Lawrence Kasdan's first directorial effort is a throwback to the early days of film noir. The scene is a beastly hot Florida coastal town, where naive attorney Ned (William Hurt) is entranced by the alluring Matty (Kathleen Turner in her film debut). Ned is manipulated into killing Matty's much older husband (Richard Crenna), the plan being that Ned's knowledge of legal matters will enable both conspirators to escape scott-free. This might have been the case, had not Matty been infinitely craftier than the cloddish Ned. Just when it seems as though the film has run out of plot twists, we're handed yet another surprise.~Hal Erickson
New digital director-approved transfer
3 new featurettes
Body Heat: The Plan: screenplay and casting
The Production: filming
The Post-Production: editing, scoring, and release
Vintage interviews with William Hurt and Kathleen Turner
Languages: English & Français
Subtitles: English, Français, & Español (feature film only)
A film that updates a genre from the 40s while retaining all the period mood and atmosphere. This is a great movie. Sweaty, erotic, intense, very well acted and directed. If you love noir or neo noir, you will not be disappointed.
William Hurt's 2nd film and Lawrence Kasdan's first. Classic noir style drama set in the 80's. This is the classic story of the femme fatale who finds and seduces a hapless male simply to set him up for the big fall and walk away with all the goodies.
Saw this in the discount bin cyber Monday. One of my all time favorite movies with twists and turns and a great soundtrack. Have had this movie on VHS for many, many years and wanted the Blu-ray copy for the future.
I did not see this movie in years. I was surprised to find it in Bluray. I don't mind seeing it over and over again. It's a classic all time favorite with a host of great actors. Great movie / great experience.
This classic story is one that you should definitely have in your library but remember strictly for adults only put the kitties away to bed while you and your significant other watch this classic movie