Great performances from Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman and Peter Berg in this 90's film noir, full of twists and turns. Directed by John Dahl who also directed another underated film in the same decade called "Red Rock West."
Fiorentino's Bridget will literally stop at nothing to get what she wants. She runs rings around the men in the film by messing with minds, taking advantage of love and lust, and even murder in this tale of passion, greed and revenge.
Apart from the original 1 hour 45 minute film presented with an excellent print and 5.1 audio, this two disc package contains an "extended directors cut" which lasts 2 hours 9 mins. The annoying thing about this is that the quality of this version is interrupted by the additional scenes shown as "rushes." These scenes are out of place in sound and viewing quality with the rest of the film, and the timings are shown at the top of the screen. The directors cut should have just been shown like a normal film as it looks a decent alternative to the original release.
Various bonuses include a commemorative 12 page booklet, alternative ending, commentaries, "The Art Of Seduction" documentary, trailer, and a short film (29 mins approx) starring Bill Pullman and Heather Graham, which is really just a filler to the overall package.
An excellent soundtrack is worth highlighting; provided by Joseph Vitorelli, the jazzy main theme stays with you long after the film has ended - it is endearingly beautiful. The rest of the music is a mix of jazz and blues and I recommend getting the soundtrack on cd.
All in all a good set slightly let down by the viewing and sound fragmentation of the directors cut.