A twisting, turning, supernatural story, The Forgotten stars Julianne Moore as Telly, a woman grieving the loss of her 8-year-old son. The only problem is, everyone around her insists that the boy she misses so desperately never actually existed. As she continues to cling to her memories, she finds herself sinking further into a nightmare. Although the heart of the film is about the unbreakable bond between parent and child, the story offers enough government conspiracy and X-Files-type intrigue to give it wider appeal.
Featuring a gorgeous 1.85:1 anamorphic picture, the DVD offers a lot of detail, even in the darkest scenes. It moves seamlessly between the nightmare's blue-hued colors and Telly's warm, bright memories. The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio provides clear, easy-to-understand dialogue, and rich-sounding music and bass-loaded effects.
The extras package consists of deleted scenes—including an alternate ending—that are both integrated into the full-length film and available separately. (However, as with most deleted scenes, these were probably best left on the cutting-room floor.) A making-of documentary called "Remembering the Forgotten," and a feature-length commentary from director Joseph Ruben and writer Gerald Di Pego round out the package.