New Release: The Man Who Would Be King Blu-ray Book

The Man Who Would Be King movie sceneThe 1975 four-time Oscar-nominated film The Man Who Would Be King, starring Sean Connery (Highlander) and Michael Caine (Inception), debuted on high-definition Blu-ray on June 7, 2011, from Warner Home Video.

Directed by John Huston (The African Queen), the movie tells the story of two men (Connery and Caine) in India who were British soldiers when the country was under British rule. But when they resign from the Army, they go to Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander and set themselves up as deities. Christopher Plummer (The Last Station) also stars in the action adventure film.

The movie, which is based on a short story by author Rudyard Kipling, was nominated for an Academy Award in the categories of art direction, costume design, editing and screenplay.

The film was released as a Blu-ray Book, with the disc packaged inside a 32-page book.

The disc includes just one special feature, the vintage featurette “Call It Magic: The Making of The Man Who Would Be King.”

The Blu-ray Book was priced at $34.99.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.