The Game (LE Arrow UK) (Blu-Ray Region B)

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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.

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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 available for the first time in the UK, the twisty mysteries of Fincher s pulse-pounding paranoiac puzzle are explored in an exciting array of new and archive bonus features.

TWO-DISC LIMITED DELUXE EDITION CONTENTS

– Limited to only 3,000 units
– Deluxe packaging including a 200-page hardback book housed in a rigid slipcase, illustrated with newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley
– 200-page book exclusive to this edition includes a newly-commissioned full-length monograph by Bilge Ebiri, and selected archive materials, including an American Cinematographer article from 1997, a 2004 interview with Harris Savides by Alexander Ballinger, and the chapter on the film from Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher by James Swallow
– Arrow Academy Blu-ray including new bonus features and UK home video premiere of director-approved 2K restoration
– Universal Special Edition DVD featuring archive extras with cast and crew

DISC ONE BLU-RAY
– 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
– New audio commentary by critic and programmer Nick Pinkerton
– Fool’s Week: Developing The Game, a newly filmed interview with co-writer John Brancato
– Men On The Chessboard: The Hidden Pleasures of The Game, a new visual essay by critic Neil Young
– Archive promotional interview with star Michael Douglas from 1997
– Alternatively-framed 4:3 version prepared for home video (SD only), with new introduction discussing Fincher s use of the Super 35 shooting format

DISC TWO DVD
– Standard definition DVD (PAL) presentation
– 5.1 Dolby Digital audio
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Audio commentary with director David Fincher, actor Michael Douglas, screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris, director of photography Harris Savides, production designer Jeffrey Beecroft and visual effects supervisor Kevin Haug
– Behind The Scenes featurettes – Dog Chase, The Taxi, Christine s House, The Fall (with optional commentary by Fincher, Douglas, Savides, Beecroft and Haug)
– On Location featurettes Exterior Parking Lot: Blue Screen Shot, Exterior Fioli Mansion: Father s Death, Interior CRS Lobby and Offices, Interior Fioli Mansion: Vandalism, Exterior Mexican Cemetary (with optional commentary by Fincher, Savides, Beecroft and Haug)
– Theatrical trailer
– Teaser trailer CGI test footage
– Alternate ending
– Production design and storyboard galleries</td>

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Weight 34 oz