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Blu-ray: Three Kings

Set during Operation Desert Storm this brilliant 1999 drama is the story of four US soldiers (George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze) who loot $23 million in gold hijacked from Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s army.

Three Kings (Warner Bros.): Set during Operation Desert Storm this brilliant 1999 drama ┬áis the story of four US soldiers (George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze) who loot $23 million in gold hijacked from Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s army.

The third film from director David O’Russell (after Spanking the Monkey and Flirting With Disaster) was one of the best films of its year, a daring hybrid of Kelly’s Heroes and M*A*S*H featuring some dazzling visuals, fine performances and manages to entertain whilst also making pointed commentary about US foreign policy.

The special features include:

  • Two audio commentaries: The first is a highly informative track by director David O. Russell who discussing various elements in detail. The second by producers Charles Roven and Edward L. McDonnell and
  • On the Set of ‘Three Kings’ (21:32)
  • On the Set of ‘Three Kings’ with Production Designer Catherine Hardwicke (10:15)
  • The Cinematography of ‘Three Kings:’ An Interview with Director of Photography Newton Thomas Sigel (7:06)
  • Director David O. Russell’s ‘Three Kings’ Video Journal (13:37)
  • An Intimate Look Inside the Acting Process with Ice Cube (2:21)
  • Deleted Scenes (6:37)
  • Trailer (2:10)

> Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK
> Three Kings at the IMDb

By Ambrose Heron

Editor of FILMdetail