Summer (Richard Gere, Diane Lane) have the
happy marriage, an eight-year-old son, and a
But when Connie's chance encounter witha
handsome stranger (Oliver Martinez) erupts intoa
full-blown affair, desire becomes obsession, andthetrue
price of betrayal takesa
could have been such a compelling and remarkable film.
The film represents an unusual grim view of
sex, passion, and affairs.
The lack of realism destroys
the film however, leaving the viewer with a repulsive blank
feeling at the end.
While the ending could have used another revision, everything
else about film worked perfectly. I felt the film had itís
moment of thrills and fervor, sadly, the movie lacked the
sensitivity and pacing to make it a consistently gripping event.
appears in an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 on this
single-sided, dual-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for
16X9 televisions. Overall, the picture was crystal clear.
Sharpness was sensational. No concerns related to jagged edges
or edge enhancement. I noticed some light grain, but otherwise
the film was spotless. The color pallet was vivid and accurate.
Black levels were deep and shadow detail was heavy but not
is presented in a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack.
The sound projected a great deal from the front speakers with
not much going on for the rear speakers. The soundfield did open
up during the film.
was positive; dialogue was normal, with no issues related to
edginess. The music score remained clear and energetic. Effects
stayed reserved much of the film. UNFAITHFUL ultimatelyremained somewhat submissive but over all it worked well for
the film presentation.
Full Length Commentary by Director
Scene Specific Actor's Commentary
11 Deleted Scenes (Including
Alternate Ending) with Optional Director's Commentary
"The Charlie Rose Show" Interview
with Richard Gere, Diane Lane, and Adrian Lyne
Behind the Scenes Featurette: "An
Affair to Remember"
UNFAITHFUL provides a
reasonably entertaining experience, but it doesnít do much to
distinguish itself from other films. The film starts well but
ends with a major letdown. The DVD offers solid picture and
reasonable sound, and while the supplements are light, they are
adequate. UNFAITHFUL may interest some viewers, but itís
not something I can strongly recommend.