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At last this is available once more on video...,
This review is from: The Last Seduction [VHS] (VHS Tape)
The Last Seduction is a classic of Film Noir and one of the best films of the 1990's. I have been seeking it on video since I first saw it on TV but it has been unavailable in this country for many years. At the price it is now offered at no one should miss this opportunity...now where is the DVD version? Renowned at the times for it's sex scenes this was perhaps a little unfair to such a wonderful film. Certainly it is sexy, but even for 1993 the sex scenes were not over the top and are absolutely essential to both storyline and character development. Linda Fiorentino is both alluring and blatantly sexual in the main role as a femme fatale running away from New York and her husband with the proceeds of their first and only drug deal end up in a small town, which as a city gal she despises. He, played by Bill Pullman, understandably attempts to get the money back but is thwarted by his ice cold wife and her new lover (Peter Berg) who she manipulates mercilessly into solving all her problems. To reveal more would be to ruin the storyline of this brilliant film. Fiorentino demonstrates here that she is a cut above the typical hollywood actress, Bill Pullman is great as her husband and Peter Berg suitably unsophisticated as the small town lover out of his depth as her latest conquest. The late J T Walsh puts in a typically excellent - though small - performance as her lawyer. In a word buy it....wait for the inevitable DVD then buy that too.