'WarGames' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The 1983 thriller starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy will hack into Blu-ray this August.

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox is working on 'WarGames' for Blu-ray on August 21.

Featuring superb performances by Dabney Coleman and Barry Corbin, 'WarGames' is "brilliant...funny...and provocative" (New York) a fast-paced cyber-thriller. Computer hacker David Lightman (Broderick) can bypass the most advanced security systems, break the most intricate secret codes and mastereven the most difficult computer games. But when he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer, he initiates a confrontation of global proportions World War III! Together with his girlfriend (Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (Tony Award® winner John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent...and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Specs haven't been revealed yet, but supplements include: Audio commentary from director John Badham and writers Lawrence Lasker and Walter Parkes; Loading WarGames; Attack of the Hackers; Inside NORAD: Cold War Fortress; Tic Tac Toe: A True Story; and theatrical trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'WarGames' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under August 21.

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WarGames (Blu-ray)
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