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Femme Fatale
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 72 (May 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Antonio Banderas, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Peter Coyote & Gregg Henry

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes cast and crew film highlights, and four featurettes (Visualizing Femme Fatale, Femme Fatale: An Appreciation, Femme Fatale: Dressed To Kill, and Behind The Scenes).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 24461
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong sexuality, violence and language
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(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): 03/25/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brian De Palma
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In "Femme Fatale," Laure (Romijn-Stamos) is a beautiful woman working for a group of jewel thieves. After seducing a model at the Cannes Film Festival Laure makes off with the diamonds she was wearing, but not before photographer Nicolas Bardo (Banderas) takes her photo. Laure makes her way to the United States and manages to make a new life for herself marrying a high-profile politician. The new Mrs. Watts, however, keeps herself out of the limelight and no-one seems to know much about her. That is until Bardo lands an assignment to find out more about the mysterious wife. Can Laure keep her past safely hidden or is her world about to come crashing down on her? (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The 1.78:1 DVD is anamorphically enhanced and exhibits a picture that can be very nicely rendered, with well-defined images and textures. Colors are well balanced, with natural fleshtones, bold hues, and solid blacks. Edge enhancement is occasionally a problem, and pixelization creates a bit of a

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