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    Unique ID Code: 0000035468
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 9/6/2002 12:36
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    Spy Game: Collector`s Edition (Widescreen) (US)

    7 / 10
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    It`s not how you play the game. It`s how the game plays you
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 127 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    Superstar Brad Pitt teams with Academy Award®-winner Robert Redford in this pulse-pounding action thrill ride. When a top-secret, unauthorized mission goes bad, CIA agent Tom Bishop (Pitt) is captured - and sentenced to die. With just 24 hours to get him out alive, Bishop`s boss Nathan Muir (Redford) must battle enemies abroad and the system inside the CIA to save his friend. Now, the clock is ticking and the race is on… as the deadliest game of all explodes into the spectacular, adrenaline-fueled thriller that ABC Radio says "Sizzles with suspense!"

    Special Features:
    Clandestine OPS: A unique viewing experience that puts you in control. Go behind-the-scenes and gain access to classified information simultaneously while watching the film.
    Alternate versions and deleted scenes including an alternate ending!
    Script-to-storyboard featurette on Tony Scott`s unique filmmaking process.
    Feature commentary with the director.
    Feature commentary with the producers.
    Requirements for CIA acceptance: do you have what it takes to be an operative?

    DVD-ROM Features:
    Universal Studios Total Axess™ - Which gives you an exclusive hotlink to behind-the-scenes footage and much more!

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Tony Scott

    Written By:

    Marianne Jean-Baptiste
    Larry Bryggman
    Stephen Dillane
    Catherine McCormack
    Brad Pitt
    Robert Redford

    Casting By:
    Bonnie Timmermann
    Lucinda Syson

    Soundtrack By:
    Harry Gregson-Williams

    Director of Photography:
    Daniel Mindel

    Christian Wagner

    Costume Designer:
    Louise Frogley

    Production Designer:
    Norris Spencer

    Douglas Wick
    Marc Abraham

    Executive Producer:
    Iain Smith
    James W. Skotchdopole
    Thomas A. Bliss
    Armyan Bernstein

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    I was hoping for a hip espionage sort of a movie, since I was told it is such.
    However, what I got is a bunch of flashback stories that don`t really belong together and that were tied up pretty lousily eventually.
    The video transfer is good. The transfer shows no compression signs nor grain. Different palettes have been used for the different stories (with the Vietnamese one looking very "authentic").
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are both very good. The soundtrack is explosive and the surrounds are used very nicely throughout the movie.
    The menus are all animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 commentaries, a behind the scene look (that can only be accessed while watching the movie in the "interactive" mode - how annoying!), 5 deleted scenes, 4 extended scenes (including an alternate ending), some storyboards (gee, I could draw better than that when I was in kindergarten), some production notes, DVD-ROM features (photos, videos, wallpapers, etc. ) and some key points for getting into the CIA. Right... .
    Bottom line - while I did enjoy this movie, it is far from being an espionage thriller. It`s more of a compilation of several stories, which are only loosely connected.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 9/6/2002 19:20