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  • How much things change and how much they stay the same
    Someone else has beat me to the punch on the special features, so I shall stick to the film's contents. In 1983, a very intelligent but socially isolated teenager programs his computer to dial up a large series of telephone numbers in search of game programs. He finally gets a hit - unfortunately it happens to be a military computer that is programmed to constantly play war games. The teenager decides to play the most interesting looking game on the roster - global thermonuclear war. He thinks it is a game, but the computer is actually looking to "win the game" and launch an attack on Russia. After 25 years this film shows how much things change and how much things stay the same.

    What is the same? There will always be some country or some group from which the U.S. fears an imminent attack. Teenagers will always feel a disconnect between their own generation and that of their parents. Younger people will always be quicker with new technology than older generations. However, they'll continue to fail to see the far-reaching implications of their more creative uses of that new technology until often it is too late.

    What is different? The Russian empire as it existed in 1983 is no longer the threat it once was. At this time in history, people were genuinely scared of a nuclear war breaking out between the U.S. and Russia since Reagan had upped the ante via defense spending and rhetoric during his first term.

    What is really different? In retrospect, it is obvious that neither the U.S. nor Russia actually intended to use their stockpile. Both sides were just using their arms as part of a joint bluff. Although the Russians have a history very different from the U.S., we were basically dealing with a group of people (the Russian leaders) who had a good thing going and, in the end, did value their own skins above all else, just as most Americans do. Thus the real concern was that some mistake would set off some perfect storm of events in which both sides would end up launching all of these weapons that were never intended to be used. That is the subject of this movie.

    Today our enemy wears no uniform, has nothing to lose, is not centrally organized so that we can negotiate, and doesn't mind losing their own lives in the quest to end those of many others. That is really really different from 25 years ago.

    Don't let my serious review make you think that this film is all dark and fatalistic. It has lots of fun parts to it to contrast with the serious parts. Highly recommended....more info
  • Scientific Phenominon
    If this were a true story, it makes you think just what happens in reality....more info
  • The original W.O.P.P.E.R.
    This animal is a whopper in more ways than one. All you have to do is suspend any type of belief in reality and it is a lot of fun trying to outguess the next move. Even after you have seen it a million times you will find your self kibitzing "look look look it is still running." And what is Joshua doing at the back door?
    A teenager, David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) that is too tech savvy for his own good is searching for the new game on the net. He stumbles into the NORAD mainframe evidently it was DARPA/net. For those with a short lifespan DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) was the precursor to the internet. We all know what happens when you do this. Yep, now David with the help if his teenage sweetie, Jennifer (Ally Sheedy) must worm his way into NORAD and stop the game or we are toast.

    Short Circuit DVD ~ Ally Sheedy...more info
  • amazing movie about being careful, trusting computers, security
    This is an amazing movie starring Matthew Broderick. Shows what happens when you leave computers unsecured, and give them too much power and control over your life. ...more info
  • Muy buena pelicula
    Una pelicula que muestra mucho de la tecnologia de vanguardia que actualmente tenemos,es buena para recordar como han evolucionados los sistemas, buena tematica. saludos....more info
  • The only prevention to war is peace
    Remember Ronald Reagan, the actor-president, the acting president, the president-actor, we will never know. Was he serious about his empire of evil or was he joking one of these good words produced by black humor, or at least very dark grey humor? No one will even know, because Reagan himself did probably not know. The film is a direct reflection on that period from that period. If we entrust our own security to machines what would happen? Machines have no sense of life and death and for them everything is nothing but an exercise, a game, a playground dare or challenge or discussion because they have no ethical sense at all. The film, or rather this question is at the basis of the Terminator series too. Machines, if we let them develop too much, will take over and destroy or try to destroy the human species that would stand in their way. We also remember it is the fundamental element of the Dune series and that the survival of the human species was due to the Butlerian revolution that banned all intelligent machines and made it a crime to develop such machines. What is the originality of this film then that goes back to the command-line computers that no one knows how to use any more. That was the good old time before the invention of the GUI (Graphical User's Interface). That was a beautiful time when computers were an elite tool and when the Internet was still nothing but an intranet of the military establishment. That was then a field of mystery that we were just discovering and it took little imagination to understand that it could only be child play to penetrate such a system because it was only based on declarative identities and passwords and human beings are very simple-minded as for passwords since they want THE password they will never forget, as if it were possible. So it is simple to think of birth dates, death dates of close relatives, names of one's children, etc. That's exactly what a 17 year old teenager does: he penetrates the computer that governs the whole defense of the USA in case of a thermo-nuclear war and finds out that the computer considers it is a game, a game he is willing to play but he plays it for real and he can absolutely fool all commanding levels of the security system because they trust the machines and do not even ask their own eyes to check what is happening. The worst point about this film is that security rules make the commanding chain decide at one point to lock the system so that no change can be introduced that could change the management of the situation, or the orders given to the military by anyone in the chain of command. But the film remains entertaining and yet very moralistic indeed. So the game cannot be stopped but the military commander can be persuaded that it is a game played by the machine, but, and then it becomes rather sickening, the machine can by-pass that human chain of command and give the orders itself. At this moment there is no way to escape the apocalypse, except by playing another game the machine accepts as the key to make it think, if it can think, in the right direction. So why not try tic-tac-toe, a game that cannot be won at all. And that leads the dear machine of ours to the conclusion that, after examining all scenarios, a thermo nuclear war cannot be won except by not engaging in one. And we can only wonder why human beings are dumb enough to start wars all the time if there is no winner in present day war. McCain who knew how to win a war lost the election that should have been his major battle. Bush who was not prepared for a war, got into one desperately and stubbornly, and even into two for good measure. If he had been prepared he definitely would not even have hesitated with Iran or North Korea and maybe two or three more. Is a machine more intelligent than the human species? Probably. At least this film is trying to tell us so.

    Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University Paris Dauphine, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne & University Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines
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  • One of the best thrillers (of any era)- a modern classic
    The early 1980s was a time of high paranoia as East and West faced off against each other in an increasingly complex game of nuclear brinksmanship and Hollywood definitely took notice with a series of movies that seemed to fortell just how dangerous such machinations could be. Another genre popular in the early 1980s was films centered around the booming possibilities of computers, from Tron to The Last Stafighter, so it perhaps should not surprise anyone that these two genre's would be combined.
    But what was surprising was that the final product, the 1983 movie WARGAMES starring a pre-Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick, would be so entertaining and skillful in its execution. In fact the movie is perhaps the most consistently watchable and best thriller from the era, transcending its natural audience of teenage boys to encompass a more general appeal with its fast pace, technological wonders, interesting characterizations and tight plotting that remains to this day one of my favorite movies.
    Although the computers and technology looks somewhat primitive by today's standards it was cutting edge for its day (a fact which leaves Broderick having to explain the process of computer networking to Ally Sheedy's character and the "computer geeks" explaining program back-doors). In fact in these days when home computers were in their infancy the plot seems incredibly tech savvy.
    The movie starts with the arrival of two men at one of the sites tasked with launching nuclear missiles. Suddenly a message comes through ordering them to launch and believing the order to be genuine (its actually a training exercise) they prepare to follow out the command. The near-apocalyptic judgment and the hesitancy of the men in the silos lead the military to remove men from the sites and replace them with computers - a decision they will soon regret.
    Switch to Broderick's character, a very smart high school student who is attempting to access a series of new computer games by connecting his computer to his telephone line and having it dial every number in the computer companies area code. Waiting for it to find another computer signal (anyone who ever had to sit through a dial-up connection will recognize the screeching sound of one computer talking to another) Broderick's character comes across what he believes to be the right number. And proceeds to play a game with the rather chilling title "Global Thermonuclear War."
    Unbeknownst to him his "game" is a tactical scenario for the computer in charge of the United States' nuclear weapons silo's and his choice to play the part of the Soviet Union has set alarms ringing at NORAD.
    What follows is a quite exhilirating against time to stop global Armageddon. There are no car chases, no shoot-em-ups - just good solid suspense and tension.
    The DVD features a rather interesting scene specific commentary that is also quite enlightening. Who knew for example that in this pre-CGI age that all the giant computer screens at NORAD had to have the imagery projected onto them.
    All in all, a solid movie that really delivers - you need to check this out. Sure it looks a little dated now, but I would definitely put this in the category of a "modern classic." ...more info
  • The Only Way To Win Is Not To Play
    Okay, so it's dorky little '80s movie, lacking all the special effects and CG of the 00's. It is also an almost prophectic piece of work, made in a time when world relations between the two biggest powers were at best strained. The message in this movie is worth every attempt one can make to watch it. I only wish humanity could learn the lesson for good....more info
  • Outstanding film and excellent new transfer
    WarGames is a classic film of the early 80's, being both a cold war thriller and a cautionary tale about technology. Yet in all that, it's still a fun film to watch - hooking in both adults and kids, and having one of the best climactic scenes in cinema with hundreds of virtual World War III's being played out on the computer screens at NORAD. It's still mesmerizing to this day. The script, directing and acting are all excellent, with wonderful onscreen chemistry between Ally Sheedy and Matthew Broderick.

