REVIEW: THE GAMBLER
OVERVIEW: Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg1 stars in the “gritty, intense and wholly engrossing” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) dramatic thriller THE GAMBLER, debuting on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD April 28, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives on Digital HD April 10.
THE GAMBLER Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital HD features over an hour of compelling bonus content including an extensive look at the filmmaking process, Mark Wahlberg’s character transformation, deleted and extended scenes, and much more. Also, for a limited time, the Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase will include an offer for $15 off sports tickets at Ticketmaster.com (U.S. only).
SYNOPSIS: Wahlberg stars as Jim Bennett, a brilliant professor leading a secret double life as a high-stakes gambler. When Jim is forced to borrow money from a notorious gangster, he places the lives of those he loves in mortal danger. With time running out, he must enter the criminal underworld and risk everything to keep from losing it all. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and written for the screen by Academy Award-winner
William Monahan2 (The Departed), THE GAMBLER also stars Golden Globe-winner
John Goodman3 (Argo), Brie Larson (Short Term 12, 21 Jump Street), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire”) and Academy Award-winner Jessica Lange4 (“American Horror Story”).
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English, Spanish and French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English SDH, Spanish, French
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Feature film in high definition
Mr. Self Destruct: Inside The Gambler
Dark Before Dawn: The Descent of The Gambler
Changing The Game:
In The City: Locations
Dressing The Players: Costume Design
Feature film in standard definition