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Basic instinct

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Special edition ; Unrated director's cut.


In English, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.


Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn.

Publication Information

Santa Monica, California : Artisan Home Entertainment, [2001]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (128 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.




Nick Curran is a tough but vulnerable detective. Catherine Tramell is a cold, calculating, and beautiful novelist with an insatiable sexual appetite. Catherine becomes a prime suspect when her boyfriend is brutally murdered--a crime she had described in her latest novel. Obsessed with cracking the case, Nick descends into San Francisco's forbidden underground where suspicions mount, bodies fall, and he finds within himself an instict more basic than survival.


"Includes scenes deemed too controversial for domestic theatrical release!"--Container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.

Special features: "Blonde poison" - documentary on the making of the film ; audio commentary with director Paul Verhoeven and director of photography Jan de Bont ; "Cleaning up Basic instinct" - a montage comparing the TV version to the theatrical version ; commentary with feminist critic Camille Paglia ; photo gallery ; storyboard comparisons ; theatrical trailer ; production notes ; cast and crew information.

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