Sleeping with the Enemy

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Overview

The 1991 Julia Roberts thriller Sleeping With the Enemy comes to DVD for the first time with this above-average release. The film is presented in both a 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ration and a 1.33:1 full-screen transfer that has been formatted to fit a standard television screen. The English audio track is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks are available in Spanish and French along with English and Spanish subtitles. Additionally, the disc ...
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Overview

The 1991 Julia Roberts thriller Sleeping With the Enemy comes to DVD for the first time with this above-average release. The film is presented in both a 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ration and a 1.33:1 full-screen transfer that has been formatted to fit a standard television screen. The English audio track is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks are available in Spanish and French along with English and Spanish subtitles. Additionally, the disc includes a featurette and the original theatrical trailer.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2003
  • UPC: 024543086956
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,288

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julia Roberts Laura Burney/Sara Waters
Patrick Bergin Martin Burney
Kevin Anderson Ben Woodward
Elizabeth Lawrence Chloe
Kyle Secor Fleishman
Claudette Nevins Dr. Rissner
Tony Abatemarco Locke
Marita Geraghty Julie
Harley Venton Garber
Nancy Fish Woman on Bus
Bonnie Cook Mrs. Nepper
Mark Fincannon
Graham Harrington Minister
Pam Plummer
Karen Rea
Sharon Robinson Sharon the Nurse
Sandi Shackelford Edna
Todd Thaler
John D. Ward Theater Student
Technical Credits
Joseph Ruben Director
Ronald Bass Screenwriter
Pat Birch Choreography
George Bowers Editor
Jeffrey Chernov Executive Producer
C. Tad Devlin Associate Producer
Lloyd Fonvielle Screenwriter
Leonard J. Goldberg Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Richard Hornung Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Kleven Stunts
Doug Kraner Production Designer
John Lindley Cinematographer
Joseph P. Lucky Art Director
Lee Poll Set Decoration/Design
Tom Priestley Jr. Camera Operator
Karen Rea Casting
G. Marq Roswell Musical Direction/Supervision
Bruce Joel Rubin Screenwriter
Walter Scott Stunts
Michael Steele Associate Producer
Stan Tropp Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- [FS]
1. Main Title/A Too Perfect Life [5:49]
2. Battered Wife [7:08]
3. Up to Something [2:15]
4. The End of Laura [4:29]
5. What Really Happened [5:48]
6. Journey to a New Life [3:45]
7. Becoming Miss Waters [1:17]
8. Martin Plays Detective [3:52]
9. My Name is Sara [9:00]
10. Personal Discoveries [1:42]
11. Visiting Mom [1:39]
12. See No Evil [7:43]
13. Old Ghosts [2:49]
14. Confrontations [7:39]
15. Laura Fights Back [8:01]
16. End Titles [:35]
Side #2 -- [WS]
1. Main Title/A Too Perfect Life [5:49]
2. Battered Wife [7:08]
3. Up to Something [2:15]
4. The End of Laura [4:29]
5. What Really Happened [5:48]
6. Journey to a New Life [3:45]
7. Becoming Miss Waters [1:17]
8. Martin Plays Detective [3:52]
9. My Name is Sara [9:00]
10. Personal Discoveries [1:42]
11. Visiting Mom [1:39]
12. See No Evil [7:43]
13. Old Ghosts [2:49]
14. Confrontations [7:39]
15. Laura Fights Back [8:01]
16. End Titles [:35]
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Menu

Side #1 -- [FS]
   Play
   Language Selection
      English Dolby Surround
      French Dolby Surround
      Spanish Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
   Scene Selection
   Featurette
Side #2 -- [WS]
   Play
   Language Selection
      English Dolby Surround
      French Dolby Surround
      Spanish Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
   Scene Selection
   Theatrical Trailer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2010

    Read the book and compare

    I saw this movie years ago and remember enjoying it. Julia Roberts does an exceptional job in playing the vulnerable type that everyone--men and women alike--want to protect. It was only recently that I stumbled upon the novel of the same name, by Nancy Price. I never knew the movie was based on a book and after reading it, I SO wanted to write a review, but Barnes and Noble doesn't (or no longer at least) offer the book. So.... I'm reviewing the book here! If you can, I suggest you find the book and read it. The movie does a pretty good job of building on certain elements of the written story, but, of course, a book (not limited to 90 to 100 minutes of time) can almost always provide a more in depth story. The movie seemed more black and white with clear good guys and bad guys. Whereas, in the book, I didn't find Sarah's new love interest Ben all that likeable at first. He seemed to be sexually obsessed with the Julia Roberts character, constantly clenching his fists in anger because she would not allow him to get close to her physically. The reader is made to understand that he is still bitter about a previously failed relationship where that woman also was not into him physically. We get a chance to get into his head and when he isn't obsessing about Sarah's body, particularly her breasts, he is wishing he had a woman who would take care of the cooking and housekeeping so he would finally be freed up to write the novel he's always wanted to. And that ..... pretty much sums up "good guy" Ben. (All I could think was well... at least he doesn't beat her.) Meanwhile, Sarah also is being stalked by another man who leaves increasingly sexually-worded notes on her doorstep, but once she realizes it is not her husband or Ben for that matter, it doesn't seem to concern her that he is a major creep. Any normal woman, and especially one that has endured what she has, would be upset. Later, we find out the stalker is a neighbor college kid, and his behavior seems to be dismissed as just the antics of a dumb kid. The book, like the movie, does a great job in building suspense, but I was left with the feeling that the author doesn't have the healthiest attitude toward male/female relationships.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Captivating story of escape

    This is a heart rending story of domestic violence. The actors will truly mesmerize and pull you to the story.

    The opening scene is on the beach, where a seemingly peaceful home of a couple suddenly turns violent, an unlikely setting of domestic violence.

    A neighbor's invitation to sail on a clear day in calm waters becomes dangerous as a storm turns it's fury on the sail boat. The events that follow are simply brilliant. The viewer sighs a relief as well-developed escape plans are executed. All is well until everything unravels with a single phone call to the abuser.

    We now travel with the abuser on his way to claim his wife who is still cautious but relieved to have made the escape.

    He finds her then as you finally see an end to her sorrows, it starts over again but wait, she takes care of him.

    The end, except that he comes back again.... there really is a happy ending to all this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    I love Julia Roberts, and this movie is one of her best.

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