Blu-Ray Giveaway – Ida Lupino: Filmmaker Collection (4 disc set) (now through Nov 23)

Celebrating Women Pioneer Filmmakers!
We’re Giving Away FIVE Ida Lupino Blu-Ray Filmmaker Collection Sets!

This month we continue our Women Pioneers Filmmaker Celebration with another special giveaway! We are happy to say that we’re giving away FIVE COPIES of the Ida Lupino Filmmaker Collection 4-disc Blu-Ray set, courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber! The set includes four newly restored classics directed by Ida Lupino: Not Wanted (1949), Never Fear (1949), The Hitch-Hiker (1953) and The Bigamist (1953).

Includes four newly-restored classics directed by Ida Lupino

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Nov 23 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick our winners on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • Oct 26: One Winner
  • Nov 2: One Winner
  • Nov 9: One Winner
  • Nov 16: One Winner
  • Nov 23: One Winner

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub (or this blog, depending how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday October 27 at 9PM EST.


About the DVD: This collection includesfour Newly Restored Classics Directed by Ida Lupino — Not Wanted (1949) Starring Sally Forrest and Leo Penn, Never Fear (1949) Starring Sally Forrest and Hugh O’Brian, The Hitch-Hiker (1953) Starring Edmond O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy and William Talman and The Bigamist (1953) Starring Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O’Brien and Edmund Gwenn.


ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, November 23 at 9PM EST— BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win the “Ida Lupino Filmmaker Collection” 4-disc Blu-Ray #Giveaway courtesy of @KinoLorber and CMH #CMHContest Link:

THE QUESTION: Why do you consider Ida Lupino a film pioneer? And, if you’re not familiar with her work, why do you want to win this collection?

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…


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).

And if you can’t wait to win this Blu-Ray, you can click on the images below to purchase on amazon:


Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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45 Responses to Blu-Ray Giveaway – Ida Lupino: Filmmaker Collection (4 disc set) (now through Nov 23)

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    Ida Lupino is a film pioneer in that she was one of the first women in the classical Hollywood Studio System of the 1930s-1960s to direct and produce films, especially ones on social and feminist issues featuring strong female characters. She directed different genres and made thoughtful films to make audiences think.

  2. I consider Ida Lupino a film pioneer because she existed and gave her vision at a time where men were off in war and the world in chaos. Her films are visually beautiful and narratively compelling, but showed that women are not limited to beauty and romance in this changing landscape of cinema.

  3. Destiny L Drake says:

    The reason I want to win this collection is because: it must be hard to find her films, so if I win I can see of the films that made her a great actress.

  4. Vickie Gleason says:

    I’ve seen her in films and haves loved her. I don’t know much about her film making so would love to learn more!

  5. While I’m familiar with Ida Lupino’s acting, I haven’t seen her directorial work. I’m especially interested in The Hitch-Hiker, which is supposed to be one of the great film noirs.

    By the way, I’m adding the URL from the email ( to the Twitter post, because it appears you forgot the contest link in the Twitter message. Cheers!

  6. Jessica Gonzales says:

    I would absolutely love to learn more about Ida Lupino. I am always excited when I come across women filmmakers, especially if they are from the past or certain period. It seems impossible for them to have succeeded and yet they did and got their films made. I love supporting women in the film industry!

  7. John Grant says:

    Mouthwatering! Lupino’s one of my great heroes, a cinematic genius on either side of the lens. Pity I don’t have a blu-ray player! (I have them all on DVDs, of course.)

    I’ve twitterpated the page; hope it helps.

  8. Luis Velez says:

    Ida Lupino – While I am not familiar with her entire body of work, this collection would be the shining gem in my collection… her personality and creativity are present in each different film she made, and she defined a path to professional success in film for women in both her generation and future ones.

  9. Garrett Solomon says:

    I finally got to watch “Detour” all the way through last week. And knowing how dark that movie was, I am especially curious to see how these kinds of noir films would play out if they were made by a woman. And to boot, the audio commentary for one of the films included comes from someone who works at the Gene Siskel Film Center where I frequent. Having to hear a local theater programmer’s insights on one of the movies included would make me feel even more ecstatic.

