Directed by John Huston
Starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey
When Sean Connery passed away in October, one of the things I heard a lot was “It really stinks you can’t get The Man Who Would Be King on Blu-Ray.” Well, technically you could, if you were willing to pay crazy collector prices for it. Luckily, Warner Archive is righting that wrong in January with a re-issue.
Connery, Michael Caine and director John Huston really knocked it out of the park with this one. Huston had been trying to make it for over 20 years, and both Connery and Caine said it was their favorite of their own films. It’s a near-perfect adventure movie and it holds up remarkably well — and the cinematography by Oswald Morris will look splendid on Blu-Ray. Highly, highly recommended.