Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct

DVD - 2006
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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?
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Carolco Pictures, Inc. ; Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2006
Edition: Ultimate ed
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC B
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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firefly5
Aug 29, 2017

Suspenseful, steamy sex scenes, typical of Michael Douglas films. I liked the mystery but M. Douglas is too predictable. I think he could play a better character than the over-sexed type he usually plays.

C20T11 Nov 19, 2015

Wow, some Steamy Sex Scene's
in this one.!

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Derringer
Jun 21, 2015

(Movie quote) - "He got off before he got offed!"

Let's face it, fellas (and, yes, lesbians, too) - Once you've watched Miss Sharon Stone's famous leg-crossing scene - Is there really any other reason for sitting through the remainder of this over-hyped and underwhelming mess of dirty laundry to the bitter end? Well, is there?

If you ask me - Basic Instinct is the sort of film that demands that the viewer believe that they are actually watching a intensely penetrating psychological-thriller, when, in reality, what they are seeing is a story that is about as shallow and predictable as you could possibly get.

Here are two things that really irked me right off about Basic Instinct - (1) The on-screen chemistry between Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone totally sucked, big-time. It really did! (2) The unbelievably annoying in-fighting that took place amongst the big-wigs of San Francisco's police department. Man, these guys and gals were at each other's throats, non-stop!

And, finally - I found Basic Instinct's 2-hour/10-minute running time to be almost unbearable to sit through. This film's budget was $50 million.

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Oct 03, 2016

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