Question about new "Basic Instinct (Ultimate Edition)"
"Basic Instinct (Ultimate Edition)" comes out Tuesday of this week.
Anyone know if this is just a re-release / re-package, or if it's
actually different than the previous release?
Re: Question about new "Basic Instinct (Ultimate Edition)"
"Jason" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Basic Instinct (Ultimate Edition)" comes out Tuesday of this week.
> Anyone know if this is just a re-release / re-package, or if it's
> actually different than the previous release?
Good question. It's advertised as the "Unrated Director's Cut" but that has
already been released as well.
One viewer writes:
"So what's the big deal between the R-rated & Unrated versions of Basic
Instinct? Basically a little more violence and a little more sex. There's
more stabs with the ice pick in the Unrated version (about 3 or 4), more
shots of the victim actually being stabbed (courtesy of a man made puppet
designed by Rob Bottin) and that's about it for the violence. The added sex
has mainly to do with the first encounter between Michael Douglas's Nick
Curran, and Sharon Stone's Catherine Tramell. The added scenes are hot &
very well done, but overall, the result is still the same. The only other
difference is the Unrated version includes an audio commentary with director
Paul Verhoeven and director of photography Jan De Bont. This commentary is
not available on the R-rated version. But both versions do include the 2nd
commentary by Feminist critic, Camille Paglia, who praises the film as one
of her all time favorite movies. Her commentary is quite informative and
really gave me a lot of insight into the film that I never noticed before.
Those of you who own the Special Edition Laserdisc that came out a few years
back should be urged not to get rid of it. It's special features are quite
different from those on these DVD versions. Even the Paul Verhoevan
Commentary is different from the one on the DVD. Plus the DVD doesn't give
you the option of viewing the final shot of the film with the alternate
scoring conducted by Jerry Goldmith, although it is shown during the making
of documentary. Still worth keeping."
Hmmm...So it looks like you get a new introduction by Sharon Stone and a new
conversation with Sharon Stone. But it doesn't seem to have the
commentary by Camille Paglia the writer mentions above. Heck, you don't
even get the ice pick that is packaged with the "regular" Collector's
Edition, (as opposed to the Unrated Collector's Edition, which doesn't have
the ice pick either.) What kind of Ultimate is that?
This film has just been re-packaged too many times. Damn good film though.
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