Basic Instinct [Blu-ray]
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Michael Douglas or Sharon Stone since they are
quality actors with such charisma. You can't seriously think of anyone who would have been more ideal to play their roles
in a picture such as "Basic Instint."
In this movie, Nick,(Michael Douglas)the investigator, cant stop himself from playing into her game. I wont tell you what the game is for. Shes such a sophisticated, accomplished bombshell who can lure any guy, ummmm (or certain girls, heehee!)
Surely she wouldnt be bold enough to kill the man in the exact way like she wrote in her book just because she used him. She voluntarily takes a lie detector test, no problem.
Is she the real murduress? Obsessive Nick will do anything and everything to uncover this case no matter what.
"Basic Instinct" is a very smart, steamy exciting thriller that keeps you wondering. You'll be wanting to watch it soon again just to pick up on some things.
I own this standard edition DVD & it gives you the option of
seeing the movie in either full or wide screen which is really
nice. Unfortunately, I have yet to see the collector's edition which has not been out very long.
But this is only the beginning of a delightfully ironic, even amusing, dance between life and death that forms the twists and turns of Basic Instinct.
Aside from analyzing a film from the infantile and simple-minded level of sex and violence, a great film achieves emotional intensity also with it's carefully photographed and edited "looks", scenes in which the characters glance at each other in fits of non-verbal communication - and Basic Instinct scores 200 percent in this department. Achieved by Verhoeven, cinematographer Jan De Bont, and the cast itself, the "looks" achieve a particularly fine edge when Curran and Gus first encounter Roxy in the "his and hers Picassos" scene in the foyer, and then later Verhoeven and cast up the ante again in the oceanside scene on the deck in which Curran, Gus, and Trammell first encounter each other. The cutting and film score in this area are so beautiful it hurts. This is surely Jerry Goldsmith's finest score, whose power throughout the production is inestimable.Read more ›
I first saw this movie at the theater with very little prior knowledge. What a TREAT! When Sharon Stone's character ties Michael Douglas' wrists to the bed with silk scarves, my heart was beating faster than it has done at any movie before or since. Soft porn? Maybe, but I don't watch X-rated movies, and the adult-oriented movies I have seen late at night on HBO don't excite me like this film. Sharon Stone comes across as evil and a bad representative for women, bisexuals, etc, however, she is stunningly beautiful and her obvious sex appeal mixed with mischievousness is more than most men can resist. I would certainly have played along with her games!
Michael Douglas is effective (as usual) portraying a cop with human weaknesses, trying to do the "right thing" but vulnerable to temptations. I know the smoking scene was overdone, but it emphasized the power Sharon Stone's character possessed over men (and at least one woman- her lover). It is best not to worry about logic or details when watching this because the overall suspense and visual effects, particularly Sharon Stone's performance, prove that style can overcome substance. I felt scared and turned on by the true femme fatale and had no trouble believing I would not be able resist her charms, even though it could get me killed.
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