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Yet another name that film......

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  1. Ed Selley

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    Right then, I watched this at university on a slow Sunday. I seem to recall I was drunk which did nothing to improve my memory.

    The film is one from the rich vein of 70's disaster movies and I remember precious little other than it centred around a train that had been hijacked or otherwise turned over and wound up with it speeding toward some kind of precipitous doom with a police officer and one of the villians sat apathetically in the heavily damaged cab. This scene had no real dialogue and not much music either. There was a great deal of snow and the train was a very dark grey, almost military in nature. Similar to the Cassandra crossing but bleaker if you know what I mean.

    Not much to go on but any ideas?
     
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    Genius Mylo- if it isn't that, its a fantastically close match :smashin:.
     
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    It's a fantasic/powerful film, Jon Voight is superb in it as usual. Well worth a fresh viewing even if it's not the right film ;) :)
     
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    It was shown just over a month ago on TV and I think Pooch JD gave a head up on it as it was an un-cut version.
     
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    Hi,

    Yep, it's definitely "Runaway Train". The film is out, from MGM/UA DVD both inthe UK and USA. Both versions are identical, in content, with no extras bar the trailer. Both are uncut, uncensored and in the correct anamorphic ratio of 1.85:1 widescreen! :)

    But if you get the US disc, it is a flipper, with Side 1 housing a widescreen print, and Side 2, housing the 4:3 full-frame version. The UK disc, is just the widescreen print.

    Pooch
     
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    Will be ordering the region 1 version when Mrs Tons decides on her next purchase :smashin:.

    Cheers for your help gents.
     
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    Just an update to say that I watched this last night (R1 Widescreen) and throroughly enjoyed it. I'd forgotten that the train was more incidental to wider things but still some good stuff. For an older release, the print and palate were pretty good and the stereo soundtrack opened up nicely into a nice PLII soundfield.

    A big :thumbsup:.
     

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