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Runaway Train Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + DVD Arrow | 1985 | 111 min | Rated BBFC: 15 | Jul 22, 2013

Runaway Train (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (34.89 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
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Figure/replica/props/memorabilia included

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Region B (locked)

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Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 4.5 of 54.5
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Runaway Train

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Runaway Train Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Manny is the toughest convict in a remote Alaskan prison who, along with fellow inmate Buck, makes a daring breakout. Hopping a freight train, they head full steam for freedom, but when the engineer dies of a heart attack, they find themselves trapped, alone and speeding towards certain disaster.

For more about Runaway Train and the Runaway Train Blu-ray release, see Runaway Train Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Djordje Milicevic, Paul Zindel, Edward Bunker
Starring: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner, John P. Ryan, T.K. Carter

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Runaway Train Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Andrei Konchalovsky's Runaway Train arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Arrow Video.

Excluding a few tiny specks that pop up early into the film and some extremely light noise that occasionally sneaks in, the technical presentation is indeed as good as I hoped it would be. The majority of the close-ups, even those from inside the train where light is occasionally restricted, look quite wonderful - depth and clarity are very pleasing (see screencaptures #2 and 4). The larger panoramic shots also boast consistently pleasing fluidity despite the fact that many of them were obviously shot under different conditions (see screencaptures #1 and 5). Colors are well saturated and stable, never appearing boosted. Contrast levels are stable. Furthermore, there are absolutely no traces of excessive degraining corrections. Sharpening corrections have not been applied either. Unsurprisingly, the film has a very solid and very stable organic look. Lastly, compression is also very good. When blown through a digital projector, the film remains tight around the edges and appropriately crisp. To sum it all up, anyone who has previously seen Runaway Train on DVD will be enormously pleased with the film's transition to Blu-ray. There are notable upgrades in every single area we typically address in our reviews. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray release. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region- Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Runaway Train Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one standard audio track on this Blu-ray release: English LPCM 2.0. For the record, Arrow Video have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

I am very pleased with the lossless track. Trevor Jones' score is as atmospheric as Simon Boswell's score in Hardware and the lossless track really allows it to shine in all the right places. The synthesizers, in particular, sound great. The dialog and the various noises from train are also pleasingly crisp. For the record, there are no audio dropouts, distortions, or pops.



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Runaway Train Blu-ray - July 1, 2013

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