Cutthroat Island

The magnificent, big-budget pirate adventure CUTTHROAT ISLAND makes its UHD debut.

Out on:4K 18th Sept. 2023
Blu-Ray 18th Sept. 2023
DVD 18th Sept. 2023

Making its UHD debut, the magnificent, big-budget pirate adventure CUTTHROAT ISLAND, directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) and starring Geena Davis (The Long Kiss Goodnight) and Matthew Modine (Pacific Heights). With a glorious 4K restoration, and featuring many brand new extras and a makes its UHD debut, this is a journey onto the high seas that is simply irresistible.

Famous pirate's daughter Morgan (Geena Davis) is on a quest for riches - she needs to get the remaining two parts of a map from her evil uncles, in order to find her dead father's hidden treasure. Enlisting the help of a convicted thief (Matthew Modine), she straps on her cutlasses and takes to the high seas on a tempestuous journey - but villainous uncle Captain Dawg (Frank Langella) is in hot pursuit.
Finnish director Renny Harlin is responsible for Hollywood blockbusters Cliffhanger, Deep Blue Sea and Die Hard 2.

Geena Davis won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award® for The Accidental Tourist and was nominated for an Academy Award® for Thelma and Louise. Matthew Modine won an Emmy for And The Band Played On, and a Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in Stranger Things.

CUTTHROAT ISLAND is wickedly entertaining and riotously funny and a stunning action spectacular with Davis and Modine on sparkling form. Coming out just ahead of the popularity of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, this ahead-of-its-time epic is ripe for rediscovery in this sumptuous new restoration, that includes a treasure chest of exciting new extras.

CUTTHROAT ISLAND is available to buy on 4K UHD Steelbook, 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 18th September 2023, and available to pre-order HERE.


Commentary from director Renny Harlin
Original trailer

On Blu-Ray/UHD
NEW The Adventure of a Lifetime: Making Cutthroat Island
NEW Charting the Course: Creating Cutthroat Island
NEW Across the Bow: Editing Cutthroat Island
NEW Summon Your Courage: Scoring Cutthroat Island
NEW Ecce Pirate - a short film by Matthew Modine
Commentary from director Renny Harlin
Making of
Behind the scenes
Original trailer

Certificate: PG
Running Time: 119 mins DVD/124 mins UHD/BD approx. @studiocanaluk @StudiocanalUK

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Studio Canal
Release date
18th September, 2023
4K release
18th September, 2023


Renny Harlin