Eureka Entertainment has announced that Paul Verhoeven’s thrilling medieval epic, FLESH + BLOOD, will be released Uncut and on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK in a Dual Format Edition as part of the Eureka Classics series on 6 August 2018.
Co-written by Paul Verhoeven and Gerard Soeteman, the film stars Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson and Jack Thompson.
FLESH + BLOOD was censored in the UK due to its extreme amounts of sex and violence and is now presented in its original Uncut form.
In Western Europe, 1501, a small army of mercenaries led by the charismatic and mercurial Martin (Rutger Hauer) reclaim a heavily fortified castle for its owner Arnolfini, who then betrays the band and ejects them from the city by force.
Swearing revenge, Martin leads a violent assault on the nobleman and ends up accidentally kidnapping the beautiful Agnes (Jennifer Jason Leigh), the fiancée of Arnolfini’s son Steven, who in turn pledges to wipe out the mercenary group once and for all.
• Limited Edition O-Card slipcase (first print run only)
• 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD.
• Uncompressed LPCM audio (on the Blu-ray
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Audio commentary by director Paul Verhoeven
• Paul Verhoeven in the Flesh (21 mins)
• Verhoeven Versus Verhoeven – A documentary on the iconic director, covering the entirety of his career and featuring extensive interviews with the man himself (45 mins)
• Audio interview with actor Rutger Hauer (24 mins)
• Interview with screenwriter Gerard Soeteman (17 mins)
• Interview with composer Basil Poledoris
• Original theatrical trailer
• A collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film (first pressing only)