Item Details

Snowpiercer

Radius-TWC, the Weinstein Company and CJ Entertainment present ; a Moho Film & Opus Pictures production ; a Bong Joon Ho film ; producers, Tae Sung Jeong, Steven Nam ; produced by Park Chan-Wook, Lee Tae Hun ; screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Kelly Masterson ; directed by Bong Joon Ho
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
The film is set in the future (AD 2031) where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an ice age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. Its inhabitants are divided by class; the lower-class passengers in one of the last cars stage an uprising, moving car by car up to the front of the train, where the oppressive rich and powerful live.
Director
Bong Joon Ho; Chun-ho Pong
Performers
Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Ah-sung Ko, Alison Pill.
Release Date
2013
Run Time
126 min.
Language
English and some Korean dialogue; Spanish or English subtitles; optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing
Rating
Rating: R; for violence, language and drug content
Notes
  • Based on the graphic novel 'Le transperceneige" by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
  • Special features: Critics' commentary hosted by Scott Weinbert; The birth of Snowpiercer; The characters; animated prologue; Concept art galleries; Chris Evans & Tilda Swinton on Snowpiercer; The train brought to life: behind the scenes of a special screening; Transper ceneige: from the blank page to the black screen.
Contents
  • disc 1. Feature film
  • disc 2. Special features.
Credits
Music by Marco Baltrami ; cinematographer, Hong Kyung Pyo ; editor, Steve M. Choe, Changju Kim ; screen story by Bong Joon Ho.
Published
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014]
Publisher no.
WC62262 Anchor Bay Entertainment
Description
2 videodiscs (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Technical Details
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