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Sleeping With The Enemy [1990] [DVD]
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2001
Fantastic film. I have lost count how many times I have seen it and still go back for more. Julia Roberts is excellent as usual and every time I really enjoy the ending. The film has some good music in as well - bonus !
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 27 July 2014
Dont buy this UK blu Ray if you have the DVD already the sex scene early on is totally missing - shame on FOX sort it out - ill be keeping the DVD the Blu Ray picture only slightly better
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2013
WATCH OUT !! don't buy this new blu ray release of Sleeping with the enemy - released in UK this month. This BD version of the film has been censored - early sex scene between Roberts & Bergin completely removed. No warning of this tampering given - would like original version not Mary Whitehouse ( or her successor ) version. Whether I see or don't see a film will be my decision THANKS !! August 2013 MPC.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 11 June 2013
Miss Roberts puts in a masterful performance as a trophy wife of a wealthy man whose seemingly perfect life is blighted by her maniacally controlling and extremely violent husband. Patrick Bergen plays a horrible character in this and he does a really good job of creeping me out. Salvation comes during a boat trip in which JR dives overboard during stormy weather. It's well known that she can't swim and her husband, along with the authorities believe she's been swept out to sea. A strange quirk of fate leads her husband to discover that his wife could in fact swim, further detective work leads him to cedar falls where his ex has carved out a quiet life under an assumed identity. He stalks and eventually confronts her at home; with the threat of constant beatings returning to her life, Laura (JR) decides that only one of them will survive this encounter. This gripping thriller was a box office mega smash and resides up there with Jagged Edge, Single White Female and the Hand that Rocks the Cradle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 October 2014
I'm not going to review the film as every-one has seen it, rather I'm reviewing the film as supplied on the dvd.

The First Cut
Sleeping With The Enemy was released in 1991 with a runtime of 98:31 (99 mins) the MPAA rated it as R (Restricted). Later that year it reached the UK, the BBFC classified it as 18 (similar to the MPAA rating), however if was cut it by 1 min. it could be classified as 15. In the US the video tape version released alongside the feature film was rated R with the original runtime, whilst in the UK it was the cut version classified at 15. However in November 1992 the uncut version was now available, classified at 18. In 2001 the movie was released on dvd, now there was a change, the rating was still R in the US, but in the UK it was 15, a decade on was it declassified or was it the cut UK version?

In 2003 it was released again worldwide as a 16x9 widescreen version. Wanting to see/own this in its original full 99 minute version, I ordered a region 1 dual sided disc. This, despite having the rating R on the back for Wife Abuse, Terror and a Sex Scene, does not have the sex scene! Incidentally, the point at which the sex scene doesn't exist to where it comes back after, is exactly one minute, coincidence?

Chronological Order (from http://www.bbfc.co.uk/)

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY (1991) Contains strong violence and sexual threat

Type Runtime Cut Distributor Date Certificate

Video 94m 31s Fox Video Ltd 16/11/1992 18

Video 94m 30s Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. 09/04/2001 15

Video 93m 32s CBS/Fox Video Ltd 23/07/1991 15

Film 97m 31s 1m 0s 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd 12/03/1991 15

There is an approximate 4% reduction between the run time of the feature and that of the video, this was explained to me as being due to the black lines separating the individual frames on the film not being on the video/dvd, collectively they amount to the 4%.

More Cuts...
To get the 4x3 format (for the vhs video) the original feature film has its sides cut off (centre cutout), the first dvd release was a direct copy of the video `master'. Instead of using the original feature film to get a true widescreen version, they again used the video `master' and now they cut the top and bottom off. You can clearly see the result in one scene. Julia Roberts enters the house, goes to the bathroom, standing on something she moves a ceiling tile and pulls down her `escape' bag. Pause it here. How much of Julia can you see on screen? On the original you could see the top of her head down to almost the base of her midriff. On the fake wide screen you can only see to just below her shoulders. If your dvd has the Making Of feature this scene is shown there. If not view the 4x3 version for the full screen then press zoom once. Compare.

