Reviewer's Rating 2 out of 5  
The Lake House DVD (2006)

Twelve years after generating sparks in Speed, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock team up for meditative romance The Lake House. Unfortunately critics found the time-hopping premise (that the lovers live two years apart) "messily" constructed and it only caused a ripple at the box office. For Argentinean filmmaker Alejandro Agresti it was a less than convincing Hollywood debut.

Rising Damp

Aside from a theatrical trailer where Reeves gamely warns us, "This is insane!" there are only a few minutes' worth of additional footage to accompany the film on DVD. Mostly these are just bland snippets bridging one scene to another, eg Alex (Reeves) encountering brother Henry (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) at the hospital on a visit to see his father (Christopher Plummer) and his unceremonious dumping of Mona (Lynn Collins). In each case, of course, he wears exactly the same facial expression.

Poseidon DVD

The so-called 'outtakes' add up to just 18 seconds in which Christopher Plummer cracks a wise one about the director. It's a shallow pool of extras to say the least.

EXTRA FEATURES

  • Additional scenes and outtakes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Technical Information

    REGION SOUND MENUS RATIO
    2 Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0 Still, no music 2.40:1 (anamorphic)
    CHAPTERS SUBTITLES AUDIO TRACKS
    21 English, English audio descriptive, Hebrew, Arabic, Icelandic English
    CAPTIONS EXTRAS SUBTITLES CERTIFICATE
    English The special features are subtitled 12

    End Credits

    Director: Alejandro Agresti

    Writer: David Auburn

    Stars: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dylan Walsh, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer

    Genre: Romance, Drama, Fantasy

    Length: 94 minutes

    Cinema: 23 June 2006

    DVD: 09 October 2006

    Country: USA