Spy Game [WS] [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [2001]

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.
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Special Features

  • Clandestine OPS: Behind-the-Scenes; "Classified Information"
  • Alternate versions, deleted scenes, and alternate ending
  • Script-to-storyboard featurette on Tony Scott's 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?
  • Universal Studios total access

Synopsis

Spy Game
Brad Pitt is reunited as a co-star with his A River Runs Through It (1992) director Robert Redford for this espionage thriller from Tony Scott. On the verge of retirement from the Central Intelligence Agency, veteran spy Nathan Muir (Redford) learns that his one-time protégé Tom Bishop (Pitt) has gone rogue and been taken prisoner after attempting to smuggle a prisoner out of China. Although Muir and Bishop had once been close friends, sharing adventures from Vietnam to Berlin, bad blood and resentment developed between them, and the two men haven't seen each other in years. As his memories of their friendship come flooding back, Muir sets about arranging the rescue of his old friend from a Communist jail. Spy Game (2001) co-stars Catherine McCormack as a human rights activist and Bishop's love interest. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robert Redford
    Robert Redford - Nathan Muir
  • Brad Pitt
    Brad Pitt - Tom Bishop
  • Catherine McCormack
    Catherine McCormack - Elizabeth Hadley
  • Stephen Dillane
    Stephen Dillane - Charles Harker
  • Larry Bryggman
    Larry Bryggman - Troy Folger

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