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The Game ( Blu-Ray ) pre order £7.99 @ HMV

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6y, 1m agoFound 6 years, 1 month ago
Looks a bargain for a pre order Blu-Ray!

Amazon/Play £12.59

Available 25th Oct.

Michael Douglas stars. David Fincher directs. Good film.

Review

It's not quite as clever as it tries to be, but The Game does a tremendous job of presenting the story of a rigid control freak trapped in circumstances that are increasingly beyond his control. Michael Douglas plays a rich, divorced, and dreadful investment banker whose 48th birthday reminds him of his father's suicide at the same age. He's locked in the cage of his own misery until his rebellious younger brother (Sean Penn) presents him with a birthday invitation to play "The Game" (described as "an experiential Book of the Month Club")--a mysterious offering from a company called Consumer Recreation Services. Before he knows the game has even begun, Douglas is caught up in a series of unexplained events designed to strip him of his tenuous security and cast him into a maelstrom of chaos. How do you play a game that hasn't any rules? That's what Douglas has to figure out, and he can't always rely on his intelligence to form logic out of what's happening to him. Seemingly cast as the fall guy in a conspiracy thriller, he encounters a waitress (Deborah Unger) who may or may not be trustworthy, and nothing can be taken at face value in a world turned upside down. Douglas is great at conveying the sheer panic of his character's dilemma, and despite some lapses in credibility and an anticlimactic ending, The Game remains a thinking person's thriller that grabs and holds your attention. Thematic resonance abounds between this and Seven and Fight Club, two of the other films by The Game 's director David Fincher
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banned#1
great film, i wonder if the transfer is any good.
#2
Great film when I watched it the first time years ago with a cool twist at the end.

But I watched it again recently for the second time and found it to be very slow and boring, weird huh? It doesn't hold the same suspense when you know what the ending is..
#3
The transfer for the HD-DVD was reportedly the worst on the entire format.

Anyone know if this has been remastered as the film is superb.

Will hold off voting hot or cold till the above is answered as £8 for a DVD like transfer is not hot, but £8 for a remastered Blu-ray is very hot.
#4
Sodaface
Great film when I watched it the first time years ago with a cool twist at the end.

But I watched it again recently for the second time and found it to be very slow and boring, weird huh? It doesn't hold the same suspense when you know what the ending is..


Yeah same thing happened to me. Its pointless watching a film twice as its never the same. Good film for those who haven't seen it though.
#5
One of my fav films.

This Blu-ray is a pretty good transfer too - I already have it.
#6
Always liked this film a lot but never got around to picking it up. Think this could be the right time to finally buy it.

Sounds like the transfer is ok too, though no extra features or anything..

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3526/the_game_blu_ray_movie_review/index.html
#7
Anthonyuk
The transfer for the HD-DVD was reportedly the worst on the entire format.

Looked OK enough to me when I watched it.

Not spellbinding but few HD movies really are apart from the new ones which are designed for the technology.
#8
Dunno mate - some remasters of 70's and 80's films have blown me away. I thought the quality on Lost Boys and Mad Max 2 (as two examples) was astonishingly good!

Spark
Anthonyuk
The transfer for the HD-DVD was reportedly the worst on the entire format.


Looked OK enough to me when I watched it.

Not spellbinding but few HD movies really are apart from the new ones which are designed for the technology.
#9
I haven't watched either of those unfortunately, although I wouldn't mind seeing Lost Boys again at some point. :)

Saying that, I did watch Blade Runner in HD last year and it was incredible. That one I do need to watch again soon actually.
#10
i lost the game
#11
jeds
Sodaface
Great film when I watched it the first time years ago with a cool twist at the end.

But I watched it again recently for the second time and found it to be very slow and boring, weird huh? It doesn't hold the same suspense when you know what the ending is..


Yeah same thing happened to me. Its pointless watching a film twice as its never the same. Good film for those who haven't seen it though.


Maybe just me but I never get bored of this film. Absolutely fantastic and for those who have never seen it - GET INVOLVED!

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