Reviewer's Rating 4 out of 5   User Rating 2 out of 5
Body Shots DVD (2000)

"Body Shots" comes wrapped in a knowing and shiny veneer that is consumed with flashy style. It's an empty concoction but it looks sensational on the DVD release.

This tale of eight 20-somethings divides neatly into four typically ugly boys and four smouldering girls. They party, they talk, they pout, and they writhe, only for trouble to strike in the form of a suspected date-rape. This is where the film unravels horribly, as the slick façade and acting talent cannot support a serious topic.

But the heavy MTV stylisation is intoxicating during the scenes of excess and the razor sharp picture exposes every inch of neon-drenched flesh.

While the screen fills with alluring talent, the 5.1 encoding adds a soundtrack that digs deep into the sub woofer. Bass heavy is an understatement as the pounding score eats into the floor.

A commentary would have been interesting but extra features have been limited to a trailer and filmographies. Entertainment in Video has packaged the DVD with some very cool animated menus that really ladle out the bass. With such a superb encoding job it's a shame that the movie falters so badly towards the end.

Chapters: 12
Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Extra Features: Scene selection, trailer, animated menus, cast and crew filmographies.

End Credits

Director: Michael Christofer

Writer: David McKenna

Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Jerry O'Connell, Amanda Peet, Tara Reed, Ron Livingston, Emily Procter, Brad Rowe, Sybil Temchen

Genre: Drama

Length: 100 minutes

Cinema: 2000

DVD: 16 October 2000

Country: USA