The Game (1997)
A Film by David Fincher
DVD9 + DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover + DVD Scans | 02:08:37 | 7,71 Gb + 3,46 Gb
Audio: English Near Fields and Theatrical AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps (each) | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime | The Criterion Collection #627
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.