Far before “hacking” or the Internet became common terms in our society, there was already a movie that looked at the intrigue and dangers of a wired culture. Granted, the notebook-sized floppy disks are gone, but the computer hacking culture and the national safety paranoia that run through the Matthew Broderick classic War Games are still as strong as they were when the movie came out 25 years ago.

For those who have never seen War Games, the film follows a high school student whose attempt to hack into a gaming company’s computer network ends up pitting him against the government and their WOPR supercomputer with global nuclear devastation at stake. The film’s cautionary message of not losing control to paranoia is as true today as it was 25 years ago with the Russians.

Along with the typical making-of shorts, this 25th anniversary edition has several in-depth shorts, including an interesting look at hacking and a silly take on the history of “Tic-Tac-Toe.”

Grade: A

War Games: 25th Anniversary Edition is currently available.