|Femme Fatale (2002)
|Release Date:||March 25, 2003|
|Running Time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Distributor:||Warner Home Video|
Widescreen anamorphic format
Featurette: "From Dream to Reality"
Featurette: "Dream Within a Dream "
Featurette: "Femme Fatale: Behind the Scenes"
Dressed to Kill montage
Cast and crew bios and filmography
Theatrical trailers: French and American
|Video Format:||Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
|Subtitles:||English, Spanish, French.
|Casing:||1-Disc Snap Case
ReviewLaure Ash (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) is very, very bad. The sexy siren is part of a team of high-tech thieves aiming to steal ten million dollars worth of diamonds off the body of a hot young starlet at Cannes. Laure seduces the hot young starlet in a posh toilet. Little do Laure's cohorts realize that the sexy bad girl is going to getaway with the goods. Laure flees the scene. The next day she is mistaken for a young widow at a funeral she attends. Through a series of chance events, Laure finds herself in the apartment of her very own suicidal-doppelganger. You will learn no more from me.
The DiscInfuriating, but ultimately satisfying film. Great picture, sound and extras.
Outstanding transfer. Brian De Palma directs the most visually interesting movies you will ever see. "Femme Fatale" is a wonderful return to the visual style he made famous in his great thrillers of the 70s and 80s. Excellent delineation of colors. Great detail in the shadows. No artifacts or pixilation. This is probably the best 'color' Film Noir ever made. Excellent flesh tones with lots of flesh to go with it!
A large portion of the opening sequence is done with very little dialogue. The remarkable sequence is far from silent though. The 5.1 track picks up all of the ambient sounds which surround the characters. Nice balance between the ranges. Rich sound with nice integration of the sub-woofer into the rest of the channels. No loss of dialogue. Ryuichi Sakamoto's score is hauntingly reminiscent of the great Bernard Herrmann scores of "Sisters" and "Obsession." As De Palma shots many long scenes without dialogue, the music is very important.
Sexy, smart menu makes great use of images from the movie. Easy to navigate.
There are several excellent featurettes on this DVD. Do not watch them before you see the movie.
"Femme Fatale" will either enthrall you or leave you high and dry. I went through a whole range of emotions before I decided that I really, really liked this movie. Rent it once, then rent it again. You will probably end up renting it a third time or maybe even buying it. A must have for De Palma fans.