If you didn’t know who Bong Joon-Ho was until his fabulous Parasite was released, you’re in for a treat. Finally his star-studded dystopian sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer is making its way to Blu-ray™ and DVD …for the very first time in the UK!
Nearly seven years after the film debut, the film only made one UK screening. That was UK Premiere at 2014 Edinburgh Film Festival, it would never get a cinema release. The film was caught in the middle battle between the Joon-Ho and then distributor, The Weinstein Company. A few months ago Netflix finally gave us a UK release, now it’s ‘coming home.
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 carraige 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.
Blu-ray special features:
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)
The superb film cast includes Chris Evans , Song Kang Ho , Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer , Jamie Bell , Ewen Bremner and the late John Hurt (Alien).
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.