Independent distributors Shout Factory have revealed that they are planning to bring to Blu-ray Dennis Hopper's The Hot Spot (1990), starring Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, and Jennifer Connelly. A release date and exact technical specs are yet to be revealed by the distributors.
In the U.S., The Hot Spot was previously released on DVD by MGM/UA Home Video. However, the DVD release is currently out of print.
Harry Maddox (Johnson) is a handsome drifter who is not above larceny to make ends meet. After staging a daring daylight robbery at a local bank, he receives an alibi from an unexpected ally: Dolly Harshaw (Madsen), a sexy and mysterious local woman who has her own plans for him. But when Harry falls for another beautiful woman (Connelly), he incurs Dolly's wrath and finds himself caught in a maze of jealousy, betrayal and murder in which escape is impossible...and danger is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
I was a fan of Shout Factory before they started putting out Blu-ray releases. Now I am even more of a fan. Won't hesitate to preorder this release. I really wish that the folks who bought the Miramax catalog would have come to Shout for the releases they aren't putting out through Lion's Gate instead of tossing them to Echo Bridge.