New Release: The Rules of Attraction Blu-ray

The Rules of Attraction movie scene

Jessica Biel and James van der Beek do their dance in The Rules of Attraction.

The 2002 romance drama film The Rules of Attraction was released on Blu-ray on April 5, 2011, by Lionsgate.

Directed by Roger Avary (Killing Zoe) and based on the 1987 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the movie provides an up close and uncomfortably personal view of the drugged-out, sexed-up lives of the most disaffected students at New Hampshire’s fictional Camden College. Among them are Sean Bateman (James Van Der Beek, Mrs. Miracle), a womanizing drug dealer seeking some kind of redemptive love; Lauren (Shannyn Sossamon, A Knight’s Tale), a sensitive virgin looking for love but saving herself for the much sought after Victor (Kip Pardue, Stag Night); and Paul (Ian Somerhalder, TV’s The Vampire Diaries) a sexually adventurous young man who just wants to make any kind of connection.

A darkly funny satire of life, love and the pursuit of social debauchery, the film also stars Jessica Biel (The A-Team), Kate Bosworth (Wonderland) and Jay Baruchel (She’s Out of My League).

The Blu-ray disc, which includes five “revolving door” commentary tracks by the cast and crew along with bonus commentary by a “mystery guest,” carries a list price of $19.95.


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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.