- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: October 17, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Fox Home Entertainment
- 2-Disc Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Disc 1: BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Disc 2: BEHIND ENEMY LINES 2: AXIS OF EVIL
Performers, Cast and Crew:
BEHIND ENEMY LINES: On a reconnaissance flight over eastern Europe, disillusioned naval pilot Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) and his partner, Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht), photograph a scene they were not meant to see. When their plane is shot down and Stackhouse is quickly captured and executed, Burnett must struggle to survive in unfamiliar hostile territory with a cold-blooded assassin and hundreds of enemy troops on his heels. Meanwhile, on an American battleship in the Adriatic Sea, Burnett's commanding officer, Admiral Reigert (Gene Hackman), attempts to negotiate his soldier's return amidst tense political and military maneuvers. Soon Burnett discovers exactly why he's being hunted, making his situation--and Reigert's actions--even more perilous.
Benefiting from Wilson's straightforward performance and Hackman's typically engaging presence, BEHIND ENEMY LINES proves itself with a solid story (loosely based on real-life events) and excellent action sequences. Shot in a cold, icy light, John Moore's film features a nail-biting aerial chase, a tense race across a grenade-filled wasteland, and a stunningly explosive final battle. Wilson, typically cast in quirky comedic roles, is an unlikely action hero who turns out to be the movie's secret weapon. By avoiding excessive macho posturing, BEHIND ENEMY LINES is smarter, more exciting, and better looking than most Hollywood military thrillers.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES II: AXIS OF EVIL: This action-packed sequel follows a team of Navy Seals on a top-secret mission to North Korea, where they plan to destroy a missile site. But when things don't go as planned, four of the men find themselves stranded, forced to take on rogue elements as they fight their way to safety. First, however, they must make sure their mission is carried out, saving the world in the process.