SHE IS WATCHED. SHE IS WORSHIPPED. AND SHE MUST REMAIN A MYSTERY.
In the early eighties British enfant terrible Ken Russell travelled to America and placed his unorthodox imprint on a pair of US movies. The first was the Altered States, so out-there its screenwriter disowned it. The second was the equally crazy Crimes of Passion, starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Serial Mom) at the height of her powers.
Fashion designer Joanna Crane (Turner) leads a double life. By night she is China Blue, a prostitute who s attracted the unwanted attention of two men. One is a sexually frustrated private detective hired by her employees. The other is psychopathic priest (played by Norman Bates himself, Anthony Perkins) in possession of a murderous sex toy.
With its outré screenplay by Barry Sandler and over the top score by Rick Wakeman, Crimes of Passion may just be the most outrageous Ken Russell film ever made and that s quite some feat!
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration of the film from original film materials
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the 112-minute director s cut and 107-minute unrated versions of the film
Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Ken Russell and producer-screenwriter Barry Sandler
Seven deleted/extended scenes with optional commentary by Sandler
Brand-new interview with Sandler recorded especially for this release
Brand-new interview with composer Rick Wakeman recorded especially for this release It s a Lovely Life music video
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
First pressing only: illustrated collector's booklet containing new writing from Paul Sutton, an archive interview with Ken Russell and correspondence between Russell and Kathleen Turner.