SRP $28.95 1.85:1 PCM 5.1 SONY

SONY has released one of their best catalogue titles on BLU-RAY so far! "CRUEL INTENTIONS" is one of those rare teen-targeted updates of a classic, "LES LIASONS DANGEROUS" that actually works!  Sara Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Reese Witherspoon star, but it's Roger Kumble's direction that makes "CRUEL INTENTIONS" such an entertaining film.  Few filmmakers manage to have their pulse on a "teen" audience, without making compromises that dumb down their work. Kumble blends terrific imagery, editing, pop score tunes and more to create a world that's instantly captivating and never lets go of the viewer, even when it almost veers towards what could've easily resulted in something sophomoric.

SONY has provided the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio with a 1080p/MPEG-4 transfer on a 50gb disc. It's one of the best BLU-RAY transfers we've seen so far!  From the opening credits to the end, this is one slick image! Scene after scene pop off the screen, with outstanding detail and flawless fleshtones. The contrast is also flawless, allowing dark scenes to be rendered in a manner all BLU-RAY titles should achieve. OUTSTANDING!!!

SONY has provided a PCM 5.1 mix that's also extremely impressive, although surrounds still tend to be restrained. The front soundstage is aggressive with separation effects and music boosts through all speakers at key moments. The PCM mix offers cleaner, bolder fidelity than its Dolby Digital 5.1 counterpart.

An audio commentary, deleted scenes and music videos have been included.