WarGames Blu-ray Disc (Widescreen 1.85)
Once more, a wise-guy teenager tries to prove he's smarter than any adult-and nearly destroys the whole world in the process-in WarGames. Computer-game aficionado Matthew Broderick inadverently taps into a hush-hush Pentagon computer, then proceeds to inaugurate his favorite game, "Global Thermonuclear War". What we know, but Broderick doesn't, is that the Pentagon, hoping to eliminate the chancy "human element" in the event of an actual war, has given its computer total, irreversable control over the launching of nuclear weaponry. Broderick and government official Dabney Coleman race against time to reverse the computer's resolve to send bombers to Russia. WarGames scored a hit, especially with teenage filmgoers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
An ingenious young computer hacker unwittingly breaks into JOSHUA, the defense department's master war computer, bringing the superpowers close to World War III.
Matthew Broderick ("Ferris Bueller's Day Off") and Ally Sheedy ("The Breakfast Club") star in this compelling drama filled with action, suspense and high-tech adventures! Featuring superb performances by Dabney Coleman and Barry Corbin, WarGames is "brilliant...funny...and provocative" (New York) a fast-paced cyber-thriller. Computer hacker David Lightman (Broderick) can bypass the most advanced security systems, break the most intricate secret codes and master even the most difficult computer games. But when he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer, he initiates a confrontation of global proportions - World War III! Together with his girlfriend (Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (Tony Award(R) winner John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent... and prevent a nuclear Armageddon. "Loading 'WarGames'", "Attack of the Hackers", "Inside NORAD: Cold War Fortress", "Tic Tac Toe: A True Story". Audio Commentary, Theatrical Trailer, Subtitles: English, French, and Spanish.