Celebrating Noirvember with a Classic Kino Lorber Giveaway!
Winner’s Choice of 4 Classic Titles
Time for our next contest! This time we’re celebrating Noirvember with another cool Kino Classics giveaway… We are happy to say that we have EIGHT classic DVD or Blu-Rays to giveaway on Twitter this month, winners’ choice of four titles – A Bullet for Joey (Edward G. Robinson and George Raft), No Orchids for Miss Blandish (Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott and Linden Travers), Daisy Kenyon (Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews and Henry Fonda) or A Kiss Before Dying (Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter). And don’t forget to stay tuned because we’ll also be giving away TWO more DVDs/Blu-Rays via a separate Facebook/Blog giveaway this month too. That said, here we go…
In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Dec 8 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on four 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.
- Nov 17: Two Winners
- Nov 24: Two Winners
- Dec 1: Two Winners
- Dec 8: Two Winners
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 10PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winners on Sunday Nov 18 around 10PM EST.
Here are the titles up for grabs:
A Bullet for Joey: Blu-Ray or DVD available. Mastered in HD! Edward G. Robinson (Scarlet Street) and George Raft (They Drive by Night) star in this espionage thriller that pulls out all the stops for excitement and edge-of-your-seat suspense. When a Canadian police inspector investigates a murder, he is hurtled into an adventure involving foreign spies, American gangsters and an explosive high-tech secret that could change the world. In a daring attempt to seize a brilliant physicist’s discoveries, a foreign superpower enlists mobster Joe Victor (Raft) and his gang in a scheme that will ignite a firestorm of betrayal, murder and global intrigue. Police Inspector Leduc (Robinson) is closing in, but the gangsters bring in their ultimate weapon: the stunning Joyce (Audrey Trotter, The Set-Up), a blonde temptress who will teach the scientist a thing or two even he doesn’t know! The breathtaking chase leads through the city streets to a pulse-pounding confrontation aboard an enemy cargo ship. Crackling with unrelenting tension, clever twists and a rapid-fire pace that will have you enthralled until the final action-packed moments, A Bullet For Joey is an adventure of the highest caliber with top-notch direction by the great Lewis Allen (Suddenly).
No Orchids for Miss Blandish: Blu-Ray or DVD available. Based on a shocking novel by James Hadley Chase (The Night of the Generals)–the film’s mixture of sex, violence and low morals made it one of the most controversial films of the late 1940s. The story tells of a pampered heiress (Linden Travers, The Lady Vanishes) who is abducted on her wedding night by a gang of small time hoods, in what starts out as a jewel robbery and turns into a kidnapping/murder when one of them kills the groom. Despite her terrifying ordeal, Miss Blandish finds herself falling in love with the gang leader, Slim Grisson (Jack La Rue, A Farewell to Arms). They plan to run off together, but the rest of the gang can’t see parting with a potential million dollar ransom, or leaving a witness alive–even if it means killing Slim to get to her. The book was ferociously condemned, but was allegedly the most popular book amongst serving British troops during WWII. The 1971 Robert Aldrich film The Grissom Gang was based on the same Chase novel.
Daisy Kenyon: Blu-Ray ONLY available. Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce), Dana Andrews (Boomerang) and Henry Fonda (The Ox-Bow Incident) deliver dazzling performances in this highly polished and slick love triangle directed by the great Otto Preminger (Laura). Daisy Kenyon (Crawford) is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men – one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. While in an emotionally draining love affair with married attorney Dan O’Mara (Andrews), who refuses to leave his wife, she meets returning army sergeant Peter Lapham (Fonda) – a decent and gentle man who instantly falls in love with her. Although she carries a torch for Dan, she knows Peter will give her the secure life she desires and she agrees to marry him. But when Dan divorces his wife, Daisy is suddenly torn between her obligations… and her passions. Featuring stunning black-and-white cinematography by legendary award-winning cinematographer Leon Shamroy (Leave Her to Heaven, The King and I, Cleopatra). the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Academy Award.
A Kiss Before Dying: Blu-Ray ONLY available. He had looks, charm, and killer instinct! Beneath his clean-cut looks… was a cold-blooded killer. Robert Wagner (Hart to Hart, The Pink Panther) gambled with his clean-cut image to play the ruthless, conniving killer in this unrelenting thriller co-starring Jeffrey Hunter (The Searchers), Virginia Leith (Fear and Desire), Joanne Woodward (Three Faces of Eve), Robert Quarry (Madhouse), George Macready (Gilda) and Mary Astor (The Hurricane). Based on the novel by suspense master Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives), A Kiss Before Dying is riveting, sure-fire entertainment you can’t miss. Wagner is Bud Corliss, a darkly handsome college boy so obsessed with wealth that he’d do anything to get it. When his rich girlfriend gets pregnant and is threatened with disinheritance, Bud stages her suicide, sending her plummeting from the roof of a high-rise. It’s the perfect crime… until the dead girl’s sister begins to unravel Bud’s deadly scheme. Beautifully shot in cinemascope by the great Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch, The Killing) with top-notch direction by veteran Gerd Oswald (Crime of Passion).
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Dec 8 at 10PM 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 #Noirvember Celebration #Giveaway courtesy of @KinoLorber and @ClassicMovieHub #CMHContest link: http://ow.ly/ZdWM30mA13A
Which of the above films would you like to win and why?
*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).
For complete rules, click here.
And if you can’t wait to win any of these titles, you can click on the images below to purchase on amazon
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub