New 4K restoration! Paul Verhoeven's classic thriller Basic Instinct stars Michael Douglas as a San Francisco homicide detective Nick Curran. A troubled cop with a history of trigger-happy shootings, he investigates the ice pick murder of a rock star, whose ex-girlfriend, crime novelist Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), becomes the prime suspect—leading Nick to become dangerously obsessed with her. Can he prove her innocence and free her of suspicion? Or is she involved in the murder after all? Basic Instinct became the template for other erotic Neo-Noir thrillers of the ‘90s, cementing both Dutch-born Verhoeven's stature as a major Hollywood director, following his successes Robocop and Total Recall, and the box office clout of Oscar-winning star Michael Douglas (Wall Street, Fatal Attraction). It also catapulted Sharon Stone (Total Recall, Casino) into an international sex symbol.