Release Date:January 8,2013
Featuring an all-star cast lead by Academy Award® nominees Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris, Game Change revisits a defining moment in U.S. politics with a searing, behind-the scenes look at John McCain's beleaguered 2008 presidential campaign - from the decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running mate to the ticket's ultimate defeat in the general elections. Game Change on Blu-ray with HBO Select* (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Copy, $24.99), DVD ($19.97) and Digital Download releases on January 8, 2013. The Blu-ray with HBO Select and DVD copies include bonus materials that explore the reality of "creating a candidate" and the phenomenon of the book on which the film is based.
Hailed as "electrifying" (TV Guide), "mesmerizing" (Entertainment Weekly) and "fascinating" (The Hollywood Reporter), Game Change was nominated for 12 Emmy awards winning five for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Moore), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Jay Roach), Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Danny Strong), and Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special.
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the film examines the chain of events that determines the leadership of the country, ultimately offering a unique glimpse into the inner workings of how we choose our leaders. It pulls back the curtain on the intense human drama surrounding the McCain team, the critical decisions made behind closed doors and how the choice was made to bring Palin on the ticket.
Along with Moore (Sarah Palin), Harrelson (Steve Schmidt) and Harris (John McCain), the HBO Films® drama also stars Ron Livingston, Peter MacNicol, Sarah Paulson, Jamey Sheridan and Bruce Altman. Directed by John Roach and written by Danny Strong, the team behind the Emmy®-winning Recount from HBO Films, Game Change is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann; executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Jay Roach; and co-executive produced by Danny Strong and Steven Shareshian.
Bonus Features (Blu-ray with HBO Select & DVD)
• "Creating the Candidate"- political experts Ed Rollins, Gloria Borger, Karen Tumulty, Dana Bash and Jessica Yellinanalyze the unique combination of charisma, endurance and attraction to power needed by those who run for president.
• "Game Change: The Phenomenon" - the creators of the film, authors of the book and political experts discuss the controversy, incredible campaign drama and page-to-screen process of Game Change.