I know we talk a lot here about titles that are not out on blu-ray, titles that are coming soon, and new releases but I think there should be some talk about titles that are available because I'd love to hear what other people think of them,
I'm a big fan of thrillers and I love films that take place on the water. Dead Calm is a great thriller and is set, of course, on a couple of boats that are drifting off the coast of Australia. I watched this film again last night and wow, it is a gripping piece of cinema. It is beautifully photographed by Dean Semler and wonderfully acted by Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, and Billy Zane, while director Phillip Noyce keeps the tension ratcheted up to maximum levels.
It is also a fun bit of trivia that Orson Welles once took a crack at this basic story but before he could complete his version (He was calling it The Deep or Dead Reckoning) one of his stars, Laurence Harvey, passed away.
This one makes for a fantastic night in your home cinema and I highly recommend it.