In case you weren’t aware, sometimes Hollywood gets on a trend and we start seeing a lot of the same type of movies around. One such example is a couple of artsy movies with a troubled and doubled main character. Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhall is set to be released on DVD and Digital UltraViolet this summer.
Enemy is based on the book The Double, by Jose Saramongo. This is not to be confused with the movie The Double starring Jesse Eisenberg, which is based on a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Confusing, it is.
Here’s the poster and info followed by the trailer for the release of Enemy:
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.
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 (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Cosmopolis, A Dangerous Method)
Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her, Fearless, Two Lovers)
Year of Production: 2013
Title Copyright: Enemy © 2013 Rhombus Media (Enemy) Inc. / Roxbury Pictures S.L. / 9232-2437 Québec Inc. / Mechanismo Films, S.L. / Roxbury Enemy S.L. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2014 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Limited Theatrical Release
Rating: R for some strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language
Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Feature Run Time: 90 minutes
Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon and Isabella Rossellini comes out on DVD and Digital UltraViolet on June 24th.