We’re Celebrating Oscar Month with Kino Lorber!
DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 17 Classic Titles
And the winners are: David H, William G, Bill N, Brad H, Richie R, Louis L, David M, Tony E
In celebration of Oscar Season, we will be giving away a total of 10 Classic DVDs/Blu-Rays this month – a mix of Oscar Winners, Oscar Noms, and cinematic masterpieces that pre-date the Oscars — all courtesy of Kino Lorber! And to make it even more interesting, each of our contest winners will be able to choose their prize from the list of 17 classics below. Some tough choices, I know — they’re all incredible films — but hopefully that’ll be part of the fun… decisions, decisions, decisions!
That said, right now we’ll be giving away 8 prizes via this Twitter version of the contest (another blog post will follow later this week, in which we’ll be giving away 2 more prizes via our Facebook/Blog version of the contest). And, yes, you can enter both contests to stack the odds in your favor! And, for those of you who don’t have Twitter, there is an alternate way to enter below…
In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, February 25 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.
- February 4: Two Winners
- February 11: Two Winners
- February 18: Two Winners
- February 25: 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 February 5 at 10PM EST.
If you’re also on Facebook, please feel free to visit us at Classic Movie Hub on Facebook for additional giveaways (or check back on this Blog in a few days) — because we’ll be giving away TWO MORE prizes via Facebook/Blog as well!
Here are the titles up for grabs:
- SEPARATE TABLES (1958) directed by Delbert Mann, and starring Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, David Niven and Burt Lancaster (Blu-Ray or DVD); Winner of 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor (Niven) and Best Supporting Actress (Wendy Hiller). Nominated for 5 more Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress (Kerr) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Terrence Rattigan and John Gay).
- MARTY (1955) directed by Delbert Mann, and starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair (Blu-Ray or DVD); Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director (Delbert Mann, Separate Tables), Actor (Borgnine) and Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky, Network).
- ELMER GANTRY (1960) directed by Richard Brooks, and starring Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons and Shirley Jones (Blu-Ray or DVD); Winner of 3 Academy Awards including Actor (Lancaster), Supporting Actress (Jones) and Adapted Screenplay (Brooks).
- WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1957) directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton (Blu-Ray or DVD); Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Laughton) and Supporting Actress (Elsa Lanchester).
- JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG (1961) directed by Stanley Kramer, and starring Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Spencer Tracy and Marlene Dietrich (only DVD is available); Winner of Two Academy Awards including Actor in a Leading Role (Maximilian Schell) and nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
- COMING HOME (1978) directed by Hal Ashby, and starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight and Bruce Dern (Blu-Ray or DVD); Won three Academy Awards for Best Actress (Jane Fonda), Actor (Jon Voight) and Original Screenplay, and earned eight Academy Award nominations.
- LILIES OF THE FIELD (1963) directed by Ralph Nelson, and starring Sidney Poitier (only DVD is available); Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture and winner of the Best Actor Oscar (Sidney Poitier, In the Heat of the Night).
- BAD GIRL (1931) directed by Frank Borzage, and starring James Dunn, Sally Eilers and Minna Gombell (only Blu-Ray is available); Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture and Winner of Two Academy Awards for Best Director (Borzage) and Best Writing and Adaption (Edwin J. Burke). Based on the Novel by Viña Delmar (The Awful Truth) and play by Brian Marlow (Supernatural).
- DAVID & BATHSHEBA (1951) directed by Henry King, and starring Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward (only Blu-Ray is available); 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).
- YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (1963) directed by Vittorio De Sica, and starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni (Blu-Ray or DVD); Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 1964 Academy Awards.
- SUNFLOWER (1970) directed by Vittorio De Sica, and starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni (only Blu-Ray is available); An Oscar nominee for Best Score (Henry Mancini), Sunflower is a grandly emotional melodrama featuring a stunning performance from Sophia Loren.
- MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE (1964) directed by Vittorio De Sica, and starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni (only Blu-Ray is available); One of the most famous, and funniest, Italian comedies of all time, Marriage Italian Style received Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress for Sophia Loren.
- NOSFERATU (1922) directed by F. W. Marnau, and starring Max Schreck (Blu-Ray or DVD); This film pre-dates the Academy Awards, but it is widely regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema, and that’s good enough for us!
- METROPOLIS (1927) directed by Fritz Land, and starring Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gustav Froelich, Alfred Abel and Brigitte Helm (Blu-ray or DVD); This film pre-dates the Oscars, but it is one of the most celebrated movies in cinema history, and is regarded as a pioneering work of the science-fiction genre.
- CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920) directed by Robert Wiene, and starring Freidrich Feher, Lil Dagover, Werner Krauss and Conrad Veidt (Blu-ray or DVD); This film pre-dates the Oscars, but it is considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema.
- DESTINY (1921) directed by Fritz Lang, and starring Lil Dagover, Bernhard Goetzke and Walter Janssen (Blu-Ray or DVD); This film pre-dates the Oscars, but it widely regarded for its rich special effects and its Expressionistic frame story.
- DR. MABUSE THE GAMBLER (1922) directed by Fritz Lang, and starring Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge and Aud Egede Nissen (Blu-Ray and DVD); This film pre-dates the Oscars, but is regarded as a truly legendary silent film that had a major impact on the development of the crime thriller.
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Febrary 25 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 Oscar Celebration” #DVDGiveaway courtesy of @KinoLorber and @ClassicMovieHub
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 — 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 February 28, 2017, 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).
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub