Jul 142016


To celebrate the release of Ken Russell’s darkly comic erotic thriller CRIMES OF PASSION starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) – out now on DVD & Blu-ray Dual Format – we have teamed up with Arrow Video to giveaway a copy!

CRIMES OF PASSION brings together the enfant terrible of British cinema, one of the best and sexiest actresses ever to come out of the States, and an icon of horror cinema to create a truly bonkers erotic thriller that only Ken Russell could make.

The film is all sumptuous visuals, complex psyches and highly charged erotica, deftly blending the sleaze with strokes of horror and romance. Russell’s triumph is that CRIMES OF PASSION manages to be both sexy and scary – but what else could you expect from a film that stars both Jessica Rabbit and Norman Bates?

“… this is in the main a comedy so black that it recaptures some of the cinema’s long-lost power to shock.” Time Out

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Special edition content includes:

– Brand new 2K restoration of the film from original film materials.
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the director’s cut and unrated versions of the film
– Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Audio commentary with director Ken Russell and producer-screenwriter Barry Sandler
– Seven deleted/extended scenes with optional commentary by Sandler
– Brand-new interview with Sandler recorded especially for this release!
– Home movie footage of Ken Russell visiting Florida for a retrospective screening of Crimes of Passion at the 2009 Florida Film Festival
– Theatrical trailer
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
– Illustrated booklet containing new writing by Ken Russell’s biographer, Paul Sutton, correspondence between Russell and Kathleen Turner, and an on-set interview with Russell

For your chance to win CRIMES OF PASSION on Dual Format, simply comment below telling us which is your favourite Ken Russell film and why.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Thursday 21st July 2016 and one valid comment will be chosen and notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be aged 18 years or older
• One entry per household
• There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner
• 1 winner will win 1x Crimes of Passion
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.


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  82 Responses to “Win Arrow Video Release of CRIMES OF PASSION on Dual Format In Our Competition”

  1. The Only Ken Russell film that has continually stuck with me has been ” Altered States”.

  2. My favourite has to be Tommy. I remember watching it as a kid & although I found some parts oddly confusing & disturbing, the sheer power of the films combined visually & through the music really stayed with me. An amazing film and partially prepared me for his next film that I would see, The Devils uncut on channel 4 years later.

  3. INow I now have an idea what we’re doing on the weekend

  4. The Devils is completely over the top and brilliant. A pity that the censors cut so much of it out.

  5. Altered States although I an strongly drawn to Lair Of The White Worm as it is so over acted but it totally works. As for Amanda Donahoe… Enough said

  6. The Russia house. A good tale of intrigue and espionage

  7. Mine has to be Lair of the White Worm. Not only is it a great film but it also reminds me of being eight years old and being in my local video shop in 1988. The smell of the store and the excitement at seeing the new releases and finding a hidden 80’s horror gem

  8. the Devils -mental

  9. The Lair of the White Worm (1988) such a weird but enjoyable watch

  10. Tommy, because the music is brilliant

  11. altered states because i enjoyed the book, and having read the book, it helped a lot to follow the plot in the film x

  12. The Lair of the White Worm. Fabulously overplayed by some of the actors which would come to be known as the quintessential upper-class Brits.

  13. Tommy as it was just so evocative of the period, especially the lives of the characters that you are drawn into.

  14. I love Altered States – such a classic horror thriller

  15. the first i really remember is Tommy. watched it twice since and see something different every time i watch it

  16. Best film in my opinion is Tommy, great story and the music was brilliant, gets you singing and dancing

  17. Tommy, the best musical ever made. All star cast, great visuals for its day and of course Keith Moon at his perverted best as Uncle Ernie.

  18. TOMMY- i love the music

  19. Tommy – didnt see it when it first came out but later; came across at the time as a powerful but not serious film and enjoyed it since

  20. Tommy very good film 🙂

  21. TOMMY great soundtrack!

  22. THE WHO’S TOMMY , loads of great actors in this one, loads of iconic music, and a badly creepy uncle Ernie.

  23. Lair of the White Worm – nice to see another Bram SToker story on film.

  24. The devils – completely over the top but gripping

  25. It has to be Tommy – aside from the incredible soundtrack, what a cast! And a sensational performance from Ann-Margret Olsson.

