Game

Game

4.3 10
Director: David Fincher

Cast: David Fincher, Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger

     
 

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If you're wondering whether or not to purchase this new release of The Game from director David Fincher, it may very well be virtually the same as the last time the film was released on DVD. Basically the film rights switched ownership from USA to Universal. If you're still unsure, the latest version is available in widescreen with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. TheSee more details below

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If you're wondering whether or not to purchase this new release of The Game from director David Fincher, it may very well be virtually the same as the last time the film was released on DVD. Basically the film rights switched ownership from USA to Universal. If you're still unsure, the latest version is available in widescreen with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The audio is in English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 and there are Spanish subtitles. As far as extras, it's pretty light; it's got bios of the filmmakers and cast. That's it. This disc probably is best suited to those who don't yet own this film.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
Another superb thriller from the writing team behind The Net (1995) and director David Fincher, who once again turns even the most static, mundane sequences into visually arresting blitzkriegs of sound, motion, and composition. Michael Douglas is his typically solid self as a privileged, powerful white man whose old boy network entitlements are stripped away, a role he's played before and is starting to buff to a well-oiled sheen. He gets able supporting work from Sean Penn, who really only has two scenes in which he can shine, and Deborah Kara Unger as the under-realized love interest who, to be fair, really can't be better delineated without spoiling the surprise ending. The complex script folds in on itself in satisfying fashion, with a few glaring questions lingering (the result of a third act fall off a skyscraper begs some further explanation), but not to such a degree that the film is spoiled. Where the film achieves "underrated classic" status, however, is in Fincher's relentlessly interesting direction. He seems to combine the drive of Oliver Stone with the class and flair of Alfred Hitchcock, all funneled through the sensibilities of MTV and Generation X. Fincher has the artistic chops to be one of the top shooters alive, but he has the good grace and wisdom to let his script be his guide. The Game (1997) is, just like the film that would follow it, 1999's Fight Club, a superior genre film that deserves more respect.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
UPC:
0025192244728
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:08:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Choose from standard or widescreen versions; Interactive menus; Biographies of filmmakers and cast; Watch it in English, French dubbed or Spanish subtitled

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Douglas Nicholas Van Orton
Sean Penn Conrad
Deborah Kara Unger Christine
James Rebhorn Jim Feingold
Peter Donat Samuel Sutherland
Carroll Baker Ilsa
Anna Katarina Elizabeth
Armin Mueller-Stahl Anson Baer
Tommy Flanagan Actor
Harrison Young Actor

Technical Credits
David Fincher Director
Jeffrey Beecroft Production Designer
Yudi Bennett Asst. Director
John Brancato Co-producer,Screenwriter
Willie D. Burton Sound/Sound Designer
Jackie Carr Set Decoration/Design
Ceán Chaffin Producer
Jeff Cronenweth Camera Operator
Michael Ferris Co-producer,Screenwriter
Steve Golin Producer
James Haygood Editor
Michael Kaplan Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan S. Kaye Set Decoration/Design
Ren Klyce Sound/Sound Designer
Jonathan Mostow Executive Producer
Don Phillips Casting
Steven A. Saklad Art Director
Harris Savides Cinematographer
Howard Shore Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Opening Logos
2. Happy Birthday
3. Memories
4. Initial Contact - CRS
5. Let the Game Begin
6. The Briefcase
7. Accidents Happen
8. Mysterious Woman
9. Housekeeping
10. Frustration
11. It's a Game
12. Panic
13. Endless Pursuit
14. Escape
15. Buried in Mexico
16. Help From a Friend
17. Make the Connection
18. Happy Birthday, Nicky
19. Closing Credits
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Opening Logos
2. Happy Birthday
3. Memories
4. Initial Contact - CRS
5. Let the Game Begin
6. The Briefcase
7. Accidents Happen
8. Mysterious Woman
9. Housekeeping
10. Frustration
11. It's a Game
12. Panic
13. Endless Pursuit
14. Escape
15. Buried in Mexico
16. Help From a Friend
17. Make the Connection
18. Happy Birthday, Nicky
19. Closing Credits

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