My impressions of the Terror Train blu-ray released by Scream Factory (Shout!).
Picture Quality: 1080p/widescreen 1.85:1
The picture quality on this release is fairly good, especially for a low budget film that's over 30 years old. This is a fairly darkly lit film to begin with, but surprisingly colours and detail are actually not half bad. Sure, it's not the best I've ever seen from an older film, but it's still pretty decent. The actor's flesh tones are normal. Black levels are consistently solid. However, I wish the film print could've been cleaned up a bit more. Dirt specs and scratches will pop up often enough (especially briefly in the beginning; YIKES!), but it's tollerable I guess. Overall, it's an obvious upgrade from prior video releases. I'm pleased with these results.
3.5 out of 5
Audio Quality: English 5.1 DTS HD-MA (unlisted on the back of the packaging), English 2.0 DTS HD-MA stereo
The audio quality on this release is fairly good as well. The sound design isn't overly 'engaging' with this film, but being an older, low-budget film it's still pretty nice. Dialogue and sound effects are pretty clear, bass is stable. Musical score sounds very satisfying. No real noticeable cracks or hisses in the audio as well. Overall, the audio on this release is well done.
3.5 out of 5
Special features include 4 different interviews (with production executive Don Carmody, producer Daniel Grodnik, production designer Glenn Bydwell, and composer John Mills-Cockell), the film's theatrical trailer, TV spot, and a still gallery. Also, this blu-ray release also includes reversible cover art and a DVD copy of the film.
All in all, this is a pretty nice release for this cult classic film. If you're a fan of this film, then it's a definite no-brainer; GET IT! If you're new to this film, this version is DEFINITELY worth checking out. This blu-ray release comes recommended from me.