    The 25th Anniversary Edition has a far superior transfer than the previous DVD, being from a much cleaner print of the film, and presented in true widescreen (not merely letterboxed). There are also a few new bonuses added to the release, the best of which is a new documentary with interviews of the cast and creators delving into how the film evolved from its original concepts, survived a directorial change, and came out as the film we know today. There are a few other new features as well, including an interesting look into NORAD and a brief documentary on the history of hacking. The commentary track is the same as the previous edition of the DVD, but that one was already excellent, so there was no need to replace it (although their introduction is cut-off for some reason, so you can't readily figure out who is who).

    It's nice to see WarGames finally given a quality DVD release, although there's still room for improvement. It would have been great to have an additional commentary track with some of the actors, a gallery of deleted footage from the first director (if it still exists), and there has yet to be a proper CD release of Arthur B. Rubinstein's excellent soundtrack (something that could easily be done using a Dual-Disc, or even as an alternate audio track). Also - why can't DVD producers add a subtitle track for commentaries so you know who is talking? Even just the name of the person talking at any given time would help. Maybe some of these will be addressed if there's ever a Blu-Ray version. Still, the 25th Anniversary Edition of WarGames is absolutely well-worth having....more info
  • Good Clean fun
    I love this movie. Get in the Way back Machine and have fun! The computers are near antiques, but the methods would still work today, almost. Mathew Broderick's talent shines, even as a teenager. And when was the last time you could watch a movie with your kids and not be embarrassed? Great family movie, especially those with under 13.
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  • Great release but it's NOT 2 discs!
    In spite of what it says on both Amazon & DeepDiscount this is a ONE disc release. It's chock full of some great features, and has very nice audio/visual quality (anamorphic ws). It's only $9.99 at Best Buy & $9.72 at DD which should've tipped me off that they'd cut out one disc. Overall I would still highly recommend it though....more info
  • What's a modem?
    Fun watching this 20 years later and explaining to my young teens why Matthew Broderick's character takes this huge, corded phone receiver and docks it to get "online"...also the old DOS language and computer-generated voice (DO-YOU-WANT-TO-PLAY-A-GAME?) were fun. Surprisingly, the storyline riveted my 13 & 14 year-olds despite the antiquated technology. The whole teenager who is doing something silly and funny (tickets to Paris? OK!) and getting in over his head (and it was Ferris Bueller, after all, every kid's hero) resonated with them. ...more info
  • OR, get it cheaper EVERYWHERE else!
    You can play the Amazon pricing games here, and get it for $13, OR, you can get it for $10 at Best Buy, or even LESS at Deepdiscount. AND, FREE SHIPPING. When will Amazon learn. I know, I know, you HAVE to milk as much revenue out of people who don't know how to shop as possible. It's the Retail Motto, take advantage of those who don't know. Why get ripped off??? STOP PLAYING THE GAMES! As for the movie, it's a classic. Lots of fun and nostalgia, get it, just get it where it's being offered for a reasonable price. Oh, don't worry, the price here will go up and down up and down over the next few weeks. It's the retail way. Funny though, the cost of it to the sellers doesn't change. GO FIGURE!...more info
  • Dramatic, Funny, and Sexy
    Sexy re-make of 1964 thriller Fail-Safe see's Matt Broderick and Ally Sheedy at their adolescent best. (Cool) nerd Broderick hacks into the Pentagon's Master war computer called "Whopper". Laboring under belief that he has found web games, he inadvertently puts into motion a sequence of computer generated events that both American and Soviet leaders fear a first strike. Very pretty Ally Sheedy plays Matt's sexy girlfriend who fears Matt has changed her grades, and she could get into trouble because of his tinkering. Matt's mom is busy doing the June Cleaver thing, and dad is understandably concerned about a fire at the local "prophilactic factory". The second half of the film is predictable and gets a bit boring. And I don't believe teens can call the shots in the midst of such an unthinkable event. A computer science Professor knows how to dismantle the accident, but demands the kids be allowed to do it with less than a modicum of support. This, is unlikely. But it's well made, and sure worth a look....more info
  • A Film to Help Students to Think
    The Cold War ... what the heck is that? This film helps to reveal to high school students the magnitude of this worldwide crisis. (You know that there are tens of thousands of ICBMs still out there?) Of course, most high school students relate mostly to the characters, but soon some begin to understand that this is about the survival of us all. Questions follow, and we can slip in a few concepts that may hang around after adoloscence. ...more info
  • Great!
    This was a great movie, and action flik, it demonstrates the inmportants of nuclear war and what it can do, i would definetly recommend this to everyone...more info
  • WarGames
    Order was received within a few days of ordering. The DVD was in excellent condition and plays very good. I would definitely order from this person again. Thank you ...more info
  • War Games
    Good movie.
    My wife and I have enjoyed this movie very much.

