Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

WarGames 25th-anniversary DVD

by Rob - September 13th, 2008.
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The 25th-anniversary DVD of WarGames is well worth picking up. It’s only about $12, and it’s a beautiful new transfer of the film — much, much nicer than the previous DVD edition. Also, the new making-of documentary is really quite good, and, to my delight, spends a lot of time interviewing the writers (often given short shrift in such things).

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s one of my favourite films, and it holds up to repeated viewings.

It’s fascinating to think about John Lennon in the Stephen Falken role, as the writers originally hoped, but the actor who actually did play Falken, Tony Award-winner John Wood, totally owns the part, and the rest of the cast is spectacular, too. And, now that I’ve been to NORAD, the film is even more special for me (although the complete lack of Canadians or Canadian flags in the WarGames NORAD scenes is unrealistic, of course — it is a joint Canada-US venture).

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