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Color of Night

Five Suspects. Two Lovers. One Killer. Nothing is what it seems... except murder. 

Year: 1994 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Unknown 
Certificate: BBFC 18 Cert – Not suitable for under 18s 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Unknown 
Starring: Unknown  

Bruce Willis plays a New York pyschologist who develops a small problem (apart from the slight miscasting); one of his patients decides that now would be the best time to take a dive from the good doctor's office window.

Having received a lovely view of the unfortunate patient tumbling to her death, Willis' character goes into traumatic shock, which leaves him colourblind.

A psychologist friend from Los Angeles (played by Scott Bakul, leaping [Oh, purlease! - Ed.] in from a certain popular science fiction TV series), invites him over to stay in his somewhat dark and spooky house, so that poor old Bruce can get over the terrible experience. Scott introduces Bruce to his Monday Night therapy group, a bunch of very deranged people, the watching of whom provides a large part of the entertainment to be gained from the film... and then Scott turns up dead.

The rest of the film seeks the answer to the question "whodunnit", although the answer is very quickly obvious. Willis reckons it's somebody in the Monday Night group, but they start turning up dead, too. He himself starts finding rattlesnakes in the mailbox and has to dodge a few falling cars along the way.

Oh, and then there's Jane March, revealing all (surprise, surprise). Strangely enough, in the original cut of the film, Willis revealed just as much, but the censors decided that showing Bruce Willis naked was mich more disgusting and corrupting than showing Jane March naked, and demanded that all those full frontal scenes be cut out, which they were, leaving us with just Jane March (Damn! sulk, sulk... - Ed.). She enters the film by ramming (accidentally, honest) the back of Willis's car, and then ending up in bed with him by a few unlikely coincidences; the film rumbles happily along, brutally killing off half of the characters, leading to a surprise ending that you'll probably remember for a quite a little while (though not for reasons that I am prepared to reveal).

Paul ("Bruce is my favourite actor" - Ed.) Hardy

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Screenings of this film:

1994/1995 Spring Term (35mm)