Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct

If you like things unrestrained, hard, adult and off-the-rails then Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone are superb in this erotic thriller involving a case of a former rock star murdered at the climax of some bondage style sex.  Catherine Tramell's tainting of a room full of hard law enforcement men is probably the best illustration of post-feminism in action in Hollywood and rates as one of the top ten most paused scenes of all time. Despite its enragement of gay rights activists, the film was one of the top grossing films of the 90s.

Basic Instinct

Heart of stone

  • Director: Paul Verhoeven
  • Year: 1992
  • Run Time: 127mins
  • Format: 35mm
  • Country: US
  • Rating: R