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    Cameron Crowe’s Hollywood adaptation of “”Abre los Ojos,”” a stellar and intriguing Spanish film, features Penelope Cruz reprising her role as the dream woman of a rich and incompetent business mogul, played by Tom Cruise.

    Cruise’s character inherits his father’s publishing empire and spends his days driving around with his friends and diffidently having sex with his love toy Cameron Diaz.

    As Cruise’s sins catch up with him, the movie turns into an intellectual — if somewhat intellectually pretentious — thriller/art film that is both confusing and amazing.

    The DVD’s crisp quality does the beautiful visuals justice, but the extra features included are mediocre at best. The behind-the-scenes features that show the movie’s production and subsequent press tour are barely cohesive collages that are little more than eye candy, while Crowe’s commentary is simplistic and generalizing, providing remarkably little insight into this marvelously rich movie.

    Other features include the prerequisite theatrical trailer and associated music video, but the real gift is the set photos by Neal Preston, who beautifully captured key instants of the film, as well as random nonfilming moments showing the humanity of the actors involved in the project. But ultimately, these are little help in deciphering an immensely complex and interesting film.

    Overall, the DVD offers little more than a clear showing of the film, but that alone is worth it. “”Vanilla Sky”” is a stunning and beautiful movie visually, musically and intellectually. Unless you don’t feel like thinking, that is.

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