U.S. cult film label Synapse Films is releasing the classic 80’s ski romp, Hot Dog The Movie (1984), on a 4K restoration Blu-ray. Stars David Naughton, Shannon Tweed.
Harkin Banks (Patrick Houser) is an American hot-dogger who enters a winter skiing competition and goes pole-to-pole with Rudi (John Patrick Reger), an arrogant Austrian pro who will do anything to win! As Harkin’s “Rat Pack” and Rudi’s “Rudettes” battle on and off the slopes, Rudi’s ultra-sexy ex-girlfriend (Shannon Tweed, Playboy’s 1982 Playmate of the Year) sets her sights on Harkin with a few “pointers” of her own. Culminating in a final and dangerous “Chinese Downhill” race, only one will be victorious!
See and hear Hot Dog…The Movie the way it was always meant to be in this “Unrated Producer’s Cut” of the iconic ‘80s T&A ski-comedy classic! Remastered in 4K from the uncut 35mm camera negative and remixed in 5.1 surround sound, this is writer/co-producer Mike Marvin’s original version of the film containing additional nudity, sex and restored scenes not included in the 1984 theatrical release.
Also stars David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London) and James Saito (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Release date: February 25, 2020
Disc and film details
- Director: Peter Markle
- Cast: David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy Smith
- Country: USA
- Production Year: 1984
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: A
- Run Time: 99 minutes
- Formats: Color; 1.78:1
- Audio: English
- Subtitle: English
- Studio: Synapse Films
- New 4K restoration of the producer’s uncut version from the recently discovered original 35mm camera negative
- Unrated Producer’s Cut
- New DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mix (Original 2.0 theatrical mono mix also included)
- HOT DOG: THE DOCUMENTARY – An all-new 50 minute featurette including new interviews with director Peter Markle, co-producer/writer Mike Marvin, and cast members David Naughton, Tracy Smith, John Patrick Reger and Frank Koppala
- Audio commentary with co-producer/writer Mike Marvin
- Original theatrical trailer, TV spot, radio spots, and music video!
- Liner notes by TEEN MOVIE HELL author, Mike McPadden