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Fatal Attraction [DVD]

Michael Douglas , Glenn Close , Adrian Lyne    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Stuart Pankin
  • Directors: Adrian Lyne
  • Writers: James Dearden
  • Producers: Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish, English
  • Dubbed: German
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Sep 2002
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005UPNS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,807 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Fatal Attraction was the most controversial hit of 1987, a film nominated for six Oscars that launched a whole up-market psycho sub-genre. In an elaboration of Play Misty for Me (1971), Michael Douglas plays a married middle-class everyman who has an opportunistic weekend affair with New York publishing executive, Glenn Close. The twist is that Close's Alex is a borderline psychotic. She won't let go, and the film moves from a study of modern sexual mores to an increasingly tense thriller about neurotic obsession. The performances are exceptional and two set-pieces, one which gave us the term "Bunny Boiler" and another in a fairground, provide metaphorical and literal rollercoaster rides. Only a laughable sex scene--in a sink, anyone?--and a melodramatic finale shamelessly ripping-off the 1955 French classic Les Diaboliques and Psycho (1960) prevent a good thriller being a great one. Even so, Fatal Attraction is still a film worth seeing again, even if it's hard to wonder what all the fuss was about in 1987.

On the DVD: Fatal Attraction on disc has a new 28-minute documentary featuring the principal players explaining how wonderful each other are. More substantial is a 19-minute feature on creating the visual look, with sections on cinematography, costume and make-up design. A worthwhile 10-minute piece examines the social impact of the movie and the controversy it generated. Seven minutes of the three stars in rehearsal is intriguing, but more interesting is the opportunity to see the original, low-key ending, rejected after test screenings. Much of the best documentary material focuses on how the finally released ending came about, while Lyne's commentary is thoughtful and illuminating. The original trailer is included and there are 16 sets of subtitles, including English for the hard of hearing, as well as an alternative German dub. The sound has been remixed from stereo into a subtly involving Dolby Digital 5.1, and the 1.78:1 anamorphic transfer looks fine, though there is some very minor print damage. --Gary S Dalkin

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When a married lawyer has a one night stand, the woman refuses to believe the relationship is over and she embarks on a psychotic ra mpage to keep him in her life.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and thought provoking 24 Sep 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This film had me right from the start, it's glitsy eighties look provides an excellent backdrop for a truly terrifying story. Glenn Close can only be described as brilliant, and Michael Douglas plays a perfectly likeable/dislikeable (I'm not sure!) co-star. At points during the film I was practically jumping up and down screaming "Get her!", but at others I was more "Aww, just leave her alone..." Anyway, it is definitley the best thriller I have ever seen, I can strongly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Adrian Lyne movie 3 Dec 2007
A white-knuckled "don't-let-this-happen-to-you" thriller that vividly demonstrates what can happen to a guy when he lets other parts of his anatomy do his thinking for him.
Manhattan lawyer Dan Callagher (Mike Douglas) has it all: successful career, attractive wife, nice dog, an d a loving daughter. So why not have an extramarital fling with a woman he met at a party while the family is out of town? Sure. Just a one-night stand. No harm, no harm done.

But there's something very nasty about Dan's partner in crime, because blonde Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) may have all the right moves in the sack, but she also has an elevator that doesn't go all the way to the top. So when Dan wants to shake hands and part company, Alex will have none of it, and the table is set for a one-way ticket to Looney Land.

Let the stalking. . .the suspense. . .the thrills and chills. . .begin. The bathroom scene, in which Dan's frazzled wife Beth (Anne Archer) wipes the steam off the mirror, is worth the price of purchase of this dvd alone.

Director Englishman Adrian Lyne (9.5 weeks) delivers a gripping story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fatal attraction 3 Aug 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
a class movie that even after 25 years still as the power to stop and think about the repercussions of a one night stand ,glenn close is magnificent and michael douglas shows a man out of is depth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fatal attraction 21 April 2010
wow,this is one movie i will never ever get fed up of.It keeps you on your toes all the way through it.Brilliant film.would recommend it to anyone.A big definite thumbs up for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars STOOD THE TEST OF TIME 25 May 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I first saw this film when it had it`s original premiere on tv,back when we only had 4 channels.I must of been still in my teens & mainly watching for the well publicised sex scenes.It`s nice to get the dvd and watch it as a grown man.The film actually stands up much better than i expected,it`s not so often i give a film 5 stars but i would recommend this film to anyone(except of course young children).The dvd contains some good extras including directors commentary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy camper 29 Feb 2012
I was delighted with the speed at which I received the DVD. The product itself was high quality and I have no reason to complain. I was very happy with my experience with the seller.

Great movie- I've wanted to see it again for years but couldnt find it instore- delighted that I found it on Amazon!
A must watch if you want to pick up some bunny boiler tips- classic movie Douglas and Close at their best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 7 Dec 2010
By Charles
This movie will keep you on the edge of your chair. Great performances and excellent plot. I think a lot of married men must have thought twice about having an affair after watching this hehe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fatal attraction 20 Dec 2009
very very good this film is a classic its one for the collection box in years to come.. worth buying a must have buy it and enjoy..
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic film...I'm not sure I want to watch it again.
A film I've always been curious to see. Great storyline, good writing and some decent acting. Bit scared to watch it again though!
Published 2 days ago by Joshua Edgington
5.0 out of 5 stars very watchable
Replacing all the best of my old videos so had to include this , still a brilliant film and have watched it many times.
Published 1 month ago by dee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film.
Excellent film. Can watch over and over again. Thoroughly enjoyable with good actors. Scary in parts but very watchable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't arrive on time
which was a shame but this was down to Royal Mail. Haven't opened the package as it arrived too late for the class for which it was needed.
Published 2 months ago by Cathy Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars good
what a good classic thriller , you acan play it over and over again. a must see film !!! 10/10
Published 4 months ago by jennifer andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars Whatever happened to Ms Close and Mr Douglas?
Just as good as I remember, not to be confused with thse nice two fat ladies and their game recipe book
Published 6 months ago by Biffo
5.0 out of 5 stars present
this is a present for my sister who loves micheal douglas so pleased to get it so thank you very much
Published 6 months ago by collettecox
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One of the greatest films ever made and so true to life - I have watched it many times and always find it good viewing - could never tire of it..... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Lynn Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This was purchased to replace the well watched VHS version previously owned, a classic movie and no doubt will be watched many times
Published 6 months ago by Dani1969
5.0 out of 5 stars A great old classic!
I hadn't seen this film for donkeys years and enjoyed it as much as the first time i saw it. Item arrived on time, well packaged and a great price.
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