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A young arrogant bastard type Telly Savalas; Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in the same film but not as Draula or Van Helsing; no Hammer Productions in the credits; not snakes on a plain but horror on a train; pretty good special effects for the era. I say all in all it is an enjoyable film that you can watch with you kids 11 and up and see that this type of horror can still scare them without all the slashing, cursing, or nudity.
A must have film for fans of Christopher Lee's earlier work, the film was actualy made in (1972) but released in DVD form in (2005), I saw this movie when I was 7 years old and it scared the hell out of me, now that I am a lot older I caught a chance to own this film again for a good price on DVD, it does not have the same effect that it did when I was younger but it is still worth another look. The movie is about an English anthropologist who has discovered a frozen creature in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the missing link of human evolution. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a Trans-Siberian express train, but during the trip the creature begins to thaw out and then starts to butcher the passengers one by one. This is one movie that I would give a try, you may enjoy this film, it does have it's moments!
I thought this movie was EXCELLENT! One of the old classic Horror Films that I remember seeing many times late at nite on local stations when I was just a kid. I think this is really one of Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing's best Horror films! It has some really suspenseful scary moments, not your typical Horror movie at all! This movie is is worth having if you like Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing and/or Horror movies!
This review has less to do with the entertainment value of the movie than with the quality of the dvd. The movie concept is interesting but the execution is so-so. It is a "B" movie at best. However, those of us who are fans of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee will find enough entertainment in it to offset its many defects. What I didn't like was the quality of the dvd. In my opinion, it is one of the poorest quality video transfers that I have ever seen; comparable to a third generation vhs tape. I hope there is something better out there, perhaps in a letterbox format. I'm still looking.
Good story, special effects for its day were pretty good, too. Always love watching Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.