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Old 03-02-06, 06:32 PM
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Special edition of "The Game" on the way

According to dvdactive there's a special edition of Fincher's "The game" on the way in Belgium

Disc Details
Remastered 16/9 transfer
English and French 5.1
English and French subtitles
Commentary track(s) by David Fincher, Michael Douglas and Crew
Two Making of documentaries
Story Boards
Alternative Ending
Trailers and TV Spot
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Looks to be a port of the LD features-wise but I'll be getting it for the remastered picture and beautiful cover art.
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where I can order this dvd?
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Originally Posted by Moon33
where I can order this dvd?
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Old 03-04-06, 04:46 AM
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Mediadis (formerly DVDZone2) should have Belgian DVDs. Unfortunately THE GAME is not (yet?) listed.
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Originally Posted by Frenzy
Mediadis (formerly DVDZone2) should have Belgian DVDs. Unfortunately THE GAME is not (yet?) listed.
Yeah I already checked
Old 03-04-06, 10:52 AM
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This remastered edition will be released on 9 March.
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Still no luck here trying to find a store online that sells it.
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I already posted on another forum but...

You could order the disc through Proxis.be. They do ship to the US and the price is quite decent. Here's your direct link:
http://oas2000.proxis.be/gate/jabba....13&si=76078942

Ok, Ciao,
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Thanks, Pro-B!
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i can't wait till Sept. and then not till what 2007 for the R1?? good grief!!
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Originally Posted by run1
According to dvdactive there's a special edition of Fincher's "The game" on the way in Belgium

Disc Details
Remastered 16/9 transfer
English and French 5.1
English and French subtitles
Commentary track(s) by David Fincher, Michael Douglas and Crew
Two Making of documentaries
Story Boards
Alternative Ending
Trailers and TV Spot
This was already posted in the main forum about a week ago by yours truly

Spain is also getting it.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
i can't wait till Sept. and then not till what 2007 for the R1?? good grief!!

I would like to kindly remind you that in Europe people place the date first and then the month...hence your street date is March 9 not September 3.

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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
I would like to kindly remind you that in Europe people place the date first and then the month...hence your street date is March 9 not September 3.

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well that's just nice.
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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
I would like to kindly remind you that in Europe people place the date first and then the month.
Pro-B
A small detail ... but an important one.
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Mediadis have it up now, and it's about 8 dollars cheaper after shipping.

Plus, the UK is getting their own SE mid-May.
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Originally Posted by dullboy
Mediadis have it up now, and it's about 8 dollars cheaper after shipping.

Plus, the UK is getting their own SE mid-May.
And I'm SURE the US will get their version this year as well. It's just a matter of time. Not sure why people are jumping the gun to get this the day it comes out in some other country. You've waited this long...might as well wait for R1.
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Since it seems like everyone is getting it now, I'm just gonna wait for the R1 release, which has got to be soon. Would rather have R1 NTSC if possible.
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
Not sure why people are jumping the gun to get this the day it comes out in some other country.
I only want the first legit copy I can put my hands on for collection purposes. I have a mild passing interest in Fincher's films, didn't you know?
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Have there been any online reviews yet?
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^ None that I've come across but I'll post some thoughts when (if) my copy arrives. I think it's been sent by canoe.
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Originally Posted by Fincher Fan
^ None that I've come across but I'll post some thoughts when (if) my copy arrives. I think it's been sent by canoe.
link to where you got?
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Found a review of the SE....

and translated it too!

