Universal's Spy Game DVD demonstrates just how much entertainment a DVD can provide. The movie stars Robert Redford as a veteran CIA operative and Brad Pitt as the young spook that he brings under his wing and takes a shine to. However, the movie, which is presented in full frame with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, is almost incidental to the wealth of special features on the DVD. The disc contains two commentary tracks: one by director Tony Scott and one by producers Douglas Wick and Marc Abraham. It also includes production notes, cast and filmmakers notes, a script-to-storyboard segment with Scott, DVD-ROM features, CIA information, and alternative versions and deleted scenes. Possibly the most unique feature in all of this is the way Universal has folded the making-of documentary into the movie itself in a feature called "Clandestine OPS." When a special icon appears on the screen, viewers can access it and go directly to the filmmakers talking about how they made the particular scene that's appearing onscreen. The Spy Game DVD is as multi-layered as the movie itself.
"Clandestine Ops": Go behind the scenes and gain access to classified information while watching the film; Alternate versions and deleted scenes including an alternate ending; Script-to-storyboard featurette on Tony Scott's unique filmmaking process; Feature commentary with the director; Feature commentary with the producers; Requirements for CIA acceptance: Do you have what it takes to become an operative?; DVD-ROM exclusive features: Universal Studios Total Axess, exclusive hotlink to behind-the-scenes footage
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 Feature Commentaries 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 Existing Scenes: Bishop Takes Photographs in Beirut Alternate Versions of Existing Scenes: Beirut Restaurant Alternate Versions of Existing Scenes: Building Explosion Alternate Versions of Existing Scenes: Alternate Ending Director Commentary: On Director Commentary: 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 Brad Pitt Catherine McCormack Stephen Dillane Larry Bryggman Marianne Jean-Baptiste Tony Scott Spy Game Soundtrack Universal Showcase DVD Newsletter Languages Spoken Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Spoken Languages: English 5.1 DTS Do You Wish to Continue?: Yes Do You Wish to Continue?: No Français 5.1 Dolby Digital Feature Commentaries Feature Commentary With Tony Scott Feature Commentary With Marc Abraham and Douglas Wick Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English Subtitles: Español Subtitles: 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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