Side Effects review

A reminder why Steven Soderbergh's decision to quit filmmaking is such a bitter pill to swallow

Stephen Soderbergh's cinematic swan song is a curious beast. What looks at first to be a timely drama about medical ethics and prescription drugs suddenly changes tack and transforms into the kind of fun-but-dumb thriller you'd expect to have seen Richard Gere and Kim Basinger topline in the 1990s. This BD's AVC 1.78:1 1080p imagery looks entirely true to source (awash with the kind of sickly green and yellow palette the filmmaker favoured recently) and is joined by a suitably restrained DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix. Extras include interviews, promo featurettes, a tongue-in-cheek look behind-the-scenes and commercials for the fake drugs featured in the film.

Side Effects, EntertainmentOne, Region B BD, £20 Approx