Three Kings

(1999)

A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War is determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, the soldiers embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives.

‘Three Kings’ Gets Upgraded to Blu-ray on October 12th

You can bring home a popular 1999 war film in high definition for the first time this October. Three Kings will be released on Blu-ray on October 12. This new BD disc will be priced at $24.98 SRP and you can take a look at the cover art below. The film stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze and Nora Dunn.

While high-tech U.S. specialists fought, career soldier Archie Gates marked time in his Gulf War base camp. But now it's time for action. Gates and three other restless Americans decide to raid a bunker holding a stash of gold stolen by the Iraqi army. Get in, get out, get rich, be back in time for lunch: the plan couldn't be easier. George Clooney portrays Gates, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze are his fellow commandos and Nora Dunn plays an ambitious TV newswoman in this acclaimed film that by turns is a war movie, an antiwar movie, a surreal comedy and a powerful drama of human compassion - all written and directed with exhilarating style by David O. Russell. From start to finish, "Three Kings rules" (Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today).

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WB rejects anti-war documentary with ‘Three Kings’

Three Kings: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Filmmaker David O. Russell planned to distribute a new anti-war documentary along with an upcoming Warner Bros. DVD release of his 1999 movie Three Kings. But studio executives now say his finished documentary isn't what they had in mind, so they're giving it back to him. The move by Warner Bros. is notable in a year when the Walt Disney Co. cited political sensitivity for its refusal to distribute Michael Moore's blockbuster Fahrenheit 9/11.

Three Kings starred George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube as three American soldiers searching for gold in Iraq during the Gulf War of the early 1990s. The heads of Warner Bros. rejected the documentary this week, the New York Times reported Thursday, saying it was inappropriate to distribute a documentary about the director's personal political views in conjunction with his 5-year-old drama.

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