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Boxing Drama CHAMPION to Make Its UK Blu-Ray Debut - New Trailer and Artwork

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The Kirk Douglas boxing drama comes to UK blu-ray in December.

Kirk Douglas earned his first ever Oscar nomination for his role in director Mark Robson's 1949 boxing drama Champion.

Douglas plays narcissistic boxer Michael "Midge" Kelly, who makes an enemy of the mob when he wins a fight he agreed to throw.

Champion makes its UK blu-ray debut on December 6th when it will be released by Eureka Entertainment.

Bonus features include a new audio commentary by professor and film scholar Jason A. Ney and a stills gallery. The disc comes with a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Richard Combs and a piece on boxing in cinema by author/screenwriter S. B. Caves.

Check out Eureka's new trailer below.




The official synopsis reads:

Michael "Midge" Kelly (Douglas) is a boxer whose fight to the top is unhampered by ethics or gratitude. A hero to his fans, his friends know him to be a selfish egomaniac who allows nothing to stand in his way. After winning a fight he was supposed to throw, Mike's life is threatened by the mob, and he is only saved through the intervention of a woman who becomes yet another pawn in his climb up the ladder. Ultimately, he is forced to re-enter the ring and confront his biggest opponent... himself.

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