DVDRama review

If the film marks from now on its age (1997, they is old in the history of the DVD) involving in its wake some defects suitable for the whole first films published on the support (thank you Polygram) of which some imperfections on the level of piqué, one can only be delighted to discover The Game under such conditions. All the more satisfactory result since the film profits from very supported contrasts due to a realistic desired night photograph, offering to film some weaknesses lightings, under-exposures and other zones of shades which the encoding manages to surmount without difficulties. If some menus defects will persist always here and there, the result respects one cannot better general environment in more of showing a great clearness when that is necessary. Resolutely imperfect, but one really wonders how to find better for film today. For the same reasons of age, the mixing of The Game will only be mislaid too seldom in the sound higher bid with the profit of a primarily frontal moderated universe and releasing some effects judiciously when that is of primary importance. One will appreciate some breaths more particularly scanning a part of the multichannel universe in the scene of the airport as well as the fall of the car in bay and the clapotements of the waves when the character goes up on the surface of water. As many small effects which dissociate remainder of the band inevitably its, by gaining there undoubtedly more impact. The anglophobes will be just as easily treated since the French version will offer the same kind of coquetteries in more of profiting from a doubling from very good quality. Audio comment: (subtitled) Whereas we are the first to banish the concept of the multiple comments cut and assembled on only one track, one will be able only to greet that in front of which we are in presence. On the one hand because it is today very rare to find a similar mine of information on a single disc (only one face, film included/understood), but especially because it shows a great relevance, some is the intervening one solicited. Under name a little barbarian Comment of David Fincher, Douglas Michael and the others, hide speakers recorded completely only (we would not have been against the realizer and the actor sets) of which the director of the photography, the decorator chief and other technicians of the special effects. So comparatively to other films of Fincher, The Game extremely convincing as for the aesthetic care is not brought to the image, the remarks of each one recall to which point the young scenario writer randomly remains a meticulous person technician not leaving any detail. Photographs, costumes, accessories (incredible importance of a coffee goblet) just like the use very symbolic system of the lines and their orientation on the walls of the decorations, nothing seems to have been free. End of the end, the realizer manages to give the direction of each one of these small choices with an attractive relevance in more of us offering a pretty lesson of cinema set of themes without very realizing it. A short blow of?il on (the quite as brilliant) DVD of Panic grass room shows that the movement of camera are calculated except for the centimetre, and it is also amusing to note that Michael Douglas noted a few years before (the comment dates from Laserdisc) that each one of its gestures was chorégraphié and judiciously ordered by Fincher itself. Enthralling remarks of the actor being spread out thereafter over the many similarities which it shared with the character via his authority of divorce lasting turning while insisting with frankness on self-centredness from the stars Hollywood, of which it forms part, sometimes very demanding with their entourage over a plate. In short, an excellent audio comment, all the more necessary and rich person of direction in a film for multiple facets as The Game which us reveals of it all more intrigantes strings without breaking the magic of it. Here are which largely fills the absence a documentary length. Slides of turning (29min06): After the theory by the comment, here the practice, rich in images of turning and preparation. As it was already the case on the edition collector of Fight Club, David Fincher proposes here an interactivity which brilliantly avoids the redundancies a documentary length while using of audio comments on the making of for the crusty spectators of anecdotes of turnings, and of the direct sound of turning for the amateurs of rough images. A skilful allowing digest, there still, to put a maximum of information on only one DVD. One will be interested here more precisely in the animated sequences of film as the attack of the dogs in the lane, the dive of the taxi in bay (design of the story-board, the cascade and turning in a tank) and the shooting at Deborah Kara Unger. To compensate for the absence of interviews (is really an evil?) each one goes there from its small comment, there still diablement instructive, of which a Michael Douglas making of very judicious remarks on the similarities between the scenes of action and the scenes of sex. Sequences turned in outside (9min29) Continuation of the rejoicings via similar contents being interested in the some other real decorations from which the film profited. Always accompanied by optional audio comments of the team (with firstly the interventions of the decorator chief and photo director), the few modules proposed here will be interested primarily in the cemetery of the last part of film, the sequence of the tags only visible with the black light and especially the enormous dive of the father of the hero, carried out in front of a blue bottom of the size of a building. Bands advertisements (4min51) enough rare Thing to be constant, the two bands advertisements of film - one traditional and the teaser in synthesized images where a wood puppet struggles - still available in the state or are accompanied there by audio comments. Relatively restricted space to express itself but on which the realizer can remain very clear on what he would like to reveal in a preview, which it will be obliged to reveal, and the message which it must transmit. The word will be then given to the originator of the special effects numerical who will explain us his role on the teaser, like on a video third showing a purified version of this same teaser. Lastly, the interactivity will be concluded on the only elements not profiting from comments. To start with fine the alternative (1min11) which will not change of anything that that we know, but which will propose only one last different plan. Impassioned fixed images will find their account in the sketches of design of the decorations (about thirty drawings), but especially in enormous the story-board rich of more than 250 drawings which it would have been nevertheless judicious to classify by scenes, since it will be necessary