Friday, March 20, 2015

Drama, 'The Gambler,' Available On DVD April 28

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg 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.  

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 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 (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 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.

Paramount Pictures presents a Chartoff Winkler and Closest to the Hole/Leverage Entertainment production of a Rupert Wyatt film: “THE GAMBLER.”  Executive produced by David Crockett, James Toback and William Monahan.  Produced by Mark Wahlberg, p.g.a., Stephen Levinson, p.g.a., Irwin Winkler, p.g.a., Robert Chartoff, p.g.a. and David Winkler.  Based upon the film written by James Toback.  Screenplay by William Monahan.  Directed by Rupert Wyatt.

About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

Street Date:                            April 10, 2015 (Digital HD)
                                    April 28, 2015 (Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD)
SRP:                                             $39.99 U.S. (Blu-ray Combo Pack)
                                    $29.99 U.S. (DVD)
U.S. Rating:               R for language throughout and for some sexuality/nudity
Canadian Rating:            14A for mature theme and coarse language

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