Celebrating Summer with a Kino Classics Giveaway (Blog/Facebook)

Celebrating Summer with Kino Lorber!
DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 4 Classic Titles

Now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Kino Lorber Celebrating Summer DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away TWO Kino Classic titles via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of Kino LorberEach of our two winners will be able to choose their prize from the following four titles – western classic The Big Country, Hitchcock’s Under Capricorn, Fritz Lang’s The Woman in the Window, or family favorite The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. And, remember, we’re also giving away TEN MORE DVDs/Blu-Rays via Twitter this month as well, so please feel free to enter that contest too…

In order to qualify to win a prize via this Facebook/Blog contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Aug 4 at 10PM ESTWe will pick our two winners via a random drawing and announce them on this Blog the day after the contest ends (Sunday Aug 5).

If you’re also on Twitter, please feel free to visit us at  @ClassicMovieHub for additional giveaways — because we’ll be giving away TEN MORE Kino Classics there as well! PS: you don’t even need a twitter account to enter! (Click here for twitter contest details)

alfred hitchcock's under capricorn movie poster
Alfred Hitchcock’s Under Capricorn (1949) starring Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotten

Here are the titles up for grabs:

The Big Country: Blu-Ray or DVD available. This bold, sweeping tale of a ship’s captain who ventures west to find a hotbed of jealousy, hatred and dangerous rivalries. As the reluctant hero is thrust into the maelstrom, he must summon all of his resolve to save not only his own life, but also the life of the woman he loves. The stellar cast includes Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford and Chuck Connors.

Under Capricorn:  Blu-Ray or DVD available. Mystery, murder and passion from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, starring screen legends Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotten.

The Woman in the Window:  Blu-Ray or DVD available. Masterfully directed by the legendary Fritz Lang, The Woman in the Window is a suspense-laden, gripping thriller with the logic and plausibility of a nightmare. Starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennet and Raymond Massey.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer:  Blu-Ray or DVD available. This special edition includes both the original 91-minute cut and the 77-minute reissue! Directed by Norman Taurog, and starring Tommy Kelly as young Tom.

fritz lang's the woman in the window movie posterFritz Lang’s The Woman in the Window, starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Raymond Massey


ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, Aug 9 at 10PM EST…

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

What is it you love most about classic movies?

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…


You can visit Kino Lorber on their website, on Twitter at @KinoLorber or on Facebook.

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 :)



Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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27 Responses to Celebrating Summer with a Kino Classics Giveaway (Blog/Facebook)

  1. Julie Moon says:

    Classic movies have the most amazing actors and actresses, the directing is always incredible and the music is memorable. They can bring all the emotions out of me!

  2. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I love classic movies for the strength of the storytelling, the visual aesthetics (from the beauty of its black and white beginnings to the color-saturated technologies of the fifties), and for its ability to transport me back through my life, as I remember when I first saw them, or discover the context in which they were made.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I sooooo understand, and I love how they bring back such special memories 🙂 Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

  3. Tim Haxton says:

    I would love to win under Capricorn! I’m a big fan of Hitchcock! I have not seen this one yet! Hope I win!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Tim, Thanks for entering — but just realized that you answered the twitter question here, so want to ensure your entry is ‘official’… the question for this entry is “What do you love most about classic movies” 🙂

  4. Bob Stein says:

    Classic movies were powered by the studio system, and through strenuous work unknowns were groomed to bring out whatever talents lay within them. For those who were willing to work hard it worked and gave movie audiences a record of performances that will last for all time.

  5. Luis Velez says:

    I love classic movies because when played, they bring us bits from the past that would be impossible to experience otherwise. A sense of quality, sweet nostalgia for places and ways we never knew before. Oh, and a certain innocence, abiding by Howard Hawks’ idea of a good movie: “Three great scenes; no bad scenes.”.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I so agree… love that nostalgia and that ‘certain’ innocence… Thanks so much for entering 🙂 and Good Luck!

  6. Cole Woolley says:

    I would like to win The Woman in the Window or The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. My family has seen The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and we love it! I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  7. Vickie L Gleason says:

    As much as I love Walter Brennan and Tom Sawyer, I would have to say Under Cappricorn would also be fabulous. I love Ingrid and Joseph and Hitchcock. This is a tough choice!

  8. Vickie L Gleason says:

    What I love most about classic movies is being transported back in time and feeling I’m there in what ever setting. It doesn’t have all the computerized effects of today but total real acting. So many scenes the face says it all without words!!

  9. David Hollingsworth says:

    I love the way classic movies have amazing stories with amazing characters. They’re much more accessible and entertaining than films now. The stars in films, such as Better Davis, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Bogart, Bacall, and Garbo are also more talented, instantly watchable, and as iconic than those of today. These were/are the real films.

  10. Richard Rommeney says:

    I love watching classic movies because they bring me to a time long gone…

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, they certainly do… it’s such a wonderful escape… Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  11. Stuart Cook says:

    Classic movies are the products of genuine talents of the industry’s great directors, producers and actors. Many (pre-1950 producstion) were shot on beautifully textured nitrate film stock which has its own wonderfully unique look.

  12. What I love most about classic movies is the time capsule feel and seeing true talent- the 20th century had talent- and I’d say today it’s much more fake. It’s so hard to watch today’s movies compared to “the classics”, the story telling is gone by the wayside to make way for visual effects and fake actors! LONG live the classics!

  13. Javier Valverde says:

    What I love most about classic movies is the style that they were filmed. They were very precise with their cinematography, dialogue and direction. Also what I love most about classic movies are the actors and actresses like Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Audrey Hepburn and Deborah Kerr.

  14. I love that classic films are a window into history. Every film is in some way a documentary— exposing the audience to architecture, modes of dress, outdated technology, hairstyles, cultural touchstones, and popular phrases that have since gone away.

  15. Daniel G. says:

    I love that “classic” movies take their time developing characters and revealing plot details. I love that they show the audience information to tell a story versus using exposition. I love that they have an average shot length greater than 5 seconds, much greater. I love that they treat the viewer as an intelligent, feeling human being who wants to be entertained by an intelligent, feeling movie.

  16. Dani says:

    This…is such an unfair question! How can one even answer this without going off on a semester long tangent? What is there not to love? (Actually, don’t respond to that, because there are a few things – looking at you movie studio system of ‘owning’ actors) The one thing I love most about classic films? Selection. You can pick any genre, and there is a perfect film right there waiting for you. Want a thriller? Hitchcock has you covered with Cary Grant and a plane chasing him through a field. Want a western? Hello Gary Cooper as a Sheriff in High Noon, ready to face his fate. Romance? Try not to get emotional when Ingrid and Bogart say goodbye in Casablanca. Action? Adventure? Sci Fi? Comedy? Horror? The list goes on and on. But, no matter what, there’s something for everyone.

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