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Genre: Erotic Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 97 (Jun 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Jacqueline Bisset, Adam Garcia, Alice Evans, James Naughton & Stuart Wilson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Available to watch either in its original theatrical version or the director's cut, special features include a 12-minute featurette "The Making Of Fascination," a seven-minute storyboard featurette entitled "From Page To Screen: Three Scene Studies," an alternate ending, two TV spots, MGM trailers, and upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1008732
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong sexuality and language.
(Retail Price): $25.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/31/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Klaus Menzel
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Distressed beyond belief after his father unexpectedly dies, Scott Doherty (Garcia) is most upset to learn that his mother Maureen (Bisset) has moved on so quickly. Barely before the body is cold, Maureen is engaged to Oliver Vance (Wilson), a widow she met on a cruise. Enter Kelly (Evans), Oliver's attractive young daughter, who, while more supportive of the engagement than Scott, finds it and the deaths of their parents suspicious. But as these two work together to discover what is really going on with Oliver and Maureen, they develop a "Fascination" for each other and find themselves involved in a love affair of their own. Basesd on a screenplay by Daryl Haney and John Jacobs. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD exhibits a nice looking picture, with colors that are well saturated with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures. Sometimes the picture has a slightly soft appearance, and is often quite dark; but shadow delineation and contrast can exhibit good balance. Minor flecks of dirt are occasionally noticed in the source element. Edge enhancement is occasional, as is minor pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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