Hardcore (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Paul Schrader, 1979)

Release date: 19 March 2018

Blu-Ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Writer-director Paul Schrader’s brilliant, harrowing film follows the grim pilgrimage of a Calvinist Midwestern businessman (the great George C. Scott) searching for his vanished daughter in the seedy subculture of the L.A. porn industry.


• 4K restoration from the original negative

• Original mono audio

• The Guardian Interview with Paul Schrader (1993, 85 mins): audio recording of an on-stage interview conducted by Derek Malcolm at the National Film Theatre, London

• Shooting Hardcore (2004, 9 mins): an interview with director of photography Michael Chapman

• Hardcore Nitzsche (2017, 22 mins): a new documentary about the uniquely talented composer, with contributions from William Friedkin, Miloš Forman, Ry Cooder and others

• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography

• Isolated score: experience Jack Nitzsche's original soundtrack music

• Original theatrical trailer

• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

• UK Blu-ray premiere