One of director Peter Greenaway's most well-known movies, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover has rarely appeared as such a fine work of art as it does on this DVD. Though the DVD isn't fitted with much supplemental material, the widescreen 2.35:1 presentation makes up for it by filling the screen with shockingly vibrant colors. Whether Greenaway and director of photography Sacha Vierny bathe their frames in light or paint with dark red and green filters, the DVD keeps ample pace. The Dolby Digital 2.0 sound is a fine match to the bold imagery, supplying the wicked dialogue and composer Michael Nyman's baroque score with fierce power. Extras consist solely of a "Chapter Selections" menu and two theatrical trailers. The "Chapter Selections" menu gives instant access to the DVD's 30 chapters via chapter title
umber. The widescreen theatrical trailers, one at three-and-a-half minutes and one at one minute in length, are both quite interesting.