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U.S.A. thriller 1997 color 128 min.
Director: David Fincher
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2 discs, catalog # CC1520L

Few feature directors emerge with the full-blown talent, daring visual style, and consummate technical mastery that David Fincher has brought to his work. His exacting standards and meticulous attention to detail make his first collaboration with Criterion a landmark laserdisc.

"An elegant piece of pop paranoia -- Kafka as roller-coaster ride"
-- Owen Glieberman, Entertainment Weekly

Millionaire control freak Nicholas Van Orton (Micahel Douglas) receives an enigmatic birthday gift from his brother Conrad (Sean Penn), an invitation to "a profound life experience." After a battery of psychological tests, Van Orton finds himself trapped in a life and death game with no rules. In the hands of director David Fincher (Se7en), The Game is more than a paranoid plot puzzle.
"You don't play it. It plays you."

This Director Approved special edition features:

  • New widescreen (2.35:1) digital transfer supervised by director David Fincher
  • New Dolby Digital® discrete 5.1 channel surround sound mix supervised by sound designer Ren Klyce, optimized for home theater viewing
  • Screen-specific audio commentary by David Fincher, actor Michael Douglas, screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris, digital animation supervisor Richard "Dr." Baily, production designer Jeffrey Beecroft, visual effects supervisor Kevin Haug, visual effects producer Robyn D'Arcy and director of photography Harris Savides
  • Behind the scenes footage shot exclusively for the Criterion Collection special edition
  • Storyboards and production design drawings
  • Alternate ending
  • The original widescreen theatrical trailer and teaser trailer
  • Psychological test film

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