(July 24, 2006 - Burbank, CA) - "Body Heat" -- the steamy tale of lust, greed and murder starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Richard Crenna that was one of the cinema’s sexy sensations of the ‘80s -- debuts as a Deluxe Edition DVD from Warner Home Video (WHV) on October 24. The Deluxe Edition boasts never-before-seen lifted scenes and three new featurettes and will sell for $19.97 SRP. Marking the directing debut of Lawrence Kasdan ("The Big Chill," "The Accidental Tourist" and "Grand Canyon"), "Body Heat" echoes the 1940s film noir genre in the tradition of "Double Indemnity" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice," but with explicit sexuality that would never have been allowed then. Academy Award®-winning actor William Hurt stars as naïve attorney Ned Racine, playing opposite Kathleen Turner in her film debut as married socialite Maddie Walker. Ned’s lust for Maddie blinds him to the deadly consequences of seduction and deception and takes him on a runaway ride of passion, with a one-way ticket to trouble. John Barry provided the sultry score; Ted Danson and Mickey Rourke are memorable in supporting roles. With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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