Blu-ray Release: 9 1/2 Weeks Original Uncut Version

Blu-ray Release Date: March 20, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Warner Home Video


9 1/2 WeeksPerhaps one of the sexiest movies from the 1980s, 9 1/2 Weeks is renowned for its scene with Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2) and Kim Basinger (Charlie St. Cloud) in a very wet back alley, which should look even more steamy in this high-definition Blu-ray debut.

Rated R — of course — Nine 1/2 Weeks stars Basinger as a Soho gallery worker who has been single since a painful divorce and Rourke as a wealthy commodities broker who’s always emotionally alone. When they meet, they’re immediately drawn to each other. Their relationship quickly turns to obsessions and takes them into a world of eroticism and emotional awakenings.

9 1/2 Weeks Blu-ray boxExploring the themes of passion and surrender, the romance movie was directed with flair by Adrian Lyne, helmer of a couple other sexual obsession films, Fatal Attraction and 1998’s Lolita.

Based on the novel by Elizabeth McNeill, the film is co-written by someone who knows plenty about erotic entertainment, Zalman King of the Red Shoe Diaries TV series.

9 1/2 Weeks got mixed reviews from critics and audiences but scored a tidy $7 million in limited screenings in theaters in 1986. It has become a bigger hit over the years in various DVD versions.

The Blu-ray offers the original uncut version of the drama film, which includes footage not released in theaters.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.