    Jim...more info
  • It's stood up well
    The last time I saw this movie must have been at least 20 years ago, i.e. still during the real Cold War. I saw it recently again out of curiosity and it's stood up well. How to explain those tens of thousands of U.S. and Soviet nuclear warheads on hair triggers to youngers who have no personal recollections of those times? If you lived during those times and/or served in the military then, you knew that hair-triggerism was damn real. When toward the end of the movie the war room screens go wild with their portrayals of the thermonuclear strikes, my blood did run cold. Yeah it's only a movie but yeah too, the means then were such that it could have happened.

    On the lighter side, 20 years ago I knew squat about computers. DOS was Boss and utterly alien to me; I began to get my feet wet with Windows 3.0 around 1992 at 50 years of age. It was fun to see in the movie the relatively primitive state of home computers and even mainframes. Monochrome CRT screens? Dot-matrix printers? REAL floppy disks? Quaint. ...more info
  • Back to the 80's
    This is an excellent movie and one of the first about computers hackers. I was 13 when I saw this movie for first time. It was a magical time for me because it was the time when the firs Commodore 64, Atari 800, ZX Spectrum, etc, appeared and every single kid who loved computers had to watch this movie.
    Still today it's a really fun movie and I recommend it for everybody....more info
  • Great Movie
    I bought this movie because it has a very nostalgic feeling for me, but the movie is quite well, is not that well made, and the acting is not that really good.

    With all his flaws this is a great movie because of the Plot which is great, and creates the feeling of not knowing what is going to happen....more info
  • Still interesting after 20 years.
    I originally saw Wargames in the theatre and again on video, but haven't seen it for about 10 years. I watched it again last week and found it's still quite watchable, in spite of some amusingly dated hardware, like that old phone modem where you had to put the phone handset in the modem. Matthew Broderick's first major role as a computer geek is still one of his best parts, in my opinion, and Dabney Coleman is perfect as the man in charge of a Norad mainframe who believes his plans have been sabotaged by the boy. Competent acting by a young Ally Sheedy and the rest of the cast help make the movie work well in spite of a few bits of the script that seem corny and contrived. I'm afraid younger audiences might find it a bit slow for a suspense thriller, but it's nice to know it's re-watchable after waiting 10 years to forget some of the details...more info
  • WarGames (25th Anniversary Edition) A Worthy Upgrade!
    As many of us remember seeing this fun movie first run in a theatre, we all chuckle a bit at the 8" floppy discs, monochrome monitor, BASIC programming, the top load VCR, cradle modem and so on.

    But aside from the fantasies needed to tell a story, WarGames hits the mark on all points. As the movie was filmed during the Reagan years, the Soviets really were nervous about SAC and the entire American nuclear TRIAD. The scene in the missile silo at the beginning is so real life that the Titan II Missile Museum folks in Green Vally, AZ use a tape recording of the movie launch sequence to explain a launch episode. (If ever near Tucson on vacation, try to visit the museum. All the missile silos but this one were destroyed due to S.A.L.T. The concrete cover is set permanently half open for Russian satellite observation.)

    Being said, this 25th Anniversary Edition is worthy of an upgrade to your collection. Most importantly is anamorphicly enhanced for 16x9 viewing. The extras are great, getting to hear from several principle actors and film crew.

    Shop around a bit and you can find this DVD for <$10. I'm sure Amazon will follow suit as they usually are fairly competitive in price. ENJOY!

    UPDATE: 09.09.08

    The above reviewer is correct. The DVD is NOT enhanced for 16x9 viewing. Unbelievable! They fooled me! That being said a little jockying around and the movie still looks okay. But the studio was deceiving as the DVD lacks enhancement for 16x9. ...more info
  • War Games
    This is the first movie I watched for Matthew Broderick, back when I was a teenager. I totally loved this movie, which I think is probably one of the first hacker movies ever to come out. A forerunner to Angeline Jolie's Hackers.

