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Watch the 4K restoration trailer for True Romance

Though the 1993 cult basic True Romance could not have been directed by Quentin Tarantino – the Hollywood up-and-comer took solely a screenplay credit score, with Tony Scott directing – the early entry in his filmography nonetheless bears all his main emblems. Between the wildly attired characters with memorable names like Clarence Worley and Alabama Whitman, the drug cash, the gangsters in pursuit, and the reverent homage to B-movies previous, it’s about as Tarantino as they arrive.

The movie barely broke even throughout its theatrical run, however went on to amass an underground legion of followers and attain the status as a standout work of the ’90s, a legacy that can now be additional shored up with a good-looking new home-video therapy. At this time, we’re delighted to share the trailer for Arrow Video’s model new 4K restoration of the movie, replete with nifty add-ons and edifying extras.

Arrow’s forthcoming Blu-ray discs will buff the picture to a readability by no means earlier than seen on a TV, not only for the theatrical lower however for the director’s lower as properly. There may also be audio commentaries galore: one from Tarantino himself, one from Scott, one other from stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, after which one analytically-angled monitor from critic Tim Lucas.

Video interviews with the costume designer, editor, composer, a True Romance fan-festival coordinator, and a Tony Scott biographer will shed new gentle on the movie as properly. Different goodies embrace a double-sided poster, six postcard-sized foyer playing cards, and a 60-page booklet that includes essays, an oral historical past, and a eulogy for Tony Scott by Edgar Wright.

Violent and humorous, ironic and romantic, the modern-classic lovers-on-the-run story belongs among the many ranks of Bonnie and Clyde, Badlands, and Gun Loopy. Arrow’s spiffy new launch affirms that a lot, testifying to the endurance of an important zeitgeist object that now feels extra like part of historical past than the innovative.

Printed 12 Jul 2021

Tags: Brad Pitt Christian Slater Christopher Walken Dennis Hopper Gary Oldman Patricia Arquette Quentin Tarantino Samuel L Jackson Tony Scott Val Kilmer

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