Unforgettable (Blu-ray)
SRP $35.99 1.78:1 DTS-HD MA 5.1 WARNER BROS
 

Well, it took some time, courage and risk, but finally the story behind the technological break-through that allowed the late Nat King Cole appear to sign alongside his daughter on his classic, "UNFORGETTABLE," is brilliantly told!

Kidding, "UNFORGETTABLE" is basically a loosely updated version of "THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE," with snippets from other "woman takes charge and defends her relationship from other psycho woman" films of the past.

Julia(Rosario Dawson) and her fiance, David(Geoff Stults) seem to have it all. Unfortunately, David's ex-wife, Tessa(Katherine Heigl) isn't at all happy about the relationship and pending marriage, so by stealing Julia's identity and other nefarious deeds, she creates a life-or-death situation.

The idea of playing with identity, especially with the real technology fears existing today, is ripe for a thriller. Unfortunately, there's nothing witty about this script and its "surprises" are about as fresh as anything found on a Lifetime channel movie.

The acting isn't bad, or at least the cast manages to have some dignity in spite of the often mediocre dialogue. There is still a guilty pleasure to "UNFORGETTABLE" that manages to make the film feel "almost" intentionally camp. Throwing in a guest appearance of the beautifully aging Cheryl Ladd as Tessa's controlling mother, only adds to the fun of a bad but entertaining spectacle.

When comparing this to Halle Berry's newest theatrical piece of crap, "KIDNAP," "UNFORGETTABLE" is a masterpiece and the characters seem much more intelligent!

So, in the end, if the viewer enjoys high production values, beautiful looking people and an unintentionally funny thriller, "UNFORGETTABLE" is actually quite fun!

WARNER BROS has presented a 1.78:1 aspect ratio for this MPEG-4 AVC encoded 1080p blu-ray. It's a beautiful transfer, aided by the mastery of cinematographer Caleb Deschanel(yes, his two daughters are tv stars, and he shot "Black Stallion") Colors are rich, and the detail and contrast are nearly flawless. This is a great looking transfer! It's wonderful to find WB is providing stellar presentations of even the arguable mediocre releases, like this.

WARNER BROS. has provided a DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix. Surrounds are minimally called into play, however, they come in with great impact during the film's final moments. Subtle separation effects are impressive but restrained. Dialogue is perfectly rendered and music/effects are well balanced.

Along with this blu-ray, dvd and digital release, a deleted scene with optional commentary is included(nothing impressive about scene), trailers for other WB films(1080p), a running audio commentary with producer/director DiNovi and a short featurette are also included.