    Although it does have some cheesy scenes of 80's teenage genre, overall the movie is excellant as the fate of the world lies in Brodericks teenage hands to save the world from a computer that controls the U.S's nuclear arsenal. The Computer thinks it is playing a game that it started with Broderick when he hacked into it using a backdoor. Broderick has to convince the US Airforce that the computer is playing a game and that the Russians have not launched a real attack....more info
  • fast and in great condition
    got both movies and they both were in great shape ...more info
  • Great flick, but it gave the world the curse of ALLY SHEEDY
    "War Games" manages to rise above the talent of its two main stars, Matt Broderick,who has made a career of being the non-Jewish Woody Allen (except for Ferris Bueller and the horrendous Inspector Gadget) and Ally "I was only good in the Breakfast Club" Sheedy.

    The story is ill.

    Back before the internet was around, when computer disks were the size of notebooks and the only color on your monitor other than black was green, there lived a boy who would skip school to come home and play games on his computer that were more powerful than Atari, but lacked the depth and midi flair of Nintendo. He was also a hacker who could change his grades from home...no more late night cram sessions for this guy.

    One day, his hacking leads him to find what he thinks are government video games. When confronted with a list of possible games:

    tic tac toe
    chess
    global thermonuclear war
    backgammon

    he picks the obvious choice for a kid coming up in the Regan Era and spooks the Pentagon into thinking that Russia (sorry, the U.S.S.R.) has lauched their entire complement of nukes at us. Uncle Sam doen't like being made a fool of, and so Dolly Parton's sexist boss from '9-5' and the stereotypical patriotic general hunt him down because his tom foolery has tricked the defense computer into actually thinking that the time for nuclear holocaust is now...the countdown to armageddon has begun!!

    For those of us who grew up in the 80's & often wondered when the politicians would say "Ah to heck with it", press 'the button', unleash the light of a thousand suns and take us all to an apocalyptic future with mutants, soldiers who feel no pain, and killer endoskeleton robots who wield phase plasma rifles in the 40 watt range, this movie was creepy. We were just beginning to realize how computers ruled everything around us, and no one really knew what hackers were about since PC's were expensive and fairly usless to the average consumer. Like "Fail Safe" before it, this flick is a warning against too many circuits, and not enough people. I would give it 4 stars but I hate Ally Sheedy, and Broderick married the chick from 'Sex in the City', an action which almost cancels out 'Ferris Bueller'. A must watch!...more info
  • Excellent, excellent movie
    This movie is WONDERFUL.

    Besides the fact it captures the 80s incredibly well, its fashion, it's atmosphere, it also manages to depict what was back then state-of-the-art technology in a very coherent way within the plot (a real treat for those who happened to know it and work with it), and shows some tricks of the old hacker ways long gone (war dialing, phone phreaking, manual hacking, etc.)

    The plot is very good. So is the acting. And it's a great trip down memory lane, right back into the heart of the 80s.

    You really have to get this movie!!!...more info
  • Still engaging thriller & Excellent transfer to DVD (25th Anniversary Edition)
    I first saw "War Games" in 1983 and thought it was an engaging thriller/doomsday/computers gone berserk/cold war type of film. Twenty-five years later, even though there have been many changes in all forms of technology (computers, cell phones, etc.) and in the poltical landscape (no more Soviet Union, but a still-powerful Russia), this well-crafted movie still has lots of charm, plot twists, and relevance. It's fun to watch all of those big, clunky, room-sized computers, the pre-Windows software, and the large, Dr. Strangelove-type monitors that diplayed the impending disaster of a massive nuclear attack. With a great cast (especially the young Matthew Broderick and Dabney Coleman) and an interesting plot, this film is still very entertaining. With its PG rating, the kids can watch it too.

    The picture and sound quality of the 25th Anniversary Edition are excellent. The format is anamorphic widescreen which is enhanced for 16 x 9 aspect-ratio TVs--the image fills the entire screen, no black bars. The picture is fairly sharp and the colors are perfect--it almost looks like a new film. The movie looked great on my large-screen, high-definition LCD TV (played on a Toshiba 1080p HD DVD player, the "upconversion" helps). Highly recommended! ...more info
  • DATED TIME CAPSULE OF A UNIVERSAL "Still Relevant" THEME
    WHAT IS "WARGAMES" ABOUT?

