Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Lou Gossett, Jr.
UK fans will never have had an opportunity to see the full length, 104m
version of Enemy Mine, Wolfgang Petersen’s 1985 SF update of Hell
in the Pacific, which was released here briefly, and only on
laserdisc. (The VHS version was the abbreviated 89m theatrical version).
The UK Region 2 DVD presents the film in a smart new 2.35:1, 16:9-enhanced
transfer, with 4.0 sound (left, centre, right and mono surround, at
are meagre: the trailer (set to Philip Glass's music from Mishima) is present, as
is a bonus not on the American disc: a three-minute extended scene
presented in German, with optional English subtitles. The “Behind The
Scenes” option leads to a gallery of three - yes, three! - photo’s.
Better than nothing, but surely there must have been dozens - if not
hundreds - taken on set.