Computer Chess (10th Anniversary Special Edition) (Blu-ray)
Kino Lorber is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the artificially intelligent comedy COMPUTER CHESS with this Blu-ray Special Edition. Directed by Andrew Bujalski (Support the Girls, Mutual Appreciation, Funny Ha Ha) and the Winner of the Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, COMPUTER CHESS is an off-kilter comedy set during a weekend tournament for chess software programmers in the early 1980s. Shot on vintage video equipment, it transports viewers to a moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a CPU to defeat man at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it.
- Limited edition o-card
- Archival interviews with Andrew Bujalski, Wiley Wiggins and Alex Lipschultz
- Austin Film Society Q&A (2019)
- Audio commentary by Deep Blue Programmer Murray Campbell
- Additional commentary by an enthusiastic stoner
- Crowdfunding plea video
- Sundance Film Festival promo
- Computer Chess reference games
- 1969 Sony AVC-3260 video camera tutorial
- Trailer for an upcoming sequel written
and directed by AI (artificial intelligence)
- Andrew Bujalski - Director
- Andrew Bujalski - Writer
- Myles Paige - Actor
- Patrick Riester - Actor
- Robin Schwartz - Actor
- James Curry - Actor
- Gerald Peary - Actor
- Wiley Wiggins - Actor
- Gordon Kindlmann - Actor
- Houston King - Producer
- Alex Lipschultz - Producer
"Close to perfect."
"An extraordinarily inventive and richly textured period piece."
"A funny, low-key look at nerd culture."
"Computer Chess could be a new Doctor Strangelove. Hilarious and brilliant."
"About as perfect a rendering of the era as you could ask for. Bujalski really has pulled off something extraordinary here. As an act of cultural archeology, I can think of few better."
"An endearingly nutty, proudly analog tribute to the ultra-nerdy innovators of yesteryear."
"Funny and poignant, it's also a witty satire on technology and how today's cutting-edge will be tomorrow's quaint kitsch."
Alfred P Sloan Prize Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection Berlinale