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January 2005

By Wilson Morales

Catwoman DVD

Starring: Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson
Director: Pitof
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2005
Run Time: 104 min

Summary: A spin-off from the "Batman" comic franchise, a veterinary doctor named Patience Price is out for vengeance against Simon Church, an industrialist who "killed" her once...

DVD Features:
-Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
-Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French
-Exciting alternate ending
-5 Additional scenes
-Two Tempting documentaries:
-The Many Faces of Catwoman: Profiles the evolution of the Feline Fatale's ook, style and portrayers through the years.
-A behind-the-scenes tour: Go on the prowl as the cast and creators lure you
-Theatrical trailer

Film Review by Wilson Morales




Let's face it. This was one of the worst films that came out in 2004. The coffin in the nail was written well before the film came out. The minute fans of the comic book saw or read the changes the producers had for the film, they immediately panned it, as did the critics. Halle, with an Oscar in tow and her seductive look, just couldn't sell it. Nevertheless, hoping to resurrect life into the film is the DVD release. And while nothing has change on the DVD like a Director's Cut or something, the DVD DOES OFFER SOMETHING WORTH NOTING. In it is a documentary titled "The Many Faces of Catwoman" where most of the actresses that have played Catwoman comment on their turn on playing the role and what it meant to them. From Julie Newmar to We get also get commentaries from Adam West, yes Batman himself. It's interesting how the DVD offers the many changes that Catwoman went through over the years, in the comics as well as on screen. That may give you a reason as to why the new version is what is it, BUT the DVD doesn't offer the story origin as to how Catwoman came to exist. In the "Behind the Scenes" section, Halle takes us through the parts that were grueling to film like the fight between her and Sharon Stone and the costume.

If you are a Halle Berry fan, this film should offer some amusement. If you are a comic book lover and know a lot of the character, then the documentary part of the DVD is the best thing you will see.