Film - Raw Deal

STUDIOCANAL have announced the upcoming release of a brand-new 4K restoration of John Irvin’s 1986 action-thriller Raw Deal...

Press Release

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as disgraced agent, Mark Kaminski, who is promised reinstatement into the FBI if he successfully infiltrates the Chicago Mafia.

Dishonoured and forcibly retired from the FBI on grounds of excessive brutality, Mark Kaminski (Arnold 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.

Raw Deal was adapted from a story by Sergio Leone collaborators Luciano Vincenzoni and Sergio Donati and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Darren McGavin and Sam Wanamaker and Robert Davi. Dino de Laurentiis Entertainment Group produced the film.The release will feature a new artwork (pictured above) designed by renowned graphic artist, Flore Maquin. Maquin is noted for her iconic Cannes Film Festival 2018 and 2019 poster designs, as well as a host of other film work. Watch the new trailer below.


The restoration was produced in 2022 by STUDIOCANAL using a combination of original 35mm elements scanned in 4K 16-bit. Scratches, physical damage and dust were erased frame by frame. The colour grading was completed at VDM Laboratory – France. The project was supervised by STUDIOCANAL’s Sophie Boyer, responsible for library restoration at STUDIOCANAL, and Jean-Pierre Boiget, EVP distribution Services & IT at STUDIOCANAL.

STUDIOCANAL will release a new 4K Ultra HD™ Edition, Blu-Ray and DVD across their territories (UK, France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand) from September this year, with a limited edition SteelBook available in UK, France and Germany.

Home Entertainment release dates:

UK - STUDIOCANAL: 19th September 2022
GERMANY – STUDIOCANAL: 22nd September 2022
FRANCE - STUDIOCANAL: 28th September 2022
AUSTRALIA - STUDIOCANAL: 9th November 2022


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