Universal Soldier 4K steelbook release reaches shelves in June


There are a lot of Jean-Claude Van Damme movies that I still need to catch up on, but I’m a big fan of his early work – and one of my favorite Van Damme movies is the 1992 classic Universal Soldier (watch it HERE). Universal Soldier got a 4K UHD release a few years ago, but now Lionsgate is giving fans a new physical media edition to collect: a 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and digital steelbook release! The steelbook will be released on June 21st, and you can check out the case art at the bottom of this article.

Universal Soldier was directed by Roland Emmerich, and is his best work as far as I’m concerned. The screenplay crafted by Dean Devlin, Richard Rothstein, and Christopher Leitch tells the story of Luc Devreaux and Sergeant Andrew Scott, 

two soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam and are then brought back to life 25 years later for a secret government program. Known as Unisols, they’re genetically enhanced, unstoppable killing machines with no memory, no feelings, and no free will. But on an antiterrorist mission, Devreaux’s memory starts to return and he escapes from the program. A superhuman chase across the country begins, with Sgt. Scott in unrelenting pursuit of the man who killed him. Devreaux heads for his home and a reunion with his unbelieving parents. There Sgt. Scott corners him for the ultimate clash of the titans.

Van Damme plays Luc Devreaux, with Dolph Lundgren as Sergeant Andrew Scott. The cast also includes Ally Walker, Ed O’Ross, Jerry Orbach, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Ralf Möller, Rance Howard, and Lilyan Chauvin.

Special features in the steelbook release include

Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Dolph Lundgren

Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin

“A Tale of Two Titans” Featurette

“Guns, Genes, and Fighting Machines” Featurette

Alternate Ending

Behind the Scenes


Will you be adding this 4K steelbook release of Universal Soldier to your collection? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Universal Soldier steelbook
Universal Soldier steelbook

Source: Media Play News, Collider

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