This particular train might have suffered more delays and cancellations than Southern Rail but Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer is finally getting a UK home release.
The film never received a theatrical release in the UK however the success of director Bong Joon-Ho’s Oscar-winning Parasite has sparked renewed interest in his back catalogue, prompting its imminent arrival on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Lionsgate.
Set in 2031, the entire planet is frozen and the world’s only survivors live aboard the Snowpiercer: a train that’s been hurtling around the globe for the past seventeen years. Within the carraiges the remnants of the human race have formed their own divisive economic and class system.
This is all set to change when Curtis (Chris Evans) leads a group of lower-class citizens, who live in squalor at the back of the train, on a fight to the front of the Snowpiercer to share the food and wealth equally among the inhabitants. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the rebel group as they battle their way from carriage to carriage. A revolution has begun…
Full of action spectacle and plenty of biting social commentary, from acclaimed director Bong Joon-Ho (Parasite, Okja, The Host) this exciting dystopian thriller finally makes its way to UK Blu-ray™ and DVD in an extras-packed edition for fans and first time viewers alike.
Snowpiercer’s A-list cast includes: Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War), Song Kang Ho (Parasite), Tilda Swinton (Dr. Strange), Ed Harris (Apollo 13), Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting) and the late John Hurt (Alien).
Blu-ray special features include:
• Transperceniege: From the Blank Page to the Blank Screen
• Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton on Snowpiercer
• The Birth of Snowpiercer
• The End of the World, and the New Beginning (animated prologue)
A Netflix series based on the film and the original graphic novel is due for release in May 2020.
Snowpiercer is on Blu-ray™ and DVD 25 May 2020 from Lionsgate UK.