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BLU-RAY REVIEW

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction

Featured In Issue 113, October 2006

Picture3.5
SoundNR
WSR Score2
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(Studio/Distributor):
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
15382
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
For strong sexuality, nudity, violence, language, and some drug content
(Retail Price):
$38.95
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(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
(Disc Release Date):
07/11/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Michael Caton-Jones
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(Disc Soundtrack):
Dolby Digital 5.1
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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 Basic Instinct 2 cast a spell on her criminal psychologist (Morrissey). Based on characters created by Joe Eszterhas. (Suzanne Hodges)

Special features include commentary with Director Michael Caton-Jones, an 11-minute Between The Sheets: A Look Inside Basic Instinct 2 featurette, and a preview.

The 2.40:1 MPEG-2 encoded Blu-ray Disc picture features deep blacks, a satisfying color scheme, and a high level of detail. This is one of the more consistent Blu-ray Disc releases to date. Still, the image can have a flat appearance. (Danny Richelieu)

With its good fidelity, the 5.1-channel linear PCM soundtrack does sound good. A high-pitched hum can be heard throughout the presentation, although it isn't too distracting. The mix is rather uninspiring, and there really is no congruency between the front and rear stages. (Danny Richelieu)