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Basic instinct [videorecording] / Mario Kassar presents a Carolco/Le Studio Canal+ production, a Paul Verhoeven film ; produced by Alan Marshall ; written by Joe Eszterhas ; directed by Paul Verhoeven.

Verhoeven, Paul, 1938- (Added Author). Douglas, Michael, 1944- (Added Author). Stone, Sharon, 1958- (Added Author). Dzundza, George. (Added Author). Eszterhas, Joe. (Added Author). Goldsmith, Jerry. (Added Author). Lions Gate Home Entertainment. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS-Decatur VID BAS DVD (Text) 34207002003433 VIDA Available -
Rochester Library DVD DRAMA BAS (Text) 33187003910714 Digital Video Disc - R Reshelving -
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Ultimate ed, unrated director's cut.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2006], c1992.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.
Special features: Sharon Stone DVD introduction; a conversation with Sharon Stone; commentary with director Paul Verhoeven and director of photography, Jan De Bont; "Blonde poison: the making of 'Basic instinct'"; screen tests; cleaning up 'Basic instinct'; storyboard comparisons; trailers.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Jan De Bont ; editor, Frank J. Urioste ; music, Jerry Goldsmith ; costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick ; production designer, Terence Marsh.
Participant or Performer Note: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Unrated.
System Details Note: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1, 16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language Note: English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Detectives > California > San Francisco > Drama.
Women novelists > Drama.
Criminal behavior > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)

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