    If this film is dated and obsolete, then so is the desire for peace. Most teenagers connected with this film 22 years ago when it did nearly $40 million at the box office and today's kids will consider this a novel antiquity with a universal theme still just as relevant today. Sure, the Soviet Union is no longer in existence and dial-up modems are mostly passe, but the idea of universal armageddon has returned again in the wake of 9/11 and seems likely to be a bane to humanity for the forseeable future. "Wargames" goes beyond the obvious and looks hopefully at the future, for if we can get past what happens in this very suspenseful thriller, then perhaps there is hope for us after all.

    The film opens and closes in exactly the same way but with different players. There is an order to launch missles and we see a crew [one man in particular] who won't launch. It is a simulation, but it reveals that 22% of the crews would behave the same way. The Strategic Command reluctantly gives control of the nuclear response to their master computer, "W.O.P.R." [War Operations Planned Response], in an effort to take humans out of the loop. The rest of the movie is a desperate struggle to put human control back into the loop with Matthew Broderick forcing the issue as a teenage hacker. And so the film ends exactly where it begins, except this time it is the General who reluctantly takes control of the response and chooses not to launch just as in the simulation where the film began. This is an anti-war theme which is always popular with the young, and peace is a topic that certainly never goes out of vogue with people of any age or background.

    -- * MAJOR PLAYERS -- *

    Matthew Broderick - David
    Dabney Coleman - McKittrick
    John Wood - Falken
    Ally Sheedy - Jennifer
    Barry Corbin - Gen. Beringer

    -- * PRODUCTION CREW -- *

    John Badham - Director
    Leonard J. Goldberg - Producer / Executive Producer
    Harold Schneider - Producer
    William A. Fraker - Screenwriter / Cinematographer
    Walon Green - Screenwriter
    Lawrence Lasker - Screenwriter
    Walter Parkes - Screenwriter
    Arthur B. Rubinstein - Composer (Music Score)
    Michael Ripps - Editor
    Tom Rolf - Editor
    Angelo P. Graham - Production Designer
    Richard Hashimoto - Production Designer / Associate Producer
    James Murakami - Art Director
    Jerry Wunderlich - Set Designer
    Barry Delaney - Costume Designer
    Linda Matthews - Costume Designer
    Willie D. Burton - Sound/Sound Designer


    -- * MAJOR AWARDS --*

    Best Cinematography (nom) William A. Fraker 1983 Academy
    Best Original Screenplay (nom) Walter Parkes 1983 Academy
    Best Original Screenplay (nom) Lawrence Lasker 1983 Academy
    Best Sound (nom) Carlos DeLarios 1983 Academy
    Best Sound (nom) Michael J. Kohut 1983 Academy
    Best Sound (nom) Aaron Rochin 1983 Academy
    Best Sound (nom) Willie D. Burton 1983 Academy

    IN THE END - -

    A very interesting film ,that although apparently dated in its look and thematic focus, still resonates, especially among teen viewers.

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  • Matthew Broderick's best...
    ...yes, better than 'Ferris ...', though not as funny. Though very 80s, it's still a timeless classic at the same time. The other reviews did a good job describing the plot. Matthew Broderick's done a lot of movies since this one, but none have been on the mark, nor will be remembered, as much as 'War Games'. Solid acting, minus Ally Sheedy--how did she get into so many movies when her roles have been so forgettable?--, good plotting, good dialogue, excellent tension building, and a good ending. As more and more teen movies come out, this one looks better and better....more info
  • C'mon, all you 80s Fans!! You know you LOVE this Film!!
    You know it, you love it. WarGames is a film that's even more poignant now that we're celebrating its Silver Anniversary (that's 25 years, Dubya) - with one of the biggest threats we face as a planet being the spectre of loose nukes.

    For those WarGamers who simply can't wait until Amazon posts the specs of this oh-so-muy-especial edition:

    Disc One:
    * 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
    * Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 Audio
    * Commentary by Director John Badham and Writers Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes

    Disc Two:
    * Loading WarGames
    * Attack of the Hackers
    * Inside NORAD: Cold War Fortress
    * Tic Tac Toe: A True Story
    * Interactive Superpower Weapons Briefing Gallery
    * Sneak Peek at WarGames 2: The Dead Code
    * WarGames Theatrical Trailer

    Now, don't nuke me: These specs are **UNCONFIRMED**. And yes, it appears there is no new commentary *and* there is that trailer for the upcoming direct-to-DVD release of WarGames 2 with a completely unknown cast. Oh well, c'est la vie, and la vie goes on...
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  • amazing dvd
    very good product.amazing film.very good scenario and very good direction.you must see it,and very educating also.
    very good delivery at time and perfect packaging and condition.
    bravo amazon ...more info