PETALS ON THE WIND

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THE PLOT THUS FAR

A decade after Cathy, Christopher, and Carrie escaped from their grandparents’ attic at Foxworth Hall, Petals on the Wind continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they attempt to put their sordid past behind them, but soon discover certain secrets can’t be left behind. When Cathy finds herself in an abusive relationship with a fellow dancer, Julian, Christopher and Cathy are forced to face the forbidden feelings they developed for one another while coming of age during captivity. But when tragedy strikes the Dollangangers once again, Cathy returns to Foxworth Hall to confront her grandmother and seek revenge on her mother with a plan to seduce her husband Bart. When Christopher runs to Cathy’s side, the two are determined to start over again – together.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Petals on the Wind” is the second chapter in the V.C. Andrews incest saga about the Dollanganger family. So much of the sequel film revels in the worse of what you expect. People marry each other to have revenge babies. Kids are tortured and poisoned again. The incest thing is never dropped, as Cathy decides to take the fight back to her mother. Then, there’s more boning. But, it’s done in a way that will pass on basic cable.

Who would’ve known that incest would become so popular with the Lifetime crowd? This sequel much like the later books became so trashy so fast that I thought Lifetime had finally wised up to what their fans want. Unfortunately, it’s the equivalent of hearing a filthy joke from a kid. They miss most of the details and elements of the story don’t add up. Still, you wonder how they came up with it.

The DVD comes with a digital copy as the special feature. The A/V Quality is sharp, but not as sharp as the Lifetime HD broadcasts. The Dolby 5.1 track does what it can. Plus, the transfer works with the standard definition limitations. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to V.C. Andrews fans.

RELEASE DATE: 09/16/2014

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