CRIMES OF PASSION

CRIMES OF PASSION REVIEWED

“Crimes of Passion” is the second of Ken Russell’s American films. Kathleen Turner and Anthony Perkins spend equal time chewing the scenery, but there’s so much going on here. While “Altered States” played things straightforward, “Crimes of Passion” requires more of the audience. Arriving in theaters around the same time as “Body Double”, both movies tread on similar ground. Specifically the idea of duality within sexual dynamics of consenting and filthy adults. The result of which is two men stalking Kathleen Turner in her prostitute China Blue guise.

Turner’s daytime job has its executives hiring a private eye to find out where their odd designer goes at night. Then, there’s Anthony Perkins as a horny preacher who might be something far more sinister. The detective realizes that Turner isn’t selling corporate designs at night, but she’s having a ton of kinky sex as a high class prostitute. Meanwhile, Perkins is losing his mind and has developed a knife shaped vibrator named Superman. Spurned by Turner as a customer, Perkins plans on using Superman to save her soul. Naturally, the film opened to controversy from audiences that couldn’t handle this film.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Interviews
  • Music Video
  • Trailers

A/V STATS

  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • LPCM 1.0 Mono

RELEASE DATE:  OUT NOW!

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