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Name: CRITERION COLLECTION
Number: CRRN3024BR

HOUSE OF GAMES (CRITERION COLLECTION / 1987) (BLU-RAY)
Starring:  Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Lilia Skala, Mike Nussbaum, J.T. Walsh
Directed By:  David Mamet

The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet sat in the director’s chair for the first time for this sly, merciless thriller. Lindsay Crouse stars as a best-selling author and therapist who wants to help a client by making restitution for the money he owes to a gambler. After she meets the attractive cardsharp (Joe Mantegna), her own compulsions take hold as he lures her into his world of high-stakes deception. Packed with razor-edged dialogue delivered with even-keeled precision by a cast of Mamet regulars, House of Games is as psychologically acute as it is full of twists and turns, a rich character study told with the cold calculation of a career con artist targeting his next mark.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
High-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photog­raphy Juan Ruiz Anchía, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Audio commentary from 2007 featuring director David Mamet and consultant and actor Ricky Jay
Interviews with actors Lindsay Crouse and Joe Mantegna from 2007
David Mamet on “House of Games,” a short documentary shot on location during the film’s preparation and production
Detail from a storyboard of a short con suggested by Jay
Trailer
PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones and excerpts from Mamet’s introduction to the published screenplay
Cover illustration by Eric Skillman, design by Jamie Keenan

Run Time: 102 minutes
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rated: R

  
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