Published Jul 24, 2019Before Paul Haggis' Crash about racism, David Cronenberg released his own much hornier Crash in 1996. Though it received mixed reactions over the years, the film has since emerged as the superior Crash. Now, Cronenberg's controversial film is getting an uncut, 4K restoration.
The new version of the film will utilize the NC-17, uncut version, thereby preserving all of its sex and violence. It has also been restored from the original negative of the film, with multiple experts brought in to oversee that the restoration was as meticulous as possible.
"Strange to think that this movie needed restoration," Cronenberg said in a statement [via The Playlist]. "Seems like only yesterday that we were shooting it. Just emphasizes the fragility of our beautiful art form, but also its resilience. Wonderful to see it and hear it in its full glory after its loving resurrection by Turbine."
The film was restored by Recorded Picture Company and Turbine Media Group and will make its debut at Venice Film Festival before being shopped around for worldwide distribution.