Reality and video games merge in this high-concept sci-fi action thriller from Crank creators Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. In the not too distant future, mind-control technology allows humans to control the actions and movements of other humans, allowing reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall) to create the ultimate video game. It's called "Slayers," and it's a mass-scale, multiplayer online first-person shooter that's as controversial as it is popular. In the world of gamers, Simon (Logan Lerman) is a rock star; miraculously managing to keep his character alive week after week, he racks up frags like Billy Mitchell jumps barrels. But unlike Mitchell's Mario, Simon's video-game avatar is a living, breathing human being named Kable (Gerard Butler). Defying the odds to keep Kable running and gunning though even the most explosive battles, Simon captures the imagination of a global audience. Torn from his family, thrown into prison, and forced to fight against his will, Kable realizes that his only hope of ever seeing his family again is to somehow escape the game, reclaim his identity, and expose Castle's dehumanizing technology on live television.~Jason Buchanan
I-Con Mode (Expanded visual commentary)
Gamer cheat codes (specialized commentary/making-of pods accessible throught the film)
Audio commentary with filmmakers and cast members
"Inside the Game" making-of documentary
"First Person Shooter. The Evolution of Red" featurette
Been trying to find a blu ray special edition of this movie for a while. Some people have the regular Blu-ray, but this is the one I wanted. Don't know if it was post-black Friday or digital Monday but the price was awesome. Gerard Butler still one of my favorites. Love these Best Buy sales on DVDs I want.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
A good 3D presentation.
Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
Although this is not an Academy Award winner, the action and 3D picture is worth it.
The only conversion I've seen to 3D was Iron Man 3 and for how much time and money that was said to have been spent on that I thought it was sorely lacking. This conversion, on the other hand, was extremely well done. So well done in fact, that I'm quite certain I wouldn't have known it was a conversion if I didn't know that the movie wasn't filmed in 3D.
The movie itself is great for gamers, hence the title. A lot of subtle references to things that gamers are familiar with. On the other hand, it is very gritty and violent and everyone should know that going in. Not exactly a light hearted movie, but good entertainment nonetheless.
a must see in 3D .. @ $9.99 great price .. FYI the digital code WORKED for me (Lionsgate redeem) .. to iTunes .. older reviewer had it not work for them .. maybe bad key ( been there done that on other movies) movie just “ok” in 2D ..
The movie is great for gamers and action fans. A rich gamer kid can control a convict in real life COD. Really unhappy about the digital copy being expired. Should not advertise it with digital copy if its expired.