CRIMES OF PASSION

  • Release Date: 11th July 2016
  • Format: Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray
  • Starring: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, John Laughlin, Bruce Davison
  • Directed By: Ken Russell
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SHE IS WATCHED. SHE IS WORSHIPPED. AND SHE MUST REMAIN A MYSTERY.

In the early eighties British enfant terrible Ken Russell travelled to America and placed his unorthodox imprint on a pair of US movies. The first was Altered States, so out-there its screenwriter disowned it. The second was the equally crazy Crimes of Passion, starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Serial Mom) at the height of her powers.

Fashion designer Joanna Crane (Turner) leads a double life. By night she is China Blue, a prostitute who’s attracted the unwanted attention of two men. One is a sexually frustrated private detective hired by her employees. The other is psychopathic priest (played by Norman Bates himself, Anthony Perkins) in possession of a murderous sex toy.

With its outré screenplay by Barry Sandler and over the top score by Rick Wakeman, Crimes of Passion may just be the most outrageous Ken Russell film ever made – and that’s quite some feat!

Reviews

"Primo Russell and we strongly recommend."
-DVD Beaver

Contents

Brand new 2K restoration of the film from original film materials
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the director’s cut and unrated versions of the film
Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Ken Russell and producer-screenwriter Barry Sandler
Seven deleted/extended scenes with optional commentary by Sandler
Brand-new interview with Sandler recorded especially for this release
Brand-new interview with Rick Wakeman recorded especially for this release
It's a Lovely Life Music Video
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
Illustrated booklet containing new writing by Ken Russell’s biographer, Paul Sutton, correspondence between Russell and Kathleen Turner, and an on-set interview with Russell

SRP: $39.95

  • Details

    • Region: A+B / 1+2
    • Rating: NR
    • Cat No: AV059
    • Duration: 107 & 112 mins
    • Language: English
    • Subtitles: English SDH
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    • Audio: Mono 1.0
    • Discs: 2
    • Color