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Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 111 (Aug 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, Charlotte Rampling & David Thewlis

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include nine deleted scenes and an alternate ending, both with optional director's commentary; audio commentary with director Michael Caton-Jones, an 11-minute inside look, and 14 previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13878
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong sexuality, nudity, violence, language, and some drug content
(Retail Price): $26.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 116
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/11/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Caton-Jones
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Crime novelist Catherine Tramell (Stone) is in trouble again when detective Roy Wahsburn (Thewlis) connects her to the mysterious death of an athlete. Of course, Tramell uses her intellect and suggestive body language to cast a spell on her criminal psycologist (Morrissey). Funny how Sharon Stone had to resort back to Basic Instinct 2 revive her career. Based on characters created by Joe Eszterhas. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture has a nicely rendered appearance, with sharp and detailed imagery, well-balanced contrast and shadow delineation, and a satisfying color scheme. While the picture can have a soft, hazy appearance at times, smearing is limited. There is only minor pixelization detected at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

Dialogue sounds tonally accurate and fits on-screen atmospheres spatially in the Dolby