Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wild Things |
Actors: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Theresa Russell, Denise Richards
Director: John McNaughton
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
The scheme is far from tame. But whose scheme is it? Assume nothing as you venture beyond Blue Bay's elite beach communities and into the murky waters of the Everglades for a mystery of deceit, sex and greed as unpredictab... more »
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Great movie, but not much different then "R" Version
W. R. Stockstill Jr. | Marietta, GA United States | 05/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone thinking the unrated version is going to have extended motel or pool scenes will be sorely disappointed in this "unrated" version. I think there was maybe one extra scene. The difference in the two can be summed up using an expression of Adam Sandler's, "Big Whoppedee Do".
So if you have the "R" version already, save your $10 bucks.
UPDATE. Well this little gem has popped up on Blu Ray Wild Things (Unrated Edition) [Blu-ray] and those of us that bought it have the dilemma of whether or not to take the plunge and buy it again. I for one, am because its a great movie. Unfortunately, as with the earlier DVDs there are no extras. So now I own 3, yes 3 different DVD versions of the same movie. Oh, and I bought the soundtrack years ago too. LOL"
Well, the title doesn't lie...
David Baldwin | Solihull, England | 01/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wild Things is a bit of an odd one really, as there's no easy way to define it - it's got sex, corruption, murder, comedy, camp value - but there is one word which sums it up nicely. Entertaining. The story is hilariously over the top, with double cross after double cross and sudden sharp turns in the plot, but it's not meant to be taken seriously. The real star is Bill Murray, who plays it deadpan (as normal) as a shyster lawyer and nearly steals the show. It really is great fun, and any film that has Denise Richards naked can't be all bad. The commentary is genial enough (although during the threesome scene they all sound like naughty schoolboys who are watching a porno...), but don't be enticed by the 'Deleted Scenes' - only one is of any substance, and I'd guess they last about two minutes. Don't know why they bothered. By the way, DO NOT watch the trailer before the film, it gives away the first plot twist of the movie which is never helpful. Definitely worth buying, but don't expect Shakespeare, because this is just meant to be glossy entertainment and it passes that test with flying colours. With enough surprises to put The Usual Suspects to shame, this is a great film which deserves your full attention."
"Unrated" version extra footage discussed below.
klownboy | Minnesota - Where if its not mandated, its prohibi | 05/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was one of the few people who actually saw this in a theatre. One of the most pleasant surprizes I've had, it's rare to walk into a movie that completely exceeds you expectations. If you haven't seen this before, you would do yourself a favor by NOT trying to find out much about the plot before you go in. You only need to know that 1)There's some gratuitous nudity, 2)It is more complex than it appears to be, and 3)Bill Murray will once again steal a movie with only a handful of lines.The "Unrated version" didn't have a whole lot of extra skin, (undercutting the main marketing point for this release). However it did integrate several additional scenes that were available as "extras" in the original edition. It's nice to have them weaved into the movie rather than hunting them down after the fact trying to think of how they'd fit in. My favorite is the post legal battle lunch between Bill Murray and Robert Wagner; great lines, fun situation, and played perfectly. Wildthings stands up pretty well to repeated viewings, I've watched my old copy probably twice a year since I bought it. It is a modern tight, complex thriller that doesn't have a dopey sticking point or obvious logic gap in how it fits together. How many times have you watched the latest and greatest hollywood thriller only to find some incredibly huge plot hole that renders the entire movie a waste of your time? Wild Things actually delivers, in my opinion setting a standard for being one the best of this type of movie (and certainly the best in the last 10 years or so). Some of the acting gets a little wooden, but it's more than compensated for by the rapidly unfolding and novel plot.Hitchcockian with tan boobs would be the short review. If you haven't purchased the original edition, then get this one instead. I own both, and have no regrets on either."
Trash of the Gods!
M. Casarino | Wilmington, DE United States | 05/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Wild Things" is a gloriously lurid and decadent little gem of a movie. I love movies that respect the intelligence of the audience while pandering to their base desires (most studio releases skip that first part), and "Wild Things" fits the bill perfectly.The plot is - well, the plot is twisted, in every sense of the word. The story that seems to be unfolding ends at the halfway point of the movie - and then the real story begins. And in a technique I've never seen before, it continues through the ending credits, as director McNaughton gleefully fills in the holes."Wild Things" offers great, juicy turns from Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, Theresa Russell, and especially Bill Murray as a hilariously corrupt small-time lawyer. Along the way we get lots of steamy, lurid peek-a-boo sex and nudity (which is so gratuitous it inspires genuine laughter), violence, and characters motivated by nothing more than pure greed. Put 'em together in the Everglades, and you have one hot movie.I generally don't like movies that mess with the audience by hiding information, and then springing it on them later as a "twist." But twists work beautifully if the character is just as befuddled by them as the audience. Since "Wild Things" offers nothing but characters who think they have secrets and alliances but are actually only pawns in a game, every twist is justified. This new "unrated" version incorporates scenes that aren't necessary, but are joyful anyway. If you have the original cut and you've got the money to throw around, go for it. If you haven't seen it, well, it's probably not for anyone. But if the thought of a wicked little Hitchcockian melodrama, dripping with sex and humor and directed with a wink, appeals to you, you can't go wrong with "Wild Things.""