Femme Fatale Virgin Exclusive release

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale for 4th August 2003. Available to buy exclusively through Virgin Megastores the disc will carry a retail price of £15.99 and offers the following features...

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • From Dream to Reality: Dream within a Dream
  • Femme Fatale: Behind the Scenes
  • Femme Fatale: Dressed to Kill Montage
  • Trailer
Here is a look at the cover artwork and accompanying text from the Press Release.

Evocative filmmaker Brian De Palma, the stylish director of the sexy thriller Body Double and the blockbuster action film Mission: Impossible brings his uniquely edgy and sinuous Femme Fatale to the screen. An irresistible mix of style and story, Femme Fatale will utterly seduce you.

Cool precision and venomous beauty entwine in the striking figure of Laure Ash (REBECCA ROMIJN-STAMOS), a woman who can only be expected to do the unexpected. A master of manipulation and guile, Laure plays a crucial role in a sultry jewel theft and then abruptly leaves her life of crime - and her bloodthirsty cohorts - behind her.

In a surreal transformation, Laure refashions herself in the guise of a respectable married woman with a high-profile political life and soon captures the attention of Nicolas (ANTONIO BANDERAS); a soulful ex-paparazzo mesmerised by the elusive and enthralling adventuress. Attracted to the enigmatic Laure but serving an agenda of his own, Nicolas shatters her carefully crafted world with one shutter click of his seditious camera.

Suddenly exposed to the world and vulnerable to her enemies, Laure is determined to use her considerable assets - and Nicolas' voyeuristic instincts - to reinvent her identity and once again escape her past. But as she ensnares Nicolas in her calculated seduction, Laure finds her quest for revenge complicated by their mutual attraction.

Now that Nicolas has revealed Laure to the public, can he uncover who she really is before the inescapable threads of fate thrust them on a collision course between life, death, love and regret? Or will Laure's nightmarish schemes destroy her only chance for redemption?

Written and directed by Brian De Palma, the film also stars Peter Coyote and the music is composed and performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto. De Palma shows again why he's a master of the erotic thriller with this edgy mind-blower that works both as a gripping twist-upon-twist stunner and as an eye-opening display of virtuoso filmmaking.

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