Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Kevin Brophy, Kendall Carly Browne, Donald Burton, Bo Derek, Sully Diaz
Directors: Jack Scalia, Fritz Kiersch
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
For Bo Derek completist's only
A. Thurston | USA | 04/24/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The 1994 release of Shattered Image followed on the heel's of 1993's Women of Desire and is similar in storyline.Both star the beautiful if somewhat acting ability limited Bo Derek as a woman involved in a murder mystery involving her late husband.Image has Bo as a former famous model married to a beast of a man who runs a modeling agency.David McCallum gets to act like a bully and jerk in his scenes and instantly makes you glad that he gets kidnapped.Enter hunky FBI maverick(is there any other kind ? ) Brian played also very woodenly by Jack Scalia(and his ripped torso).Brian seems to be a loose cannon who's methods piss off his FBI supervisors.Anyhow the kidnappers demand 5 million dollars for husband Ben's safe return and enclose one of Ben's fingers in a box to show they mean buisness.Credit Bo for actually looking shocked when she opens the box and sees the severed finger who said she can't act ? Enter Ben's brother/buisness partner and Bo's secret lover David played by John Savage.Brian and his partner Velez start to get suspious about this whole thing.Unfortunatly for agent Velez he gets killed by fleeing kidnappers before he can act on any hunches he may have had.This makes agent Brian very angry and he vows to get to the bottom of this case.The rest of the movie involves his following the lovely Bo around.Getting romatically involved with her,fighting his FBI boss and finally reaching the grand finale.The twists and turns in the plot are many and lead to a few holes as well.You kind of hope that Bo's character isn't as duplicious as she seems as she does come off as likeable.Savages David comes off as a conniving little brother jealous of big bro type.Scalia's acting limitations hurt his ability to make you really want to see him win the day.He looks model buff and shows off his guns and pecs quite often but he's just not a belivable character.As for the real reason a person watches a Bo Derek movie THE NUDITY (c'mon admit it you ! )There's some but really it's quite tame when compared to Woman of Desire.Maybe it was a nod to Bo's age (she was in her late 30's) but there's only 1 love scene and a quick jacuzzi romp as well.Bo looks awesome even today in her 50's she still beautiful.The chemistry beween Bo and Jack's characters is passable especially compared to Bo and Savages lack of chemistry.Nobody would buy a hottie like Bo bedding down with a dweeb like David.In the end Shattered Image is a flawed film .But it isn't awful and is worth a night's viewing.Please note that this is an import dvd looked like a VHS transfer.The movie hits a snag briefly but overall it looks good."