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Old 19-06-2012, 13:26   #1
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[BD/DVD] The Game - Criterion

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The Game will include: A new, restored digital transfer, supervised by director David Fincher and director of photography Harris Savides with original theatrical 5.1 surround theatrical soundtrack (in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition); an alternate 5.1 surround mix optimized for home theater viewing supervised by sound designer Ren Klyce and Fincher (in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition); 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); an alternate ending; the trailer and teaser trailer (with commentary); and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Sterritt. Nice.
That's out on 25th September. DVD is a 2disc set, both are a significant upgrade over the pretty lame DVD release. Good to see this underrated film get the treatment it deserves

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Finally! I love The Game
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This will get a UK release on Blu won't it? please, please, please!

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This will get a UK release on Blu won't it? please, please, please!
The Criterion one won't. It's been out a while in the UK. Unfortunately - and this is the killer - it's a Universal.
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Can't someone, say Universal, license it? Has that ever happened with Criterion releases?
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Apparently there was an HD-DVD. Was that any good?
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HighDefDigest thought it almost indistinguishable to the DVD:

http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/677/game.html
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Off the top of my head, I don't think so. Universal dumped a load of poor catalogue titles on to HD DVD, especially in the last year. It seemed like a cynical attempt to cash in while they could. Tremors and 12 monkeys were two others that I recall being poorly reviewed

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Oddly enough, I thought Tremors looked pretty damn good on my system...
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Balls...so no decent Blu for us UK The Game fans that are region locked!
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Great news, this flick's been crying out for a stellar home video presentation for years.
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it's not a bad film but nothing special.Certainly not a keeper imo
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Can't someone, say Universal, license it? Has that ever happened with Criterion releases?
Yes with some disney titles. Armageddon and the Rock spring to mind.
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It happens lots with Criterions. MOC releases lots of Criterion titles.
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Oddly enough, I thought Tremors looked pretty damn good on my system...
Uhm, I'd say there's something wrong with your system then. It's one of the very worst HD-DVD/BDs ever released.
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Criterion really do release some undeserving titles. Of all the amazing films they could do work on. Criterion are just Fincher sluts.
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Romero is just waiting for a Resident Evil criterion release
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They would be more deserving than half of Fincher's films thats for damn sure.
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Were you excited when you saw this?

http://www.criterion.com/current/pos...ndergarten-cop
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Well I have not bought the DVD yet so a Blu would do haha
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