John Irvin’s action-packed 1986 cult classic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger explodes onto 4K UHD with a stunning new restoration, breathing new life into one of the beloved bad-ass’ most-loved flicks. While something of a critical and commercial flop on release, the film has earned a second life over the years as a definitive Arnie romp – a hammy, predictable thriller bolstered by expertly choreographed action involving a wide variety of things that go boom.
StudioCanal’s new restoration is a revelation, and the best way to own it is almost certainly in Zavvi’s exclusive 4K Steelbook release. It truly is a thing of beauty.
Newly restored in striking 4K, the ruthless 80s action classic RAW DEAL starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall, Red Heat) is back. Dishonoured and forcibly retired from the FBI on grounds of excessive brutality, Mark Kaminski (Schwarzenegger) is demoted to being a Sheriff in a small town, where his wife heads straight for the bottle and his career goes nowhere. However, when the son of an old friend, Agent Harry Shannon (Darren McGavin), is killed whilst guarding a mob informant against the criminal outfit led by Luigi Patrovita (Sam Wanamaker), Kaminski is given a second chance.
Charged with infiltrating and single-handedly bringing down the mobsters from within without the protection of the FBI, Kaminski assumes a new identity and must resist the temptations of the mysterious Monique (Kathryn Harrold) and maintain his cover, with his eyes on the biggest prize of all – reinstatement and thus a return to the life that was taken away from him.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Man Who Raised Hollywood
- Raw Deal: A Generic Gangster Movie
- Original Trailer
RAW DEAL is available now on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD from StudioCanal. Zavvi’s exclusive steelbook can be found here with an RRP of £25.99