The Game of Death

Overview

Roger Corman revives his tradition of bringing low-budget literary adaptations to the screen with this stylish reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Suicide Club, directed by Rachel Samuels. Lev L. Spiro strips the book down to its essence while also devising subplots that are not in the original work. Set in 1899, Henry Joyce (David Morrissey) is on the brink of suicide after the love of his life dumps him. His buddy Captain May (Neil Stuke) calms him down some, but soon both find themselves under the spell ...
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Overview

Roger Corman revives his tradition of bringing low-budget literary adaptations to the screen with this stylish reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Suicide Club, directed by Rachel Samuels. Lev L. Spiro strips the book down to its essence while also devising subplots that are not in the original work. Set in 1899, Henry Joyce (David Morrissey) is on the brink of suicide after the love of his life dumps him. His buddy Captain May (Neil Stuke) calms him down some, but soon both find themselves under the spell of an equally suicidal Shaw (Paul Bettany), who leads them to The Suicide Club, run by the shadowy Bourne (Jonathan Pryce). The rules of the Suicide Club are simple: the members, all well-bred citizens with a penchant for death, decide the murderer and victim from a draw of the cards. Bourne quickly and ruthlessly dispatches with those who do not want to abide by the rules. Soon Henry finds himself sucked into this underworld with no chance of escape.
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Special Features

Digitally mastered; Theatrical trailer; Director's feature commentary; Cast biographies; Interactive menus; Scene index; Preview attractions
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/2001
  • UPC: 736991475694
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Horizons
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 57,705

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Morrissey Henry Joyce
Jonathan Pryce Mr. Bourne
Catherine Siggins Sara Wolverton
Paul Bettany Shaw
Neil Stuke Cpt. May
Technical Credits
Rachel Samuels Director
Roger Corman Producer
Adrian Johnston Score Composer
Bernadette Kelly Editor
Chris Manley Cinematographer
Mark Sullivan Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Predestined fate [4:32]
2. Solitary grief [2:50]
3. In search of distractions [2:43]
4. Age of conveniences [4:00]
5. Backdoor to liberty [5:46]
6. The suicide club [3:23]
7. Rules of the game [4:57]
8. Dire consequences [3:12]
9. Choose life [2:10]
10. Room full of aces [3:25]
11. Congratulations, Mr. Shaw [3:39]
12. Relief from misery [3:56]
13. Tragic muse [5:29]
14. Fighting destiny [2:37]
15. Desperate straits [3:33]
16. Playing God [4:12]
17. Avenging Angel [2:19]
18. Rage and passion [4:27]
19. Looking for saboteurs [3:14]
20. Double dealing [4:28]
21. Pact with the devil [4:21]
22. A certain kindness [3:47]
23. Outdated notions [2:09]
24. Angel of death [5:33]
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Menu

Side #1
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Special Features
   Coming Attractions
      Piranha
      Saint Jack
      The Game of Death Theatrical Trailer
   Biographies
      Adrian Johnson
      Jonathan Pryce
      David Morrissey
      Paul Bettany
      Roger Corman
      Rachel Samuels
   Audio Setup
      Spanish Subtitles On
      Spanish Subtitles Off
      Director's Commentary On
      Director's Commentary Off
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