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Crimes of Passion
Crimes of Passion
Actors: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, Gordon Hunt, Dan Gerrity
Director: Ken Russell
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 47min

The sordid tale of a sinister street-corner preacher & his affair with a stunningly beautiful prostitute. Studio: Starz/sphe Release Date: 04/07/2009 Starring: Kathleen Turner Annie Potts Director: Ken Russell


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Actors: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, Gordon Hunt, Dan Gerrity
Director: Ken Russell
Creators: Dick Bush, Brian Tagg, Barry Sandler, Donald P. Borchers, Larry A. Thompson
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/19/2002
Original Release Date: 10/19/1984
Theatrical Release Date: 10/19/1984
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 19
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"Goodbye, China Blue"
peterdao | Springfield, VA United States | 04/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I consider myself lucky to find this cult classic on DVD with an awesome deep blue cover and the words "unrated, uncensored". Although I've been watching it so many times on video, the uncut version on DVD including some newly restored footage is a real bonus, let alone its other bonus materials, like the commentaries and a whole bunch of deleted scenes. "Crimes of Passion" is the kind of film that ignites different thoughts on each viewer's mind, although the talents of its director and actors are undeniable to everybody. The sarcastic, witty dialogue is another achievement that can be fairly compared to "All About Eve". I for one have been deeply impressed by the innumerable outrageously funny lines exchanged among the characters. One line, however, sounded like a sad memorable quote, not just because it wrapped up the whole plot but it also reminded us of an exceptionally talented and ill-fated actor -- Anthony Perkins: "Goodbye, China Blue"."
Would you like some Pan Am coffee or some TWA tea?
DonMac | Lynn, MA United States | 08/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is outrageous! I have loved it since the first time I saw it back in '84. Turner is like a super nova in this movie just blazing across the screen. The way she primps, struts, prisses, and drops her one-liner heavy dialogue is a delight. Perkins is creepy as hell and the hole thing just keeps pushing the envelope further and further. Definitely not for everybody, but if you have the taste for the bizarre, graphic, over-the-top filmaking, you'll love it."
This is simply a Great (disturbing) Movie
J. Cavazos | Tampa, FL, USA | 10/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw Crimes of Passion in a theater years (and years) ago - and when I watched the DVD edition I realized - nothing is outdated. Nothing is lost in the translation. This is one of the most powerful, disturbing, yet poignant films I've ever seen - right up there with "Requiem For a Dream", and "Blue Velvet." First of all, how can you beat the performances of Kathleen Turner and Anthony Perkins? Better yet - is Perkins' character real? Or is he China Blue's conscience, used as a pawn to elicit the doubts and insecurities within her, as she questions the motives and morals behind her supposedly safe choices. The rest of the cast is - ok - including a pre-Designing Women Annie Potts - but its Turner and Perkins who steal this show. Quite simply, anyone who has ever struggled with relationships, struggled with life in general - should be able to relate to this movie. If you scrape off the outer layers, that wonderful, happy, perfect life of yours probably isn't quite so perfect. It might be easy for some to dismiss this as way too over the top - but that would be like saying Chris Rock is too funny. Bottom line - See This Movie."
A plea for honesty
DonMac | 05/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"as Ken Russel says, that's what this film is about, and it is a supurb artwork of cinema in my opinion. I've watched a beat-up 1984 VHS of the original U.S. release so many times that I've memorized some of the zinger one-liners, and the unedited, uncensored DVD is a real treat. The director and writers' commentaries give you something new to think about every time you watch it. Russel does a great job of flouting American suburban hypocrisy with this film; it's raunchy and unapologetically un-PC, shows that we all have to have our illusions to believe in"