The 1992 sci-fi action film Split Second will come out on Blu-ray for the first time in North America as part of MVD Entertainment Group’s MVD Rewind Collection Aug. 11.
The film is set in the year 2008. Cops are better armed than before, but nothing has prepared them for something swift, sharp-clawed and deadly moving among them on the streets, in the alleyways, on the rooftops, tearing out human hearts and devouring them. Maverick cop “Harley” Stone (Rutger Hauer) lost his partner to the beast, and now it looks like his girlfriend Michelle (Kim Cattrall) is next on the killer’s list. Teamed with rookie detective Durkin (Alastair Duncan), Stone must stalk the edge of his own sanity if he is to destroy the rampaging evil.
In addition to Hauer (Blade Runner, The Hitcher), Cattrall (Big Trouble in Little China, Sex and the City) and Duncan (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), the film also stars Michael J. Pollard (Tango & Cash) and Pete Postlethwaite (Inception). From director Tony Maylam (The Burning), Split Second features creature design effects by Stephen Norrington (Blade) and a screenplay written by Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and The Furious).
MVD has teamed up with 101 Films on a special edition. Starting with a 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.
The release includes hours of bonus material produced by 101 Films exclusively for the United States (and the United Kingdom) including new cast and crew interviews, new audio commentary, 1992 legacy features, an alternative cut of the film, deleted scenes and promos.
Eric D. Wilkinson oversaw this project on behalf of MVD.
“Collectors have been waiting for this release for a long time,” he said in a statement. “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 U.K., 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 U.K. 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!”