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  • Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
  • UPC #883929033539
  • Model #1000041616

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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # 1000041616 )

    Plot
      Lawrence Kasdan's first directorial effort is a throwback to the early days of film noir. The scene is a beastly hot Florida coastal town, where naive attorney Ned (William Hurt) is entranced by the alluring Matty (Kathleen Turner in her film debut). Ned is manipulated into killing Matty's much older husband (Richard Crenna), the plan being that Ned's knowledge of legal matters will enable both conspirators to escape scott-free. This might have been the case, had not Matty been infinitely craftier than the cloddish Ned. Just when it seems as though the film has run out of plot twists, we're handed yet another surprise. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Thriller
    Movie Level Themes
      Perfect Crime, Dangerous Attraction, Treacherous Spouses, Femmes Fatales
    Movie Level Tones
      Disturbing, Sexy, Tense, Ominous, Cynical, Atmospheric

    DVD Features

    • Lifted scenes
    • 3 steamy featurettes: Body Heat: The Plan - Screenplay and casting
    • The Production: Filming
    • The Post-Production: Editing, scoring and release
    • Vintage interviews with Kathleen Turner and William Hurt
    • Theatrical trailer
    Awards
    • 1981--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Kathleen Turner-Nominee
    AMG Rating

    Review

      It's very warm in the stuffy interiors of this thinly disguised remake of Double Indemnity. Kathleen Turner is so sultry in this Deep South film noir potboiler that it's hard to imagine that this was her first starring role. She plays a devious wife who spins a web that traps a nave, mesmerized lawyer (William Hurt) in a scheme to kill her husband. Writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, in his directorial debut, keeps the suspense and eroticism at full power, with plot twists aplenty. He expertly uses the heat of the coastal Florida milieu; the film practically sweats. The film launched the careers of Turner and Kasdan and jump-started a noir revival. Ted Danson, Mickey Rourke, and Richard Crenna provide solid support. Kasdan, Turner, and Hurt reunited in 1988 for The Accidental Tourist. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


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    Blu-Ray Drive or Blu-Ray Player





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