Written by Arnaud d’Usseau, Julian Zimet
Directed by Eugenio Martin
Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Telly Savalas
US Release Feb. 1, 1967
RT 91 min.
Home Video Arrow Video
Classic Horrors rating = 9 (out of 10)
News of Arrow’s Blu-ray release of Horror Express caught me off guard because I already owned a perfectly good copy of the film from Severin. Surely Arrow was offering a bunch of great new bonus materials. It turns out that isn’t exactly the case. In fact, there are only two characteristics that separate this release from the previous: a new 2K restoration and a commentary track from writer and editor, Stephen Jones, and novelist and critic, Kim Newman.
As for the 2K restoration, there seems to be a notable difference in the colors in the film print. I examined three specific scenes side-by-side to determine these differences and concluded that…
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