New Trailer for 4K Re-Release of Verhoeven's Sultry 'Basic Instinct'
"Everybody she 'plays' with dies." Flesh seduces. Passion kills. Studiocanal UK has dropped in a brand new trailer for the 4K restoration plus re-release of the infamous erotic investigative drama Basic Instinct, from filmmaker Paul Verhoeven. This originally opened in 1992, and earned the attention of adult audiences for being hyper-sexual, including the well-known scene involving Sharon Stone. It also co-stars Michael Douglas as a violent police detective who investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist. Commissioned by Studiocanal, it was restored from the original 35mm negative and supervised specifically by the director himself, "with invaluable input to the bonus material from Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas. As boundary-pushing today as it was in 1992, Basic Instinct redefined the erotic thriller subgenre and remains a must-see for audiences globally." The cast also includes George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Denis Arndt, Leilani Sarelle, Bruce A. Young, and Chelcie Ross. There are also two new posters for this - one of them (blue tint one) is designed by Flore Maquin. Take a look below.
Here's the new 4K restoration trailer (+ new posters) for Paul Verhoeven's Basic Instinct, from YouTube:
Michael Douglas stars as San Francisco detective Nick Curran, a troubled cop with a history of trigger-happy shootings. The death of a former rock star sends him into the orbit of the victim’s lover, novelist Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), who immediately becomes prime suspect in the murder. But Nick’s lust for danger draws him further and further into Catherine’s orbit as he becomes dangerously obsessed with her. Can he prove her innocence and free her of suspicion? Or is she involved in the murder after all? Basic Instinct is directed by acclaimed Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, his 10th feature film at the time, made next right after his two sci-fi hits RoboCop and Total Recall. The screenplay is by Joe Eszterhas. The film originally opened in the US in March of 1992, and then played at the Cannes Film Festival that summer. Commissioned by Studiocanal, the film was restored from the original 35mm negative and supervised by the director himself. Studiocanal UK will re-release Verhoeven's Basic Instinct in 4K direct-to-DVD & Blu-ray starting on June 14th, 2021 this summer (order it directly via Amazon UK). Who's excited to revisit this?