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Fatal Attraction: Special Collector's Edition

4

Given it's guilty of spawning a glut of domestic psycho imitators, it's easy to forget how shocking Adrian Lyne's shocker was in the late '80s. Not only did we see the hero being unfaithful to his wife in the first reel, we then watched his life fall to pieces as his one night fling came back to haunt him. Again and again and again. Seen by some as a metaphor for AIDS, by others as a feminist-bashing tirade, Fatal Attraction reached out beyond the box-office to grab headlines by the throat. Still tight, still fraught, it's easy to see why it revitalised the once-tacky erotic thriller genre.

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