Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, will be bringing a new 2K restoration of director Ken Russell’s 1984 sexually charged thriller, Crimes of Passion, to the home entertainment market place on July 12.
Planned for release is a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack edition.
Kathleen Turner stars as Joanna, a fashion designer by day, who leads a secret life as a high-class hooker named China Blue. She is suspected of peddling designs to the competition and so “Grady” (John Laughlin), a freelance P.I., is hired to follow her to see if the suspicions are true.
He soon discovers two things. First, she’s not double-dealing her employer. Second, she’s has a clientele of men with “special” sexual needs (fetishes; kinky), including one customer by the name of Reverend Shayne (Anthony Perkins).
Grady keeps her secret and becomes enamored with her … and that is all the premise filmmaker Ken Russell needs to take us on one wild — and very erotic — adventure. And, of course, any character played by Anthony Perkins who is a “Reverend,” is someone that you know in your heart-of-hearts is going to be, sooner or later, a deranged killer.
Crimes of Passion comes with commentary from director Ken Russell, who is joined by screenwriter Barry Sandler (Gable and Lombard, Evil Under the Sun, etc.), seven deleted and/or extended scenes (with optional commentary by Sandler) and amateur video footage of Ken Russell at retrospective screening of the film at the 2009 Florida Film Festival.