The Game
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin: United States, United Kingdom
Production year: 1997
Director: David Fincher
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-098717
Running time: 2:09 (129 Min.)
Casetype: HD Keep Case
Format: 2.40:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 25, 2012
Collection type: Owned (#2205)
Status: Available
Purchase date: September 17, 2012
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
The enormously wealthy and emotionally remote investment banker Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) receives a strange gift from his ne'er-do-well younger brother (Sean Penn) on his forty-eighth birthday: a voucher for a game that, if he agrees to play it, will change his life. Thus begins a trip down the rabbit hole that is puzzling, terrifying, and exhilarating for Nicholas and viewers alike. 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.
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
 • Propaganda Films
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Storyboard Comparisons
 • A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Sterritt
Crew
Direction
David Fincher....Director
Writing
John Brancato....Writer
Michael Ferris....Writer
Production
Steve Golin....Producer
Ceán Chaffin....Producer
Jonathan Mostow....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Harris Savides....Director of Photography
Film Editing
James Haygood....Film Editor
Music
Howard Shore....Composer
Sound
Ren Klyce....Sound Designer
Willie Burton....Production Sound Mixer
Richard Hymns....Supervising Sound Editor
Ren Klyce....Supervising Sound Editor
David Parker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Semanick....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Todd Boekelheide....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Jeffrey Beecroft....Production Designer
Michael Kaplan....Costume Designer
Jim Murakami....Art Director
Steven Saklad....Art Director
Cliff Wenger....Visual Effects
Eric Roberts....Visual Effects
Shawn Roberts....Visual Effects
Linda Matthews....Costume Designer
Julie Pearce....Make-up Artist
Thomas E. Lucas....Make-up Artist
Kevin Haug....Visual Effects
Cast
Michael Douglas....Nicholas Van Orton
Sean Penn....Conrad
Deborah Kara Unger....Christine
James Rebhorn....Jim Feingold
Peter Donat....Samuel Sutherland
Carroll Baker....Ilsa
Anna Katarina....Elizabeth
Armin Mueller-Stahl....Anson Baer
Charles Martinet....Nicholas' Father
Scott Hunter McGuire....Young Nicholas
Florentine Mocanu....Nicholas' Mother
Elizabeth Dennehy....Maria
Caroline Barclay....Maggie
Daniel Schorr....Himself
John Aprea....Power Executive
Harrison Young....Obsequious Executive
Kimberly Russell....Cynthia, CRS Receptionist
Joe Frank....CRS Data Collating Technician
James Brooks....James the Bartender
Gerry Becker....New Member Ted
Jarion Monroe....New Member Victor
Tommy Flanagan....Solicitor/Taxi Driver
Bill Flannery....Tubercular Commuter
Kathryn Jean Harris....Rattle Gatherer
John Cassini....Man in Airport
Harris Savides....Ankles
Aaron Thomas Luchich....City Club Waiter
Victor Talmadge....City Club Maitre D'
Marc Siegler....City Club Waiter
André Brazeau....Heart Attack Performer
Keena Turner....Officer Hicks
Carlos Hoy....Paramedic Graves
Edward Campbell....Paramedic Stern
Sean Lanthier....Paramedic Kirkland
Curtis Vanterpool....Ambulance EMT
Jay Gordon....Triage Doctor
Jeffrey Michael Young....Officer Walker
Owen Masterson....Pickpocket
Yuji Okumoto....Nikko Hotel Manager
Hideo Kimura....Nikko Hotel Bellhop
Rachel Schadt....Nikko Hotel Maid
Mark Boone Junior....Shady Private Investigator
Joy Ann Ryan....Kaleigh Baer
Pete Davidian....Mr. Garcia
Jack Kehoe....Lieutenant Sullivan
Christopher John Fields....Detective Boyle
Linda Manz....Christine's Roommate Amy
Victor Ferrerira....Assassin Mobubbi
Duffy Gaver....Assassin Brodi
Robert J. Stephenson....Assassin Kartmann
Sean Moloney....Assassin Rankin
John Hammil....U.S. Embassy Counselor
Rachel Steinberg....Sheraton Desk Clerk
George Maguire....Sheraton Manager
Trish Summerville....Hot Waitress
Jason Kristopher....Teen Thug
Lily Soh Froehlich....New Moon Cafe Manager
Tammy Koehler....Tammy Fisher
Michael Lynwood....Michael Fisher
Alex Lynwood....Alex Fisher
Charles Branklyn....CRS Guard
Spike Jonze....Airbag EMT Beltran
Michael Massee....Airbag EMT Galliano
Sara Davallou....Rachel
Stephen Cowee....Mel