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Basic instinct

Author: Mario KassarJoe EszterhasAlan MarshallPaul VerhoevenMichael DouglasAll authors
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : Carolco Pictures, Inc. ; Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Ultimate edView all editions and formats
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When body of a washed-up rocker is found riddled with puncture wounds, his arms tied to his bed, suspicion immediately falls on his frequent sexual partner Catherine Tramell. In the wealthy, sexually aggressive mystery writer's most recent novel, a rock star is murdered in precisely the same way. Is the book a perfect alibi, or is she pulling a double-reverse bluff? San Francisco homicide detective Nick Curran has a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery films
Drama
Erotic films
Feature films
Fiction films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Suspense films
Thriller
Crime
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Kassar; Joe Eszterhas; Alan Marshall; Paul Verhoeven; Michael Douglas; Sharon Stone; George Dzundza; Jeanne Tripplehorn; Denis Arndt; Chelcie Ross; Bruce A Young; Wayne Knight; Daniel Von Bargen; Stephen Tobolowsky; Benjamin Mouton; Dorothy Malone; Tri-Star Pictures.; Carolco Pictures Inc.; Studio Canal+.; Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 64566893
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1992.
Special features: Commentary with Paul Verhoeven (director) and Jan De Bont (director of photography); Sharon Stone DVD introduction (15 sec.); Featurettes: A conversation with Sharon Stone (13 min.); Screen tests (9 min.); Blonde poison: the making of 'Basic instinct' (24 min.); Cleaning up 'Basic instinct' (5 min.); Storyboard comparisons (8 min.); Trailers (9 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Jan De Bont ; editor, Frank J. Urioste ; production designer, Terence Marsh ; special makeup effects by Rob Bottin ; music composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith ; costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick.
Cast: Michael Douglas (Detective Nick Curran), Sharon Stone (Catherine Tramell), George Dzundza (Gus), Jeanne Tripplehorn (Dr. Beth Garner), Denis Arndt (Lieutenant Walker), Leilani Sarelle (Roxy), Bruce A. Young (Andrews), Chelcie Ross (Captain Talcott), Wayne Knight (John Correli), Daniel Von Bargen (Lieutenant Nilsen), Stephen Tobolowsky (Dr. Lamott), Benjamin Mouton (Harrigan), Dorothy Malone (Hazel Dobkins).
Target Audience: Unrated director's cut.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital stereo; widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Contents: Opening credits --
Tie me up --
Crime scene --
Nice girl --
Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll --
Someone very dangerous --
No alibi, no motive --
Nothing to hide --
Hard --
"See where she leads" --
Rough edges --
Going after Nilsen --
Mind games --
Breaking the ice --
Clubbin' --
Basic instinct --
The beach --
Drunk cowboy --
Chicken --
Manipulators --
Lisa Hoberman --
Berkely '83 --
Like minks --
Dr. Joseph Garner --Shooter --
Climax --
Evidence --
Rugrats --
Closing credits.
Other Titles: Basic instinct (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Tri-Star Pictures ; Carolco ; Mario Kassar presents a Carolco/Le Studio Canal+ production, a Paul Verhoeven film ; executive producer, Mario Kassar ; written by Joe Eszterhas ; produced by Alan Marshall ; directed by Paul Verhoeven.

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When body of a washed-up rocker is found riddled with puncture wounds, his arms tied to his bed, suspicion immediately falls on his frequent sexual partner Catherine Tramell. In the wealthy, sexually aggressive mystery writer's most recent novel, a rock star is murdered in precisely the same way. Is the book a perfect alibi, or is she pulling a double-reverse bluff? San Francisco homicide detective Nick Curran has a violent past, an addictive nature, and a belief he can handle anyone's darkness. His on-again/off-again girlfriend, police psychologist Dr. Beth Garner, disagrees. Upon meeting Catherine, he's mesmerized--despite recognizing that she's a sinister manipulator and possibly a brutal killer--finding her irresistible. Is she guilty? Does he care?

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