In the late 80’s and the early 90’s, the late Rutger Hauer ruled the straight to Video market, with memories of his new films bringing massive excitement when they hit the local video shelves.
All thanks to his star turns in Blade Runner and The Hitcher, Hauer hardly disappointed and much of his films have rightly become cult classics, with titles like Wedlock, Blind Fury, Wanted Dead Or Alive, still gaining fans to this day.
One of his most beloved films is the 1992 release Split Second that was nothing more than an ALIEN/PREDATOR rip off and all the better for it.
The good news is MVD Entertainment has announced that they are releasing the film on Blu-ray on August 11th and it will be packed full of extras for fans to get their teeth into.
-High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, newly scanned, restored and color graded in 4K from the 35MM internegative
– Audio: 2.0 LPCM Stereo
– English Subtitles
– NEW! Audio Commentary by action film historian Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema
– NEW! “Great Big Bloody Guns!” Producer Laura Gregory & Actor Alastair (Neil) Duncan on Split Second (HD, 27:25)
– NEW! “Call Me Mr. Snips!” An Interview with Composer Stephen W. Parsons (HD, 22:21)
– NEW! “Stay In Line!” An Interview with Line Producer Laurie Borg (HD, 23:02)
– NEW! “More Blood!” An Interview with Creature Effects Designer Cliff Wallace (HD, 32:03)
– NEW! “Shoot Everything!” An Interview with Cinematographer Clive Tickner (HD, 18:57)
– Original 1992 Split Second “Making of” featurette that includes interviews with stars Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair (Neil) Duncan, Michael J. Pollard, Writer Gary Scott Thompson and more! (SD, 6:26)
– Original 1992 behind the scenes featurette with effects creator Stephen Norrington, cast and crew (SD, 3:41)
– Split Second Japanese Cut, full frame with burnt-in Japanese subtitles (SD, 95:00)
– Deleted Scenes from the Japanese Cut (English, burnt-in Japanese subtitles) (SD, 4:42)
– 7 Promotional TV Clips (SD)
– U.S. VHS Home Video Promo (SD, 2:34)
– Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:15)
– MVD EXCLUSIVE: Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Dude Designs created exclusively for this release
– Collectible Mini-Poster featuring original VHS style artwork
Split Second was directed by Tony Maylam who also made the horror classic The Burning.
This is a must buy for fans of Hauer!