|Out on:||4K 18th July 2022
Blu-Ray 18th July 2022
DVD 18th July 2022
STUDIOCANAL announce the first ever 4K restoration of Richard Fleischer’s (20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, SOYLENT GREEN) 1985, action-adventure epic, RED SONJA. To be released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD™ and 4K Ultra HD™ Limited SteelBook Edition on 18th July 2022.
Brigitte Nielsen (ROCKY IV, BEVERLY HILLS COP II) stars as the iconic, flame-haired heroine who sets out to avenge the death of her family after being granted extraordinary powers by a mysterious vision. On her way to find the tyrannical Queen Gedren, played by Sandahl Bergman (CONAN THE BARBARIAN), she meets Kalidor, Arnold Schwarzenegger (THE TERMINATOR, TOTAL RECALL), a powerful stranger from whom she refuses to accept help. The film features a score from the renowned, Academy Award-Winning® Ennio Morricone (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, THE UNTOUCHABLES).
STUDIOCANAL have commissioned legendary Italian artist, Renato Casaro, to create a brand-new artwork that will celebrate “Red Sonja” as the titular heroine. Casaro designed the original 1985 RED SONJA poster and is considered one of the most important illustrators in film history. His hand-drawn art has enraptured film fans since the 1950s, developing iconic posters for directors like Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola and most recently working with Quentin Tarantino, where he realised the Spaghetti Western posters for the fictitious films of “Rick Dalton” in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The 2020 documentary, The Last Movie Painter, that details Casaro’s illustrious career, will be included as a bonus feature on the Blu-Ray, the 4K Ultra HD™ and Limited SteelBook editions. A new trailer has also been developed for this special release.
ABOUT THE RESTORATION
This restoration was scanned in 4K - 16 bit by Picture Shop LLC - USA, using the original 35mm negative. The colour grading and restoration was completed by Hiventy Laboratory - France, who dedicated over 150 hours of work, manually and carefully removing dust, dirt, and scratches.
SPECIAL FEATURES available on Blu-ray and a 4K Ultra HD™ Limited SteelBook Edition:
Feature-length Documentary about Renato Casaro: The Last Movie Painter
Documentary Feature: “Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Man who raised Hollywood“
Interview with Assistant Director Michel Ferry: “Red Sonja vs. Kalidor - The Making of a Misunderstanding“
Renato Casaro: Photo Gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer
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ABOUT STUDIOCANAL (A CANAL+ COMPANY)
STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating in all four major European markets - France, United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain - as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
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.
STUDIOCANAL also produces more than 200 hours of TV series each year and operates at an international level, by globally distributing its scripted productions and CANAL+ Création Originale (1,000 hours of current and library content in distribution).
STUDIOCANAL produces its series either directly (such as Paddington which won two Emmy Awards) or through its network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM Productions (Shadowplay) and LAILAPS FILMS (Wild Republic) in Germany, the UK’s RED Production Company (Stay Close, It’s a Sin, Years and Years) and URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds, Extinction), Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Two Lives, Jaguar, Cable Girls) and France’s STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL (Nine Women, Narvalo, Mouche). STUDIOCANAL is also an associate of Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose) and Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (The Chestnut Man, Ride Upon The Storm).
STUDIOCANAL and the CANAL+ Group, being aware of their responsibility as a media company, producer and distributor of film and series, share Vivendi’s eagerness to promote ambitious and inclusive creations, which also address the urgency of climate change.