World Poker Tour - Best Of Season 3 showcases the best players and biggest payouts from the $100 million dollar season of the WPT. Every episode of World Poker Tour - Best Of Season 3 is jam-packed with surprises, suspense and excitement. Hungry amateurs take on ice cool pros, veteran players square off against young guns and all reveling in the high-wire act of life changing money being risked on every turn of a card. Featuring pros Doyle Brunson, Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey, Erick Lindgren, Daniel Negreanu and more!
The landmark first season that helped launched the poker explosion on TV. Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten comment while the first and best hostess Shania Hiatt interviews the players.
World Poker Tour created a televised sports sensation and fueled the current poker explosion. An estimated 60 million people in the U.S. now play and poker’s popularity continues to skyrocket.
Bringing the heat to DVD, World Poker Tour Season Two is an eight-DVD set stacked with cunning poker stars, fierce competition and record-breaking prize pools. Tournaments are set in some of the world’s most glamorous locations. With millions at stake, each of the 14 episodes offers skilled card playing and action on the felt. The box set also features an entire disc filled with bonus material.
Las Vegas is the setting for wicked bluffs and nasty gutshot draws as five of poker’s most notorious personalities strut their stuff during championship play. Watch as three-time WPT winner Gus Hansen goes up against brash Antonio Esfandiari, smooth-as silk Paul "The Truth" Darden, hooded genius Phil Laak and the devil himself, David "Devilfish" Ulliott. Thrown into the group, like a lamb to the wolves, is Illinois bank teller Mark Richards who won his seat at the table during a WPT satellite tournament.
The fun and excitement of Ultimate Poker Challenge: Season One - the first nationally syndicated, weekly poker tournament ever shown on television - continues in grand style with Ultimate Poker Challenge: Season Two - an even more exciting 8-DVD set containing all 26 one-hour episodes of the tournament! Amateurs as well as top players from around the world test their poker prowess as they compete for the Grand Prize - and all the glory - in the gambling capital of the world - Las Vegas!
Ultimate Poker Challenge: Season One captures all the fun and excitement of the first nationally syndicated, weekly poker tournament ever shown on television, in an 8-DVD set containing all 26 one-hour episodes of the tournament! Amateurs as well as top players from around the world test their poker prowess as they compete for the Grand Prize – and all the glory – in the gambling capital of the world – Las Vegas !
When a pool shark (Famke Janssen) is desperate to escape her haunted past and ex-husband, she hatches a dangerous plot and is forced to take the ultimate gamble. Award-winning and critically acclaimed, Turn the River is edgy and suspenseful with stakes that have never been higher.
ESPN and the creators of "Rounders" made "Tilt" to capture an inside look at professional poker and the seedy Las Vegas backrooms known only to the most dedicated gamblers. Now, TILT is available on a three-disc DVD, loaded with bonus materials including an alternate ending for the first season, behind the scenes footage, outtakes, deleted scenes, actor auditions, and more. TILT stars Michael Madsen as Don "The Matador" Everest, the champion poker-playing "king of the table." Facing off against him is Eddie Towne, a hot-shot player driven by revenge, and Clark Marcellin a young player out to de-throne the champ.
Amateur poker documentary
When you play a cheater, be sure you cheat better than he does. Paul Newman out-hustles Robert Shaw during a train-board poker game. Newman's boozy, needling performance -- and the shocked expression on Shaw's underling's face when he realizes they've been out-cheated -- reveal a glimpse of how below the polite veneer, poker is usually taken very seriously.
Paul Newman as an up and coming pool player who plays a long time champion in a single high stakes match.
Star studded cast spoofs the WSOP - Woody Harrelson, Ray Romano, Richard Kind, Ray Liotta.
Kenny Rogers movie where You’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run.” Brady Hawkes, The Gambler, receives a letter from his son indicating he needs help. This sends Brady to the rescue. Along the way Brady meets up with Billy Montana, a young man who thinks he knows everything about playing cards. Brady teaches Billy a few lessons along the way and they end up forming a strong friendship and team up together.
Martin Scorsese directs this 1986 sequel to the classic 1961 film The Hustler, which marks the return of Paul Newman to the role of pool shark Fast Eddie Felson. Anxious to break into the big time again, Eddie finds a talented protégé (Tom Cruise) to groom; but with the addition of the latter's manipulative girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and the wild streak in Cruise's character, the trio make for a fascinating portrait in group psychology. It's a great cast and script by Richard Price (Clockers).
Directed by Norman Jewison, Steve McQueen brings his cool fire to the role of the Cincinnati Kid. While the finale to this classic poker movie is so ludicrous it unfortunately damages the whole film as the Kid bungles the climactic hand, the taut exploration of back room gaming and the line "That's what it's all about, doing the wrong thing at the right time" is definitely worth seeing.
