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Crimes of Passion - Preview & competition

Crimes of Passion

Preview by Jack Foley

TO celebrate the release of Ken Russell’s darkly comic erotic thriller Crimes Of Passion, starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), and out now on DVD & Blu-ray Dual Format, we have teamed up with Arrow Video to giveaway a copy!

Crimes Of Passion brings together the enfant terrible of British cinema, one of the best and sexiest actresses ever to come out of the States, and an icon of horror cinema to create a truly bonkers erotic thriller that only Ken Russell could make.

The film is all sumptuous visuals, complex psyches and highly charged erotica, deftly blending the sleaze with strokes of horror and romance.

Russell’s triumph is that Crimes Of Passion manages to be both sexy and scary – but what else could you expect from a film that stars both Jessica Rabbit and Norman Bates?

“… This is in the main a comedy so black that it recaptures some of the cinema’s long-lost power to shock.” Time Out

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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!

Special edition content includes:

- 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!

- Home movie footage of Ken Russell visiting Florida for a retrospective screening of Crimes of Passion at the 2009 Florida Film Festival

- 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

Win Crimes of Passion on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of Crimes of Passion on DVD and Blu-ray Dual Format now, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 copy of the Dual Format. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs Kathleen Turner in Crimes of Passion?

Simply send the answer to Crimes of Passion competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email