  26. My favourite film of his has to be Tommy,fantastic score,a film of its time

  27. Tommy, it’s iconic!

  28. Tommy because i love the soundtrack as well as the film

  29. Lady Chatterley, great film bit saucy but a great film, keeps the attention.

  30. Tommy was a great film of its day. great presence and action.

  31. Liar of the white worm – A true stinker of a film with bad acting and painstaking cringe horror but somehow I keep returning to it like a favourite wooly jumper on a cold snow-laden day – my guilty pleasure!

  32. The Devils
    it was embarrassingly recently did I realise how much of an edited film I had watched as a youth

  33. The Devils. A great cast, and fine sets by Derek Jarman.

  34. The Lair Of The White Worm, because I saw it at such a tender age and fell in love with the dangerously sexy Amanda Donohoe. Of course, watching it now means I can enjoy other aspects too. And still enjoy Amanda Donohoe 🙂

  35. Got to be Altered states.

  36. My favourite is the devils because it is a great cast

  37. Tommy. Just great Who music

  38. Lair Of The White Worm, a crazy film with a daft plot. A young Hugh Grant is amusing!

  39. ‘Tommy’ because I love The Who and Elton John…the movie is a bit way out there but the music really sparks it into life.

  40. Tommy, because of The Who and Pinball Wizard

  41. The Devils I was an extra in it

  42. The Devils, such an odd and disturbing film!

  43. Liked Women In Love – Oliver Reed and Alan Bates in the wrestling scene in front of the roaring fire!

  44. the Devils

  45. The Lair of the White Worm because it’s so camp and Amanda Donohoe is clearly having a ball. The commentary Ken did on the US DVD is brilliant too.

  46. Tommy – brought the age alive!

  47. It’s got to be Tommy as I’m a sucker for 70’s films. The music was ace & Tina Turner as the Acid Queen.Ooooh & the baked beans!

  48. Valentino, starring Rudolph Nureyev, is my favourite. Russell claims it was a mistake to make it but is was weirdly interesting.

  49. Tommy. I saw it in London whilst on a trip with the school. It just left an impact on me ever since.

  50. love tommy

  51. Has to be – TOMMY – a classic which will never be beaten

  52. Tommy. A soundtrack version of the music that is better than the original album. Ann-Margret covered in Baked Beans. Jack Nicholson singing. What more does anyone want from a movie.

  53. ‘The Music Lovers’ owing to the quality of the cast and a lesson in history

  54. The Lair of the White Worm

  55. The Devils – OTT but awesome

  56. Altered States a great piece of science fiction

  57. Women In Love. The only film Ken Russell was ever nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards, this film, based on a D.H. Lawrence novel, is one of his most reserved and passionate films he ever made. It is a film that is a battle of the sexes and is essentially about a pair of friends who fall for two sisters. It’s about relationships, commitment and what it means to give oneself to another person.

  58. Tommy , brill music as well 🙂

  59. Tommy – love the film and The Who

  60. Women in Love – Glenda Jackson is superb, I just love watching her in this.

  61. tommy brill

  62. tommy – fab music!!

  63. Tommy was a good film

  64. Tommy, loved the music!

  65. The lair of the white worm as it is a fun lavish 80s british horror film

  66. Tommy

  67. Got to be The Devils

  68. Tommy is my favourite x

  69. For me it’s Tommy. I love some of the more musically driven films of that era (Quadrophenia for example)

  70. TOMMY – It was really amazing and I would love to see it again.

  71. THE DEVILS. complete bombardment of the senses.

  72. Tommy, although I didn’t know this was Ken Russell until today, but it captures part of my youth, and a yearning for what I would have liked my youth to be.

  73. The Devils

  74. Altered States – its just the best horror!

  75. The Devils – this movie made me so glad I don’t live in the middle ages. It was also probably one of the most insane film I’ve ever seen!

  76. My favourite Ken Russell has always been Whore because its a perfect retort to Pretty Woman and a perfect example of how sex can sell a film.

  77. Tommy – great soundtrack

  78. tommy is amazing

  79. The Russia house great espionage

  80. The lair of the white worm was one of the first movies I watched with my now partner a very weird choice!

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