"Set in America during the Great Depression, Emperor of the North is the story of a violent battle of wills between a sadistic train guard, Shack (Ernest Borgnine), and stubborn drifter, Number 1 (Lee Marvin). Shack has sworn that no vagrant will ride his train and survive; Number 1 is determined to make a lie of the boast.
Bound together by their mutual loathing, Shack and Number 1 hurtle across America aboard a steam train, locked in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, as each seeks to secure their position in local legend by destroying the other.
At once a classic action thriller, starring two of the genres greatest stars, and an allegorical drama entrenched in a specific period of American history, Emperor of the North is a truly unforgettable film from legendary director Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen, Vera Cruz)
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.