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Split Second (1992) 4K MVD Rewind Blu-ray

The MVD Rewind Collection is releasing director Tony Maylam’s marvelous action/horror B-flick, Split Second (1992) on a 4K collector’s edition Blu-ray. Stars Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall.

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 (Rutger Hauer, Blind Fury) lost his partner to the beast, and now it looks like his girlfriend Michelle (Kim Cattrall, Big Trouble in Little China) 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, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), 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.

It does however provide a good ninety minutes of solid entertainment in a fascinating environment…

Nigel Honeybone — Horrornews.net

Featuring special effects by Stephen Norrington (Blade) and written by Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and The Furious), along with an all-star supporting cast that includes Academy Award® Nominees Michael J. Pollard (Tango & Cash) and Pete Postlethwaite (Inception), this cult classic sci-fi thriller will have you on the edge of your seat!

Release date: August 11, 2020
Genre: Sci-fi / Horror

DirectorTony Maylam
CastRutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan
Production Year1992
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
Run Time90 minutes
FormatsColor / 4K / 1.85:1
StudioMVD Rewind Collection

Special features

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)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Dude Designs created exclusively for this release
Collectible Mini-Poster featuring original style VHS artwork
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
Split Second (1992) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

*Exclusive for North America, the MVD Rewind Collection Collector’s edition of SPLIT SECOND features newly commissioned artwork by The Dude Designs on both the wrap and a limited edition slipcover. Also exclusive for MVD’s North American release will be reversible wrap featuring a stylized version of the original VHS artwork that will also be featured on a mini-poster insert.

Eric D. Wilkinson oversaw this project on behalf of MVD. “Collectors have been waiting for this release for a long time. While MVD licensed this film almost two years ago, as a fellow collector, it was important to me to get this release right. At the time of the acquisition, MVD was originally provided with an older HD master, but I felt we could do better. With the help of Joe Rubin, we began a search for the best materials to scan. Once we had a beautiful new master I then reached out to 101 Films, who control the rights to Split Second in the UK, and we worked together creating new bonus materials and locating classic material in order to make this truly the definitive release of ‘Split Second” in both North America and the UK. I want to thank the 101 Films team for all of their hard work and thank the fans for their continued support of our collectors’ label. I promise it was worth the wait!”

Sure, the plot is tissue-paper-thin and is nothing we haven’t seen before, but there’s just something about it that makes me watch it every now and then.

Peter Nielsen — Forgottenflix.com

Split Second (1992) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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