Crimes of Passion (1984, USA) C-112m. ** D: Ken Russell. Starring Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, John Laughlin, Christina Lange, Bruce Davison. Stylish psycho thriller about business woman Turner, who leads a double life, becoming hooker and sex slave China Blue by night. Laughlin, a suburban husband becomes intrigued by and ultimately involved with her. However, there are other low-lifes who have set their sights on her. Strong visuals leave an impression, though story is pushed into the background a bit too much. Perkins (reportedly on drugs) delivers an outstanding performance as a bible-wielding psychopath. For cult movie fans. Beware of edited prints.


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