"Actor: Michael Caine"

  • Tenet [4K Ultra HD] [2020] [Blu-ray] [Region Free]Tenet | Blu Ray | (14/12/2020) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time. Special Features: LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET - An exploration of the development and production of the film as told by the cast and crew. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: I. THE PRINCIPLE OF BELIEF - Christopher Nolan talks about why he wanted to make this film and the twists he wanted to bring to the spy genre. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: II. MOBILIZING THE TROUPE - The filmmakers to talk about casting and what the actors brought to their roles. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: III. THE APPROACH - The company discusses how Nolan's filmmaking philosophies and in-camera approach applied to the challenges in this film. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: IV. THE PROVING WINDOW - A look at the cinematography and the unique ways they shot the movie. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: V. THE ROADMAP - Examining the ways the cast and crew kept track of the continuity across multiple perspectives and timelines. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: VI. ENTROPY IN ACTION - Breaking down the complex action in the film and the stunt requirements for the actors. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: VII. TRAVERSING THE GLOBE - Exploring the logistics of travelling and shooting in real locations as well as capturing the epic marine sequences in different countries around the world. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: VIII. HOW BIG A PLANE? - The story of the dramatic crashing of a real 747. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: IX. THE DRESS CODE - Costume Designer Jeffrey Kurland takes us through some of the iconic costumes from the film. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: X. CONSTRUCTING THE TWILIGHT WORLD - A look at the practical sets designed and built by Nathan Crowley's team and the techniques they used to enhance the scope and scale of the film. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: XI. THE FINAL BATTLE - Inside the epic sequence which had the cast and crew using everything that they had learned on the film to pull it off. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: XII. COHESION - Nolan discusses his approach of involving the composer and the editor early on in the pre-production and all the way through the completion of the film to truly integrate them into the creative process. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: XIII. DOESN'T US BEING HERE NOW MEAN IT NEVER HAPPENED? - The cast and crew discuss the unique experience of working on the film.

  • Tenet [Blu-ray] [2020] [Region Free]Tenet | Blu Ray | (14/12/2020) from £10.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time. Special Features: LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET - An exploration of the development and production of the film as told by the cast and crew. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: I. THE PRINCIPLE OF BELIEF - Christopher Nolan talks about why he wanted to make this film and the twists he wanted to bring to the spy genre. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: II. MOBILIZING THE TROUPE - The filmmakers to talk about casting and what the actors brought to their roles. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: III. THE APPROACH - The company discusses how Nolan's filmmaking philosophies and in-camera approach applied to the challenges in this film. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: IV. THE PROVING WINDOW - A look at the cinematography and the unique ways they shot the movie. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: V. THE ROADMAP - Examining the ways the cast and crew kept track of the continuity across multiple perspectives and timelines. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: VI. ENTROPY IN ACTION - Breaking down the complex action in the film and the stunt requirements for the actors. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: VII. TRAVERSING THE GLOBE - Exploring the logistics of travelling and shooting in real locations as well as capturing the epic marine sequences in different countries around the world. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: VIII. HOW BIG A PLANE? - The story of the dramatic crashing of a real 747. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: IX. THE DRESS CODE - Costume Designer Jeffrey Kurland takes us through some of the iconic costumes from the film. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: X. CONSTRUCTING THE TWILIGHT WORLD - A look at the practical sets designed and built by Nathan Crowley's team and the techniques they used to enhance the scope and scale of the film. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: XI. THE FINAL BATTLE - Inside the epic sequence which had the cast and crew using everything that they had learned on the film to pull it off. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: XII. COHESION - Nolan discusses his approach of involving the composer and the editor early on in the pre-production and all the way through the completion of the film to truly integrate them into the creative process. LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY: THE MAKING OF TENET: XIII. DOESN'T US BEING HERE NOW MEAN IT NEVER HAPPENED? - The cast and crew discuss the unique experience of working on the film.

  • Tenet [DVD] [2020]Tenet | DVD | (14/12/2020) from £8.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time.

  • Come Away [DVD] [2021]Come Away | DVD | (12/04/2021) from £8.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Zulu (50th Anniversary Edition) [DVD]Zulu (50th Anniversary Edition) | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    It’s a sad fact that many older films are shovelled onto the Blu-ray format, without a great deal of work put into improving their presentation. That’s an accusation that absolutely can’t be levelled at the outstanding transfer that Zulu has benefited from. It’s truly a template for other studios to follow, and a stunning high-definition upgrade. It’s a superb restoration job that’s been done here, and it’s fair to suggest that Zulu has never looked better. The sheer level of detail is amazing, particularly given the age of the material, and it’s presented in an utterly pristine fashion. It’s both a delight and a surprise to see the film fare so well. The audio side of things hasn’t benefited to quite the same degree, sadly, but it copes with the demands of the film perfectly well. The visuals, however, are dazzling. As for the movie? Zulu remains a classic. With a cast led by Michael Caine, the story centres around the seemingly impossible job of defending Rourke’s Drift in 1879. In a battle that’s stunningly brought to life, the British forces face insurmountable odds, something the film vividly gets across. It’s balanced film making too, and while it takes liberties with its recollection of history, it nonetheless sticks firmly in the mind long after the end credits have rolled. This surprisingly superb Blu-ray release is easily the best way to enjoy it, too. --Jon Foster

