Reviewer's Rating 3 out of 5   User Rating 4 out of 5
Domestic Disturbance DVD (2002)

Harold Becker's good-looking, if conventional, thriller with John Travolta gets a DVD release to match.


Picture The cold, sharp picture transfer is certainly good to look at.

Sound The thrills may be standard, but the 5.1 mix helps add an edge with strong bass support for the appropriately dramatic music score.


Audio Commentary Director Harold Becker provides an unmemorable commentary that complements the efforts of his team and covers the plot structure of the film. Becker is an old hand at putting together a slick thriller and you get the feeling that the film provided few challenges for anyone involved in it, hence the lack of any interesting comments.

There's not much for him to say except to confirm that everyone did the job they were supposed to. That aside, we do get to learn that an ice pick driven into the right spot will kill a man and cause minimal bleeding.

Deleted Scenes Becker opens the six deleted scenes with an audio introduction where he muses that some of this material may well belong back in the movie, but was removed at the time for pacing. Most of the scenes are quite short, and Becker's comments suitably brief.

Storyboards Two scenes of the film are presented in storyboard format, which you can manually flip through.

Trailer Presented in 5.1 sound.

Region: 2
Chapters: 15
Ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio Tracks: English, French, German (all 5.1)
Subtitles: English and multiple languages
Captions: English
Menus: Animated, with music.
Special Features Subtitles: English subtitles are available for the main feature commentary and for the deleted scenes, but not the deleted scenes commentary.

This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-S57 DVD player.

End Credits

Director: Harold Becker

Writer: Lewis Colick

Stars: John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Teri Polo, Matt O'Leary, Steve Buscemi

Genre: Action, Thriller

Length: 89 minutes

Cinema: 2002

DVD: 23 December 2002

Country: USA