StudioCanal has announced the upcoming release of a brand new 4K restoration of Paul Verhoeven’s 1992 crime thriller Basic Instinct, supervised by the director himself, which is set for release this June; check out the cover artwork, special feature details, and trailer below…
Michael Douglas stars as hardboiled San Francisco detective Nick Curran, a troubled cop with a history of trigger-happy shootings and a weakness for beautiful women and dangerous relationships. Sharon Stone is Catherine Tramell, a stunning, enigmatic novelist with a talent for seduction and a history of relationships that end in death. The death of a former rock star sends Nick into the orbit of the victim’s lover, Catherine, who immediately becomes prime suspect in the murder. Catherine ignites Nick’s suspicions and his passion, and he soon becomes involved in his most dangerous liaison yet.
The film also stars Jeanne Tripplehorn as police psychologist Dr Beth Garner, George Dzundas as Nick’s partner Gus, Denis Arndt as Lieutenant Phillip Walker and Leilani Sarelle as Roxy Hardy. The cast is rounded out by great character actors such as Bruce A. Young, Stephen Tobolowsky, Wayne Knight and Chelcie Ross.
To coincide with the new restoration, a brand new 52 minute documentary, BASIC INSTINCT: SEX, DEATH & STONE has been created by STUDIOCANAL, TCM and Rockyrama. This documentary includes exclusive interviews and personal anecdotes from Paul Verhoeven, Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, editor Frank J. Urioste, writer Joe Eszterhas and cinematographer Jan de Bont, and is included in the bonus features on the home entertainment releases.
SPECIAL FEATURES available on Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD and Steelbook:
- New documentary – Basic Instinct: Sex, Death & Stone
- New featurette – An unending story – Scoring Basic Instinct
- New – Trailer
- Making of featurette – Blonde Poison
- Cast & Crew interviews featurette
- Storyboard comparisons
- Screen tests
- Audio commentary by Paul Verhoeven & Jan de Bont
- Audio commentary by Camille Paglia
Basic Instinct will release on 4K Ultra HD, Steelbook, Blu-ray, DVD and digital on June 14th.