Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
DVD Features: Widescreen version of the film; English 5.1 Surround Sound; English 2.0 stereo Surround Sound; English subtitles and closed captions; Feature-length commentary with director and production team; Deleted scenes with director commentary; Original documentary: "Style As Substance," several of Tarsem's collaborators reflect on his work; Alternate-angle feature explores six special effects sequences from storyboards to final scene; Interactive brain map and empathy test; Theatrical trailer; International teaser trailer; Cast/crew filmographies; DVD-ROM features:; Script-to-screenplay access; Original theatrical website; Fully playable game demo.
This latest science fiction extravaganza will delight aficionados of the genre. Jennifer Lopez stars as a psychologist who is allowed to experiment with a radical therapy whereby she is able to enter the mind and experience the secrets and the fantasies of her patient, a demented serial killer (Vincent D'Onofrio). This beautifully photographed film is a feast for the eyes but is somewhat lacking in suspense as the killer is under sedation for the major portion of the film. Vince Vaughn plays an obsessive FBI agent and Jake Weber is his uptight partner. The outstanding sets and costumes help to take the viewer on a wild ride through director Tarsem's hallucinatory landscapes, but when it's all over you'll realize that something's been missing; an underlying logic and psychological motivation.