Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct

DVD - 2006
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Nick Curran is a tough but vulnerable detective. Catherine Tramell is a cold, calculating, and beautiful novelist with an insatiable sexual appetite. Catherine becomes a prime suspect when her boyfriend is brutally murdered. Obsessed with cracking the case, Nick descends into San Francisco's forbidden underground.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Ultimate ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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reginator_22
Jan 26, 2018

Pretty good!

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firefly5
Aug 29, 2017

Suspenseful, steamy sex scenes, typical of Michael Douglas films. I liked the mystery but M. Douglas is too predictable. I think he could play a better character than the over-sexed type he usually plays.

C20T11 Nov 19, 2015

Wow, some Steamy Sex Scene's
in this one.!

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Derringer
Jun 21, 2015

(Movie quote) - "He got off before he got offed!"

Let's face it, fellas (and, yes, lesbians, too) - Once you've watched Miss Sharon Stone's famous leg-crossing scene - Is there really any other reason for sitting through the remainder of this over-hyped and underwhelming mess of dirty laundry to the bitter end? Well, is there?

If you ask me - Basic Instinct is the sort of film that demands that the viewer believe that they are actually watching a intensely penetrating psychological-thriller, when, in reality, what they are seeing is a story that is about as shallow and predictable as you could possibly get.

Here are two things that really irked me right off about Basic Instinct - (1) The on-screen chemistry between Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone totally sucked, big-time. It really did! (2) The unbelievably annoying in-fighting that took place amongst the big-wigs of San Francisco's police department. Man, these guys and gals were at each other's throats, non-stop!

And, finally - I found Basic Instinct's 2-hour/10-minute running time to be almost unbearable to sit through. This film's budget was $50 million.

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blue_rabbit_1708
Oct 03, 2016

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reginator_22
Jan 26, 2018

Catherine: You know I don't like to wear any underwear, don't you, Nick?

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