  10. Craig Buehler says:

    Directing among an almost exclusively boys club – and knew her name before I got into classic film from seeing her name during the credits for Gilligan’s island!

  11. Antoinette Vasquez says:

    I did my college thesis on female directors. Of course, Ms. Lupino was included. Very inspiring.

    • Timothy Costa says:

      I’ve only seen one of her films (The Hitch-Hiker) but it was obvious her talents stood out in a male dominated environment. I would love this opportunity to catch up on the rest of her work.

  12. Christi Gilliam says:

    I am relatively new to her films, awhile back TCM was showing quite a few of her movies.. I had previously seen The Hitch-hiker and Not Wanted, I liked both of those which made me look into other movies by Ida.. I like the characters she played and I would love to see the 2 movies I haven’t seen yet and add them to my collection of Classic Movies!!
    Thank you so much!!

  13. Bianca Bonifacio says:

    I only know Ida Lupino from Twilight Zone. She starred in the episode called The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine and she directed a TZ episode, The Masks. I wasn’t aware she directed movies too. It’d be nice to win a set of her movies because I really enjoy discovering/adding new films to my cinema repertoire. Good luck, everyone!

    @melodyfayre – twitter

  14. Ms. Lupino tackled controversial subjects and womens’ issues. She was a woman working in Hollywood at a time when the general culture climate and initial stage of sexism in the movie industry minimized her attempts at making a decent film. She took chances with the movies she directed, the subject matter that many male directors shied away from and claimed that they wouldn’t be successful. She had many box office successes. She was a gutsy lady I admired.

  15. I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    Ms. Lupino tackled controversial subjects and womens’ issues. She was a woman working in Hollywood at a time when the general culture climate and initial stage of sexism in the movie industry minimized her attempts at making a decent film. She took chances with the movies she directed, the subject matter that many male directors shied away from and claimed that they wouldn’t be successful. She had many box office successes. She was a gutsy lady I admired.

  16. Gary Meyer says:

    Lupino went into a place where the few women making films had not ventured with tough social issues dramas and hard-boiled noir . They create a great atmosphere , have terrific pacing and sometimes feature the director herself as an actress. I look forward to enjoying these film in the restorations.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  17. Stuart Cook says:

    Ida Lupino was a true film director/producer pioneer. After having already become a movie star in her own right, she produced and directed many deep dramas and noirs, my favorite being THE HITCH-HIKER. I would love to have this and these other titles restored since most prints of THE HITCH-HIKER are old worn TV distribution prints.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  18. Brandon Martin says:

    I’ve only seen a few movies from her in their entirety, but Ida Lupino is a potent and clear storyteller, and sets a great example for her entire gender. I have faith that the movies in this set will satisfy me greatly.

  19. Thomas Michalak says:

    She’s really good.

  20. I’ve loved watching her movies for years, then to find out she was also a director, icing on the cake. Her movies have storylines with substance ,film noirs is my favorite genre.

  21. Ron Adams says:

    A woman directing film noir?! What is more cool that that??

  22. Bharat Reddy Dhanireddy says:

    It will be great to see the work of an early pioneer of women in cinema.

  23. Billy Slobin says:

    I’ve always loved Ida Lupino’s acting.
    Particularly in They drive by night, Beware my lovely (with epic Robert Ryan) and High Sierra…of course there is so much more.
    She was a pioneering Woman behind the camera back when Hollywood was virtually All Male in those roles.
    I’d really enjoy watching these new (to me) films in the collection.
    I must note that I’m a huge fan of her television work -especially Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock presents, Honey West, Twilight Zone and so much more!

  24. Sara Stewart says:

    Where to begin? First, she was a strong woman in an industry ruled by men. As tough as Bette Davis, and often getting into trouble with her studio for refusing a role that Bette Davis turned down, she was a woman in control. When she couldn’t find roles she liked, she turned to directing, taking on subjects that were taboo at the time. When hit with a censorship warning, she changed the title of a movie and proceeded to use the title as a tagline in the movie summary.
    Her movies were gritty and real, something no one expected from a woman.
    She was strong, independent, and paved the way for future women directors.

