Almost a quarter-century after its original release, we recently learned that David Cronenberg‘s Crash is finally getting a Blu-ray release, and today brings word that the NC-17 version of the controversial erotic thriller has been restored in 4K by Recorded Picture Company and Turbine Media Group!
The update comes via The Playlist, who reports that the restoration from the original camera negative was supervised by the film’s writer-director Cronenberg and director of photography Peter Suschitzky.
This brand-new 4K restoration will have spot at this year’s Venice Film Festival, "and will then look for worldwide distribution afterward."
"Strange to think that this movie needed restoration," said Cronenberg. "Seems like only yesterday that we were shooting it. Just emphasizes the fragility of our beautiful art form, but also its resilience. Wonderful to see it and hear it in its full glory after its loving resurrection by Turbine."
In the 1993 film starring James Spader, Holly Hunter and Rosanna Arquette, after getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.