December 31, 2021
Kino Lorber has set a Jan. 11 Blu-ray Disc release date for the 1966 heist comedy Gambit, starring Michael Caine and Shirley Maclaine.
The film, from director Ronald Neame, will be released under the independent supplier’s Studio Classics banner.
Gambit takes off in Hong Kong, where a dapper English cat burglar (Caine) enlists the aid of a Eurasian dancer (Maclaine) to help him in an elaborate scheme to grab an age-old artifact from the heavily secured palace of a powerful Middle Eastern tycoon (Herbert Lom, The Pink Panther Strikes Again). Unfortunately, the foolproof scheme begins to backfire shortly after it starts and the duo must pull out all the stops if they hope to come out on top.
The film features music by Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia) and Technicolor cinematography by Clifford Stine (Bedtime Story).
The Blu-ray Disc release includes a new 4K restoration by Universal Pictures, as well as an audio commentary by director Neame, as well as a newly recorded audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger, Sergio Mims and Nathaniel Thompson.