DVD365.net
Reindeer Games (2000) artwork

Reindeer Games (2000)

1st October 2001

An ex-con assumes his cell mates identity and promptly ends up in a heist at a casino.
Ben Affleck, James Frain, Dana Stubblefield, Mark Acheson, Tom Heaton, Isaac Hayes, Charlize Theron, Clarence Williams, Donal Logue
Crime, Action/Adventure
1
2 Hours 4 Minutes

After being imprisoned on a grand theft auto charge, Rudy Duncan and his cellmate Nick Cassidy are finally due to to be paroled. During his imprisonment, Rudy heard endless stories about Nick's romantic correspondence to Ashley, a woman who he has never met. Needless to say he was just a little envious. Whilst Nick can't wait to finally meet Ashley, Rudy is just looking forward to returning to his family and having a fresh cup of hot chocolate. However, things take a turn for the worst when Nick is killed during a prison riot.

Finally released, Rudy decides to assume Nick's identity and meet up with the unknown woman. It couldn't have been a better decision as Ashley is beautiful and he soon makes up for his time in prison. Unfortunately, Nick's past as as security guard is about to resurface when Ashley's hard line brother Gabriel turns up and forces Rudy to assist with a casino robbery.

With the majority of the film taking place either at night or in dark locations it is serious test to the abilities of the DVD. Fortunately, it passes with flying colours managing to produce a rich and vibrant picture without any artifacting or outlining. With an above average bit-rate throughout the film it generates a fine picture for what is a relatively low key film.

The sound is good with some fine channel separation and clearly audible dialogue in the centre channel. The surround channel activity is reasonable enough with plenty of ambient weather effects throughout the winter setting. Once the action kicks in there's plenty of explosions and gun fire to keep the action fans happy.

The original version was devoid of extras and this Director's cut is a welcome release with a number of Deleted Scenes, Trailer and a brief Behind the Scenes Featurette with the cast telling us how wonderful the director is. It's all wrapped up with a reasonable audio commentary from John Frankenheimer.

Interesting enough, the region two edition of the film has been renamed to Deception as us European types would have probably thought that the original name would suggested it was a cuddly Christmas animated special and there'd be some shocked children with lots of questions.

This is a fantastic film with so much double crossings and double dealings it will leave you gob smacked and wondering just what the hell you've been watching. Although as the plot unfolds it becomes a bit more predictable, it is still a roller coaster ride of superb entertainment. Go buy it!

  • Director's Cut Commentary by Director John Frankenheimer
  • Original Theatrical Cut Scenes
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
Black Mirror S2 artwork

Black Mirror S2

DVD
29/04/2013
Tapping into the collective unease about the modern world, darkly satirical and thought provoking, Charlie Brooker's Emmy Winning mini-series Black Mirror is back with three more twisted tales that ...
 Laurel and Hardy Collection artwork
King Kong artwork

King Kong

DVD
06/04/2006
Ray artwork

Ray

DVD
01/06/2005
The Frighteners artwork

The Frighteners

DVD
01/01/2000
The Butterfly Effect artwork
Peter Rabbit 2 artwork

Peter Rabbit 2

DVDBDUHD
06/07/2021
The lovable rogue Peter Rabbit is back for another adventure as Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD 2nd August 2021 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Children of the Corn Trilogy artwork

Children of the Corn Trilogy

UHDBoxset
11/07/2021
Rogue Hostage artwork

Rogue Hostage

DVD
11/07/2021
The Father artwork

The Father

DVDBD
26/07/2021
Promising Young Woman artwork

Promising Young Woman

DVDBDDIGITAL
05/07/2021
Baptiste S2 artwork

Baptiste S2

DVDTV
26/07/2021

Time

News25/06/2021

Authored by Emmy and three-time BAFTA winning writer Jimmy McGovern, the powerful depiction of prison life, Time, is released on DVD 5th July 2021 from BBC Worldwide.

The Big Sick

Features23/11/2020

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that ...

Chicago

Review08/09/2016

Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart have two things in common. Both are murderesses and both long for fame and fortune in 1920's Chicago at any cost.
"Philanthropy isn't tossing a bone to a hungry dog, it's sharing when you are just as hungry."
Winter Sleep (2014)

The Good Fight S4

DVDTV03/05/2021345

Line of Duty S6

DVDBDDIGITALTV31/05/2021300

Godzilla vs. Kong

DVDBDUHD14/06/2021196

True Romance

BDUHD19/07/2021184

The Good Fight S4

DVDTV03/05/2021345

Line of Duty S6

DVDBDDIGITALTV31/05/2021300

Midsomer Murders S21

DVDTV05/05/202166

Too Close

DVDTV21/06/202156

Possessor

DVDBDNOTES08/02/202181

The Broken Hearts Gallery

DVDDIGITALNOTES18/01/202171

Black Widow

NOTES09/07/202139

The Virtuoso

DVDNOTES30/04/202125

Edward Scissorhands

DVD28/12/2000140

Gattaca

DVD01/01/2000113

Ratatouille

Zavvi ExclusiveUHD
20/06/2021

Maya the Bee

DVD
14/07/2021

The Babadook

LimitedUHD
29/06/2021
Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill