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Body Heat

Deluxe Edition
Genre: Erotic Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 114 (Nov 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

William Hurt, Kathleen Turner & Richard Crenna

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Special features include five lifted (deleted) scenes; three documentaries: Body Heat: The Plan (17 minutes), The Production (16 minutes), and The Post-Production (11 minutes); 13 minutes of 1981 interview footage with Kathleen Turner and William Hurt; and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 20005
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1981
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/24/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lawrence Kasdan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
William Hurt stars as Ned Racine, a womanizing lawyer who happens upon the stunning, but married, Matty Walker (Turner in her film debut). After their second meeting, a passionate affair brings the two together while Matty

DVD Picture:
While the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is improved slightly, with better shadow delineation and less plugged-up colors, the images are still softly focused at times. Noise and source element artifacts are noticeable throughout. Color fidelity is dated, but the picture does look better in this release than the previous release. (Danny Richelieu)

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