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Fatal Attraction Blu-ray Review

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“Fatal Attraction” remains a potent thriller.

Dan seemingly has the perfect life. He has a wonderful wife and daughter, a loyal dog, and a quality legal job. After he meets an editor (Alex), however, Dan makes the mistake of having an affair with her. What should have been a one night fling turns into a nightmare as the mentally unstable Alex begins to stalk him. That’s only the tip of the iceberg though as Alex’s actions become increasingly more disturbing. 

1987’s “Fatal Attraction” is a straight forward, no-nonsense romantic drama turned thriller that grabs you and lets go. The combination of James Dearden’s well written suspenseful Hitchcockian script (which is based on his own teleplay) and Adrian Lyne’s tight direction brought forth so many now iconic scenes be it the steamy sex scenes, the heartpounding climax, and, of course, the infamous bunny scene. 

The outstanding performances by Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer make the movie even more compelling than it already is. The chemistry between Douglas and Close is especially nothing short of dynamic. Whether they’re having crazy sex or at each other’s throats (literally), you would be hard pressed not to find yourself glued to the screen. How Glenn Close didn’t win an Oscar here is beyond me (no disrespect to Cher). Anne Archer (who plays Dan’s wife) is also fantastic here. Without spoiling what all happens in the end in case you haven’t seen it, her character journey is incredibly emotional. It’s no surprise she received an Oscar nomination for her work as well.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. How does it look? Another fine upgrade in this Paramount Presents line of Blu-rays.

Audio Track: Dolby TrueHD 5.1. How does it sound? Aside from some deliberately loud music cues, this isn’t a very sound intensive movie, but this 5.1 track does the job in a satisfactory manner. 

Extras:
* “Fatal Attraction” theatrical trailer
* 7 minutes of rehearsal footage
* An alternate ending with an intro by Adrian Lyne. The right ending was chosen for the film.
* “Filmmaker Focus”- Director Adrian Lyne talks about favorite moments from the film. 

May 11, 2020 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , ,

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