Includes Hot Scenes The Director Was Forced To Cut!
Michael Douglas stars as Nick Curran, a tough but vulnerable detective. Sharon Stone co-stars as Catherine Tramell, a cold, calculating, and beautiful novelist with an insatiable sexual appetite. Catherine becomes a prime suspect when her boyfriend is brutally murdered - a crime she had described in her latest novel. But would she be so obvious as to write about a crime she was going to commit? Or is she being set up by a jealous rival? Obsessed with cracking the case, Nick descends into San Francisco's forbidden underground where suspicions mount, bodies fall, and he finds within himself an instinct more basic than survival...
Audio commentary from director Paul Verhoeven and cinematographer Jan De Bont
Audio commentary from Feminist critic Camille Paglia
'Blonde Poison' documentary about the making of Basic Instinct
'Cleaning Up Basic Instinct': a comparison of the TV version to the theatrical version
Footage of Sharon Stone and Jeanne Tripplehorn's movie screen tests
3 storyboard to screen comparisons
Theatrical teaser trailer