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    Unique ID Code: 0000002651
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 15/12/1999 18:23
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    Cruel Intentions (UK)

    7 / 10
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    In the game of seduction, there is only one rule: never fall in love
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 94 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
    Release Date:

    Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar - I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, TV`s Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe - I Know What You Did Last Summer, Studio 54) are two gorgeous, filthy rich, manipulative stepsiblings from Manhattan`s upper east side.

    Bored of the girls he has so easily seduced in the past, Sebastian has set his sights on the ultimate challenge - the beautiful, virginal, headmasters` daughter Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon - Pleasantville, The Man in the Moon).

    Kathryn sees the perfect opportunity for a wager. If Sebastian fails to lure Annette into his bed, he will have to surrender his priceless vintage Jaguar; if he succeeds, he will win the most tempting prize of all - Kathryn.

    Sparks fly in this wickedly sexy tale of seduction as Kathryn and Sebastian play a dangerous game of sex and betrayal...

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections
    US Theatrical Trailer
    Director/Producer Commentary
    Five Deleted Scenes
    Two Music Videos (Marcy Playground and Placebo)
    Behind the scenes featurette

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Roger Kumble

    Written By:

    Reese Witherspoon
    Sarah Michelle Gellar
    Selma Blair
    Ryan Phillippe

    Casting By:
    Anne McCarthy
    Mary Vernieu

    Soundtrack By:
    Ed Shearmur

    Jeff Freeman

    Costume Designer:
    Denise Wingate

    Production Designer:
    Jon Gary Steele

    Heather Zeegen
    Neal H. Moritz

    Executive Producer:
    William Tryer
    Bruce Mellon
    Christopher Ball
    Michael Fottrell

    Columbia Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    A really good film that brings you into fantastic world in which money does matter!!!!(not so different from the real one isn`t it)
    We really see how love can change you, BUT THERE ARE ALSO LOADS OF FUNNY THINGS:for istance the secret society of sex....everybody does it but nobody say anything!!

    The commentary, which should be alway present, is quite good even if I prefer the ones with the actors also because they are more fun.
    The ending of this film is so good, it cheers you up so immensely that it makes you forget all your troubles!!
    It`s definitely worth seeing it!!!!No bullshit!!
    posted by alby on 2/7/2000 22:09
    6 / 10
    A really horrible adaptation of "Dangerous Liaisons".
    The acting is so unconvincing and the characters are so shallow and undeveloped.
    Gellar and Phillipe better stick to horror. At least there they need not act.
    The video transfer is average, although I could not spot any compression marks.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is as basic as it gets. As far as I noticed the surrounds were used only twice, although the dialog was always centered and clear.
    The menus are static and simple.
    The extras include a behind the scenes look, a commentary track (which I did not bother to check), 2 really bad music videos and some deleted scenes. Nothing to salvage this movie, though.
    Bottom line - try to avoid this senseless adaptation. It`s a total BOMB.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/10/2000 16:24
    7 / 10
    I really liked this adaptation of Les Liasons Dangeureuse, although that might have something to wiht the fact that both Sarah Michelle Gellar AND Reese Witherpoon are in it… plus there's the lesbian kiss… and all the se…ahem! Excuse me, I mean it's a great adaptation.

    Er… anyway - on with the disc. The video transfer is pretty good. and the DD5.1 audio is just what we want for the great soundtrack… the disc is even blessed with some half-decent extras (although at the risk of repeating myself - they are only half decent).

    The 5 minute Behind the Scenes featurette has some cast & crew interviews and the rest of it is self-promotional clips from the film - not really worth bothering with. We also get a crew commentary that is nice to have (although it's a little muddled at times - still some interesting stuff). Can you guess what the director's favourite line in the film (hint: it'll be the same line as every bloke who has seen this film!). There are 5 deleted scenes with an introduction from the director for each scene (it's always interesting to see why a scene was deleted, even if the scene itself isn't that interesting). We also get the US trailer, 2 music videos, & filmographies.

    Overall, the film will not appeal to everyone, but if you enjoyed the film then this is a pretty decent disc.
    posted by Rich Davies on 19/9/2002 06:50