The Bullet Train

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Bullet Train (Shinkansen daibakuha) (1975, Japan) is an Action-Crime-Disaster film directed by Jun'ya Satô.


Main Details

  • Released on July 5, 1975
  • Color
  • Running time: 152 minutes
  • Production Co.: Toei Studios
  • Distribution Co.: Constantin Film (1976) (West Germany) (theatrical) | Gaumont (1976) (France) (theatrical) | Imperial Filmes (1979) (Portugal) (theatrical) | International Classics (1976) (USA) (theatrical) | National Film Development Corporation (1979) (India) (theatrical) | Toei Company (1975) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Jun'ya Satô
  • Produced by Kanji Amao, Sunao Sakagami
  • Written by Ari Katō, Screenplay by Ryūnosuke Ono, Junya Satō
  • Starring Ken Takakura, Sonny Chiba, Ken Utsui
  • Music by Hachirō Aoyama
  • Cinematography by Masahiko Iimura
  • Edited by Osamu Tanaka

Plot Summary

  • Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid.


  • They said it couldn't happen... But for 1500 passengers Bullet Train 109 became a nightmare journey that just couldn't be stopped!
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