It has been 2 years now that Mike Hodges' brilliant CROUPIER has been released, and still criminally unavailable on DVD in America. While Image promised a wide-screen transfer with commentary and who knows what else, I'm sure that plan has been scuttled by the current bankruptcy and fire sale of The Shooting Gallery. Unless you want to make do with a fullscreen Canadian disc or deal with Netflix, you are out of luck if you want to watch this movie. Couldn't some enterprising studio make a one-time deal with whoever is handling liquidation of SG's assets to get this film on the market, making some money? MGM was smart enough to do this years ago, licensing titles from the Epic library of bankrupt companies while the bank looked for a suitor for the whole package. Surely another company could follow the lead. Maybe Paramount, since they have already handled the Shooting Gallery-financed YOU CAN COUNT ON ME. Or Universal, who released their movie LOVING JEZEBEL. Or Image could just pony up a little more money and do it themselves as they had promised long ago. But somebody, please, follow the advice of the Croupier: Hang on tightly, let go lightly.