here unfortunately to begin again since the beginning if one wants all to observe them... With final, in spite of the presence of only one and single disc, the special edition of The Game shows with the height hopes: enthralling from beginning to end. Perhaps that new supplements could have been born, since all present here were it already on the laserdisc in 1999. But quality is such, that it is impossible to make the fine mouth. Probably the film accessible with more difficulty of David Fincher as well it juggles with the allegories to us to make lose foot, The Game seems to remain its?uvre most obvious as for the expensive identity repositionings with the c?ur of the realizer in spite of a hybrid scenario, flirtant as much with the childish facility as which unstitched complexity. Seldom a film did not seem also muddled and suddenly also limpid. A small awkwardness which one forgives quickly so much the paranoiac environment of the whole reached of the tops of effectiveness in a universe typically Hitchcockien in his narration as much as in his complications (mysterious women with the entries and theatrical exits, invisible enemies, spectator stuck to the Basque of the hero and released remainder of the intrigue) and his beginnings of resolutions (various chicaneries, multiple treasons, psychological handling at purely villainous ends). As many parts of a empeloté puzzle than one will require of us to give in the order, with us spectators, with these starting indices as large as are to it the poster of origin and the credits. The Game tells the history of a very rich businessman whose life rocks gradually with the nightmare when the mysterious play to which it was registered in spite of him to spice his daily newspaper, transfers with organized terrorism. Those which it paid to divert seek from now on to destroy its life. Pitch ô how much faithful to the traditional black whodunnits with double edge expensive with the c?ur Hitchcock, and to which Fincher unquestionably pays homage, but which is used nevertheless as pretext with the reconsiderations of oneself, with the established order of the things but especially of the importance that one gives them, often quite lower than the material needs. Indeed, if with dimensions "the video game of adventure" and the "Fourth dimension" of The Game remains undoubtedly jouissif (like this disconcerting sequence with the automate/clown), the film however remains only the second chapter of an unavowed trilogy on the scales of values. A set of themes and a message hidden behind the entertainment, are exactly what The Game proposes to its protagonist... Or how we are a little the famous puppet of the teaser, grabbed by a history which exceeds us. Three different films and three glances. That of Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas in The Game), trapped in a linearly mechanical and comfortable system of the great richnesses passing its daily newspaper of a point A at a point B like its car following to the centimetre close the rails of tram of San Francisco and that only the nervous constraint will oblige to awake. That of John Doe (Kevin Spacey in Se7en) then, otherwise more abrupt in its method since it charcute literally fishermen, bad judge but undoubtedly with horse on natural principles, even of another age. Undoubtedly with semi way between the two, or at least in transitory mode, Jack (Edward Norton) symbolizes in Fight Club primarily the step to cross for décomplexer the very conflict relationship between the three characters with the women, but especially this eternal need to leave side the new primary education needs for something for more neutral. By pushing the vice one further, one will undoubtedly find purest of all the origins in his excellent - still? - Alien 3 multiplying the psychoses of maternity and unfortunately nothing of all that in very succeeded technically but otherwise more insipid Room Panic grass to which one will be able to possibly attach all that through his déco Ikéa... (NdKevin Prin: assertion which divides the drafting. A good subject of debate at the horizon in these columns...) Plywood pieces of furniture, one of the bases hinge of Fight Club whose film seems owe its existence in the simple one and good reason that The Game is interested in a quinquagénaire instead of a 20 year old young person, originally thought but extremely judiciously abandoned for the result that are these two excellent films. 48 years more exactly, the age of the first approaches with old age and death differently more obvious here since it is at this age that the father of the hero committed suicide through a dive liberator. Symbol among the symbols which will offer all its direction to the final scene while accurately following the form while modifying the bottom after the exhausting tour which is the film, transforming this icy billionaire into cordial without the penny. This last going even until making alms in a poignant scene of restoroute where nobody wants to listen to this tramp ready to spend his the last 18 dollars so that one takes it in stop. Diverting, the film is then undoubtedly since it will be any more question neither of thriller nor of espionage to sauce the Prisoner, but of a portrait of these negligible small thing giving again taste with the life. Or the initiatory course of a dirty idiot towards a nobler, healthier and humbler mentality, reappearing one second time in the same way, and at the same age as his/her own father when this last gave itself death. Been sulky by the obvious simplicity of its matter to the detriment of the action - releasing in the course of road some lengths - the trap The Game, rocking of the black whodunnit towards the splendid family drama, undoubtedly puts at back its public with a happy end strongly supported, but ô how much necessary to remain faithful to its message. In spite of these some tend to make accept, Fincher avoids the facility of the black exit towards the relevance of the cinema whose The Game is essential like a brilliant parabola. That of the shivers, the anguish and other fears factitious, remedies for the evils of the banality which one leaves unscathed since a small snap is sometimes necessary for us when it raises the paces of turns of magic. And frankly, vis-a-vis with an orchestrated spectacle so brilliantly, it is essential well little that this last is completed on a blow of head or that it takes to us by the hand (the last plan of Fight Club). That, Fincher A included/understood very well...
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Your post gave me a headache.

I can't even read that.
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Here is another SE of this movie released in Taiwan R3. I think its ntsc but not sure. Cheap price too.

http://mall.jsdvd.com/product_info.php?products_id=8096

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