BFI are releasing Paul Verhoeven's Spetters in December

BFI are releasing Paul Verhoeven's Spetters in December

The BFI have announced that they are to release Paul Verhoeven's coming of age drama Spetters on dual-format DVD and Blu-ray on 2nd December 2019.

Starring Renée Soutendijk, Jeroen Krabbé (The Fugitive) and the late great Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), this limited edition 2-disc set (1 x Blu-ray & 1 x DVD) brings Spetters to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK and is a must own release, packed with over 4 hours of bonus content.

In Spetters, three friends long for better lives and see their love of motorcycle racing as a perfect way of doing it. However the arrival of the beautiful and ambitious Fientje threatens to come between them.

Special features

  • Remastered in 4K and presented in High Definition for the first time in the UK
  • Audio commentary by director Paul Verhoeven
  • Symbolic Power, Profit and Performance in Paul Verhoeven’s Spetters (2019, 17 mins): audiovisual essay written and narrated by Amy Simmons
  • Andere Tijden: Spetters (2002, 29 mins): Dutch TV documentary on the making of Spetters, featuring the filmmakers, cast and critics of the film
  • Speed Crazy: An Interview with Paul Verhoeven (2014, 8 mins)
  • Writing Spetters: An Interview with Gerard Soeteman (2014, 11 mins)
  • An Interview with Jost Vacano (2014, 67 mins): wide ranging interview with the film’s cinematographer discussing his work on films including Soldier of Orange and Robocop
  • Image gallery
  • Trailers

For a full list of all upcoming releases for you to buy to own you can check out our 4K Blu-ray release schedule and DVD and Blu-ray release schedule.


Spetters (1980)
Dir: Paul Verhoeven | Cast: Hans van Tongeren, Maarten Spanjer, Renée Soutendijk, Toon Agterberg | Writer: Gerard Soeteman (scenario)

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