  . (Not youSign in?) | Register
  • 0 SuperPoints
  • Your Account
  • Help

Runaway Train (Dual Format Edition) (Blu-ray)

Released on 22 July 2013

Featuring: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts & Rebecca De Mornay

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

5.0 out of 5 (1 customer review) | Write a review

New from £9.70

Also available used from £15.26

Results 1-1 of 1

Sold by: MplusL

Condition: Used - Like New

In stock | Shipping now

Comment: LIKE NEW! Shipped in 1-2 working days from Germany by PRIORITY 1st class airmail.

Available Delivery Options

  • Standard delivery estimate: 6th Mar - 10th Mar


Free Delivery

16 SuperPoints

Results 1-1 of 1


Two convicts break out of Stonehaven Prison in the dead of winter, boarding a freight train with the intention of getting as far away as possible before their notoriously sadistic warden finds out. But the brakes fail and the driver has a heart attack, sending hundreds of tons of metal hurtling through the snowy Alaskan wastes at terrifying and unstoppable speed.

Based on a script by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), with hardboiled prison slang added by real-life ex-con Edward Bunker (Mr Blue in Reservoir Dogs), this riveting thriller also boasts Oscar-nominated performances from Jon Voight and Eric Roberts - with Voight playing spectacularly against type as a criminal so vicious that he served much of his sentence welded into his cell.

Combining electrifying action with constant psychological tension (the only surviving member of the train crew is a young, inexperienced woman), Runaway Train is one of cinema's great thrill-rides.
  • High Definition transfer of the film prepared by MGM for the Cannes Classics Film Festival premiere
  • High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the film
  • From Thespian to Fugitive - Star Jon Voight shares his memories of his Academy Award-nominated role
  • Running on Empty - An Interview with director Andrei Konchalovsky
  • The Calm Before the Chaos - Co-star Kyle T. Heffner remembers Runaway Train
  • Original Trailer
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Michael Brooke and a new interview with Runaway Train's Production Designer Stephen Marsh conducted by Calum Waddell, illustrated with rare behind-the-scenes production images

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 A Runaway Success!

| | See all ReliantRobin's reviews (13)

This riveting thriller grabs you within the first few minutes and doesn't let go for the entire running time. Voigt is terrific as Manny, a hard as nails convict who escapes from a remote Alaskan prison with his accomplice Buck (Eric Roberts) and boards a freight train in a desperate bid for freedom . Unbeknown to them, the driver has suffered a heart attack and fallen from the cab leaving the train hurtling uncontrolled along the track and into the wilderness. Meanwhile a brutal prison warden (John P. Ryan) wants them back at any cost, even if it means doggedly pursuing them by helicopter across the treacherous terrain. There's so much to enjoy here, notably some hair raising action footage. This is old school stunt work too - no dodgy FX with miniatures or ropey CGI. The late and, sadly underrated, Ryan (a Cannon regular) gives a wonderful performance and there is also solid support from Roberts and a young Rebecca de Mornay. This is easily the best film Cannon ever produced and Arrow's new blu-ray release is the business: much improved picture quality compared to all previous releases and some worthy extras - particularly a fascinating interview with voigt who remembers the project well for a movie made nearly 30 years ago.

Rakuten’s Play.com is an online trading platform which enables third party sellers and buyers to negotiate and complete transactions via its Website. Rakuten’s Play.com is neither the buyer nor the seller of any items sold via its Website. Accordingly, Rakuten’s Play.com is not a party to the contract for sale between a buyer and seller and is not responsible for fulfilling and delivering orders, handling returns or processing refunds for purchases made.

The relevant seller’s terms and conditions apply to delivery, refunds and returns of any items sold via Rakuten’s Play.com. If you have specific questions, about a sellers delivery policy, returns policy or the return or refund of an item you should contact the relevant seller directly. You must comply with the seller's return policy in order to be eligible for any possible refund from the seller.

Whilst we have no obligation to mediate or to enforce or execute fulfilment of any contract, we want you to have a safe shopping experience and may intervene in certain circumstances to resolve an issue, in line with our FairPlay Guarantee. Please see our User Agreement for details.

Important Warning: It is your responsibility to check a seller’s delivery and returns policy prior to confirming an order.

ActorsJon Voight, Eric Roberts & Rebecca De Mornay
DirectorAndrei Konchalovsky
Certificate15 years and over
SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired
Closed CaptionsYes
Duration1 hour and 49 minutes (approx)