This is not the only movie to receive this treatment, yet I find it strange that large organisations such as 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros etc., consider this acceptable (to cheat us/rip us off) when in 2003 Omega Pictures/Image Entertainment re-mastered all their films. Improving the audio, then colour correcting them frame by frame to give a true anamorphic wide screen, finally offering them for sale at realistic prices.

...Then The Extension
To make it appear that the movie hasn't been cut, the runtime must be the same. So what do you do? Simple, you slow down the end credits! In its original, uncut form the credits raced up the screen, lasting 1 min 15 secs. In its latest form they stroll up taking 2mins 30, problem solved.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 August 2013
Having read the reviews for Sleeping With The Enemy, I'm amazed that so many people have rated it so highly. Not that it's a bad film but to say it's fantastic is going WAAAY over the top. It's really just a fairly average, glossy movie that's more visually appealing than particularly challenging or worthy of activating a few brain cells.

I agree mainly with PatB's review of this and that review made me laugh so much! There IS an awful lot of fortuitousness (is that even a proper word?!) in this movie (including the run-of-the-mill 'dead man' sequence at the end where, surprise, surprise, he's not dead at all and has one last go at getting his way) which makes the storyline unbelievable in many ways. The one scene that REALLY bugs me is the ring in the toilet which would never happen in reality if a person was even remotely intelligent - most people would realize it wouldn't flush and would remain at the bottom. However, Julia Roberts's character was dim witted enough to think it was a great idea to toss the ring in the loo .. DUH. Of course, that subsequently gave her husband a glaring clue that his wife had buggered off and done a runner!

Sleeping With the Enemy is definitely watchable if you have a couple of hours to spare and if you can suspend disbelief and just sit back and enjoy it for the cheesiness of it and the 'easy on the eye' aspect. I've seen much worse films than this so I'd give it an average rating but the plotline could definitely have been tighter and more credible.
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39 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on 15 April 2003
This film, is by far, one of the best movies ever. The acting is great, the storyline is great, and the suspense is fantastic.
Storyline: Julia Roberts plays Laura, a young, married woman, who on the surface, leads a happy life. But behind closed doors, her life is a nightmare. Her husband beats her. One night, they go sailing, and Laura falls into the water, and her husband thinks she has drowned, because she could never swim. Only, she had learned to swim, and she had not drowned. She escaped, and swam back to shore, where she gathered her things and fled. She now lives a new life, under a new identity, hoping and praying that her husband won't discover that she's alive and find her. Only, he does, and he is after her..
This film is fantastic, and I have yet to find anyone who didn't like it. If you're buying a new movie, then this is definitly one for your collection. I'd give it 100/100.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 28 January 2009
It's alright, but very different from the book that Nancy Price wrote. The place where Laura and her husband stay is not actually their home, but in fact a holiday place.
He doesn't find her ring down the toilet either, but discovers most home truths through lots of diarys she has written.
When she escapes from Martin and finds a new place, it isn't a house, but an apartment. She works as a carer down the street to pay her way.

The film is much better than the book, but the book is more realistic than the film. The film is too easy. Although I do like the romance of both characters and I do delight in her happiness. If her husband didn't come looking for her at the end, I would definitely disgruntled with it, because that creates thrill and excitement and the scary put of it you need to see.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 August 2010
This film starts in the most amazing location, with a wonderful house right on a beautiful beach - and you soon realise that those surroundings are not worth what Laura (Julia Roberts) is putting up with.

She finds the courage to escape from her violent, controlling husband (Patrick Bergin), but still lives in constant fear that he will find her again. Which of course he does...................
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on 19 March 2012
this film has always been part of my collection since i had dvd's!... its still a gr8 thrilling film in ways but in another i feel it could of been that tad more exciting.... laura suffers mental and physical abuse from her husband martin. after the final beating he gives her she plots her own death so she can escape him forever, but makes one fatal mistake. she moves away to another place and finds love with a drama teacher named ben, and her relationship (that martin help take away) with her mum gets back on track, until martin tracks laura down!. he wont let her live without him!... a gr8 film to watch and it is thrilling but i still feel there could of been that little bit more. not sure on what it is but thats the feeling i always have when i watched it. i seen it again only the other day and still felt the same. still, a real good film and julia roberts does play a top part.
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