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  • Actors: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, Gordon Hunt, Dan Gerrity
  • Directors: Ken Russell
  • Writers: Barry Sandler
  • Producers: Barry Sandler, Donald P. Borchers, Larry A. Thompson
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: March 19, 2002
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005R240
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,668 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Crimes of Passion" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by writer/producer Barry Sandler

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By day, Joanna crane (Kathleen Turner) is a prim workaholic fashion designer. At night she becomes China Blue, a kinky hooker on the streets of Los Angeles. But when she finds herself being followed by a private investigator (John Laughlin) and stalked by a fanatical preacher (a truly over-the-top performance by Anthony Perkins), Joanna's depraved double life threatens to explode. In the world ruled by mad passion and holy obsession, can one woman survive the most dangerous emotion of all?

Annie Potts and Bruce Davidson co-star in this landmark adult thriller directed by the inimitable Ken Russell (Tommy, Altered States, Women in Love) that became one of the most controversial films of the decade. Crimes of Passion is now presented in a razor-sharp new widescreen transfer and features recently discovered deleted scenes as well as shocking footage of graphic sexuality (including the notorious 'night stick' scene) not contained in the original U.S. theatrical version.

Customer Reviews

I've always loved this movie, so passionate.
Richard Carr
I wanted to rent this film, but I couldn't find it at the local Blockbuster.
Ian Kaplan
I must say that it's one of the better of his worst, too.
D. Martin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 28, 2002
Format: DVD
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".
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Cavazos on October 25, 2005
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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.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By DonMac VINE VOICE on August 16, 2004
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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.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "primetimelive" on December 17, 2001
Format: DVD
This bizarre film is without a doubt Kathleen Turner's best movie
Not only does she look down right sexy, but her sassy attitude
plus the film's erotic atmosphere make this film a real treat for cult film fans.Anthony Perkins' performance of the schizophrenic Rev.Shayne makes his character of Norman Bates from Psycho look like the poster child for sanity.There are two versions of this film, but the only one to watch is the unrated version. The real hero of this film however, is its brilliant but twisted director: Ken Russell who delivers a mix of artistic and soft core porn elements to the viewer. It would be a good idea to be/ or get familiar with Russell's work before viewing this film. Still, this is the perfect erotic drama for adults to watch after the kids go to bed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cloudberry on April 30, 2005
Format: DVD
One of Kathleen Turner's earlier films and one of Anthony Perkins's later films....and one of those films of its day.

A woman leads a double life as a designer by day and hooker by night. What's she escaping from? The former high school quarterback turned security "expert" and husband - what's he escaping from? And the reverend - what's he about. Watch the film to find out.

This is the film which demonstrated what a great actress Turner is and why she should still be a bigger star today than perhaps she is. She has such a wonderful voice and figure in this film - it's as if the part was written especially for her; perhaps it was! It also shows you how good Perkins was in a role where he could let himself go as over the top as Russell would like him to. He (Perkins) must have loved it.

OK, there are one or two sex scenes and there's some swearing, but the acting by the two leads is excellent. Annie Potts is also very good, as she always is - very different from her Ghostbusters role - but Laughlin is a bit of a disappointment. I wondered whether he was right for the role.

The musical score is supposedly written by Rick Wakeman, but is, of course, derived from Dvorak's New World Symphony. Wakeman does a great job and the music adds to the gloss of the film. The saxophone playing in the lovemaking scene is sensual in the extreme.

Ken Russell is not known for doing things in halves - and he hasn't here. If you can stand the commentary of him and the screenwriter over the film, you can get their thoughts as the movie plays - very insightful and a boon for budding Directors - and find out why he did scenes the way he did.

So, a great film and still very watchable today.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 21, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Whoa! Hold it! Open your eyes now - Isn't this plot kind of familiar? Like the newer "Eyes Wide Shut" - it's also a mystery, a nocturnal journey with dangerous liasons and then some.
This is Ken Russell's magnificent gallop though the ever festering Los Angeles psyche of sex and depravity! Lay it on Baby! Kathleen Turner is astounding as this modern day incarnation of Gudrun ["Women in Love"], she's quite a brave actress and totally unafraid of being very frank or real. In Europe? She'd be worshipped, and probably is!
John Laughlin as the not so obscure object of desire is totally believable as the husband now straying deeper and deeper into sexual obsession. Now, ladies, check your husband's cell-phone log..... [Annie Potts as the wife is so unappreciated!]
THEN there's the unforgettable ANTHONY PERKINS like the fellow in Joan Crawford's "Rain" trying to reform the fallen. Another brave performance, and will be recognized as the years pass for his remarkable talent [yes mother, there is a world beyond our motel .....].
The movie has that "blueish, soft focus" Kubrick-touch and is closed to the heart than "Eyes Wide Shut" and far more, [nightstick sequence reinserted] more appropriate. It even has a similar final closing line.
WARNING : This is an adult movie, quite graphic for it's time....
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