Thriller: A Cruel Picture/Bluray

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  • Label: Vinegar Syndrome
  • Release date: May (4-disc limited box set edition) /July (3-disc slipcover) 2022
  • Four disc set (all region free); special limited edition slipbox and dual slipcover designed by Tony Stella and Earl Kess (reversible cover) now sold out and three disc set.
  • Exclusive new 4K restoration of both fully uncut official theatrical cuts of the film ("the company has given the film a fresh 4K restoration from its original, uncensored 16mm A/B camera roll negative, which have never been accessed previously for any other release.") with color grading under supervision of director Bo Arne Vibenius (who is also participate in special features). It is the only release which has been licensed from and authorized by its original copyright holder, BAV Film AB, via its successor, Channel 1 Home Video AB.
  • 4K UltraHD disc 1: THRILLER uncut festival version (108min)
  • 4K UHD disc 2: THEY CALL HER ONE EYE original English language version (90min) featuring alternate and extended footage not seen since the film’s 42nd Street playdates / only on 4-disc edition
  • Bluray disc 1: THRILLER
  • Bluray disc 2: THEY CALL HER ONE EYE + Special Features
  • UHD with HDR; Newly scanned & restored in 4k from it’s 16mm original camera negative
  • Audio: Original Swedish mono for the uncut festival version of Thriller, original untampered English dub for both versions
  • English SDH subtitles
  • Extras: audio commentary with Alexandra Heller-Nicholas; ; "Thriller - A Cruel Documentary" - a 43 minute making-of documentary featuring narration by writer/director Bo Arne Vibenius and on camera interviews with: Christina Lindberg (star), Bo Sunnefeldt (stuntman), Lasse Lundgren (stuntman) and Gunnar Palm (stunt driver); An interview with Christina Lindberg by filmmaker Adrian Garcia Bogliano in 2017; A Q&A with Christina Lindberg from a November 11, 2017 screening of THRILLER at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, TX; “Christina Lindberg: The Paris Interview” - an interview by Christian Valor from 2015; Multiple theatrical trailers and TV spots (all newly scanned); Extensive gallery of production/publicity stills and advertising materials; outtakes; rare C. Lindberg music tracks from her 7" single; SAAB commercial directed by Bo Arne Vibenius.

  • Label: Synapse Films
  • Release date: March 8, 2022 (Amazon lists it for February)
  • Uncut and uncensored, 107min
  • Audio: Uncompressed PCM Original Swedish 2.0 Mono / Uncompressed PCM English Dubbed 2.0 Mono
  • Video: HD 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1) based on 2004 master
  • All Regions
  • Subtitles: newly translated English (optional)
  • Extras: Multiple still galleries including rare behind-the-scenes images and nude photos of Christina Lindberg on set; theatrical Trailers and TV spot; Outtakes; Alternate Harbor Fight Sequence; THRILLER: A CRUEL LAB MISTAKE – Rare photos from an unused fight sequence that was ruined by the film lab during production; THRILLER: THE STORY IN PICTURES; Reversible cover art from Wes Benscoter
  • Note: This release is based on previously available material from 2004. Also, Vinegar is putting out an authorized version. The status of this (likely unauthorized) release is therefore unclear. As per Vinegar Syndrome, they are aware of this release. The GCDb recommends - based on the information we know - that unless you really can't wait, you wait for the VS release.
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  • 8 disc limited edition (2 UHD, 4 BluRay, 2 DVD) in padded mediabook
  • 5 cover options
  • Region: B/2 (BluRay/DVD)
  • Audio: English, Swedish, German
  • Subtitles: German
  • Specs otherwise correspond to Vinegar Syndrome materials.

  • Label: Mediacs
  • Release date: October 27, 2022
  • aka Thriller - ein unbarmherziger Film
  • Blu-ray (separately released on DVD)
  • Audio: German, English, Swedish
  • 90min US-cut of the film (identical with Vinegar Syondrome)
  • Exclusive to Mueller Drugstores


  • Label: Le Chat Qui Fume
  • Release date: End of 2022
  • 4K/2K combo release (1 UHD, 2 BluRays), limited to 1000 copies
  • Audio: Swedish, French (uncut version); English, French (US version) DTS HD-MA 2.0
  • Subtitles: French
  • Region free
  • Extras: "Eye for an Eye" with Clara Sebastiao; "Thriller, a cold documentary" by Rickard Gramfors: the creation of the film told by director and screenwriter Bo Arne Vibenius, with interviews with Christina Lindberg, stuntmen Bo Sunnefeldt and Lasse Lundgren and actor Gunnar Palm - 2022 (42:57); “Adrián and Christina”: interview by director Adrián García Bogliano - 2017 (57:25); Q&A with Christina Lindberg at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas on November 11, 2017 (31: 43); "Christina Lindberg: The Paris Interview": interview by Christian Valor (Psychovision) - 2015 (59:44); Outtakes from filming (5:53); Songs from the 45 rpm recorded by Christina Lindberg.; Advertisement for SAAB directed by Bo Arne Vibenius; Original trailer and teaser for THRILLER; Original trailer and TV spot for THEY CALL HER ONE EYE; Original trailer for HOOKER'S REVENGE; Filming photo gallery; promotional photo ; gallery ; Poster and promotional material gallery; Spots radio
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