Fatal Attraction is the famous bunny boiler movie that has a special place for many movie fans. The phrase "Bunny Boiler" can link its roots to this classic movie about fucking around with the wrong type of woman. The overall concept of the movie will be more haunting for some depending on their lifestyle. I found the movie still relevant in today's world. I also believe that there are many woman out there who in one way or another would relate to Glenn Close's character Alexandra "Alex" Forrest and even sympathise with her; specifically around the being used for sexual gratification and then tossed aside. Makes you want to insist on your future conquest to complete a psych evaluation and personality test before sticking the chicken in the oven. Anyway, who's to blame for the situation? - Hard to say and imo both are guilty in their own ways. The ending - The Audience Test Ending is perfectly acceptable, dramatic and makes sense, The Theatrical Ending is more Hollywood and dramatic hence why I think they chose to go with that version. I personally prefer the audience test version of the ending and think Wraith has presented it perfectly in terms of visual/audio editing skills. Recommended.
During the mid-80's to mid-90's sexy thriller era, Fatal Attraction set a high bar that wasn't reached until Basic Instinct a few years later. I I was unaware of the original ending, and it seems a shame it went unused. Tonally it makes much more sense and makes the film feel more whole, although maybe slightly less thrilling. Wraith's replacement of the ending is flawless, the color and sound are terrific. This is the best way to watch this film, and the only way for me from now on.
The original ending is definitely the way to watch this one. Poignant and realistic. As far as the technical elements of the edit, both the audio and video were clean and enjoyable. This one is highly recommended.
Apologies to Wraith, I requested this edit over a year ago and only just remembered it when I saw it on an external drive I'd misplaced. So I finally got around to watching it. I had originally intended to watch this with my mother as she was a big Glenn Close fan, but I lost her back in April.
With so few reviews for this I don't want to say niche film because it was a big film on release, but I imagine it would have a fairly limited modern audience, in addition this is a film where only the ending has been changed so again might sway people from wanting to check it out.
The original film came out in an era where men reigned supreme, both Dan and Alex begin an affair but it seems like only Alex is villified, I know that her unhinged status worsens as the film progresses, but we're never given any reason to like or symopathize with her. For Dan we see him with his family and are expected to root for him just for the sake of it. I think just changing the ending gives a little something back to Alex and to Glenn Close's performance in general, a moment where we just acknowledge where this has left her (Alex, not Glenn) emotionally and not everything needs to have a conveniently gift wrapped ending.