DISTURBING BEHAVIOR

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DISTURBING BEHAVIOR REVIEWED

“Disturbing Behavior” was one of those films that dropped between 1998-2000 that wanted to capitalize on Katie Holmes. MGM knew that “Dawson’s Creek” fever was riding high and they rushed out of the gates with a Sci-Fi tale about conformity. Unfortunately, the studio freaked when they saw a semi-adult tale about high schoolers. The film was quickly edited, given a late 90s alternative soundtrack and dumped into theater. While it didn’t perform poorly, the film is edited to hell and leaves one wondering what went wrong.

I never checked out the DVD, so seeing the sheer glut of material cut from the film in the Blu-Ray special features is astonishing. Inserted carefully back into the final film, a new narrative exists. The stuff with James Marsden’s dead brother makes sense. Holmes and Nick Stahl are introduced much more logically and it helps to frame what’s happening with the Blue Ribbons. The theatrical cut is pretty generic, but far from the worst thing in the world. It’s just staggering what we went end up missing for years without ever realizing it.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending

A/V QUALITY STATS

  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 3/22/16

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