Four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges and Academy Award winner Kim Basinger give stellar performances in this critically acclaimed film, adapted from the #1 best-selling novel, A Widow for One Year, by Academy Award winner John Irving. The Door in the Floor chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife, Marion (Kim Basinger). It is a provocative story about one couple's emotional journey into a world of daring sensuality and stunning honesty.
Writer-director Tod Williams (who everyone calls "Kip") brings in his production team for the commentary track focusing on the making of the film and the tricks of the trade. There is no blow-by-blow of the differences between John Irving's novel and the film (based on the first third of his novel), but the author talks for 15 minutes in another extra and certainly gives Williams his stamp of approval. The 30-minute making-of segment can be the poster-child for DVD featurettes: the main players talk, the information is not the same from the commentary track, plus it's interesting and feels pretty complete. --Doug Thomas