I'm not usually a fan of these £2.99 DVD deals but felt this was an exception.
Can't comment on the newer version but this is a classic. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 100%. It was on Channel 4 on Sunday and I caught it then, but if you haven't seen it, this is money well spent.
"Outstanding! Bursts With Heart-Stopping Excitement!" -Leonard Maltin.
An all-star cast, including Oscar-winners Walter Matthau and Martin Balsam teams up with Robert Shaw to deliver "sure-fire entertainment [that's] gripping and exciting from beginning to end" (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the sizzling best-seller by John Godey, this pulse-pounding picture is guaranteed to give you the ride of your life!
Somewhere underground, in New York's subway system, just outside the Pelham Station, a gang of armed men hijack a train, threatening to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met. Forced to stall these unknown assailants until a ransom is delivered or a rescue is made, transit chief Lt. Garber (Matthau) must ad-lib, bully, con and shrewdly outmaneuver one of the craftiest and cruelest villains (Shaw) in a battle of wits that will either end heroically or tragically. From the minute you board this train until its exhilarating climax, you will be taken by "plenty of surprises and lots of nail-biting action" (Blockbuster Movie Guide)!
Not forgetting Quidco at 4% (12p).