Reviewer's Rating 3 out of 5   User Rating 3 out of 5
Risk DVD (2000)

Insurance fraud and the riches to be had from it figure at the centre of this sly and often amusing Australian thriller. As with so many Aussie films it's denied a cinema release here, but at least it gets a decent transfer to DVD.

Picture quality is fine. The art design of the movie is dominated with subtle corporate tones from the slick office settings and the resulting image does nothing but please.

The 2.0 surround mix sticks to atmospheric effects with the minimum of fuss. It'll hardly tax your amplifier, but it's appropriate to the film.

The main extra feature is a 'making of' featurette. Pleasingly free of the usual slimy cheesiness that so often infests this type of mini-documentary, it concentrates on the plot and characterisation of the movie. Interviewees include Bryan Brown who, now free from his need to advertise cars, comes across as an affable and amusing guy.

Chapters: 22
Region: 2
Ratio: 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 (Dolby Surround)
Extra Features: Scene selection, 'making of' featurette, animated menus, trailer.

End Credits

Director: Alan White

Writer: John Armstrong

Stars: Bryan Brown, Claudia Karvan, Tom Long

Genre: Thriller

Length: 89 minutes

Original: 2000

DVD: 16 July 2001

Country: Australia