“Casino Jack” Lobbies For Blu-ray

I totally missed this one in theaters, but 20th Century Fox will be releasing Casino Jack on Blu-ray April 5th.  Kevin Spacey stars as a lobbyist who ensnares himself into big trouble while amassing a fortune.  Comedy, political intrigue, corruption will all play a role in Casino Jack.  Casino Jack was to be George Hickenlooper’s final film as director before he passed away right before it’s theatrical release. 

Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2011) – Catch Kevin Spacey in his Golden Globe®-nominated performance as a megalomaniacal lobbyist in CASINO JACK, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD April 5th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The critically acclaimed film based on a true story tells the tale of one of DC’s most lucrative lobbyists, who used his power and influence to create an extravagant lifestyle that included private jets, exotic cars, and even an offshore gambling business.

Two-time Academy Award® Winner Kevin Spacey delivers a “bravura performance” (The New Yorker) in this “uproarious, riveting and wickedly hilarious” (Elle) film inspired by a true story. Spacey stars as Jack Abramoff, the real-life Washington power player who resorted to jaw-dropping levels of fraud and corruption. High-rolling excess and outrageous escapades are all in a day’s work for Abramoff, as he goes to outrageous lengths to promote the Indian gambling industry, earning him the nickname “Casino Jack.” But when Jack and his womanizing protégé Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper) enlist a dimwitted business partner (Jon Lovitz) for an illegal scheme, they find themselves ensnared in a web of greed and murder that explodes into a worldwide scandal.

CASINO JACK is a cautionary tale that showcases the best and worst of Capitol Hill intrigue, and also stars Barry Pepper (True Grit) Kelly Preston (Old Dogs, Death Sentence) and Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live, The Producers).

CASINO JACK will be available on Blu-ray for the suggested retail price of $29.99, and on DVD for the suggested retail price of $22.98.

CASINO JACK Special Features:

  • Casino Jack – A Director’s Photo Diary
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

Pre-Order Casino Jack on Blu-ray!


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3 Responses to ““Casino Jack” Lobbies For Blu-ray”

  1. Gerard Iribe

    I’ll have to check this out. It’s a got a “Thank You For Smoking” vibe to it.

  2. Aaron Neuwirth

    Kind of like ‘Smoking’, but not nearly as good. Terrible box art by the way. Surprisingly good in this movie: Jon Lovitz.

  3. Gregg

    Definitely on the list to see!