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Sharon Stone's finest moments!
on 19 February 2013
Many think that the original Basic Instinct epitomised the worst in cinema and its notoriety for a certain scene, alone, had propelled it and Ms Stone to superstardom. Those truly thinking that would have really been smug when the sequel appeared and flopped, at least in comparison.
Now, we're all adults and I'm sure that if you're eyeing up this double feature, it's not to see the original for the very first time. The second, maybe. So, you've an idea what you're getting...
Seen as a super-smooth and sexy (yes!) psychological cat-and-mouse sex thriller, then Basic Instinct is hugely enjoyable entertainment. Stone is stunning and every bit a sexual predator as you're likely to ever see. That infamous (un) crossing leg scene has had its impact diluted of course over the years but then, this was very controversial.
Basic Instinct 2 is good but to my mind, the move to London is a questionable one and having David Morrissey as the cop who gets the Stone treatment is flat and boring and brings nothing to the film. A cardboard cut-out would have been better! But Sharon, despite being in her late 40s by its 2006, oozes sex and sassiness. It goes on too long as well, though (114m).
I bought this set mainly as both movies seemed to be only shown on the minor ITV channels and were endlessly cut up by stupidly timed ad breaks. These are the sorts of moves that you watch when you want to watch them - and on this basis, (I got mine second-hand and cheap) then this is a good set to get.