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Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Robocop) and starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Robocop) and starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner)

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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).

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).

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
  • Image gallery
  • Trailers
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet featuring a new interview with Paul Verhoeven, new writing by the film’s screenwriter Gerard Soeteman, authors Rob van Scheers and Peter Verstraten and film programmer Anna Bogutskaya. Also includes an original review and credits

Additional Info

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SKU 5035673013557
Catalogue Number BFIB1355
Product contents 2 Discs
Year 1980
Director Paul Verhoeven
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries Netherlands
Colour Colour
Subtitles English
Running time 122 min
Certificate 18

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