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Good film, poor DVD
on 11 January 2010
If Cronenberg is your cup of tea, then you'll enjoy this, Jeremy Irons is excellent in the dual role of the identical twin gynaecologists, thanks to his performance and some filming tricks, it really seems like he's playing two seperate, if physically identical, characters.
However I feel I have to warn you that the DVD you'll be watching (from the Carlton Silver Collection) is pretty lacklustre compared to what DVDs can be like now (not to mention Blu-Rays). It was produced early in the DVD era (2000 according to this site) and the low quality of this transfer will be more evident if you watch it on a large LCD or Plasma, you'd probably get better quality if you watched it on a Standard Definition TV channel. And the only extra is a trailer for other DVDs in the Carlton Silver Collection.
If you can ignore that, it's worth seeing if you like Cronenberg or Jeremy Irons, but if you want to buy this film on DVD do not bother with this low rent version, there's probably much better ones (there's also a Criterion Collection Edition), even if you have get one that's Region 1.