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Made in between Seven and Fight Club, David Fincher's edge-of-your-seat thriller The Game remains arguably his most underappreciated film, bolstered by an exceptional star performance by Michael Douglas.

Despite his large mansion and intimidating bank balance, multimillionaire Nicholas Van Orton is haunted by the childhood memory of his father's suicide. On the day he reaches the same age his father was when he died, Nicholas receives an unconventional birthday present from his estranged brother Conrad (Sean Penn): an invitation to play a mysterious "game," the aim and rules of which are kept secret. As the game unfolds, Nicholas suddenly finds himself in a fight for his life, assisted by the enigmatic Christine (Deborah Kara Unger, Crash) but unsure of where to turn and who to trust.

Presented in a director-approved remaster, the twisty mysteries of Fincher's pulse-pounding paranoiac puzzle are explored in an exciting array of new and archive bonus features.

Special Features

  • 2K restoration from the original negative by The Criterion Collection supervised and approved by director David Fincher and cinematographer Harris Savides
  • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 & 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Isolated Music & Effects Track
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by critic and programmer Nick Pinkerton
  • Fool's Week: Developing The Game, an interview with co-writer John Brancato
  • Men on the Chessboard: The Hidden Pleasures of The Game, a visual essay by critic Neil Young
  • Archival promotional interview with star Michael Douglas from 1997
  • Alternatively-framed 4:3 version prepared for home video (SD only), with a new introduction discussing Fincher's use of the Super 35 shooting format
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Teaser trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley
studio:
  • Arrow Academy
Run Time:
  • 129 mins approx
Director:
  • David Fincher
Certificate:
  • 15
Actor:
  • Michael Douglas
  • Deborah Kara Under
  • Sean Penn
Subtitle Languages:
  • English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1997
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Region:
  • B
Brand:
  • Arrow Academy

The Game

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Made in between Seven and Fight Club, David Fincher's edge-of-your-seat thriller The Game remains arguably his most underappreciated film, bolstered by an exceptional star performance by Michael Douglas.

Despite his large mansion and intimidating bank balance, multimillionaire Nicholas Van Orton is haunted by the childhood memory of his father's suicide. On the day he reaches the same age his father was when he died, Nicholas receives an unconventional birthday present from his estranged brother Conrad (Sean Penn): an invitation to play a mysterious "game," the aim and rules of which are kept secret. As the game unfolds, Nicholas suddenly finds himself in a fight for his life, assisted by the enigmatic Christine (Deborah Kara Unger, Crash) but unsure of where to turn and who to trust.

Presented in a director-approved remaster, the twisty mysteries of Fincher's pulse-pounding paranoiac puzzle are explored in an exciting array of new and archive bonus features.

Special Features

  • 2K restoration from the original negative by The Criterion Collection supervised and approved by director David Fincher and cinematographer Harris Savides
  • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 & 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Isolated Music & Effects Track
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by critic and programmer Nick Pinkerton
  • Fool's Week: Developing The Game, an interview with co-writer John Brancato
  • Men on the Chessboard: The Hidden Pleasures of The Game, a visual essay by critic Neil Young
  • Archival promotional interview with star Michael Douglas from 1997
  • Alternatively-framed 4:3 version prepared for home video (SD only), with a new introduction discussing Fincher's use of the Super 35 shooting format
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Teaser trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley
studio:
  • Arrow Academy
Run Time:
  • 129 mins approx
Director:
  • David Fincher
Certificate:
  • 15
Actor:
  • Michael Douglas
  • Deborah Kara Under
  • Sean Penn
Subtitle Languages:
  • English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1997
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Region:
  • B
Brand:
  • Arrow Academy

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Great film, nice package

Cover art is very nice, like most of Arrow Video/Academy releases. The film is super intense thriller. Great work of David Fincher as director and Michael Douglas as male lead. Picture quality is good and I liked surround sounds as well.

Solid release

Good 2k transfer, great film, solid special features with some exclusive to Arrow.