|Out on:||Blu-Ray 24th Oct. 2022
DVD 24th Oct. 2022
STUDIOCANAL announce a brand-new 4K restoration of John Irvin’s (THE DOGS OF WAR, GHOST STORY) action-thriller RAW DEAL (1986). Arnold Schwarzenegger (THE TERMINATOR, TOTAL RECALL, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY) stars as disgraced agent, Mark Kaminski, who is promised reinstatement into the FBI if he successfully infiltrates the Chicago Mafia.
STUDIOCANAL will release a new 4K Ultra HD™ Edition, Blu-Ray and DVD across their territories (UK, France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand) from September this year, with a limited edition SteelBook available in UK, France and Germany.
The release will feature a new artwork designed by renowned graphic artist, Flore Maquin. Maquin is noted for her iconic Cannes Film Festival 2018 and 2019 poster designs, as well as a host of other film work. A new trailer has also been created to promote the release.
RAW DEAL was adapted from a story by Sergio Leone collaborators Luciano Vincenzoni (FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE ,THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY) and Sergio Donati (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST) and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (THE TERMINATOR, TOTAL RECALL, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY), Kathryn Harrold (MODERN ROMANCE, YES GIORGIO), Darren McGavin (BILLY MADISON) and Sam Wanamaker (THE DEATH ON THE NILE, SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE) and Robert Davi (THE GOONIES, DIE HARD). Dino de Laurentiis Entertainment Group produced the film.
Dishonoured and forcibly retired from the FBI on grounds of excessive brutality, Mark Kaminski (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is demoted to being a Sheriff in a small town, where his wife heads straight for the bottle and his career goes nowhere. However, when the son of an old friend, Agent Harry Shannon (Darren McGavin), is killed whilst guarding a mob informant against the criminal outfit led by Luigi Patrovita (Sam Wanamaker), Kaminski is given a second chance.
Charged with infiltrating and single-handedly bringing down the mobsters from within without the protection of the FBI, Kaminski assumes a new identity and must resist the temptations of the mysterious Monique (Kathryn Harrold) and maintain his cover, with his eyes on the biggest prize of all – reinstatement and thus a return to the life that was taken away from him.
ABOUT THE RESTORATION
The restoration was produced in 2022 by STUDIOCANAL using a combination of original 35mm elements scanned in 4K 16-bit. Scratches, physical damage and dust were erased frame by frame. The colour grading was completed at VDM Laboratory – France. The project was supervised by STUDIOCANAL’s Sophie Boyer, responsible for library restoration at STUDIOCANAL, and Jean-Pierre Boiget, EVP distribution Services & IT at STUDIOCANAL.
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STUDIOCANAL finances and produces around 30 films per year, partnering with talent to make films in several languages, including English, French, German, Spanish and Danish to name a few. STUDIOCANAL distributes around 50 films per year and owns one of the largest film libraries in the world, boasting nearly 6,500 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Graduate, The Third Man, and Belle de Jour. Among STUDIOCANAL’s biggest successes are Paddington 1 and 2, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Non-Stop, The Stronghold, Black Box, and A Boy called Christmas.
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