The Grifters is an interesting movie more for what it is trying to achieve than what it manages to achieve. The story is brilliantly disturbing and equally engrossing, and it all leads to a truly bitter end. The three leads are great, although Anjelica Huston well and truly steals the show. Was it deserving of the raft of Oscars it nabbed? Probably not, but it's hard to argue it shouldn't have been a contender.
Though it's certainly a movie worth seeing, the disc is a real dud. The video transfer is mediocre at best, no better than an upscaled DVD, and there are no extras at all (and this really is a film that will have film buffs eager to see behind the scenes of). Hold off for a re-release in years to come.