A New York psychologist goes to California to get over a patient's suicide, only to have an L.A. colleague murdered. While conducting his own investigation into the killing he crosses paths with a gorgeous young woman and finds himself targeted by a mysterious killer. This director's cut video contains fifteen minutes of erotic footage not seen in the theatrical release.
Main Cast & Crew:
Richard Rush - Director
Lesley Ann Warren
Kevin J. O'Connor
Eriq La Salle
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 141
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 738329231934
- Genre: Suspense
- Rating: R (MPAA)
- Release Date: August 1999
When one of psychologist Bill Capa's patients loses control, he's so overcome with guilt that he must leave the Big Apple. He moves to sunny California to live with Dr. Moore, a colleague with whom he shares an ostentatious Malibu home equipped with a pool and a Mercedes. But when Moore is murdered, Capa's got to solve the crime by interviewing loonies, especially beautiful, manipulative and neurotic women, similar to those he'd abandoned in Manhattan.
The Director's Cut of "Color of Night" is 15 minutes longer than the original theatrical release. The shorter theatrical cut was rated "R" by the MPAA. Copyright Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Inc., Cinergi Productions N.V. and Buena Vista Distribution, Inc. Shot in Technicolor. Additional credits: Cynthia McCormac (set decorator); Jack Morrisey (art director); and Terry King (special effects coordinator). Title song "The Color of Night" is written by Jud J. Friedman, Lauren Christy, and Dominic Frontiere; performed by Lauren Christy. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Psycho-baroque touches and a sterling supporting cast..." - 10/01/1994 Sight and Sound, p.38
"...[Plays] like a gleefully demented campfire tale....[Blades is] flamboyantly funny..." - 08/19/1994 New York Times, p.C6
"...A quirkily comic erotic thriller..." - 02/03/1995 Entertainment Weekly, pp.60-1