'WarGames' Gets DTV Sequel17 May, 2008 By: Billy Gil
The 1983 cult favorite WarGames is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new DVD release as well as a direct-to-video sequel. Streeting July 29 (prebook July 2) are WarGames: 25th Anniversary Edition ($14.98) as well as WarGames: The Dead Code ($26.98), both from MGM Home Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The original WarGames starred Matthew Broderick as a computer hacker who goes one-on-one with a super-computer. The anniversary includes a second disc with director and writer commentaries and four new featurettes: the “Loading WarGames” making-of, an “Attack of the Hackers” featurette, an “Inside NORAD: Cold War Fortress” featurette and “Tic Tac Toe: A True Story.”
WarGames: The Dead Code stars Matt Lanter as computer hacker Will Farmer, who hacks into a restricted online gaming network called R.I.P.L.E.Y. and becomes the target of a national defense system against terrorist cells. The DVD includes commentary with director Stuart Gillard and Lanter, a making-of featurette and a photo gallery.