KAREL REISZ

THE GAMBLER (IMPRINT STANDARD EDITION) - BLU-RAY

For $10,000 they break your arms. For $20,000 they break your legs. Axel Freed owes $44,000.
1974 · 110 mins · Drama

James Toback made his screenwriting debut with this taut drama, loosely adapted from the story by Dostoevsky. Axel Freed (James Caan) is an intelligent and well-respected professor of literature at a noted New York university, who uses great writing as a springboard for examining moral and philosophical issues in his class. But when he's not in front of the chalkboard, Axel has a serious problem -- he's hopelessly addicted to gambling.

Regular price $17.00

Info

Format
Blu-ray
Catalogue
IMPS3951
Languages
English
Subtitles
English HOH
Encoding
PAL

Directed by

Karel Reisz

Special Features

Audio commentary by cinema author & critic Matthew Asprey Gear (2021)
After The Game - a video essay by Chris O'Neill (2021)
On The Morning After: Composing The Gambler - an interview about Jerry Fielding's legendary score with author/film music historian Jon Burlingame (2021)
In On The Cut - an interview with assistant editor Sue Kingsley (2021)
Archival audio interview with Karel Reisz about his life & career from the British Entertainment History Project (1991)
Theatrical Trailer