Play or be played
Running Time: 93 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: Movie
Exciting stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, and Willam Dafoe, challenge the boundaries of reality in this futuristic, critically acclaimed adventure thriller!
During the first closed-door demonstration of an amazing new virtual reality game -`eXistenZ` - the system`s brilliant designer, Allegra Geller (Leigh), is violently attacked by a crazed assassin intent on killing her and destroying her creation.
Forced to flee into hiding, Allegra enlists a young assistant (Law) to help her in testing the damaged system... by convincing him to join her inside `eXistenZ`.
The action then explodes as their worlds real-life dangers begin to merge with the fantasy of the game! If you`re ready to play, it`s now your turn to plug into this powerfully entertaining game!
Three Commentary tracks, from Director, Director of Photography and Special Effects Supervisor
`The Invisible Art of Carol Spiers` documentary
Exclusive Sega Dreamcast interactive menu with information and previews of latest games
Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Director of Photography:
Twentieth Century Fox
Your Opinions and Comments
It`s a game in a game in a game .......is this a game to???
There are no deleted scenes, but there are three commentries. Cronenberg concentrates on the actually film which is interesting, but he doesn`t really throw in many anecdotes of the shoot. The second commentry also held my attention. There is a long feature, so it`s clear effort has been made for this DVD although the feature was one of the dullest i`ve seen!
I really had high expectations from this movie, but hey - this movie BOMBS in almost every aspect. It lacks a coherent storyline, its characters are as flat as characters can get (even Law), it makes absolutely no sense (even within eXistenZ` warped logic) and the special effects are truly pathetic.
The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the colors are well saturated.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good, as well. The surrounds are used occasionally, but nothing too overwhelming.
The menus are animated with sound.
The extras include 3 commentaries and a behind the scenes featurette.
Bottom line - as a whole, this movie fails to deliver. Avoid.