Well, this will be an Entertaining Holiday Season for
Classic Movie Lovers!!!
Classic Movie Hub is very happy to announce our next Classic Movie Contest Giveaway! Thanks to Kino Lorber, we have lots of fun DVDs and Blu-Rays to giveaway this holiday season!!! We’ll kick off our contest tomorrow (Monday November 23rd) and you’ll be able to enter and win Prizes through Saturday December 26th… But that’s not all! Kino Lorber has also created a 40% off coupon offer towards the purchase of their Studio Classics titles via the Kino Lorber website.
That said, we have a total of TWELVE Classic Movie DVDs/Blu-Rays to give away as part of this contest promotion… In a nutshell, we’ll be giving away TEN of them via twitter plus TWO of them via Facebook and this blog. Winners will be picked via random drawings as noted below.
What can you win? Well, this time we’ll be doing things a little differently… This time, we’ll ask each winner to pick their preferred prize (and second-choice back-up prize just in case), and then we’ll just cross the ‘taken’ prizes off the list as we go… the winners will also be able to choose whether they want a DVD or a Blu-Ray for their selected prize. Here are the titles up for grabs:
Okay now, let’s get down to business…
Here’s when we’ll pick our winners, via random drawings:
- November 28: Two Winners
- December 5: Two Winners
- December 12: Two Winners
- December 19: Two Winners
- December 26: Two Winners
Facebook / Blog Contest:
- December 12: One Winner
- December 26: One Winner
Here’s what we’ll be giving away (one of each title, winner’s choice of DVD or Blu-Ray)… This is also where we’ll keep track of the winners and their prizes. (PS: I’ve included descriptions of the films way below at the bottom of this blog post)
At War with the Army(prize no longer available; winner is Andreas 12/26; Blu-ray) Cabinet of Dr. Caligari(prize no longer available; winner is David 12/12; Blu-ray)
- Diary of a Lost Girl
Faust(prize no longer available; Facebook winner is Shirley 12/12; DVD) The Front Page(prize no longer available; winner is Jeffrey 12/19; Blu-Ray format) Marty(prize no longer available; winner is Sean 12/12; Blu-Ray format) The Mask(prize no longer available; winner is Freeman 11/28; Blu-Ray format) Metropolis(prize no longer available; winner is Ronald 12/19; Blu-Ray format) Nosferatu(prize no longer available; winner is Salvador 12/5; Blu-Ray format) Phantom of the Opera(prize no longer available; winner is Ebee 11/28; Blu-Ray format) The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming(prize no longer available; winner is Sam 12/26; Blu Ray format) Witness for the Prosecution(prize no longer available; winner is Micaela 12/5; DVD format)
To enter: Follow us on Twitter or Facebook – or check back on this blog tomorrow and/or Wednesday – to see the official contest announcements and find out how you can enter to win one of these awesome prizes.
And — as I mentioned above — Kino is offering a 40% DISCOUNT to use for their Studio Classics titles on the Kino Lorber website — so feel free to check it out — because there are lots of great titles available there. The Offer is valid through December 31, 2015, so that gives you plenty of time to peruse and use
Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).
Here’s some info about the films, just to make your prize decisions even tougher 🙂
AT WAR WITH THE ARMY: Newly Re-mastered in HD! After their supporting roles in My Friend Irma and My Friend Irma Goes West, At War with the Army was the first film starring the legendary duo of Dean Martin (Artists and Models) and Jerry Lewis (Scared Stiff) they went on to co-star in thirteen more comedies becoming Paramount Pictures new comedy team and box office champs. Lewis is a hapless bungling private and Martin is his bossy first sergeant and ladies man with the crooner’s voice. Together the duo is thrown into a series of classics gags and routines and some great musical pieces. Directed by Hal Walker (Road to Utopia, Sailor Beware), one of the few directors to work both with Martin & Lewis as well as with Hope & Crosby.
CABINET OF DR CALIGARI: In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community. This authoritative edition of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 4K restoration scanned from the (mostly) preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive.
DIARY OF LOST GIRL: The second and final collaboration of actress Louise Brooks and director G.W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box), DIARY OF A LOST GIRL is a provocative adaptation of Margarethe Böhme’s notorious novel, in which the naive daughter of a middle class pharmacist is seduced by her father’s assistant, only to be disowned and sent to a repressive home for wayward girls. She escapes, searches for her child, and ends up in a high-class brothel, only to turn the tables on the society which had abused her. It’s another tour-de-force performance by Brooks, whom silent film historian Kevin Brownlow calls an “actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality and a beauty unparalleled in screen history.” – Thomas Gladysz
FAUST: Mobilizing the full resources of the Ufa Studios, F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu, Sunrise) orchestrated a colossal adaptation of Goethe’s FAUST that ranks alongside Fritz Lang’s Metropolis as the greatest achievement of the German silent cinema. Gösta Ekman stars as the titular alchemist who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth…in exchange for his soul. As the diabolical Mephisto, Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh) delivers a performance of operatic scale and intensity, by turns charming, comical, and horrific.
THE FRONT PAGE: Raucous, irreverent, and remarkably funny, THE FRONT PAGE is a landmark in cinema history ; a brilliantly orchestrated, high-speed satire that set the standard for the countless screwball comedies that followed in its wake. But few films can match the risque flavor and the relentless pace of the masterpiece that spawned an entire genre, earning Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Adolphe Menjou), and Best Director (Lewis Milestone), as well as a spot on the esteemed National Film Registry. Based on the wildly successful (and controversial) play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, THE FRONT PAGE follows hard-boiled crime reporter Hildy Johnson (Pat O’Brien) who has vowed to quit the business and marry his new sweetheart (Mary Brian). But when a political radical (George E. Stone) escapes from custody on the eve of his hanging, the reporter’s room is plunged into comedic chaos, and Hildy’s brash editor (Menjou) sees it as an opportunity to manipulate the reporter into staying.
MARTY: Mastered in HD – “I’ve been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life,” says Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine, The Wild Bunch). Yet, despite all his efforts, this 34- year old Bronx butcher remains as shy and uncomfortable around women today as on the day he was born. So when he meets Clara (Betsy Blair), a lonely schoolteacher who’s just as smitten with him as he is with her, Marty’s on top of the world. But not everyone around him shares Marty’s joy. And when his friends and family continually find fault with Clara, even Marty begins to question his newfound love – until he discovers, in an extraordinary way, the strength and courage to follow his heart. Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director (Delbert Mann, Separate Tables), Actor (Borgnine) and Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky, Network).
THE MASK: After the shocking death of a disturbed patient, psychiatrist Dr. Allan Barnes (Paul Stevens) comes into possession of the ancient tribal mask that supposedly drove the young man to his doom. When Barnes puts on the mask, he is assailed with nightmarish visions of monsters, occultists, and ritual torture. Believing that the mask has opened a portal to the deepest recesses of his mind, the doctor continues to explore this terrifying new psychic world — even as the mask reveals a latent violence in Barnes’ nature that threatens those closest to him.
METROPOLIS: Fritz Lang’s Sci-Fi Masterpiece. Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of METROPOLIS is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’s 1927 score (presented here in 5.1 Stereo Surround), the film’s dazzling visual design and special effects are more striking than ever. And the integration of scenes and subplots long considered lost endows METROPOLIS with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers—orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them both.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has i