Robert Redford and Brad Pitt star in the action thriller hit Spy Game. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, Universal's work on this transfer is nothing less than fantastic. Sporting solid black levels, bright colors, and even fleshtones, this is a near-perfect print of the film. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English and French, as well as DTS Surround in English. Either of these soundtracks should give any home theater system a through, rough workout. With directional effects surrounding the viewer and no hiss or distortion present anywhere in the mix, this is an excellent reproduction of the theatrical soundtrack experience. Also included on this disc are English and Spanish subtitles. The extra features on Spy Game should please those looking to delve into the making of the film. Starting off the supplements is a feature called "Clandestine Ops." Using this icon while watching the film allows the viewer to be whisked off to some vignette or alternate supplemental scene. Two commentaries are included, one by director Tony Scott and a second by producers Marc Abraham and Douglas Wick. Both of these tracks are very technically based and feature a lot of inside scoop on the making of the film. Five deleted scenes and four alternate versions of existing scenes offer the viewer a look at what ended up on the cutting room floor. Some of these scenes are unique while others deserved to be trimmed from the final film. All of the scenes feature optional commentary by the director. A script-to-storyboard comparison features the director discussing some of his drawing skills and shows a few of his storyboard sketches. Finally there are a few pages of info on the requirements for the CIA acceptance, a theatrical trailer for the film, some production notes, cast and filmmakers bios, DVD-ROM features for PC, and a trailer for the film The Bourne Identity.
Side #1 -- 1. Prison Break [1:36] 2. Boy Scout's in Trouble [:05] 3. The Bishop Files [6:41] 4. Vietnam [2:08] 5. Bishop Press Leak [:07] 6. Bishop's Recruitment [1:15] 7. Operation Rodeo [:11] 8. Berlin Rooftop [:05] 9. Sideshow [3:44] 10. Map Room [:05] 11. Elizabeth Hadley [:12] 12. Breakfast in Beirut [:05] 13. The Restaurant Scene [:13] 14. Waiting for the Doctor [:06] 15. My Name is Tom [1:56] 16. Race to Nebaa [:05] 17. Nebaa Building Blow [:26] 18. Airport Scene [:30] 19. CIA Cat and Mouse [:06] 20. Harker Accuses Muir [1:26] 21. Operation Dinner Out [:05] 22. End Titles [3:33]
Side #1 -- Scenes Bonus Materials Clandestine Ops Play Feature Commentaries Feature Commentary With Director Tony Scott Feature Commentary With Producers Marc Abraham and Douglas Wick Deleted Scenes With Director Commentary Deleted Scenes: Bishop Rides Into Beirut in Taxi Deleted Scenes: Muir and Hadley Meet Deleted Scenes: Muir Looks for Bishop Deleted Scenes: Bishop Looks for Hadley Deleted Scenes: Muir and Folger Meet in Karachi Alternate Versions of Exiting Scenes: Bishop Takes Photographs in Beirut Alternate Versions of Exiting Scenes: Beirut Restaurant Alternate Versions of Exiting Scenes: Building Explosion Alternate Versions of Exiting Scenes: Alternate Ending Director Commentary On Off Play All Script-To-Storyboard Process Featuring the Director Requirements for CIA Acceptance Theatrical Trailer DVD-Rom Featuring Total Axess Production Notes Cast and Filmmakers Robert Redford- Nathan Muir Brad Pitt- Tom Bishop Catherine McCormack- Elizabeth Hadley Stephen Dillane- Charles Harker Larry Bryggman- Troy Folger Marianne Jean-Baptiste- Gladys Jennip Directed by Tony Scott Spy Game Soundtrack Universal Showcase DVD Newsletter Languages Spoken Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Spoken Languages: English 5.1 DTS Spoken Languages: Français 5.1 Dolby Digital Feature Commentaries Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English Subtitles: Español None Play
Spy Game 4.3 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
Incisive snapshot-type insights into what is the fairly accurately portrayed vetting and recruitment of intelligence case officers and their double agents. Filming locales are both genuine and captivating. The plot is very good with the exception of Redford¿s seeming ability to task NRO satellite imagery platforms at will, without drawing immediate and harsh scrutiny. The plot is good and the action and suspense are excellent. Superb climatic ending. Well worth the viewing!
More than 1 year ago
I bought this dvd on a whim and was shocked!! Dedication is the first word to match this film. Spy Game contains excellent scenes describing the past and present of a CIA man and his protege taking place from Veitnam, to the Middle East, to China. How the story unfolds is the best way this film could have been seen. Redford and Pitt both did an excellent job with their parts, and once you see this film you will know why I chose the key word of 'dedication'.
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