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Paul Verhoeven's coming-of-age drama Spetters on Blu-ray in December

12 November 2019

From legendary filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct) and screenwriter Gerard Soeteman (Soldier of Orange) comes an explosive, fast-paced and thrilling coming-of-age drama. Raw, intense and unabashedly sexual, Spetters is a wild ride that will knock the unsuspecting for a loop.

In Spetters, three friends long for better lives and see their love of motorcycle racing as a perfect way of doing it. However the arrival of the beautiful and ambitious Fientje threatens to come between them.

Starring Renée Soutendijk, Jeroen Krabbé (The Fugitive) and the late great Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), this limited edition 2-disc set (1 x Blu-ray & 1 x DVD) brings Spetters to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on a release packed with over 4 hours of bonus content.

Spetters Blu-ray cover art

Spetters will be released on UK Blu-ray as a Limited Edition on 2 December 2019 by the BFI at the RRP of £22.99.

Limited Edition Blu-ray contents:

  • Remastered in 4K and presented in High Definition for the first time in the UK
  • Audio commentary by director Paul Verhoeven
  • Symbolic Power, Profit and Performance in Paul Verhoeven’s Spetters (2019, 17 mins): audiovisual essay written and narrated by Amy Simmons
  • Andere Tijden: Spetters (2002, 29 mins): Dutch TV documentary on the making of Spetters, featuring the filmmakers, cast and critics of the film
  • Speed Crazy: An Interview with Paul Verhoeven (2014, 8 mins)
  • Writing Spetters: An Interview with Gerard Soeteman (2014, 11 mins)
  • An Interview with Jost Vacano (2014, 67 mins): wide ranging interview with the film’s cinematographer discussing his work on films including Soldier of Orange and Robocop
  • Image gallery
  • Trailers
  • First pressing only: Illustrated booklet containing a new interview with Paul Verhoeven by the BFI’s Peter Stanley, essays by Gerard Soeteman, Rob van Scheers and Peter Verstraten, a contemporary review, notes on the extras and film credits

Not a BFI trailer, but it gives a flavour...