Kino Lorber Film Noir (Facebook/Blog) Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway Contest (November)

Celebrating Noirvember All-Month Long with Kino Lorber!
DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 4 Classics

Yay! The contest is over and the winners are: Joi and David W! Congratulations!

Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Kino Lorber Classic Horror Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away two Film Noir Classics via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of Kino LorberEach of our two winners will be able to choose their prize from the four titles listed below. And, remember, we’re also giving away EIGHT 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 this prize via this Facebook/Blog contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, December 2 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 December 3rd).

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

Dr. Middleton (George Sanders) informs Harvey Bone (Laird Cregar) of the terrible secret that he's kept hidden away.

George Sanders and Laird Cregar, Hangover Square


ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, December 2 at 1oPM EST —

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

What is it about classic film noir that appeals to you most? 

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

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…


Here are the titles up for grabs:


The Man Who Died Twice (1958): Blu-Ray or DVD available. An innocent woman must survive a murderous reign of terror by hired killers, drug lords and vice kings of the underworld. A nightclub singer (Vera Ralston, I, Jane Doe) becomes mixed up in illegal drug dealings and the mob shortly after witnessing her husband’s supposed death and the murder of a couple of narcotics agents. Republic Pictures veteran Joseph Kane (Dakota) directed this suspenseful film noir gloriously shot in black-and-white and cinemascope by Jack A. Marta (Framed, Duel) with a screenplay by Richard C. Sarafian (Vanishing Point). This exciting crime thriller co-starred Rod Cameron (TV’s State Trooper and City Detective) and Mike Mazurki (Murder, My Sweet). Brand New HD Master from a 4K Scan.

The Scar (1948):  Blu-Ray or DVD available. Originally released as Hollow Triumph, this top-notch film noir suspense thriller gave actor Paul Henreid (Casablanca) a chance to trade in his romantic image for not one, but two sinister performances. After a botched hit on a casino, gambler John Muller (Henreid) has nowhere to run and with a band of killers hired by a rival mobster on his trail, he’s mistaken for the psychiatrist Dr. Bartok, his dead ringer. He decides to kill Bartok and impersonate him, but it’s not long before the doctor’s beautiful secretary (Joan Bennett, The Woman in the Window, Scarlet Street) is on to him and Muller discovers the doctor had a few of his skeletons in the closet. Written by film noir veteran Daniel Fuchs (Criss Cross, Panic in the Streets), beautifully shot by the great John Alton (He Walked by Night) and wonderfully directed by Steve Sekely (The Day of the Triffids). Newly Re-mastered in HD.

Hangover Square (1945): BLUE-RAY only. From the star and director of The Lodger – The great Laird Cregar (I Wake Up Screaming) gives a staggering nightmarish performance as an amnesiac London composer George Harvey Bone, who learns that a murder occurred during one of his blackouts and starts to worry that he himself may be the murderer. Although a Scotland Yard report proves his innocence, Bone’s murderous streak reveals itself when a pub singer with ulterior motives betrays him. Featuring glorious black-and-white photography by Oscar-winner Joseph LaShelle (Laura) and startling direction by Hollywood veteran John Brahm (The Undying Monster). Also starring Linda Darnell (The Mark of Zorro), George Sanders (Witness to Murder), Glenn Langan (Dragonwyck), Faye Marlowe (The Spider) and Alan Napier (Driftwood), Hangover Square is a psychological chiller you won’t soon forget. Brand New 4K Restoration.

Daisy Kenyon (1947): BLUE-RAY only. 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).

hollow triumph, the scar 1948 paul henreid joan bennettPaul Henreid and Joan Bennett, The Scar


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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12 Responses to Kino Lorber Film Noir (Facebook/Blog) Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway Contest (November)

  1. Vickie Gleason says:

    I love film noir for the suspense and plot twists and turns. They are very captivating!

  2. Bharat says:

    The reason why I like classic noir movies are due to their unique but realistic storylines, wonderful cinematography and good acting. But primarily, I really enjoy the story and the writing.

  3. I’d honestly love to have each one – I collect classic movies and, somehow, don’t have any of these! If I had to choose one, I’d have to go with Hangover Square (although there isn’t a bad one in the bunch). I’d choose Hangover Square because George Sanders is one of my all-time favorite actors and Linda Darnell fits the same description for actresses. How these two aren’t household names mystifies me! Something else that mystifies me is how Hollywood has never made a movie of Mr. Sanders’ life. This was one colorful bird…. and so very talented. Sadly the end of his life was especially tragic.

    Sorry, I get sidetracked talking about my favorites! Best of luck to everyone. (And read up on the one and only George Sanders – and catch him in his role as “The Saint” – he is amazing… and here I go again…)

  4. I think its the stars that make the movies- first and foremost- but also the manner in which the movies were made- the director the writing the crew- it was all so stream lined. Back then everything was crafted down to the final detail- I mean Rita’s hair flip in Gilda- perfection- nowadays its unheard of to have that captured on film!

  5. David Wangberg says:

    I love film noir for its realistic portrayals of human life, and for its artistic look. It’s my favorite genre.

  6. sara fist says:

    I love the darkness, the hopelessness, the despair. It’s so cathartic for me to watch people destroy themselves.

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