Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > HD Talk
Reload this Page >

The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

HD Talk The place to discuss Blu-ray, 4K and all other forms and formats of HD and HDTV.

The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Old 06-26-12, 01:06 PM
  #51  
DVD Talk Legend
 
The Valeyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Building attractions one theme park at a time.
Posts: 10,797
Received 74 Likes on 44 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post
Panic Room is better than The Game. Though certainly not Fincher's best work, Panic Room at least has an ending that makes coherent sense and doesn't rely on an absurdly convoluted string of coincidences and improbabilities.

That's funny. Those are my exact complaints about Panic Room.
Old 06-26-12, 01:08 PM
  #52  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,086
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
It's not the case. Sean Penn's performance alone makes The Game way superior.
I recently watched it and I felt his character could have been played by a thousand other actors. His involvement had no effect on my enjoyment of the film, but he was good in his limited role.
Old 08-14-12, 08:42 PM
  #53  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 45,648
Received 493 Likes on 434 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

so the date has been changed to 9/18 to not coincide with The Avengers, yah?
Old 08-15-12, 02:22 AM
  #54  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 851
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 1 Post
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

I remember watching The Game on DVD when it was first released and enjoying it very much. Contrived and implausable, absolutely, but done in such a way as to create an interesting ride that wouldn't have been possible if trying to maintain a realistic approach. I picked of the UK blu-ray when released and watched it again and still enjoyed it knowing the ending. Since then I have watched it two more times with guests, enjoying their take as it all unfolds. I really enjoyed Sean Penn's performance as well.

As for Panic Room, it really is a "to each his own". I saw it once when it came out and while it was enjoyable, I've had no interest in seeing it again.
Old 09-01-12, 01:32 AM
  #55  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Bluray.com review
Old 09-01-12, 07:41 AM
  #56  
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 37,225
Received 701 Likes on 507 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Sounds awesome.
Old 09-01-12, 09:44 AM
  #57  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 45,648
Received 493 Likes on 434 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but, is this coming out the 18th or 25th?
Old 09-01-12, 11:11 AM
  #58  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

18th.

I must say...I've only seen this once like...10 years ago. Never saw it again cuz I don't watch TV and never could break down to buy the meh DVD of it. I'm pretty excited for this. Fincher is one of my favs for sure.
Old 09-01-12, 01:11 PM
  #59  
DVD Talk Legend
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: California
Posts: 19,097
Received 264 Likes on 219 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Really looking forward to this!
Old 09-01-12, 08:35 PM
  #60  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,108
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Review is solid and seems top-notch. This one is crazy expensive though (maybe not by Criterion standards - I'm kind of new to their discs, so don't have great point of reference).
Old 09-01-12, 08:41 PM
  #61  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,507
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Originally Posted by gp1086 View Post
Review is solid and seems top-notch. This one is crazy expensive though (maybe not by Criterion standards - I'm kind of new to their discs, so don't have great point of reference).
It has the same MSRP as every other single disc Criterion Blu.
Old 09-02-12, 06:59 AM
  #62  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 36,176
Received 362 Likes on 251 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

I just lost.
Old 09-02-12, 01:24 PM
  #63  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 58
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
I just lost.
Haaaaaa, I see what you did there!


Dammit, now I lost too.
Old 09-03-12, 10:18 AM
  #64  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 4,038
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Originally Posted by kefrank View Post
I probably need to give The Game another chance. I saw it about 12 years ago and my vague recollection is that I mostly liked it up until the ending, which I thought was incredibly annoying and ruined the movie for me. Since then I've always wondered why people seem to think it's great. Maybe I'd have a different reaction now.
Doubtful. People talk about it being a 'mindfuck' movie, I think it's more appealing to the 'mindless'
Old 09-11-12, 01:55 PM
  #65  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 45,648
Received 493 Likes on 434 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

anyone know or think they know if this might be the same $19.99 pricepoint at BB as The Royal Tenenbaums was? Or does anybody know why BB still shows a 9.25 release date and if this will cause it not to be in stores next week (9.18)?
Old 09-11-12, 08:20 PM
  #66  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,507
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
anyone know or think they know if this might be the same $19.99 pricepoint at BB as The Royal Tenenbaums was? Or does anybody know why BB still shows a 9.25 release date and if this will cause it not to be in stores next week (9.18)?
The Lethal Weapon box set was moved up a week and BB didn't get it until almost a month later. Their website kept its status as "pre-order" with the wrong release date for about a week after it was released. Hope this doesn't happen with The Game...
Old 09-11-12, 09:31 PM
  #67  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 45,648
Received 493 Likes on 434 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Originally Posted by Robert View Post
The Lethal Weapon box set was moved up a week and BB didn't get it until almost a month later. Their website kept its status as "pre-order" with the wrong release date for about a week after it was released. Hope this doesn't happen with The Game...
amen. if not updated by Sunday, will go with Amazon then.
Old 09-12-12, 11:52 AM
  #68  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Larry C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Let's Go Heat!
Posts: 7,493
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

How the fuck did I miss this thread!!!!!

The Game is one of my all time favs. I've seen it about 5-6 times and can't get enough.
Old 09-13-12, 09:15 AM
  #69  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 45,648
Received 493 Likes on 434 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

confirmed to not be listed in BB ad next week. oh well. Amazon here i come...
Old 09-14-12, 09:00 AM
  #70  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Willh51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
Posts: 1,615
Received 9 Likes on 9 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
confirmed to not be listed in BB ad next week. oh well. Amazon here i come...
I was hoping Best Buy would grab onto this since it's such a mainstream movie (well, compared to stuff like Antichrist and Rashomon) and sell it for $20. Dream spoiled.
Old 09-14-12, 09:18 AM
  #71  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,547
Received 47 Likes on 38 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Review sounds awesome -- can't wait to pick this up Will be my first Criterion purchase in quite a while.
Old 09-17-12, 09:34 AM
  #72  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 147
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Have been very curious for awhile now on Criterion Collection flicks since I have never owned one. What better way to get an awesome introduction than this flick. One of my all time favorite movies.
Old 09-21-12, 07:57 PM
  #73  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Jack Straw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 5,205
Received 18 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

Got this in the mail today. Will definitely be checking it out over the weekend. Good times coming.
Old 09-21-12, 08:08 PM
  #74  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,620
Received 15 Likes on 11 Posts
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

I'm looking forward to revisiting this film, because when I saw it initially in the theater, it didn't wow me in the slightest. I only can take Sean Penn in small doses - he's not an actor I don't particularly care for
Old 09-22-12, 11:10 AM
  #75  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mr. Cinema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 18,044
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: The Game: Criterion Collection -- September 25th, 2012

I got mine from Amazon the other day. This transfer is superb, especially compared to the lifeless, drab version we got on the HD DVD. For the first time, I can see actual detail and clarity in the picture and the colors are much improved. Fantastic job by Criterion.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.