  • Harry Brown [DVD] [2009]Harry Brown | DVD | (22/03/2010) from £3.99   |  Saving you £16.00 (401.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Set in modern-day Britain, "Harry Brown" follows one man's (Sir Michael Caine) journey through a chaotic world where drugs are the currency of the day and guns run the streets.

  • Interstellar [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]Interstellar | Blu Ray | (30/03/2015) from £8.49   |  Saving you £18.50 (217.90%)   |  RRP £26.99

    Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play.  Sci-fi feature written and directed by Christopher Nolan, director of 'The Dark Knight' trilogy. On a resource-depleted Earth in the near future, the discovery of a wormhole which can transport users through time and space unites scientists and explorers in the most important mission in human history. Among the potential travellers is a widowed engineer (Matthew McConaughey) who must decide whether to remain with his two children or to test the limits of human space travel, to see if there is a future for humanity out among the stars or whether the end of the Earth spells the end for humanity. Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer returns to partner Nolan and score the film. The cast members include Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway.  

  • Going In Style [DVD + Digital Download] [2017]Going In Style | DVD | (14/08/2017) from £5.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, Hannah and Her Sisters) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, in director Zach Braff's comedy Going in Style. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Click Images to Enlarge

  • Interstellar [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C]Interstellar | Blu Ray | (18/12/2017) from £20.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) comes the story of a team of pioneers undertaking the most important mission in human history. Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey stars as ex-pilot-turned-farmer Cooper, who must leave his family and a foundering Earth behind to lead an expedition traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Academy Award ® winner Anne Hathaway and Academy Award ® nominee Jessica Chastain also star in the landmark film Lou Lumenick of the New York Post calls one of the most exhilarating film experiences so far this century. Features: OVER THREE HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES, INCLUDING:¢ Plotting an Interstellar Journey Origins, influences and narrative designs Shooting in Iceland: Miller's Planet/Mann's Planet Creating two vastly different worlds in one country¢ Celestial Landmarks How practical special effects give the illusion of real space travel Miniatures in Space Explore the large-scale models used in the film AND MORE!

  • The Dark Knight Trilogy [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C]The Dark Knight Trilogy | Blu Ray | (18/12/2017) from £34.00   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Christopher Nolan's award-winning The Dark Knight Trilogy includes BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. BATMAN BEGINS explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good. In THE DARK KNIGHT, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague Gotham. However, he soon finds himself prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker. In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Batman has vanished into the night, turning from hero to fugitive after assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent. However, with the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose has devised a ruthless plan for Gotham, Bruce is forced out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Features: Batman Begins SPECIAL FEATURES The Dark Knight IMAX® Prologue Tankman Begins: A Batman Begins spoof. Batman The Journey Begins: Concept, design and development of the film as well as the casting of Batman himself. Shaping Mind and Body: Observe Christian Bale's transformation into Batman. Gotham City Rises: Witness the creation of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor and more. Cape and Cowl: The development of the Batsuit. Batman The Tumbler: The reinvention of the Batmobile. Path to Discovery: A look at the first week filming on rugged and remote Iceland locations. Saving Gotham City: The development of miniatures, CGI and effects for the monorail chase scene. Genesis of the Bat: A look at the Dark Knight's incarnation and influences on the film. Reflections on Writing Batman Begins with David S. Goyer. Digital Batman: The effects you may have missed. Batman Begins Stunts ¢ Confidential Files: Discover facts and story points not in the film. Stills Gallery and Theatrical Trailer Dark Knight SPECIAL FEATURES Batman Tech The Incredible Gadgets and Tools Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of The Dark Knight Delve into the Psyche of Bruce Wayne and the World of Batman Through Real-World Psychotherapy Gotham Tonight 6 Episodes of Gotham Cable's Premier News Program The Galleries The Joker Cards, Concept Art, Poster Art, Production Stills, Trailers & TV Spots The Dark Knight Rises OVER THREE HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES THE BATMOBILE Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon. ENDING THE KNIGHT A comprehensive look into how director Christopher Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend. AND MUCH MORE!

