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Product Details

  • Actors: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna, Michael Biehn
  • Directors: William Friedkin
  • Writers: Joe Eszterhas
  • Producers: Catherine Meyers, Craig Baumgarten, Gary Adelson, George Goodman, Joe Eszterhas
  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Paramount
  • VHS Release Date: April 1 2004
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304179561
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #140 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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Format: DVD
Basic Instinct screenwriter Joe Esterhas' wicked knowledge of the trangsgressions of the rich and the powerful are deftly exposed by director William Friedkin and Linda Fiorentino. She is perfectly cast as the psychologist and as the illicit liason Jade. Chazz Palminteri, her husband, and David Caruso, a tad young for the role, makes for an interesting storyline. The graphic sexuality exhibited is for adults only but the movie delivers the seedy underbelly of politics and power and illustrates how a woman scorned can enter into a circle from which she has no escape. Unlike the Last Seduction, Fiorentino is the victim and not the temptress yearning for the love she doesn't have. Unfortunately, her husband isn't it either. With Loreena McKennitt's soulful sounds and Linda's great performance, she eventually gets under your skin as a woman looking for love in all the wrong places. Maybe that was the moral rather than Joe Esterhas's preoccupation with all the women he couldn't have in high school (as one critic wrote). Deftly directed, superbly acted, and well-executed. Jade is worth a watch only because of Linda Fiorentino's emotional resonance and convincing performance. Chazz is as excellent as ever. -Felecia Constance Rowe
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By S. Schell on March 26 2001
Format: DVD
This is quite possibly one of the worst suspense movies I've ever seen. I pity Linda Fiorentino for volunteering as the lead actress in this patchy thriller. She definitely had the sex appeal but the material was unworthy of her. However, it can be expected that David Caruso would appear in such a critical catastrophe. After the bum results of the box-office gross for "Kiss Of Death" aside Nicholas Cage, it was a fatal omen that the red-headed 40-something would retreat into the shadows, never to be seen in film or television for a crudely extended period of time. As for Chazz Palminteri, I am horrifically surprised to see a great dramatic actor appear in such smut. After the likes of "A Bronx Tale", I would think Chazz would have more respect for himself. Maybe he wasn't getting enough work and overestimated the potential success of this movie. Everyone else certainly did.
The shaky premise is this: the movie begins with the murder of a wealthy San Franciscan who haggles with historians over priceless artifacts. He is killed in his own home with an Egyptian axe, one of the many pieces he collects. His assassin dawns a creepy tribal fertility mask while hacking him to pieces, and discards it among the bloody panorama, the only clue left for the police who arrive hours later at the scene. We are then introduced to detective David Corelli (Caruso), an experienced policeman in homicide and a dogged pursuer of justice. Cut to a luxurious black and white ball with the seemingly loving couple Matt and Trina Gavin (Palminteri and Fiorentino) waltzing the evening away. Detective Corelli then crashes their joyous soiree by delivering bad news to the Gavins: one of Trina's more recent acquaintances has been murdered.
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Format: DVD
The technical elements and the production values in 'Jade' are first-rate - fine photography, a creepy James Horner score and lavish, elegant sets. If you are studying production design or film music, this is a good movie to see.
The problem is that the script is trash. It's not much more than a 'Basic Instinct' clone with elements, such as ones set in Chinatown, that lead nowhere at all. They just fill the skimpy story out to a feature length running time. Of course, if you are studying script writing, you get some ideas of what not to do.
The marvelous cast is wasted because this is one of those movies where the characters do what they do only because the script says they must. AS a result, Caruso, Fiorentino and Palmenteri can do nothing more than give a little color to their cardboard characters.
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Format: DVD
Suspensful,Seductive,Excellent Movie!! Another great role for Chazz Palmenteri. No matter what movie he's in or what role hes given he always takes charge! I Love HIM!! The movie is based on a murder in the begining and David Curoso is the investigator and he has to figure out who killed "him". His best friend is married to his ex girl who you can tell is still in love with. Im sorry that wife of Matt Gavins (Chazz Palmenteri) is a hoe! David has to find out who "Jade" is because that will link to the murderer. The Ending is so unexpected and Suprising! I recommend this movie to everyone! Its Great~ but i must say Chazz Palmenteri shows his characters more as a gangster like in "Bronx Tale" You Should Be more in those movies Chazz, your the big boss man who takes over every movie i've seen him in! You go Boy!~
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Format: VHS Tape
It's a nice movie.If you liked BASIC INSTINCTS,BOUND,EYES WIDE SHUT(which are better),you might like this one.I love it!Basically the plot is : there are millionaires taking part in orgies,and having sex like most of us would like to but are afraid of,and there's someone blackmailing them,and a mysterious dishy lady called Jade who is not afraid of exploring sex,who may (not) be involved in the murder/blackmail cases.There's a great car chase-one of the best I have ever seen,and the story is very interesting.But I warn you : If you get easily shocked or offended you will hate it !If you like me,love to watch movies for fun you'll like it a lot.It's still a whole much better than any porn movie that usually bores the heck out of you after 5 minutes.This one will not.And it's not porno !
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