A Shock to the System (1990) UK Blu-ray Releases in May 2024

Exciting news for UK movie enthusiasts and collectors! The cult classic dark comedy-thriller A Shock to the System (1990) is set for a Blu-ray release in the UK this May 2024, courtesy of 101 Films.

About A Shock to the System (1990)

Directed by Jan Egleson and starring the legendary Michael Caine, A Shock to the System is a dark comedy-thriller that delves into the twisted psyche of Graham Marshall, a frustrated advertising executive.

After being overlooked for a promotion, Graham accidentally kills a homeless man, an act that awakens his sinister side. This leads him to eliminate anyone obstructing his path to success, including his rival and his own wife.

The film offers a satirical take on corporate greed and moral decay, with Caine delivering a chilling performance as a man corrupted by his newfound power.


Critical Reception

Despite its gripping storyline and star cast, A Shock to the System underperformed at the box office, grossing around $3.4 million against its $10 million budget.

However, it has since garnered a cult following. The film holds a 70% critic score and a 62% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, reflecting its mixed yet enduring appeal.

A Shock to the System Blu-ray Details

101 Films has announced that A Shock to the System will be available on Blu-ray in the UK on 27th May 2024. While specific details on the aspect ratio and audio are yet to be confirmed, the Blu-ray release promises a high-definition viewing experience.

A Shock to the System Blu-ray

Blu-ray Technical Specs

  • Discs: 1
  • Region: B
  • Video: 1080p High Definition
  • Aspect Ratio: TBC
  • Audio: TBC
  • Running Time: Approx. 88 mins
  • Rating: 15

Special Features

Fans and collectors will be delighted with the following special features included in the Blu-ray release:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Jan Egleson
  • Interview with Jan Egleson
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Pre-Order Information

You can pre-order A Shock to the System on Blu-ray now for £14.99 on Amazon. Please note that prices are correct as of 23rd May 2024 and may be subject to change.

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Release Date

Mark your calendars! The Blu-ray release of A Shock to the System is scheduled for 27th May 2024 in the UK.

For the latest updates on UK Blu-ray releases and more exciting news, stay tuned to our site!

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What Do You Think?

This is yet another classic film from Michael Caine and I will certainly be purchasing it on Blu-ray later this month!

Do you agree with me that A Shock To The System has become somewhat of cult classic? Do you intend on purchasing this upcoming Blu-ray release?

What is your favourite Michael Caine movie? Alfie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Educating Rita, Get Carter, The Italian Job, The Ipcress File, The Man Who Would Be King, Zulu or something else? I’d really like to hear what you think!

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