Kino Lorber DVD and Blu-Ray Classic Film Giveaway (April)

And the Giveaways Continue with Kino Lorber!
DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 6 Classic Films

Yay! The Contest is over and the winners are:
Dan D, Joseph K, Sara S, Nicole, Freeman, Jeremy, Ana R, Gunnar, Christian R and Rebecca. 

We are happy to announce our next contest… This month, we’ll be giving away 10 Classic DVDs/Blu-Rays – a mix of silents and sounds – courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber!  Each of our contest winners will be able to choose their prize from the list of 6 classics below.  So, get ready to make some tough choices!

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, May 6 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two 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.

  • April 8: Two Winners
  • April 15: Two Winners
  • April 22: Two Winners
  • April 29: Two Winners
  • May 6: 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 April 8 at 10PM EST.

Dr Mabuse the GamblerDr Mabuse the Gambler

Here are the titles up for grabs:

STEAMBOAT BILL/COLLEGE (DVD or Blu-Ray): STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. was Buster Keaton’s last independent silent comedy and also one of his finest. He stars as the effete son of a gruff riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence), who struggles to earn his father’s respect (and the love of beautiful Marion Byron). But the film is best remembered for the climactic cyclone sequence—a slapstick tour-de-force in which Keaton’s comedic stunts are performed amid the full-scale destruction of an entire town. A stone-faced response to Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman, COLLEGE follows a frail scholar as he tries to win the heart of a girl (Anne Cornwall) through athletics. Keaton used his own physical agility to brilliant comic effect, as his character suffers a series of crushing failures. But the greatest surprise comes at the end, when the scrawny intellectual finally releases the physical tiger within.

DELUGE (DVD or Blu-Ray): Triggered by a series of earthquakes on the West Coast of the United States, a massive tidal wave circles the globe and-in a prolonged and spectacular special effects sequence-wipes out New York City. Sidney Blackmer stars as a man who, separated from his family, must begin to rebuild civilization in the wake of the catastrophe. For decades, Deluge was a lost film of almost mythical status, until horror/sci-fi archivist Forrest J. Ackerman discovered an Italian-dubbed print in 1981. Viewing this poor-quality print was an arduous experience and was only a dim substitute for the original film. But all this changed in 2016 when Lobster Films unearthed a 35mm nitrate negative with the original English soundtrack.

THE GENERAL/THREE AGES (DVD or Blu-Ray): Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL is not simply one of the greatest silent comedies ever made, it is one of the greatest films—of any era. In restaging the true story of one man’s journey behind enemy lines to reclaim his captured locomotive during the Civil War, Keaton stages a series of complex chases, using lumbering trains as comedic props. Keaton’s inventive mind is matched only by his physical athleticism, making THE GENERAL a truly breath-taking experience. Keaton’s first foray into making feature films, THREE AGES is a parody of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance, dramatizing man’s quest for love in three parallel settings—a modern city, the Stone Age, and ancient Rome—and loading each plotline with amazing stunts and hysterical sight gags.

DAVID & BATHSHEBA (Blu-Ray only): For this woman, he broke God’s own Commandment! Screen legend, Gregory Peck (Yellow Sky, Night People) stars in this gripping retelling of the beloved Old Testament story. King David (Peck) has killed Goliath, prevailed in countless battles, but cannot vanquish his illicit love for the beautiful Bathsheba (Susan Hayward, Rawhide, I Want to Live). David sends her husband, Uriah (Kieron Moore, Arabesque), into a hopeless battle, setting into motion his own downward spiral. Neglecting kingdom and faith, he incurs the wrath of God, the destruction of his country and the ill will of his people, who expect Bathsheba to pay the ultimate price for adultery. This gorgeously shot, rapturously acted and deeply moving tale of love, obsession, tragedy, loss and redemption is as beautiful as it is timeless. Directed by the great Henry King (Prince of Foxes) and co-starring Raymond Massey (The Hurricane). Nominated for five Oscars including Best Screenplay by Philip Dunne (The Robe) and Best Cinematography by four-time Academy Award winner Leon Shamroy (Planet of the Apes) —- Cinematographer, Leon Shamroy was nominated for 18 Academy Awards and won four: The Black Swan (1943), Wilson (1945), Leave Her to Heaven (1946) and Cleopatra (1964).

DESTINY (DVD or Blu-Ray): A young woman (Lil Dagover) confronts the personification of Death (Bernhard Goetzke), in an effort to save the life of her fiance (Walter Janssen). Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China.

DR. MABUSE THE GAMBLER (DVD or Blu-Ray): A truly legendary silent film, Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler had a major impact on the development of the crime thriller, building upon the work of the pioneering French film serialist Louis Feuillade (Les Vampires) and firmly establishing it as a significant film genre. This epic two-part tale was originally released as two separate films, respectively subtitled The Great Gambler and Inferno, and that format is reproduced here. The plot revolves around the pursuit of arch fiend Dr. Mabuse, a gambler, hypnotist, master of disguises and all-around criminal mastermind. Mabuse was the prototype for the sort of evil genius super-villains that would later become common in movies, whether it be in the James Bond pictures or in comic book adaptations like Superman and Batman. The film is dominated by the presence of Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Mabuse. A top German actor of the silent era, he is best known today for his performance as the mad scientist Rotwang in Lang’s Metropolis.

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ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, May 6 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 “Kino Lorber Classic Film” #DVDGiveaway courtesy of @KinoLorber and @ClassicMovieHub

THE QUESTION:
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…

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Also — Just for CMH Fans!!! Use our exclusive Kino Lorber Coupon Code CMHW17 for 15% off Studio Classics titles on the Kino Lorber website, The Offer is valid through March 31, 2017, so that gives you plenty of time to peruse and use :)

Kino Lorber CMH coupon

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.

