When director Adrian Lyne kicks off his commentary for Fatal Attraction: Special Collection’s Edition with ”I have the worst memory,” you might be tempted to panic. Don’t. As the story of an Everyman (Michael Douglas) and every married man’s nightmare (Glenn Close) unfolds, Lyne delivers soothing musings on kitchen-sink sex, the importance of on-set boozing, and the visceral terror induced by Close’s hairstyle. Three sideshow documentaries bring you behind the scenes — and remind you of the feminists-versus-”Fatal” controversy that erupted over the film.
Producer Sherry Lansing reveals her reluctance to cast Goody Two-shoes Glenn Close, while Close talks about her outrage at the producers’ decision to trash the original ”Madame Butterfly” ending (included here) for the back-from-the-dead finale. (The producers insist they didn’t change it because of poor test screenings but rather for artistic reasons.) It’s the extras that really sell the DVD: Even in the dull light of a producer’s office, the unhealthy charisma between Douglas and Close crackles in some rare test footage.