“This film is not about addiction,” said Mark during the NYC press conference in 2014.
Despite the title, trailer and log lines that film really isn't about an out of control addict—who knew? Well, Mark knew so now you can enjoy this gritty film “not about” addiction but about power, greed, money and more greed.
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 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 film-making 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).
THE GAMBLER Blu-ray Combo Pack
THE GAMBLER Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
- Feature film in high definition
- Mr. Self Destruct: Inside The Gambler
- Dark Before Dawn: The Descent of The Gambler
- Changing The Game: Adaptation
- In The City: Locations
- Dressing The Players: Costume Design
- Deleted/Extended Scenes
- Feature film in standard definition
The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.
THE GAMBLER Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.