Good Luck!

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

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39 Responses to Kino Lorber DVD and Blu-Ray Classic Film Giveaway (April)

  1. Laura A. says:

    Definitely one of the Buster Keaton sets, since I didn’t win them last month ;)

  2. The Buster films are mighty tempting…but I still have my box set, so I’m going to go with Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler because I do not own it.

  3. dan deatherage says:

    They all sound great! I’d have to pick Deluge! I love disaster movies!

  4. Shelia says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    Man, those are some hard choices. I’m leaning towards David and Bathsheba or Destiny. Uh-Oh, David and Bath is only Blu-Ray so Destiny it is.

  5. Amy Condit says:

    This is a tough one as I am interested in five of the six films! However, Buster’s “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” and “College” are two of my favorite features of his, and I’m curious to see the latest restorations/hear the new scores/see the extras! thanks for offering another great contest!

  6. Joseph Kolakowski says:

    It is hard to pick, especially since I love Buster Keaton, and I’m religious so I would enjoy David etc, but I’m a huge Sci fi fan, so I would pick Deluge, since it is so rare.

  7. Sara Stewart says:

    I would love The Destiny. I’ve never seen it and it sounds absolutely amazing!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Sara, I can’t seem to find this tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted and/or retweet. Thanks!

  8. Mat brewster says:

    Tough choice but I gotta go with Steamboat Bill

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Mat, Can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know here if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  9. Nicole says:

    I’d pick one of the Buster sets since I want to complete my collection!

  10. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, because somehow I have managed to not see it…

  11. Tracy Meagher says:

    Buster Keaton’s College! Excellent choices by the way!

  12. I would like to win THE GENERAL, because it is Keaton’s most critically revered film.

  13. Tyler Scott says:

    Definitely the Buster Keaton set with “The General.” The stunts are masterful, and hold up extremely well for being over 90 years old.

  14. Gordon Miller says:

    Destiny because I am a Lang fan, Though Deluge looks interesting

  15. I would definitely love to win Dr. Mabuse. It’s a film I’ve only heard about but have never seen. I’ve seen “The Testament of Dr. Mabuse” but I hear this one is Fritz Lang’s masterpiece.

  16. Garrett Solomon says:

    I want to win some Buster Keaton because, sadly, I have yet to see any of his films. I understand that “The General” is a good place to start, so let’s go with that one.

  17. Guy Ratki says:

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

    I would love to own Lang’s Destiny as I’m a big fan of Fritz Lang. Destiny is such a powerful and fantastic movie and the color tinting that I saw in movie theaters was amazing. I cannot wait to see how it looks on Blu-ray.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I haven’t seen it yet, but am a big fan of Lang as well. Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  18. Shawn D Moore says:

    Even though I have it on DVD, a Blu-Ray of Dr Mabuse would be great. Send choice would be Deluge, as I have never seen it.

  19. Mark PAGAN says:

    Deluge holds the most intrigue – nothing like a lost-lost-then found backstory to pique interest.

  20. Ana Roland says:

    I would like to win the Blue-ray of Fritz Lang’s silent thriller Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922) I am interested in the career of Director Fritz Lang and I have never seen this film.

  21. David Wangberg says:

    I missed out on the other Buster Keaton contest, so I’d love to win the ones here.

  22. Mary Alletto says:

    Steamboat Bill, Jr because I love Busters physical comedy. I have seen this many times and would love to own it.

  23. Adam VanHandel says:

    I’d love Steamboat Bill Jr. because I’ve heard so many fantastic things about it.

  24. Tristan Christiansen says:

    I really want David & Bathsheba! I have never heard of this one! I love the other biblical epics I have seen and would love to see this one. I know it must be good cause it has Susan Hayward. She was fantastic!

  25. Gunnar Larson says:

    I would love to win Dr Mabuse the Gambler because Fritz Lang is one of my favorite directors, and I have not been able to find it anywhere!

  26. Alan Olsen says:

    It would have to be the BluRay of Dr. Mabuse. I have the DVD, but I really want it on BluRay.

  27. Drew Nick says:

    Dr. Mabuse The Gambler. To expand my Fritz Lang knowledge.

  28. Daniel G. says:

    I would like to win Keaton’s STEAMBOAT BILL/COLLEGE Blu-ray. I love Keaton but have yet to see College and would love to share the joy of Steamboat Bill with my family.

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Good choice. Steamboat Bill is a favorite of mine… very funny :) Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

  29. Mary Alletto says:

    I would like Steamboat Bill because I can never get enough Buster.

  30. Christian Ramos says:

    The General and Three Ages because I’ve been finally getting into the work of Keaton and as one local Kansas boy to another, it would be a perfect collection for my collection.

  31. Nicholas Morales says:

    I want to win destiny on bluray

  32. Frank says:

    I’d love to win ‘Steamboat Bill, Jr.’! It was the first silent movie I saw as a kid, and a few years ago at the TCM Film Fest, I was lucky enough to see it on the big screen with a new live score written and conducted by Carl Davis. (I tweeted at @fmkimball.)

  33. Rebecca Pahle says:

    Steamboat Bill/College – I love Buster Keaton!

  34. Samuel McIntosh says:

    As a young filmmaker I’ve made it a point to establish a base of classic movie knowledge that I can carry with me and introduce into my own filmmaking career. Although I’ve seen many classic films that have helped develops my writing and directing I’m ashamed to say I’ve never been able to see Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL. I’ve been told by some many what an integral part of filmmaking it is and I’d be more than grateful if I could get my own copy along with some other foundational classics I may not have seen yet! Thanks!

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