The Game [DVD] [1997]

If you're wondering whether or not to purchase this new release of The Game from director David Fincher, it may very well be virtually the same as the last time the film was released on DVD. Basically the film rights switched ownership from USA to Universal. If you're still unsure, the latest version is available in widescreen with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The audio is in English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 and there are Spanish subtitles. As far as extras, it's pretty light; it's got bios of the filmmakers and cast. That's it. This disc probably is best suited to those who don't yet own this film.
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Special Features

  • Biographies of filmmakers and cast
  • Choose from standard or widescreen versions
  • Interactive menus
  • Watch it in English, French dubbed or Spanish subtitled
  • Closed Captioned


The Game
Director David Fincher followed the success of his dark and atmospheric crime thriller Seven (1995) with another exercise in stylish film noir, this time lifting the pallid atmosphere a notch to indulge in a fast-paced trip through the cinematic funhouse. Michael Douglas plays Nicholas Van Orton, a Scrooge-like San Francisco investment banker following in his father's Scrooge-like footsteps. On Nicholas's 48th birthday (the age at which his father committed suicide), his younger, free-spirited brother Conrad (Sean Penn) blows into town and gives Nicholas a special gift for "the man who has everything" -- a ticket to CRS (Consumer Recreation Services), a company that constructs games custom-fit for each participant to provide, as CRS salesman Jim Feingold (James Rebhorn) cryptically puts it, "whatever is lacking." Nicholas's secure life begins a downhill slide as CRS masterminds a series of elaborate pranks, harmless at first, that quickly become malicious and life-threatening. Stripped of financial resources and convinced that he can trust no one, Nicholas begins to wonder if CRS is a front for a more covert operation, and if the game is in fact an attempt to steal his fortune and leave him for dead. Determined to fight back alone, Nicholas infiltrates CRS in order to "pull back the curtain and meet the wizard." ~ Anthony Reed, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Michael Douglas
    Michael Douglas - Nicholas Van Orton
  • Sean Penn
    Sean Penn - Conrad
  • Deborah Kara Unger
    Deborah Kara Unger - Christine
  • James Rebhorn
    James Rebhorn - Jim Feingold
  • Peter Donat
    Peter Donat - Samuel Sutherland

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