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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 25, 2012

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Michael Douglas gets fed up with clowning around in The Game.

The 1997 thriller The Game is the second film by leading Hollywood filmmaker David Fincher (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) to receive a special makeover by Criterion, following his 2008 drama The Strange Case of Benjamin Button.

The film focuses on the enormously wealthy and emotionally remote investment banker Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas, Traffic), who receives a strange gift from his ne’er-do-well younger brother ( Sean Penn, Fair Game) on his forty-eighth birthday: a voucher for a game that, if he agrees to play it, will change his life.

That’s the high-concept basis for story, which kicks off a trip down a rabbit hole that proves to be puzzling, terrifying, dangerous and exhilarating for Nicholas (and the viewers that join him for his game). Compared to other fincher films, »

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