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Anyone know anything about "Gambit"

Discussion in 'DVD' started by RoyGBiv, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. RoyGBiv

    RoyGBiv Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone have any info about this movie coming out on DVD? I think it's an extremely enjoyable movie with a first-rate cast and great acting. It has stood the test of time through at least 4 watchings, and I wish it were available on DVD.

    Is anyone else interested? Does anyone have information about it?

    TIA

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  2. Jae_E

    Jae_E Agent

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    Is this the Michael Caine/Shirley MacLaine "Gambit" from the mid-Sixties??? If so, I think the rights are held by Universal. Seems to me like it would fit nicely in a collection with "Arabesque" (Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren) and "Mirage" (Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau). Maybe they could throw in "Midnight Lace" (Doris Day) as well.
     
  3. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Actor

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    This is a very good film, and I'm surprised it has not yet been released. I like your idea for that set of Universal 60s pics.
     
  4. Jeff Swindoll

    Jeff Swindoll Supporting Actor

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    Caught it on cable (Caine and MacLaine) and what a grand film and a great performance by Herbert Lom too. Loved the structure of it, you'll know what I mean when you see it. I'd buy it, if OAR that is [​IMG].
     
  5. Matt Hough

    Matt Hough Executive Producer
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    I think it's an overlooked, underrated gem of a film. It's kind of a hip version of RIFIFI and TOPKAPI with some delightful twists and surprises. I haven't seen it in decades, however, and would love to have a copy of it on DVD.
     
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    MTanner Auditioning

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    It is being remade with a Coen brothers script. That might be the most likely release.
     
  7. RoyGBiv

    RoyGBiv Stunt Coordinator

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    I like the Coen Brothers, but I'd still like the original on DVD.

    I had not thought about Mirage in some time. I remember seeing it in the movies when I was all of 13 and thought it was the cleverest movie ever made. I saw it on TV a few years later and thought, "What was I thinking?" It really has a lot of flaws in it, but maybe seeing it again once more for old time's sake wouldn't be bad.

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  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Gambit is definitely on my fantasy wishlist, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
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    margaret l Auditioning

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    Doesn't look like the remake is happening. If it does hopefully it won't be as bad as 'The Ladykillers'[worst remake of all time?]. But whatever the case why don't they release this title?
     
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    It's currently making the rounds on HDNet Movies.
     
  11. RoyGBiv

    RoyGBiv Stunt Coordinator

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    I have recorded it from HDNet and plan to watch it sometime this week. I did watch the first few minutes just to see the picture quality, and it looked great in HD.

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  12. Hank E

    Hank E Stunt Coordinator

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    It also aired on Turner Classic Movies a while back in it's OAR. I recorded it then and was hoping to replace it with an official DVD release..... but I'm still waiting.
     
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    Bradley-E Screenwriter

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    It has been remastered for Hi Def, so maybe Universal will release it on DVD. Maybe a Michael Caine set?

    By the way, it looked nice on HD NET movies.
     
  14. RoyGBiv

    RoyGBiv Stunt Coordinator

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    I watched my recording from HDNet last night, and I thought it looked great. I am hoping a DVD will be in the works now that it has apparently been restored.

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