Crimes of Passion (1984)
aka China Blue
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: USA | Director: Ken Russell
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 112mn Unrated Director’s Cut
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 2.29gb
Audio 2: Commentary with Director Ken Russell & Writer Barry Sandler
A sportswear designer leads a double life as a hooker named China Blue. One of her clients, a divorced man, decides he loves her and figures out who she is. He then begins wooing her, which she fights against since he was a client. Meanwhile a street preacher works the red light district trying to save souls. He decides to save China’s immortal soul and begins hounding her. Eventually he gets out of hand and the man in love with her must try to help her.
Ken Russell’s masterpiece has cult movie written all over it. A lurid, extreme sex-and-violence fantasy porno-movie, it is also a brilliant satire on the American way of sex, (the ‘home life’ scenes could have come out of “Desperate Housewives”). In the bravest and best performance of her career, Kathleen Turner plays the mystery woman who is Joanna, prim fashion designer by day and China Blue, the fantasy hooker to end all fantasy hookers, by night. In an alternative universe her performance would have won her the Oscar for Best Actress. Her nemesis is Anthony Perkin’s psychopathic preacher with the razor-sharp dildo (“Save me from the foul-mouthed kooze with the motor-driven ass”). His is the kind of performance that goes beyond mere acting into some kind of crazy stratosphere all it’s own.