The Game [1997] [Criterion] (BLU)

David Fincher

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Synopsis

The enormously wealthy and emotionally remote investment banker Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) receives a strange gift from his ne'er-do-well younger brother (Sean Penn) on his forty-eighth birthday: a voucher for a game that, if he agrees to play it, will change his life. Thus begins a trip down a rabbit hole that is puzzling, terrifying, and exhilarating for Nicholas and viewer alike. This multilayered, noirish descent into one man's personal hell is also a surreal, metacinematic journey that, two years after the phenomenon Se7en, further demonstrated that director David Fincher was one of Hollywood's true contemporary visionaries.

Product Details

  • Starring: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn, Peter Donat, Carroll Baker, Armin Mueller Stahl, Deborah Kara Unger
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 627

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary By Director David Fincher, Savides, Actor Michael Douglas, Screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris, Digital Animation Supervisor Richard "Dr." Baily, Production Designer Jeffrey Beecroft, and Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Haug
  • Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage And Film-To-Storyboard Comparisons For Four Of The Film's Major Set Pieces, With Commentary
  • Alternate Ending
  • Trailer and Teaser, With Commentary
  • Booklet Featuring An Essay By Film Critic David Sterritt
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