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Enemy Mine

Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 49 (June 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Dennis Quaid & Louis Gossett, Jr.

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, the theatrical trailer, and that uglier-than-the-alien-guy-in-this-movie forced ad.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2001299
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1985
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/27/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wolfgang Petersen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the story by Barry Longyear, Enemy Mine is an intergalactic tale of conflict, friendship, and survival. When enemy space pilots, Davidge (Quaid), a human, Jerhiba Shigan (Gossett, Jr.), an reptilian-like alien, crash-land on a hostile planet bombarded by meteor storms and inhabited by carnivores, they must overcome their inbred hatred of one another

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits an impressive improvement over the mediocre LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 24. Images are much more solid, with improved depth and definition. Viewed alone, the DVD picture exhibits sharp and detailed images, with good contrast and shadow delineation. The sets exhibit good definition. Colors are fully saturated and nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. There is no distracting edge enhancement and minimal pixelization for a picture that should surely please throughout. A few minor artifacts are noticed on occasion. (Suzanne Hodges)

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