The transfer itself is very good. It's crisp and detailed, with a wonderfully filmic layer of grain that isn't hindered by lousy compression. The average bitrate on this dual-layer disc is a stonking 8.8 mb/s, so no compression artefacts here. The cool colour scheme is correctly represented, and the blazing reds that Noyce seemingly uses to indicate sex/sexuality are contained extremely well. Skin tones usually register as accurate, aside from the jogging sequence where everyone looks like they've overdone it on the fake tan. Blacks can look a little grey at times, but that's no big deal. Edge halos are virtually non-existent. There may be a few specks and marks on the source material, but that's to be expected for a film of this age.
Sliver is an erotic thriller that's neither erotic nor thrilling. This belated DVD version is an obvious Basic Instinct 2 cash-in produced with very little effort. While it proves to be a solid AV experience (aspect ratio oddity aside) the lack of any extra features whatsoever is a little disappointing. Still, Sharon Stone fans can finally add it to their collection.
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