  • Interstellar [DVD] [2014]Interstellar | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

  • Children Of Men [Blu-ray]Children Of Men | Blu Ray | (05/11/2018) from £15.75   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    No Children. No Future. No Hope. Academy Award®-winner Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Y Tu Mamá También) is renowned for his bold and ambitious camerawork, pushing technology to its limits in his pursuit of cinematic truth. With 2006 s Children of Men, he delivers one of the most chilling and visceral works of cinematic speculative fiction in recent memory. In 2027, following eighteen years of global human infertility, the world is a bleak and hostile place. Former activist Theo (Clive Owen, Gosford Park, Shadow Dancer) drifts through the violence-riven streets of London without hope or purpose. However, when he reluctantly agrees to help former lover Julian (Julianne Moore, The Fugitive) smuggle a miraculously pregnant woman out of the country, he is unwittingly thrust into the role of all that stands between the human race and its extinction. As the country descends into anarchy and the authorities close in, Theo must race against time to secure safe passage for the humanity s only hope of salvation. Based on the dystopian novel by P.D. James and co-starring Michael Caine (Pulp) and Clare-Hope Ashitey (Seven Seconds), Children of Men offers a powerful and frightening glimpse at a future that, more than a decade later, feels even more chillingly prescient than at the time of its original release. Special Edition Contents: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original 5.1 DTS-HD master audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing New audio commentary by author and critic Bryan Reesman There is No Future, a new video appreciation by film historian Philip Kemp Fertility & Progeny, a new video essay by author and critic Kat Ellinger The Possibility of Hope, an archival documentary featuring interviews with activist Naomi Klein, philosopher Slavoj i ek and others, exploring the film s resonance with contemporary current affairs Comments by Slavoj i ek, an archival featurette on the film s themes Creating the Baby, an archival featurette on the film s visual effects Futuristic Design, an archival featurette on the film s sets Theo & Julian, an archival featurette on Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and their characters Under Attack, an archival featurette on the film s ground-breaking camerawork Deleted scenes Image gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley First pressing Only: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark Cunliffe and Amy Simmons

  • The Black Windmill [Blu-ray]The Black Windmill | Blu Ray | (29/03/2021) from £14.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, The Black Windmill stars Michael Caine as a British secret agent targeted for death by friend and foe alike in this riveting suspense thriller directed by legendary filmmaker Don Siegel (Dirty Harry). Major John Tarrant (Caine) takes up the revenge trail when ruthless gunrunners kidnap his young son and demand a king's ransom in uncut diamonds for the boy's release. With each new lead, Tarrant's chilling quest becomes increasingly deadly as he begins to suspect that one of his colleagues is in league with the merciless abductors.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service [DVD]Kingsman: The Secret Service | DVD | (08/06/2015) from £4.42   |  Saving you £16.83 (532.59%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass X-Men: First Class) KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

  • Cars 2 [DVD]Cars 2 | DVD | (21/11/2011) from £4.25   |  Saving you £2.00 (66.89%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car.

  • Get Carter [1971]Get Carter | DVD | (01/06/2006) from £2.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (367.89%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Released in 1971 (the same year Straw Dogs and A Clockwork Orange hit the screens, which must make 71 the annus mirabilis for violent films set in Britain), Get Carter opens with gangsters leering over pornographic slides and ends on a filthy, slag-stained beach in Newcastle. It's a low-down and dirty movie from beginning to end, and possibly the grittiest and best film of its kind to come out of Britain. The granddaddy of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and all its ilk, director Mike Hodges' Get Carter offers revenge tragedy swinging-60s style, all nicotine-stained cinematography, shabby locations and the kind of killer catchphrases Vinnie Jones would die for ("You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me, it's a full-time job. Now behave yourself", says Michael Caine's deadpan anti-hero Carter before inflicting a few choice punches on Brian Mosley, aka Coronation Street's Alf Roberts, to name but one example from Hodges and Ted Lewis' exquisitely laconic script). Presenting the dark horse in his family of loveable Cockney geezer roles (Alfie, The Italian Job), Michael Caine plays the title role of Jack Carter, a man so hard he barely registers a flicker of regret watching a woman he's just had sex with plunge to her death. After taking the train up to Newcastle as the credits roll and Roy Budd's chunky bass-heavy theme tune plays, Carter returns to his hometown to attend his brother's funeral and investigate the circumstances of his death. Not that he's all that sentimental about family: he shaves nonchalantly over the open coffin, and shows affection to his niece Doreen (Petra Markham) by cramming a few notes in her hand and telling her to "be good and don't trust boys". Gradually, Carter unravels the skein of drugs, pornography and corruption tangled around his brother's death, which brings him up against supremely oleaginous kingpin Kinnear (played by the author of Look Back in Anger John Osborne) among others. A remake starring Sylvester Stallone is in the offing, but quite frankly it will be a 30-degree (Celsius) Christmas night in Newcastle before Hollywood could ever make something as assured, raw and immortal as this. --Leslie Felperin

