"Fatal attraction" has become a household term for love turned to murderous obsession, thanks to the success of Adrian Lyne's 1987 movie. Dan (Michael Douglas) is a family man whose one-night affair with Alex (Glenn Close) turns into a nightmare when she insists on continuing the relationship, claiming to be carrying his baby. Alex systematically terrorizes Dan, even temporarily kidnapping his daughter, in her attempts to win back his affection. Douglas' besieged family man guiltily tries to preserve his marriage and family from the consequences of his own indiscretion. Close's performance as the love-struck psycho-siren remains her signature role: She conveys the buried feminist message of the film in her challenge to Dan to take responsibility for his sexual behavior. Though many critics acknowlegded the film's striking similarities to Clint Eastwood's 1971 film Play Misty for Me, Fatal Attraction spawned numerous other movies about middle-class families besieged by a lone psychotic intent on infiltrating and destroying the fabric of the family unit, including The Stepfather (1987), Pacific Heights (1990), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), and Fear (1996).~Laura Abraham
This is one of my favorite movies that my perception of it always evolves, each passing year. I always saw it as an erotic neo-noir. The characters are fleshed out and all the performances are tops (I'm suprised Glenn Close didn't win for this, but I'm surprised that she hasn't won for a lot of roles).
Now, the thing everyone wants to know - is it better than the previous Blu-ray from 10 years ago. This is sourced from a recent 4K restoration, supervised by the director, Adrian Lyne. I got to say that there's an improvement. Contrast is better on this one, as well as film grain. Sound quality is good, too. My only complaint on this one is that the exorcising of an hour's worth of special features that were on the previous disc. I would say, IF everything is important to you, upgrade to this one and keep your old disc for the featurettes. This also comes in a clear case, with interior artwork and a glossy gatefold slipcover.
Fans should definitely get it.
Another blast from the past! With the always handsome Michael Douglas & the awesome Glenn Close! A true thriller until the end, again had to add it to my collection. Get your popcorn ready, you will not be disappointed!
I had this movie confused with Basic Instinct. When I finally figured out they were different movies, I give Basic Instinct a slight edge. Fatal Attraction portrays a psychotic woman bent on getting a married man who spent one weekend with her. Well done movie, all in all.
I am surprised and very pleased that Viacom is allowing Paramount Home Video to begin relaing HD catalog blu-rays again. Looking forward to Pretty in Pink, Michael Mann's The Keep, Urban Cowboy and Days of Thundaer. Unfortuantely, title numero uno of this new video line is Fatal Attraction. Classic Adrian Lyne film that was a smash hit in 1987. In those days, grossing $100 million domestic meant you were playing in theatres for 6 months straight. The disc is OKAY. But they deleted all the special features from the previous blu-ray and DVD releases. So, you gotta keep you old discs, too. Also, what's the point in doing a new 4K restoration, but NOT releasing the new transfer on 4K UHD disc?! Stupid.