Game (Blu-ray)

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  • Release Date: 07-14-2015
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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) For language, and for some violence and sexuality.

Overview

For the follow-up to his dark crime thriller SEVEN, director David Fincher decided to remain in a film noir vein. The result is THE GAME, a fast-paced cinematic roller-coaster ride that stars Michael Douglas as Nicholas Van Orton, a joyless San Francisco investment banker who receives an unusual birthday present from his estranged younger brother, Conrad (Sean Penn). The gift enrolls Nicholas in CRS (Consumer Recreation Services), a company that designs elaborate real-life games for each specific participant. As the game begins, the reluctant Nicholas becomes the victim of a series of pranks that quickly turn malicious and dangerous. Stripped of his finances and convinced that he can trust no one, Nicholas realizes that this game may be an attempt to steal his fortune and leave him for dead. In a desperate bid to regain his life, Nicholas infiltrates CRS in order to uncover the secrets of the mysterious organization.

Douglas is perfect playing the uptight businessman Nicholas, cleverly riffing on his Oscar-winning performance as the cold-blooded Gordon Gekko in WALL STREET. Fincher's Kafkaesque carnival show is an exercise in taut filmmaking that mischievously pulls a seemingly endless supply of rugs out from under both Nicholas and, even more impressive, the viewer.
Theatrical Release Date 1997
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1
R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) For language, and for some violence and sexuality.

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    128
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French
  • Subtitles
    Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Theatrical release: September 12, 1997.

    Filmed at various locations in California and Baja California, Mexico.

    Sean Penn appeared in three major films in 1997--THE GAME, SHE'S SO LOVELY, and U-TURN. Before these films, his only screen appearance since 1993 was his Oscar-nominated performance as a death-row inmate in DEAD MAN WALKING.

    Jodie Foster was originally going to appear in the film, but complications with another commitment led to her dropping out. A few year later, however, Foster signed on to star in Fincher's THE PANIC ROOM after Nicole Kidman left the project because of an injury.

    Director-actor Spike Jonze appears briefly as an emergency medical technician. In return, David Fincher makes a cameo in Jonze's BEING JOHN MALKOVICH.
    "What do you get for the man who has everything?"--Conrad Van Orton (Sean Penn) to his brother, Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas)
    "'Consumer Recreation Services.' Well, I do have golf clubs...."--Nicholas
    "Call that number."--Conrad
    "Why?"--Nicholas
    "Make your life...fun."--Conrad
    "Fun."--Nicholas
    "You know what that is...you've seen other people have it."--Conrad

    "I'm being toyed with by a bunch of depraved children."--Nicholas

    "I don't care about the money. I'm pulling back the curtain. I want to meet the wizard."--Nicholas
  • Release Date
    07/14/15
  • Theatrical Release
    1997
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    For language, and for some violence and sexuality.
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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