THE GAMBLER Arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack April 28, 2015

the Gambler

Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg1 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 Monahan (The Departed), THE GAMBLER also stars Golden Globe-winner
John Goodman (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.

My thoughts

I really am a Mark Wahlberg fan but this was not great. The cast was a good mixture and the story line had potential. but I found it dragging at times. I also had a hard time figuring out if things were intentional or what. Mark is a great actor and looks to have lost weight for this role. I enjoyed watching this gritty movie the one time but was not interested in a repeat performance. I also would have liked to have seen more of John Goodman in this role as he is a fave.

Many never see the life of gamblers, the ups and downs. This definitely told the story allowing the viewers a small glimpse.


  1. mommakoala says

    This is the first I am hearing about this movie. I'm starting to believe I need to get out more. I'm missing so much.

  2. hmrcarlson says

    I have never heard of this film. It sounds like a straight to DVD movie made 5 years ago that is finally being released – LOL!

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