Stephen Frears' "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988), set in 18th-century France, follows a carnal wager proposed by aristocratic seducers Glenn Close and John Malkovich. Among the victims of this sexual gamesmanship are Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman as avirtuous wife and wife-to-be targeted for corruption by Malkovich, and Keanu Reeves as Close's lover. Set in the late 1700s court of Louis XVI, "The Affair of the Necklace" (2001) stars Hilary Swank as a disgraced French countess who plans to regainher status by stealing a priceless necklace, recruiting an immoral cardinal (Jonathan Pryce), her randy lover (Simon Baker), an Italian count (Christopher Walken), and her philandering husband (Adrien Brody) for her scheme. A 19th-century French soldier (Michael Pitt) leaves the service and travels to Japan where he has an intoxicating encounter with a concubine (Sei Ashina) while searching for rare silkworm eggs, in "Silk" (2007). Keira Knightley co-stars. Two-disc set also includes "The Painted Veil." 7 3/4 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer.