Brian De Palma
As for DePalma; the man is back in tip-top shape, delivering his best offering since the underrated CARLITO'S WAY. He tosses every directing trick in the book in here, maximizing his sumptuous sets via his wandering lens and using his split-screen technique like it was on sale. Much of the film bypassed dialogue and was masterfully communicated through colorful and striking images. WOW! Lastly, the players in this water bed also helped make the hump a groovier one. Rebecca Romijn Stamos had the body, the looks, the adequate acting chops and the “bad girl” thang going on to a T. Now that’s one scary beeyatch and she kept my eyes on the screen! “Arrow Favorite” Antonio Banderas also owned as the moochacho who lets his “ding-dong” pull him into hell (editor note: kinda like the Arrow himself). Banderas can take the blandest part on paper and make it fascinating onscreen and he does it again here. I couldn’t get enough of the lad. So are you in the mood for a self-indulgent, twist-heavy, sexually deviant, visually arresting piece of noir fluff? If so, bang this Femme in the Fatale.
Visualizing Femme Fatale (~ 11 minutes): Brian DePalma comes in to talk about where the inspiration for the film came from and the casting of Rebecca Romijn Stamos. Stamos also shares her reaction to getting the part while Banderas blabs about the film and his experience. We also get lots of trivia and on-set footage in this informative featurette. Fun times.
Femme Fatale: An Appreciation (~ 23 minutes): This feature is the longest and the more insightful where DePalma and crew come in to explain the symbolism in the film and what they wanted to communicate in specific scenes and the overall picture. The actors also come in to provide for their 3 cents. If you didn’t fully "get" what this film was about; watch this feature and understand. Great feature.
Femme Fatale: Dressed to Kill (~ 2 minutes): Here we get a montage of stills and scenes from the film. I didn’t get the point of this feature. Just watch the trailer or movie again instead.
Behind the Scenes (~ 4 minutes): Lots of on-set bits, comments from the actors, scenes from the movie and insight from the director. Although a tad redundant after having watched the previous feature, I still got enough juice from this cherry to be worth the lick.
We also get the Theatrical Trailer, the French Trailer and a Cast and Crew option.