From legendary filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct) and screenwriter Gerard Soeteman (Soldier of Orange) comes an explosive, fast-paced and thrilling coming-of-age drama.
Raw, intense and unabashedly sexual, Spetters is a wild ride that will knock the unsuspecting for a loop. Stuck in a dead-end town on the outskirts of Rotterdam, three young friends Rien, Eef and Hans have one thing in common, their passion for motorcycle racing, which each sees as his ticket to a better life. But a deeper passion will soon rule each of their lives, when a sexy, ambitious blonde (Renée Soutendijk, The Fourth Man) comes between them and provokes a series of unforeseen events.
The film also co-stars the late great Rutger Hauer (Flesh + Blood, Blade Runner) and Jeroen Krabbé (The Fugitive).
This new limited edition of Spetters is presented in a two-disc set, with a Blu-ray disc featuring the film itself, and a bonus DVD packed with extras.
Re-mastered at 4K and presented in High Definition for the first time in the UK
Audio commentary by director Paul Verhoeven
Symbolic Power, Profit and Performance in Paul Verhoeven’s Spetters (2019, 17 mins): audiovisual essay written and narrated by Amy Simmons
Andere Tijden: Spetters (2002, 29 mins): Dutch TV documentary on the making of Spetters, featuring the filmmakers, cast and critics of the film
Speed Crazy: An Interview with Paul Verhoeven (2014, 8 mins)
Writing Spetters: An Interview with Gerard Soeteman (2014, 11 mins)
An Interview with Jost Vacano (2014, 67 mins): wide ranging interview with the film’s cinematographer discussing his work on films including Soldier of Orange and Robocop
**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet featuring a new interview with Paul Verhoeven, new writing by the film’s screenwriter Gerard Soeteman and authors Rob van Scheers and Peter Verstraten. Also includes an original review and full film credits.