The fine fiends over at Blue Underground have got a handful of fascinating titles coming at us in the not-too-distant future. A new 3 disc set of Dario Argento’s THE STENDHAL SYNDROME arrive July 25th, Gary Sherman’s cult classic DEATH LINE (known here in the States as RAW MEAT) gets the high def treatment on June 27th. But the pair of films I’m most excited about are two from Dick Maas, AMSTERDAMNED and THE LIFT! In fact, Blue Underground also recently announced they’d be doing a Blu-Ray of THE SHAFT, the U.S. remake of THE LIFT.
While we’re still waiting on details for those last 2, we have a concrete release date for AMSTERDAMNED. It’ll arrive on Blu-Ray this August 29th and will be limited to 3000 units! Here are the full details, along with the reverse cover art! (New key art is above!)
The Danger Lies Just Below the Surface…
Down in the murky depths of Amsterdam’s famous canals lurks a murderous predator. Surfacing at night, he kills at random and disappears without a trace. As the bodies begin to pile up and mass hysteria envelopes the city, Detective Eric Visser is assigned to head the investigation. With only the escalating number of victims to go on, Visser pursues his quarry with a vengeance, unaware that his beautiful new girlfriend may be the mysterious killer’s next victim.
Huub Stapel (THE LIFT) and Monique van de Ven (TURKISH DELIGHT) star in this pulse-pounding thriller written and directed by Dick Maas (SILENT WITNESS), highlighted by an explosive speedboat chase through the city’s narrow canals. Long unavailable on U.S. home video, Blue Underground proudly presents AMSTERDAMNED in a brand-new 2K restoration from the original Dutch negative, approved by Dick Maas!
• Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Dick Maas and Editor Hans van Dongen
• The Making of AMSTERDAMNED
• Tales From The Canal – Interview with Star Huub Stapel
• Damned Stuntwork – Interview with Stunt Coordinator Dickey Beer
• Dutch Trailer
• U.S. Trailer
• Loïs Lane Music Video – “Amsterdamned” (Directed by Dick Maas)
• Poster & Still Gallery
• BONUS Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold (First Pressing Only!)
• WORLD PREMIERE of brand new 2K restoration from the original Dutch negative approved by Dick Maas
• Exclusive Limited Collector’s Edition includes Blu-ray, DVD, bonus collectable booklet, reversible sleeve, and special packaging
Video Specs: Widescreen 1.85:1/16×9
Blu-ray Audio Specs: Dutch: 5.1 DTS-HD; Dutch, English: 2.0 DTS-HD; French: Dolby Digital Stereo
DVD Audio Specs: Dutch: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; Dutch, English, French: Dolby Digital Stereo
Optional Subtitles: English for Dutch Audio, English SDH, Spanish