Body Heat was recently released on Blu-ray by Warner Brothers in early October. While probably not one of the more popular titles on HD enthusiasts' movie lists, Body Heat is still a classic and finds a place in many movie collections. Kathleen Turner was an unknown name at the time and William Hurt was becoming more popular and proving he had dynamic performances as Altered States and Eyewitness were released within a year before Body Heat was out in theaters. At the time, Body Heat was controversial, as it had several steamy sex scenes, and of course because of this, became an erotic thriller favorite which catapulted Kathleen Turner into utter hotness. William Hurt solidified his acting ability with this third successful film, and his presence couldn't have been more known at the time. If William Hurt was in it, you knew it was going to be something worth watching.
Features: Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby TrueHD soundtracks, along with French and German 1.0, and Spanish 2.0. Subtitles for all languages.
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Movie Release: August 28, 1981
This Release: October 7, 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hr 53 mins
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Lawrence Kasdan writes and directs this 80's Film Noir which is respectfully presented in slightly soft lighting. The overall storyline is by no means new to Hollywood — Femme Fatale takes advantage of overly-arrogant and naive male, but the summation of the elements within the film become more personal than some Film Noir originals of the 30's, and expands on the genre, providing more grit, realism, and...sex.
Ned Racine (William Hurt) is a man who enjoys being single, is adventurous and riske, and flirts with the court system as a local defense attorney in Florida, having shady characters for his clientele. After coming out from a beachfront bar, Ned sees Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner) walking down the aisle of a band shell performance, and can't help but make himself known. She's sexy. She's hot. She's witty. She's extremely attractive...and she's married. But this doesn't stop Ned.
After Matty accidentally spills a cherry snow cone on her clinging white dress, Ned quickly scrambles into a near-by restroom to get a few paper towels of possibly having a chance at wiping the snow cone off Matty's dress. He comes out of the restroom, only to discover Matty is gone.
Of course, Ned is keen on hunting down his prey, and just so happens to find Matty in a bar the following night. What follows is a steamy affair, and Ned just can't get enough. But there's a problem. Matty's husband.