Spy Game: Collector`s Edition (Widescreen) (US)
It`s not how you play the game. It`s how the game plays you
Running Time: 127 mins
Retail Price: $26.98
Content Type: Movie
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!"
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?
Universal Studios Total Axess™ - Which gives you an exclusive hotlink to behind-the-scenes footage and much more!
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 French
DTS 5.1 English
Michael Frost Beckner
Director of Photography:
James W. Skotchdopole
Thomas A. Bliss
Your Opinions and Comments
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.