- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 24, 1999
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Director's Cut
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus: Chapter Search
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"It'll probably just blow over."
- Dr. Moore (Scott Bakula) shortly before his death.
"The old fender bender."
- Rose (Jane March)
"Everybody's having fun but me!"
- Martinez (Ruben Blades)
"My husband died last year. If it makes you feel better, he suffered a lot. Well, anyway, it made me feel better."
- Edith (Shirley Knight)
Sight and Sound - 10/01/1994
"...Psycho-baroque touches and a sterling supporting cast..."
New York Times - 08/19/1994
"...[Plays] like a gleefully demented campfire tale....[Blades is] flamboyantly funny..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/03/1995
"...A quirkily comic erotic thriller..."
A New York psychologist goes to California to get over a patient's suicide, only to have an L.A. colleague murdered. While conducting his own investigation into the killing he crosses paths with a gorgeous young woman and finds himself targeted by a mysterious killer. This director's cut video contains fifteen minutes of erotic footage not seen in the theatrical release.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Color Of Night
Haunted by the bizarre suicide of a patient, New York psychologist Dr. Bill Capa abandons his successful practice and relocates to L.A., but his encounters there prove as shocking as the chilling event he has run away from, and he immediately finds himself entangled in an explosive sexual relationship with a beautiful but enigmatic woman named Rose, and the investigation into the brutal stabbing murder of a friend and colleague, Dr. Bob Moore. A moth drawn to a flame, Dr. Capa is lured to Rose by his sexual cravings, and he discovers this woman has the power to fulfill his most reckless erotic fantasies. Yet, the more she satisfies him, the more he finds himself enslaved by her manipulation and control. As Capa gets closer to identifying the killer of his patient, Rose becomes an equally tantalizing mystery that he must solve -- if he can stay alive long enough to avoid a lunatic murderer who is stalking him.
When one of psychologist Bill Capa's patients loses control, he's so overcome with guilt that he must leave the Big Apple. He moves to sunny California to live with Dr. Moore, a colleague with whom he shares an ostentatious Malibu home equipped with a pool and a Mercedes. But when Moore is murdered, Capa's got to solve the crime by interviewing loonies, especially beautiful, manipulative and neurotic women, similar to those he'd abandoned in Manhattan.
Film Noir |
Theatrical Release |
- The Director's Cut of "Color of Night" is 15 minutes longer than the original theatrical release. The shorter theatrical cut was rated "R" by the MPAA.
- Copyright Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Inc., Cinergi Productions N.V. and Buena Vista Distribution, Inc.
- Shot in Technicolor.
- Additional credits: Cynthia McCormac (set decorator); Jack Morrisey (art director); and Terry King (special effects coordinator).
- Title song "The Color of Night" is written by Jud J. Friedman, Lauren Christy, and Dominic Frontiere; performed by Lauren Christy.
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.