MVD Rewind Collection has teamed up with UK-based company 101 Films to bring collectors a fully loaded special edition of Tony Maylam's 1992 cult sci-fi film Split Second, starring the late great Rutger Hauer.
Making its North American Blu-ray debut on August 11th, 2020, Split Second comes is packed with hours of bonus material produced by 101 Films exclusively for the US (and the UK) including brand new cast and crew interviews, new audio commentary, and rarely seen 1992 legacy features, an alternative cut of the film, deleted scenes, promos and more!
The release features a brand new high definition presentation overseen by Joe Rubin, the main feature is presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, newly scanned, restored and color graded in 4K from the 35MM internegative, with uncompressed 2-channel stereo audio.
SPLIT SECOND: COLLECTOR’S EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
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
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
It's worth noting that, other than packaging, MVD's and 101 Films' releases are identical. 101 Films' version will also be released a bit earlier, on July 27th.
"In the year 2008, the cops are better armed than before, but nothing has prepared them for this. Swift, sharp-clawed and deadly, something moves among them on the streets, in the alleyways, on the rooftops, tearing out human hearts and devouring them. Maverick cop "Harley" Stone (Hauer) lost his partner to the beast, and now it looks like his girlfriend Michelle (Kim Cattrall) is next on the killer’s list. Even in the future, there aren’t guns big enough to stop the creature’s deadly force, but Stone has no choice. Teamed with rookie detective Durkin (Alastair Duncan), Stone must stalk the edge of his own sanity if he is to destroy the rampaging Evil on the outside and banish the very real demons within . . . It could all be over in a split second."