Blu-ray Release: Gambit (1966)

Blu-ray Release Date: January 11, 2022
Price: Blu-ray $14.97
Studio: Kino Lorber

Starring screen icons Michael Caine (Play Dirty) and Shirley MacLaine (Irma La Douce), the 1966 comedy crime thriller Gambit is a delightful yet deadly game of international cat-and-mouse.

The fast-paced caper takes off in Hong Kong where a dapper English cat burglar (Caine) enlists the aid of a Eurasian dancer (MacLaine) to help him in an elaborate scheme to grab an age-old artifact from the heavily secured palace of a powerful Middle Eastern tycoon (Herbert Lom, Mysterious Island). Unfortunately, the foolproof scheme begins to backfire shortly after it starts and the duo must pull out all the stops if they hope to come out on top.

Dazzling music by Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia) and Technicolor cinematography by Clifford Stine (Bedtime Story) highlight this classic heist comedy from the incomparable Ronald Neame, director of Meteor and Hopscotch.

Blu-ray extras include the following:

-Brand New 4K Restoration by Universal Pictures-
Audio Commentary by Director Ronald Neame
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Sergio Mims and Nathaniel Thompson
-Theatrical Trailer
-Optional English Subtitles

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