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The Cooler in October

Tartan Video have announced the UK DVD release of The Cooler for 25th October 2004 priced at £19.99. Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) is a man with a curse. He is a walking bad luck charm. He works at Shangri-la Casino which is run by old pal, Shelley (Alec Baldwin), a man who paid off his debts and knee-capped him into the bargain. Lootz becomes the casino’s ‘cooler’ – a man who stands by a gamblers’ winning streak and causes him to lose. However, when he meets cocktail waitress Natalie (Maria Bello) he falls in love and she becomes his Lady Luck. His reversal of fortune gives the gamblers a winning streak. And Shelley can’t allow that to continue. Nor can the Casino’s new bosses. What will happen with the next roll of the dice?

Wayne Kramer’s thriller is infused with magical realism and a finely tuned cast.. William H Macy (Fargo, Magnolia, Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) gives another subtle but exacting performance, proving he’s one of today’s leading character actors. Alec Baldwin (Beetlejuice; The Juror) has never been better as the embattled Shelley, winning an Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, and Maria Bello (Auto Focus; Coyote Ugly) ably continues to prove there’s life after TV’s ER.. THE COOLER is sure to be a hot winner.

Features include:

  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and DTS Digital Surround 5.1
  • Commentary with Wayne Kramer and composer Mark Isham
  • Commentary with Wayne Kramer and cinematographer James Whitaker
  • Isolated Music & Effects track
  • Documentary: Sundance Channel - Anatomy of a Scene
  • Original trailer

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