“Basic Instinct” Gets A 4K Restoration

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Paul Verhoeven’s iconic 1992 erotic thriller “Basic Instinct” is coming back to the big screen with a new 4K restoration commissioned by Studiocanal.

Restored through 2019 and 2020 from the original 35mm negative and supervised by Verhoeven himself, this is the full-length version of the film and not the U.S. theatrical cut which trimmed some of the film’s most erotic scenes.

The restoration will be released in multiple territories starting with France on June 16th and Australia and New Zealand on June 17th with a U.S. rollout through Rialto Pictures to follow.

Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD and Steelbook editions will also be out in the U.K. on June 14th, Germany on June 17th, Australia on July 7th, and New Zealand on July 14th.

Studiocanal has also delivered a one-off documentary, “Basic Instinct, Sex, Death & Stone,” which premiered on French TV in December and is being sold globally to broadcasters.

It includes exclusive interviews and personal anecdotes captured in 2019 and 2020 with Verhoeven, Stone, Douglas, editor Frank J. Urioste, writer Joe Eszterhas and cinematographer Jan de Bont. It will be a special bonus feature on the home entertainment release.

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Source: Variety

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