Best Video’s Hank Hoffman—aka the “other Hank”—here with this week’s pick. Last week’s heat wave inspired me to rent a film I have been curious about for a long time but never seen—Lawrence Kasdan’s 1981 neo-noir BODY HEAT. Body Heat was Kasdan’s first picture as director (subsequent films include THE BIG CHILL and THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST); he had previous screenwriting credits on THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. This steamy thriller stars William Hurt and Kathleen Turner and their chemistry is combustible. Fine supporting turns are taken by Ted Danson and Mickey Rourke. The aura of cool surrounding this film does nothing to lower the temperature. Turn on your air conditioning and enjoy.
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