New Release: The Cincinnati Kid Blu-ray

The Cincinnati Kid movie sceneSteve McQueen never goes out of style. And Warner Home Video brought out McQueen’s 1965 poker movie The Cincinnati Kid on high-definition Blu-ray on June 14, 2011.

Nomindated for a Golden Globe Award for supporting actress Joan Blondell (Grease), The Cincinnati Kid stars McQueen as Eric Stoner, a.k.a. The Cincinnati Kid, an up-and-coming poker player in 1930s New Orleans. After traveling from one big game to the next — and one lady to the next — he’s pitted against legendary champion Lancey Howard (Edward G. Robinson, Soylent Green) in a high-stakes poker game.

The drama film, which is based on the novel by Richard Jessup and directed by Norman Jewison (…And Justice for All), also stars Ann-Magret (Old Dogs), Karl Malden (Patton) and Rip Torn (TV’s 30 Rock).

The Cincinnati Kid has been on DVD for a while individually and in boxed set collections.

 

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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.