Snowpiercer: international trailer

Trailer Ryan Lambie 9 Jan 2014 - 05:56

The sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer gets a new international trailer. Take a fresh look at The Host director Bong Joon-ho's latest film here...

The discussion over The Host director Bong Joon-ho's forthcoming Snowpiercer has been derailed somewhat by the story that its US distributor, The Weinstein Company, intends to remove 20 minutes from its two-hour duration.

The sci-fi thriller, set aboard a perpetually moving train rumbling through a bleak future winter, came out last summer in its native South Korea, and was both a critical and financial success. Its international cast, which includes Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt and Ed Harris as the passengers on a train locked in a bitter class war, should see it make some sort of impact on western cinemas, too, though the Weinsteins seem intent on trimming the movie down to make it into a more straightforward action film.

Director Bong is understandably unhappy about all this, and it could well be the ongoing battle over the North American edit that's detaining the film - at the time of writing, there's no release date available for the US or the UK. Still, Snowpiercer's release in Japan is still forging ahead, as the Japanese trailer below reminds us. It's a fantastic-looking film, and we can't wait to see it.

When a UK release date emerges, we'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, owners of region-free Blu-ray players may be interested to learn that Snowpiercer comes out on Blu-ray in France on the 26th March...

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Hollywood is trying to ruin Asian cinema without even remaking it now?! Fingers crossed for an unedited dvd release here in the UK.

Given that nothing untoward happened in South Korea after the movie's release, you'd think that the distributor would just release the damn thing uncut already, rather than get bogged down in all this.

It's not just the North American edit. The Weinstein Co. has distribution rights for all English speaking countries.

That looked excellent and what a cast !
Should have been a Dr Who episode though.

Been super hyped to see this for a long time now. Its soooo frustrating that they won't just release the film as Bong Joon-ho intends. Surely no-one is chomping at the bit for a shortened down, theme removed edit. Bah.

Will be strange to go to the Cinema (if we ever get to that stage) and be able to say that I already have it at home!

Is the Villainess from Manchester?

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