“There’s no braver man than a scared one when he’s cornered.” One of the classical western poker movies, where we meet well-known Hopalang Cassidy (as William Boyd). This cowboy really was a very talented chap. By the way Francis Nevins devoted his book to this out of the common person, called The Films of Hopalang Cassidy. An unconquerable bumpkin is good at pistols and fists as well as hole cards. (VHS only)
Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter “The Dean” and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster. Fake poker movie. Why? It’s not about poker, but they say it’s NL Hold’em. Anyway, the movie is worth a watch, if you don’t play poker and don’t know the rules of the game. Great actors should learn how to play poker in order to play their parts appropriately.
Patrick Dempsey kills time at an illegal card game in New Jersey before legalization of casino poker there. Here we get a rare filmed record of a player tipping the dealer, and the waving off of obnoxious second hand smoke. The game climaxes when a belligerent, violent player forces Dempsey to draw one card instead of standing pat. (VHS only)
Rounders (1998) explores the underground world of high-stakes poker. Directed by John Dahl and starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton, the movie follows two friends who need to quickly earn enough cash playing poker to pay off a huge debt. The term "rounder" refers to a person whose sole means of earning a living is by playing cards.
Johnny was a pool hall hustler, until he discovered how his manager Joe had ruined his life. Johnny leaves Joe in the hands of some drug dealers and splits. Now he's trying to go legit, save his relationship with his girlfriend Tara, and maybe even save his life. Johnny's younger brother Danny is eager to follow in his footsteps and finds himself deep in debt to Joe, who has returned with a new pool hall protege. When Danny robs a store to pay back Joe, Johnny comes to the rescue. The final game has a payoff that's bigger than money, bigger than life, bigger than either player can imagine.
The definitive look at the OTHER side of poker. The seedy underbelly that no casino or TV poker show wants you to see. "Poker Bustouts"shows how tough it is to survive playing poker for a living. It's brutally honest and hilarious."
The Wild West is about to get wilder! Alice Moffit, ‘Poker Alice’, has been disowned by her Boston family because of her incurable penchant for gambling. She is travelling the West with her cousin, John, when she wins a house in a poker game on a train. The ‘house’ turns out to be a bordello, which she decides to run until she can sell it. She falls for a bounty hunter, Jeremy Collins, who is about to settle down in California. Marrying him would mean ending the life-long relationship between the two cousins. (Stars Elizabeth Taylor) non-US format.
Is high-stakes poker a metaphor for the American Dream? A bi-coastal couple, Susan and Tim, carry their independent film company and four-year-old son on an eight-month ride through the world of tournament poker. Their goal is to win $125,000 to develop a feature film. Business (and formerly romantic) partners, Susan and Tim often disagree. Susan is a self-directed, high energy gambler who has won poker tournaments before. Tim is her sensible but anxious mate and often her unwanted conscience. Along the way, we get to meet the peculiar players from around the globe who populate the poker world and hear their thoughts on poker's connection to the American Dream.
NBC Sports presents the second season of the ultimate big-stakes poker showdown, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship. In this invitation-only tournament, 64 players battle one-on-one for the title, "World's Best 1-on-1 Poker Player," at the Caesars Palace Las Vegas, the Home of Champions. The 4-disc set contains all six episodes and DVD Extras: Including the GQ Pairings Party, presented by NYNE and a Special Music Video of the Tournament's best moments.
NBC Sports presents the ultimate big-stakes poker showdown, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship. In this invitation-only tournament, 64 players battle one-on-one for the title, "World's Best 1-on-1 Poker Player," at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, the birthplace of poker. The 3-Disc set contains all six episodes and DVD extras: Draft Party Special, Henry Orenstein's Behind the Scenes Interview and Special Music Video of the Tourneys' best moments.
Detective Jack Kellogg lives a double life. In one, he is an excellent detective, rising quickly through the ranks of the police force. In the other, he is a down and out poker player, struggling to survive. The two sides have never met before, but a series of brutal murders will bring both his worlds crashing together in a way he never expected. This Michael Schimmelman film tells a story of violent duplicity, where one man finds out what happens when vice and duty collide.
Starring James Garner. Although Maverick is not the most brilliant film ever made and some of the poker scenes are kinda silly, this is a fun and lightheaded poker movie. Maverick might even provide a basic idea on what it was like to be a rambling gambler in the Old West card scene, as Mel Gibson tries to earn enough money for the big five-card draw poker tournament.
A powerful story of a drug addict (Frank Sinatra) who's trying to leave his poker-dealing past behind after he returns home from prison. He dreams of becoming a jazz drummer, but his wheelchair-bound wife forces him to continue his lucrative gambling. He doesn't know that she is faking her injury in order to control him. She kills Darren McGavin when he discovers her secret, resulting in Sinatra being hunted by the police. A harrowing scene in the film takes place when Sinatra goes "cold turkey" to rid himself of drugs with the help of Kim Novak.
Starring Ana Torrent and Antonio Dechent, this Spanish language movie (with English subtitles) features the steamy world of card playing in Spain. A young woman - who has made a life out of playing poker since the death of her father - faces a tough decision: a high stakes game or life without cards with a man named Juan.
“Change your game. Change your life.” A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems. Everybody who enjoys the television popularity of poker will like this film, due to the doses of the game itself and a WSOP pro.