House of Games (1987) Joe
Mantegna, Lindsay Crouse
As the Criterion bluray disc versions do not offer language support
for French and Spanish additionally as the MGM DVD versions did
nor are the language tracks compatible with the 1080p release
sync as we find it, we offer an older 720p version from an HDTV
download with support for ENG-FRE-SPA for this great movie's
fans - Italian dub track not yet seen available elsewhere. We'll keep
an eye out for you - included is a DVD derived video file showing
of Mr. Joe Mantegna's interview described below.
Click here to download (4GB 720p ENG-FRE-SPA HDTV version).
(We added the dub tracks from the old DVD source as it matched
this 720p version with some work involved on our own part - ta!)
Alternate download option for XviD DVD SD format users:
This smaller file version is a 1.42GB 480p SD resolution XviD
movie file version that will play on any old (Xvid capable)
DVD player or even on new bluray players - the conversion
was made from an HD 1080p version which we have posted
on the net for you if you prefer at various torrent download sites.
This movie rated as best picture on the Ebert and Siskel for 1987
If someone tells you they aren't worthy of trust - and yet you see fit
to take a chance with such a person as that - whose fault is it really-
"if you get took"! That's the question Joe Mantegna asks in this movie
as articulated in the 1080p interview we have here included for you as
a "program extra" from the Criterion version Blu-ray disc just released.
This is a truly great movie to see. Lindsay Crouse is a gentle soul who
is taken for a bit of a ride by characters who are in fact alienated from
her Christianly spirit in the movie as scripted. She may seem tough on
the exterior at times, however she should hardly be taken advantage
of, I believe.
I also am convinced that the character played by Joe Mantegna
could be won over to actually protect her spirit in the future rather
than being a menace as he is cast to be in the movie as scripted as
I say. He clearly says in the Interview clip included for you, that it
isn't a character that does him justice even if he is able to play it.
There are twists and turns which will astound you and the suspense
is captivating and thrilling. It really is a movie worth seeing and
owning in your personal library, worthy of a cult following even.
If psychological drama and suspense is your thing, and you enjoy an
intelligent uptake on it, grab this one now that we have the blu-ray especially
Michael Rizzo Chessman