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5.0 out of 5 stars Why isn't this on DVD yet!, July 17, 2000
This review is from: Enemy Mine [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This is such a great, yet highly under-rated sci-fi drama. Louis Gossett, Jr. is excellent as the alien and Dennis Quaid's performance is moving and extremely convincing. Sworn enemies, humans and this strange and highly mis-understood race of aliens (Draconians) are at constant war. When Quaid & Gossett end up shooting each other out of the sky and falling onto an uninhabited planet, they are forced to find common ground in order to survive. While they first attempt to kill one another, they gradually become reluctant friends and eventually blood brothers. Draconians are a very different species and there are no gender differences, so all Draconians experience child birth. When Gossett's character finds himself with child, a new dynamic is thrown into the story that shows the extent to which Quaid will go for his new best friend. The scenes to follow are moving and tender. Still sci-fi, but not a Terminator meets the Alien type of film. Not your typical sci-fi, but fabulous nonetheless. Why this isn't available on DVD is beyond me.
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Initial post: Sep 7, 2011 10:55:04 AM PDT
it is on dvd

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2011 11:10:57 AM PDT
It wasn't when I wrote this review, over 11 years ago. :)
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