David Fincher's 'The Game' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The 1997 thriller starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn is finally getting the Criterion Blu-ray treatment in September!

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection will proudly present 'The Game' on Blu-ray on September 25.

This multilayered, noirish descent into one man’s personal hell is also a surreal, metacinematic journey that, two years after the phenomenon 'Se7en,' further demonstrated that director David Fincher was one of Hollywood’s true contemporary visionaries.

The Blu-ray will feature a new 1080p digital transfer, Two English DTS-HD 5.1 surround mixes (the original theatrical and a new one optimized for home theater viewing supervised by sound designer Ren Klyce and Fincher), and supplements include: Audio commentary by Fincher, Savides, actor Michael Douglas, screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris, digital animation supervisor Richard "Dr." Baily, production designer Jeffrey Beecroft, visual effects supervisor Kevin Haug, and visual effects producer Robyn D'Arcy; an hour's worth of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and film-to-storyboard comparisons for four of the film's major set pieces, with commentary; alternate ending; trailer and teaser trailer, with commentary; a booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Sterritt.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Game' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 25.

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The Game (Blu-ray)
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