Paul Verhoeven’s Basic Instinct Getting A 4K Collector’s Edition!

There’s No Smoking In This Building Miss Tramell‘ It’s Official folks Paul Verhoeven‘s cult erotic thriller Basic Instinct is getting a 4K restoration!

Studiocanal made it official today when they announced 4K restoration of Paul Verhoeven’s (Robocop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers) classic 1992 thriller. Which be available on Ultra HD™, Blu-Ray, DVD and Steelbook editions from June 2021.

The film was restored from the original 35MM negative and supervised by the director himself, with invaluable input to the bonus material from Stone and Douglas.

The film  stars Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas alongside 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.

The film redefined the erotic thriller genre and featured one of the most talked about scenes in film history. which means those who paused, rewind will now enjoy that scene in glorious 4K! A blistering portrayal of sexual obsession, murder and betrayal.

A new Trailer has been created to promote the release, check it out 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.

Two brand-new artworks have also been created to promote the release which were designed by celebrated, French graphic artist Flore Maquin – noted for her iconic Cannes Film Festival poster designs of 2018 and 2019 amongst a host of other film work.

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 4K UHD Collector’s Edition will be released in Steelbook, Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Editions from 14th June.