Enormously wealthy and emotionally remote investment banker Nicholas Van Orton receives a strange gift from his ne'er-do-well younger brother on his 48th birthday: A voucher for a game that will change his life. Thus begins a trip down a rabbit hole that is puzzling, terrifying, and exhilarating for Nicholas and viewers alike. This is a surreal multilayered, noirish descent into one man's personal hell.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 627.|
Games -- Drama.
Gifts -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
|Publisher|| [United States] :Criterion Collection :2012
Universal Studios :
Polygram Filmed Entertainment,
Unger, Deborah Kara.
Rebhorn, James, 1948-2014.
Savides, Harris, 1957-2012.
Penn, Sean, 1960-
Douglas, Michael, 1944-
Donat, Peter, 1928-2018
Universal Pictures (Firm)
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (Firm)
Propaganda Films (Firm)
Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Peter Donat, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn.
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, James Haygood ; music, Howard Shore.
MPAA Rating: rated R; for language and some violence and sexuality.
English dialogue; English SDH subtitles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Special features include: alternate sound mix optimized for home theater viewing ; audio commentaries ; an hour's worth of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage ; alternate ending ; trailer and teaser, with commentary ; booklet featuring an essay by David Sterritt.
Blu-ray format ; region A ; dts-HD Master Audio, 5.1 surround ; widescreen 16:9, 2.40:1.
1 videodisc (128 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.