- Crimes of Passion is a 1984 American erotic thriller film directed by Ken Russell and starring Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, and John Laughlin. The film explores themes of human relationships and mental illness. A mix of sex and suspense, the film opened to controversy over its content and to negative reviews.
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Oct 19, 1984 · Crimes of Passion. R | 1h 47min | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 19 October 1984 (USA) A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day and prostitute by night, is hounded by two men: a married father of two children and a sexually repressed preacher.
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The purpose of "Crimes of Passion" was apparently to explore the further shores of sexual behavior. Because of the double standard of the movie ratings system, which prizes violence more highly than sex, a great deal of the behavior is missing from the movie, and what is left is a steamy, bloody thriller.
Nov 14, 2017 · Well then, here we are, with the director's third and final film during his brief sojourn in the United States: Crimes of Passion, a 1984 erotic thriller that places a whole hell of a lot more emphasis on the "erotic" part than any other American-made film in that genre I've seen. Probably for that reason, coupled with Russell's fairly unhidden disinterest in modulating himself even a tiny bit to fit into Hollywood's schema, the film was a controversial financial failure (Americans might ...
Mar 02, 2017 · The cult label Arrow Video recently issued a dual format edition of Ken Russell's Crimes of Passion. The edition includes both the unrated and the director's cut of the film. A collector's booklet comes with the dual format where Paul Sutton writes about Crimes of Passion and includes a quote from a conversation between Russell and him where the director talks about the censorship of the film
Crimes of Passion (1984) In British director Ken Russell's neon-lit, dark, 'guilty pleasure' cult tale and erotic thriller - with the tagline: "Her name is China Blue. She is watched. She is worshipped. And, she must remain a mystery":
In criminal law, a crime of passion is a crime committed in the "heat of passion" in response to provocation, as opposed to one that was premeditated or deliberated. . Provocation serves as a partial defense to manslaughter because while it does not completely excuse the defendant of the killing, it can downgrade the degree of the crime, and therefore the associated pun
Crimes of Passion (1984) Alternate Versions. Showing all 5 items. Film was heavily cut in the US to avoid an X-rating. The European version, available as an unrated ...