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Kino Lorber: Jules Dassin's Topkapi Coming to Blu-ray
Posted July 2, 2014 05:18 PM by Webmaster
U.S. distributors Kino Lorber have confirmed that they will release on Blu-ray director Jules Dassin's Topkapi (1964), starring Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Akim Tamiroff, and Robert Morley. The release will be available for purchase on October 7th.
Synopsis: Trouble brews beneath the exotically curved towers of Istanbul when the equally exotic - and equally curved - Elizabeth Lipp (Melina Mercouri) recruits her former lover (Maximilian Schell) in a scheme to heist the pride of the city's Topkapi museum: a jewel-encrusted dagger. But the "job" soon turns into a high-tension, high-wire performance - literally - when the bumbling fall guy (Peter Ustinov) and other amateurs they've hired as help find they'll have to lift their prize while dangling from the museum's vaulted ceiling!
Cannot wait for this one!! I fell prey to the brilliant marketing for NYC opening (exotic "Topkapi" teaser everywhere--just that!) and went blind to the very first showing! I stayed through the second showing and have seen this terrific film many times since. Will pre-order right away!