THE SURROUNDING GAME DELUXE PACKAGE (Film + Extras)

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- Feature Film (97 minutes) in 1080p HD
- Deleted Scenes & Bonus Interviews (30+ minutes)
- Subtitles available in: English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Romanian, Portuguese, and Italian!
- Special Bonus: printable "How to Play Go" booklet and a collection of our favorite Go puzzles!

THE SURROUNDING GAME follows the lives of three young Americans vying to become the first-ever Western professional Go players. Through an intimate portrait of these young competitors and interviews with the greatest Go masters of all time – including Lee Sedol 9p, Cho Hun-hyun 9p, Nie Weiping 9p, Iyama Yuta 9p, and Go Seigen 9p – the film explores the search for meaning that Go represents to its players, for whom the game is a distillation of consciousness itself.

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THE SURROUNDING GAME DELUXE PACKAGE (Film + Extras)

- Feature Film (97 minutes) in 1080p HD
- Deleted Scenes & Bonus Interviews (30+ minutes)
- Subtitles available in: English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Romanian, Portuguese, and Italian!
- Special Bonus: printable "How to Play Go" booklet and a collection of our favorite Go puzzles!

THE SURROUNDING GAME follows the lives of three young Americans vying to become the first-ever Western professional Go players. Through an intimate portrait of these young competitors and interviews with the greatest Go masters of all time – including Lee Sedol 9p, Cho Hun-hyun 9p, Nie Weiping 9p, Iyama Yuta 9p, and Go Seigen 9p – the film explores the search for meaning that Go represents to its players, for whom the game is a distillation of consciousness itself.

8 Videos

  • THE SURROUNDING GAME (w/ Foreign Subtitles)

    1h 38m · Downloadable + subs available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

  • THE SURROUNDING GAME

    1h 38m · Downloadable

  • Extras: "The Americans"

    8m 48s · Downloadable

  • Extras: "The Pastry Shop"

    4m 8s · Downloadable

  • Extras: "The Bird"

    2m 13s · Downloadable

  • Extras: "Kirschner's Dream"

    6m 22s · Downloadable

  • Extras: "The Honinbo Shrine"

    2m 49s · Downloadable

  • Extras: "The Lost Cho Hun-hyun Tapes"

    6m 40s · Downloadable

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  • HowToPlay.pdf

    3 MB

  • Go Puzzles.pdf

    4 MB

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  1. THE SURROUNDING GAME (w/ Foreign Subtitles)

    1h 38m · Downloadable

    12 subtitles

    Subtitles are available in: English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Italian, and Portuguese.

    Subs available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
  2. THE SURROUNDING GAME

    1h 38m · Downloadable

  3. Extras: "The Americans"

    8m 48s · Downloadable

    "This Go is insane!" An extended look at the Go-fueled zaniness of the 2012 US Congress in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Learn more about Keith Arnold's special status as a "perfect attendee" of all 28 Go Congresses, the variants of Crazy Go, Terry Benson's well-managed Go pin collection, and the Kyu-Killer Challenge.

  4. Extras: "The Pastry Shop"

    4m 8s · Downloadable

    Trash-talking and arguing about chess and Go are an essential part of a healthy Go club. Ben and Andy throw down at Ben's place in Harlem and then head over to the Hungarian Pastry Shop in Morningside Heights, where we meet club veterans Peter and Nader.

  5. Extras: "The Bird"

    2m 13s · Downloadable

    The YMCA Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina was the site of the first US Pro qualification tournament and is nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In this behind-the-scenes clip, Ben and Andy have to escort a bird out of their cabin.

  6. Extras: "Kirschner's Dream"

    6m 22s · Downloadable

    At the first American pro qualification tournament, we sat down with long-time American Go organizer Chris Kirschner to hear about his lifelong relationship with the game and personal connection with legendary professional player and steward of the game Kaoru Iwamoto 9p. For Chris and Iwamoto, Go can be a powerful force for peace and understanding that transcends cultural boundaries. In Chris's words, "what I tend to tell Go players is: keep teachi...

  7. Extras: "The Honinbo Shrine"

    2m 49s · Downloadable

    Kyoto, the old capital of Japan, is home to hundreds of ancient temples and shrines. Here at the Jakkoji temple is the site of the Honinbo Shrine and the grave of Sansa, founder of the Honinbo house in the 17th century, the most celebrated line of Go professionals during the Edo period.

  8. Extras: "The Lost Cho Hun-hyun Tapes"

    6m 40s · Downloadable

    Cho Hun-hyun has won more professional matches and earned more professional titles than any player in history. In this exclusive interview, he talks about his childhood, moving to Japan to study under Go Seigen's teacher, and his duty to pass on the game.