Watch now

3.54 + 1.26 UK delivery
In stock. Sold by RAREWAVES USA

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
supermart_usa Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


The Poker House [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Bokeem Woodbine , David Alan Grier    DVD
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
Price: 3.54
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by RAREWAVES USA.
Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Region 1 encoding (requires a North American or multi-region DVD player and NTSC compatible TV. More about DVD formats.)

Note: you may purchase only one copy of this product. New Region 1 DVDs are dispatched from the USA or Canada and you may be required to pay import duties and taxes on them (click here for details). Please expect a delivery time of 5-7 days.


Frequently Bought Together

The Poker House [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] + Winter's Bone [DVD] + The Burning Plain [DVD]
Price For All Three: 15.37

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product details

  • Actors: Bokeem Woodbine, David Alan Grier
  • Format: Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Phase 4 Films
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Aug 2012
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0083QN87K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,190 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Customer Reviews

5 star
3 star
2 star
2.5 out of 5 stars
2.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 23 April 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Fantastic film. Took a while to arrive to uk but that's expected. Was still delivered in between the 2 estimated delivery dates. Great service all round and was a great film to watch.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No European region play! 19 Nov 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Disappointed as I could not play this copy (region 1) on my DVD, therefore I cannot review this copy of film.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.1 out of 5 stars  39 reviews
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great movie! 6 Oct 2009
By Randy L. Pertler - Published on
This is the kind of movie that you are still thinking about when you wake up the next day. It is funny and sad at the same time. It is very inspiring because it is based on Lori Petty's life. The movie is far better than most of the junk that is release in the theaters. You won't be disappointed with it.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More American Crime than American Splendor 12 April 2010
By Cleo - Published on
This movie is Antoine Fisher for girls. It reminds me of Boys Don't Cry in depicting how scary poverty in America is. It's about being born into an unlucky childhood where a bad mother can really destroy you. I have no idea whether this is a true story but it's nice to believe that the main character ultimately survives. This is a much better movie than White Oleander. This movie is made scarier for being set in the 1970s. Also, the lead actress looks like both Maggie Cheung and Hoku. She's lovely to look at and the two little girls who play her sisters are adorable. The Clarke Peters cameo was a treat and the soundtrack is terrific.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it to watch 29 Dec 2009
By SherylB - Published on
Not what I expected. The actress who portrays Lori and the actresses who play her sisters are very watchable. Sad movie but very, very interesting. I commend Lori for rising above her circumstances.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good look into the life of drugs, prostitution and all the things that we turn our heads from. 11 May 2013
By Amanda S - Published on
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A surreal movie about the struggles of childhood enveloped in drugs and dysfunction at it's core. This movie is based from the 60's and shows of three Sisters who struggle to take care of themselves while their Mother abuses drugs and prostitutes herself for her Pimp who is her lifeline. The movie tells it all from the gut wrenching emotional abuse that the girls endure from their Mother. The neglect is unspeakable and you can feel the pain that the daughters feel. I recommend this movie to anyone willing to witness the all the elements of a family completely destroyed by drugs.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Michael Bramble - Published on
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought "The Poker House" because it featured two of my favorite young actors, Jennifer Lawrence and Chloe Grace Moretz, in a 2008 film before they were famous.

Lawrence, who was 17 when this film was shot, plays barely 14-year old Agnes, the daughter of an emotionally-twisted, drug/ alcohol-addicted, prostitute-mother portrayed by the wonderful Selma Blair.

Moretz, who must have realistically been around 11 years old, is one of Agnes' sisters, Cammie. Sadly underutilized, Moretz has little to do in the story other than sit at a bar and trade non sequiturs with an alcohol-addled, delusional and paranoid barfly (David Alan Grier).

Agnes, as the de facto manager of this house of ill repute, is infatuated with a black pimp (Bokeem Woodbine) who treats her nice with gentle kisses while beating and selling her strung-out mother. Finally, the pimp decides it's time for Agnes to join Mommy and he viciously attacks the 14-year old. The violation is painful and hard to watch, Especially difficult to observe is the reaction, or should I say nonreaction to this violation by her mother who later makes it clear she would die for her pimp.

The Lawrence character has a big basketball game on this night of the molestation, What is her pre-game ritual? Stretching and Gatorade? Hardly, she drinks alcohol, and smokes weed & cigarettes. Then there's that little incident concerning the (dare we say it?) rape.

The casual viewer might think Agnes wouldn't have the right mindset for this contest. Casting her fate to the wind, she shows up for the game, although it is well into the second half. Donning her metaphor-like Wonder Woman suit, she pours in 27 points in 7 minutes to steal the victory. Agnes is laying on the floor after making the final shot. The fans and her teammates convulse into hysterical celebration! Meanwhile, does anyone care to pick up Agnes and offer her thanks for winning the game with her super-human effort. Short answer: No. She walks out of the gym with nary a word said to her. Not realistic.

The basketball scenes were beyong not believeable. They were AWFUL. Plus, a body double was used for Lawrence during the more-athletic moves, a fact confirmed by director Lori Petty in a special features interview.

I didn't like the movie. Director Petty said she based this story on her real life experiences while growing up in Iowa. Petty probably told a mostly-honest and accurate story with a little embellishment thrown in to spice up the plot. I found the storyline sad and detestable, many of the characters despicable with the overall effect creating an emotion of depression. I realize that is not a credible critique of Petty's moving-making skill. It just left me feeling rather ill.

Blair and Lawrence were brilliant. Lawrencce, already showing signs of greatness two years before her Academy Award-nominated role in "Winter's Bone" won the Outstanding Performance Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival for this portrayal of a bright but abused 14-year old, Lawrence is, indeed, a wonder.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category