1975 Japanese Action Thriller ‘The Bullet Train’ Is Getting A Blu-Ray Release

The 1975 Japanese action thriller ‘The Bullet Train’ is getting a brand new Blu-ray home video release by Discotek Media. The box set will include the original Japanese audio with subtitles as well as an English dub.

Directed by Junya Satō, ‘The Bullet Train’ was written by Ari Katō, released by Toei, and stars Japanese action star Sonny Chiba. The movie became known as ‘Super Express 109’ in some European markets.

Discotek plans on releasing the box set on November 28th, 2023, though it is available for pre-order on the Right Stuf Anime website.

You can check out the box set below:

The movie stars:

  • Ken Takakura as Tetsuo Okita
  • Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba as Aoki
  • Ken Utsui as Kuramochi
  • Fumio Watanabe as Miyashita
  • Kei Yamamoto as Masaru Koga
  • Eiji Gō as Shinji Fujio
  • Akira Oda as Hiroshi Ōshiro
  • Yasuhiro Aoki as Officer Senda
  • Raita Ryū as Kikuchi
  • Masayo Utsunomiya as Yasuko Tomita
  • Yumiko Fujita as Akiyama
  • Miyako Tasaka as Kazuko Hirao
  • Etsuko Shihomi as telephone operator
  • Tetsurō Tamba as Sunaga
  • Takashi Shimura as JNR President
  • Akira Yamauchi as Cabinet Chief Secretary
  • Tomoo Nagai as JNR Bullet Train General Director
  • Kunie Tanaka as Koga’s brother
  • Kin’ya Kitaōji as Detective at airport
  • Tamio Kawachi as Satô
  • Mizuho Suzuki as Hanamura
  • Yumi Takigawa as SAS Staff
  • Jirō Chiba as Rescue Train Driver
  • Rikinaga Nakano as Osaka Businessman
  • Saburo Date as Businessman
  • Susumu Kurobe as Goto
  • Yoshifumi Tajima as Saki

Discotek Media describes the synopsis as follows,

“Ken Takakura stars as a mad bomber who plants a device on a high-speed Japanese train, programmed to detonate if the train’s speed drops below 80 kilometres per hour. The trains conductor (Sonny Chiba) must keep the train moving whilst the police track the madman down.”

The movie has been cited as the inspiration for the Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock film ‘Speed.’

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Jacob Airey is an author, nerd, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started this website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, and faith. He also hosts the YouTube vidcast StudioJake.

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