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A father and daughter fight for their lives on a train full of the undead in this sensational blockbuster that has been hailed as one of the best zombie film ever made - a truly astounding, action-packed thrill-ride from South Korea, with social bite, an unexpected emotional punch, and a carriage-load of first class action.
Yoo Gong (The Suspect, Silenced)
Yu-mi Jeong (Silenced, Chaw, A Bittersweet Life)
Ma Dong-seok (Midnight FM, The Good, The Bad and The Weird)
An So-hee (Hellcats, Entourage)
Yeon Sang-ho (Director, King of Pigs, The Fake, Seoul Station)
A mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. The government declares martial law just as divorced Seok-woo and his daughter catch the KTX bullet train from Seoul to Busan to see her mother. But someone on the journey has been recently infected sending the hurtling carriages into complete chaos. As the living dead transform the voyage into a nightmare excursion, father and daughter and a small group of uninfected passengers must fight for survival. Get on board to stay alive!
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After a year of megabudget tentpole and franchise disappointments, along comes TRAIN TO BUSAN, a stunning cross between The Raid, 28 Days Later and World War Z, and “finally, the blockbuster for which we’ve all been waiting” (The Guardian)
TRAIN TO BUSAN, the action debut from Korean animator Yeon Sang-ho has got the lot - white-knuckle tension, superbly choreographed action set pieces, and production values that would shame a Hollywood production - in short, it’s “pretty much everything you could possibly want a zombie film to be” (The Telegraph) and, according to Empire, one of the best horror films of the year.
As well as being hailed as one of the best zombie films ever made, at its core, TRAIN TO BUSAN has a real heart, with the central relationship between a workaholic dad and his estranged daughter (Yoo Gong and Soo-an Kim) giving the film a powerful emotional punch. There is also a magnificent ensemble cast making up the passengers trapped on the Busan train, including a pair of young lovers, two elderly sisters, and, in a stand-out role, Ma Dong-seok as a man who will do anything to protect his pregnant wife.
TRAIN TO BUSAN also features one of cinema’s most diabolical villains, in the form of a businessman far nastier than any of the zombies, whose appalling antics have to be seen to be believed and will you have you shouting at the screen in disbelief.
TRAIN TO BUSAN has broken box office records across Asia and enjoyed fantastic critical acclaim since premiering at Cannes Film Festival's Midnight Screening. It closed London’s Horror Channel FrightFest, with many declaring it the best film of the festival. And no less an authority than Kick-Ass, X-Men and Kingsman scripter Jane Goldman suggests it is a “genre-defining masterpiece”.
With the maddest zombies ever seen onscreen and the heart-stopping ending that comes out of nowhere, TRAIN TO BUSAN is a “viciously entertaining ride” (SciFiNow) that will dazzle the most seen-it-all film fan. If you didn’t catch it at the cinema, now’s your chance to jump onboard this horror express!
“One of the best horrors of the year: innovative, effective and more terrifying than a rail replacement bus service.” ★★★★ Empire
"Bowls you over with brains, guts and heart" ★★★★ Matt Glasby, Total Film
“Pretty much everything you could possibly want a zombie film to be” ★★★★ The Telegraph
“Finally the blockbuster for which we’ve all been waiting.” ★★★★ The Guardian
4 stars - Metro, Heat, The Sun, The Express, CineVue
“A genre transcending masterpiece” Jane Goldman
“Director Yeon Sang-ho’s action-horror railroad movie pulses with relentless locomotive momentum” Variety
"Breathtakingly entertaining from start to finish and the best zombie film in years"
“Will keep you gasping for breath all the way to the end of the line” ★★★★ Radio Times
“A thrilling frantic reinvention of the zombie movie” ★★★★ Rosie Fletcher, Digital Spy
“One of the greatest zombie movies ever made! Easily THE horror movie of the year. Unmissable”
★★★★★ The Horror Channel
"Exhilarating… A viciously entertaining ride" SciFiNow
“So much more than a zombie film. One of the best films of the year.” Talksport
“Iconic...One the best zombie movies ever made” 9/10, Starburst
★Making of Train to Busan
★‘Sneak peak’ of Train to Busan animated prequel Seoul Station
★Seoul Station Trailer