  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [1989]Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (136.61%)   |  RRP £12.99

    On its original release in 1988, the pairing of Steve Martin and Michael Caine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was seen as something of a dream ticket. Viewing the film many years later, that assessment still proves completely accurate: the casting is perfect. American Freddy Benson and Briton Lawrence Jamieson are con men who work the French Riviera--at first as colleagues, later as rivals--praying on rich, gullible women before finally meeting their match. Having spent the decade veering between popular rubbish and low-key quality, for once Caine was able to find a populist vehicle that did justice to his talents. Steve Martin is, well, very Steve Martin but there are few better suited to the visual comedy of his character. The film has an old-fashioned feel (no sex, violence or bad language) and owes much to the earlier period of film humour--it really doesn't take that much imagination to see this as an Ealing comedy. All round, it's a stylish, charming, witty film. On the DVD: Extras are few, limited to scene selection, subtitles and the very funny trailer. Picture quality is superb, allowing the film's exotic setting to sparkle and there are many scenes of breathtaking beauty. Given that the film is full of fantastic comedy set pieces, the ability to select scenes is a real plus, allowing to the viewer to locate that classic Martin pratfall at the push of a button. --Phil Udell

  • Batman Begins [Blu-ray] [2005]Batman Begins | Blu Ray | (14/07/2008) from £6.49   |  Saving you £16.50 (254.24%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Christian Bale stars in director Christopher Nolan's new take on the origin of the legendary superhero.

  • The Dark Knight Trilogy [Blu-ray] [Region Free]The Dark Knight Trilogy | Blu Ray | (03/12/2012) from £15.48   |  Saving you £2.50 (20.02%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Batman Begins As a young boy Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of him--a trauma that leads him to become obsessed with revenge. But the opportunity to avenge his parents' deaths is cruelly taken away from him by fate. Fleeing to the East where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra's Al-Ghul Bruce returns to his now decaying Gotham City which is overrun by organized crime and other dangerous individuals manipulating the system. Meanwhile Bruce is slowly being swindled out of Wayne Industries the company he inherited. The discovery of a cave under his mansion along with a prototype armored suit leads him to assume a new persona one which will strike fear into the hearts of men who do wrong; he becomes Batman!!! In the new guise and with the help of rising cop Jim Gordon Batman sets out to take down the various nefarious schemes in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane and a mysterious third party who is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right. The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan returns to direct the follow up to his own 2005 blockbuster 'Batman Begins' with Christian Bale once again suited up as 'The Dark Knight'. Gotham City previously a playground for organised crime and petty thieves has been cleaned up under the ever watchful eye of Batman. With the continued help of Lt James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and determined District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) Batman continues to round up the remaining criminals plaguing it. As the opening sequence quickly shows a new threat has emerged. The Joker! brought to life again this time by the late Heath Ledger (Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner). With his eerie grin and wicked laugh mixed with pyschotic madness he unleashes a new danger to the people of Gotham amidst all his chaos. As Batman struggles to bring the madman to justice his alter-ego Bruce Wayne is caught in a love triangle as Rachel Dawes' (Maggie Gyllenhaal) relationship with Harvey Dent grows stronger. Knowing that Harvey may be the 'White Knight' required to bring continued peace to Gotham Batman hopes that for the last time his skills and arsenal of equipment will be needed to stop the crazed villain before the city falls back into turmoil! - (Michael Woodhall) The Dark Knight Rises It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night turning in that instant from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous however is the emergence of Bane a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again Batman may be no match for Bane.

  • The Man Who Would Be King [1975]The Man Who Would Be King | DVD | (17/05/2010) from £5.19   |  Saving you £3.80 (73.22%)   |  RRP £8.99

    A grandly entertaining, old-fashioned adventure based on the Rudyard Kipling short story, The Man Who Would Be King is the kind of rousing epic about which people said, even in 1975, "Wow! They don't make 'em like that anymore". When director John Huston first started trying to make the film, with Gable and Bogart, the project was derailed by the latter's death. It was a few decades before Huston was finally able to realise his dream movie--and with an unimprovable cast. Sean Connery and Michael Caine are, respectively, Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnahan, a pair of lovably roguish British soldiers who set out to make their fortunes by conning the priests of remote Kafiristan into making them kings. It's a rollicking tale, an epic satire of imperialism, and the good-natured repartee shared by Caine and Connery is pure gold. Huston lets the humour emerge naturally from the characters, for whom we wind up caring more deeply than we ever expected. --Jim Emerson

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