  25. I think I replied to the comment in the wrong spot- sorry- If so here is what I said
    I believe Miss Lupino was a pioneer because she was someone who didnt pigdeon hole herself- she was on screen and off a force to be reckon with- she didnt consider herself just an actress ofrjust a director- she was both- she wasnt afraid to step into a position that many people would consider is wrong for someone like her- and thats so insipiring!
    @flapperdame16 twitter

  26. Mark PAGAN says:

    Directed by? Oh! and here I am, associating her name only with her work as an actress. Guess I need this set to further my learnin’!

  27. Jean F says:

    Even today few women have the opportunity to direct films. For Ida Lupino to do it in the 50s when prejudice against women was even greater shows her talent.

  28. Michele Robertson says:

    I remember her because my sister, Patsy, is a HUGE fan of Lupino, From the movies she starred in to the movies she refused to star in because they were not to her standards. I remember several years ago my sister telling me that one of the reasons she was crazy ab0ut Ida Lupino was because not only was she a superb actor but she had guts and wasn’t a pushover back in the day when men ruled the studio system. As for me, I like Lupino because I love what I call film noir chicks! I’m a big fan of the women of film noir. They gave as good as they got–as tough as the fellas. Haha. But mostly, I’d love to be able to give my sissy this as a 65th birthday gift next month, she’d be tickled pink! Thanks CMH we love you too!

  29. Shana Carter says:

    Ida Lupino was a woman who managed to make good and socially relevant art as an independent figure in the days of the almighty studio system.

  30. Chris Teel says:

    I’m more familiar with Ida Lupino as an actress, but knowing she directed, especially in that era makes her really special and one tough cookie. The Hitchhiker was the only film in the set I was familiar with so I’m intrigued with the idea of seeing the others, and if past experience is any indicator the Kino Lorber folks have done a fine job with the set.

  31. Nancy says:

    Ida Lupino was a film pioneer because she was one of the few female directors at the time and tackled controversial topics and film noir.

  32. Tim says:

    I’m not familiar with her work but after reading a bit about her I now know that she was influential as a filmmaker. Especially in a time where there were so few female directors.

    The Hitch-Hiker sounds like a great noir film and it would be the one I watch first.

    Hope I win!

  33. I’ve only seen THE HITCH HIKER, but it was a quite excellent thriller. Obviously as a director she was a pioneer of her era, and her work stands as a testament to what we might have had if more women were directors in the classic studio era.
    I hope I win this set so I can explore more of her work!

  34. Rina Horenian says:

    She was the first female director and filmmaker.

  35. Javier Valverde says:

    I consider Ida Lupino a film pioneer because she took on topics in her films that most film directors would not touch in those days, like bigamy in the The Bigamist (1953) and postwar alienation in The Hitchkiker (1953)

  36. David Hollingsworth says:

    Ida Lupino was a trailblazer who directed films with her own style and viewpoint of humanity. She also made films when filmmaking strictly belonged to men. She proved that women can direct and not compromise themselves for doing so.

  37. I have a classic movies tv channel on the Roku Network , called Kind Classics is website, currently I use public domain content, but want to represent a female filmmaker from that era in my selection of Movies, and tv shows I will have when I acquire pay for content.

  38. David Gill says:

    I am excited to learn more about Ida and to watch her work as I’m completely unfamiliar!

  39. Barry P. says:

    I was captivated by The Hitch Hiker, and hope to explore more work from this talented, groundbreaking actress/filmmaker. On a side note, the Twilight Zone episode “The Masks” is one of my favorites!

  40. John Gibbs says:

    Who doesn’t love a dame that directs!

  41. jason f says:

    Not really familiar with her work. Just moved to PA and looking to broaden my horizons with new films to watch. Early pioneers in movie making interest me as one of my good friends son is directing short movies.

  42. Karin Melster says:

    What a wonderful actress & the movies she’s directed I’ve seen are outstanding!! But I’ve not seen all of her movies!! What greatness in a small package she was!!

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