Despite the fair success and critical acclaim of the last Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve effort, Prisoners, Enemy never seemed to get enough people talking about it. That’s also despite the fact that it managed its own critical acclaim, winning a solid 72% on rottentomatoes.com. That’s a higher score than it seems for an indie film about something decidedly strange.
Considering the supporting cast, you’d think there would be a serious draw to this one, but it didn’t get nearly the attention in theaters that it deserved. It’s possible that mentioning that it is based on a Nobel Prize-winning novel may have left some unsure what they might be getting into with this one.
Well, your chance to catch it again isn’t too far off, as this one comes home on June 24th, even if it is apparently going to be rather slim as far as bonus material goes.
Keep your eye out for this one, mark your calendars, and otherwise get this in your wishlists, because the Doppelganger acting alone is worthwhile.
Get all the info on the release below.
Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005) reteams with his Prisoners director, Denis Villeneuve, in Enemy, a sexy and mind-bending thriller that breathes new life into the doppelganger tradition arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Released theatrically by A24, the film is based on Nobel Prize in Literature winner Jose Saramongo’s novel The Double, and also stars Mélanie Laurent (Now You See Me), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) and Isabella Rossellini (Fearless). Winner of the Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver at the Catalonian International Film Festival, the Enemy DVD includes a “making of” featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a glum professor who has grown disinterested by his ordinary life. When Adam discovers a man who appears to be his double, the identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and hauntingly intertwined. Gyllenhaal is transfixing playing both roles, journeying through a world both familiar and strange. The film’s final and unnerving image will not be soon forgotten by audiences. In the end, only one man can survive.
Enemy DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
- “Lucid Dreams: The Making of Enemy” featurette
*Subject to change
Jake Gyllenhaal – Prisoners, Source Code, End of Watch, Brokeback Mountain, Brothers
Mélanie Laurent – Inglourious Basterds , Now You See Me, Beginners
Sarah Gadon – upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Cosmopolis, A Dangerous Method
Isabella Rossellini – Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her, Fearless, Two Lovers