6 days until GAME "reissue" - any news??

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  1. Sean Patrick

    Sean Patrick Supporting Actor

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    the fact that everything's quiet about the "reissue" of THE GAME on dvd seems to indicate it will be yet ANOTHER repackaging of the dvd and not a new 16:9 transfer.

    Does anyone have any info on this? usually people get their hands on stuff early around here, and i was curious if anyone could comment on the dvd.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    It's the same disc AGAIN

    You have to understand, the only reason why the movie has been reissued so many times is because its changed hands 3 times in the last 3 years, so every new studio wants their lable on it
     
  3. Andrew Chong

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    Good to know.

    Yet another incarnation to avoid.
     
  4. Sean Patrick

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    jeff - where did you confirm this info? i was REALLY holding out hope it was 16:9.
     
  5. John Berggren

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    I've considerred giving THE GAME another chance based on loving Fincher's other films, but no DVD edition has inspired me to do so yet.
     
  6. StevenW

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    So is this confirmed NOT to be 16x9?
     
  7. Joshua Moran

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    I've heard that Criterion is working on a DVD version. I would hold out for that.
     
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    Criterion is not working on a DVD special edition of The Game.

    Universal Home Video is just repackaging the same DVD-10 with their logos on the product. The letterbox transfer is THX Certified and does have a very good image. It sells for under $15.00 in most stores(just as before).

    I'd recommend picking it up now or if you want the UHV logos, wait untill next week.
     
  9. Sean Patrick

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    well , it's out today, has anyone seen the packaging in person?

    obviously i am delusional and hoping that it is somehow 16:9...
     
  10. gregstaten

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    I received it yesterday. With the exception of the Universal logo, the packaging matches the Polygram version exactly. They didn't even change a word.

    Needless to say I didn't open it and already have the RMA number to ship it right back.

    -greg
     
  11. Jon Robertson

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    I wouldn't be so sure that Criterion aren't working on it. They generally deny things until they're ready to announce, and the fact Universal doesn't want to do anything with it is a decent indicator that they'd be willing to licence it out to Criterion to transport and (hopefully) expand their laserdisc boxset (here's a review).
     

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