Kino Lorber Studio Classics DVD and Blu-Ray Holiday Giveaway (via Twitter December)

A Happy Holidays to All from Kino Lorber and Classic Movie Hub!
DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 8 Classic Titles

Contest is over and we have our ten winners… Congratulations to Shelia, Jo, Freeman, Heather, Ellie, Laurie, Mark, David G, David H and John L!

In celebration of the Holiday Season, we will be giving away a total of 12 Classic DVDs/Blu-Rays, courtesy of Kino Lorber! Kino has so graciously offered us a selection of eight titles to choose from… so that each winner will be able to pick their own prize from that list! So get ready, winners, for some tough choices 🙂

That said, right now we’ll be giving away 10 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).

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, January 7 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.

  • December 10: Two Winners
  • December 17: Two Winners
  • December 24: Two Winners
  • December 31: Two Winners
  • January 7: 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 winner on Sunday December 11 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:

  • The Vikings (1958) starring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh (Blu-Ray or DVD)
  • Marty (1955) Academy Award Winning Film starring Ernest Borgnine (Blu-Ray or DVD)
  • British Noir (Five Film Collection: They Met in the Dark, The October Man, Snowbound, The Golden Salamander, The Assasin) (DVD only)
  • Moby Dick (1956) directed by John Huston, starring Gregory Peck (DVD only)
  • Gog 3D (1956) 3D Sci-Fi Classic directed by Herbert L. Strock (Blu-Ray only)
  • Witness for the Prosecution (1957) directed by Billy Wilder, starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton (Blu-Ray or DVD)
  • Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) Silent Classic starring Louise Books (Blu-Ray or DVD)
  • Phantom of the Opera (1925) Silent Classic starring Lon Chaney (Blu-Ray or DVD)

For more information about these titles, scroll way down below…

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Coupon Code CMHDEC …..

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, January 7 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 Studio Classics” #DVDGiveaway courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @KinoLorber

What Classic Movies would you want Santa Claus to leave in your holiday stocking this year? 

*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 CMHDEC for an extra 10% off the sale prices of titles on the Kino Lorber website, The Offer is valid through December 31, 2016, so that gives you plenty of time to peruse and use :)

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Coupon Code CMHDEC

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.


About the Films:

The Vikings: A Spectacular and Brawling Adventure! Hollywood legends Kirk Douglas (The Devils Disciple), Tony Curtis (Taras Bulba), Ernest Borgnine (Marty) and Janet Leigh (Psycho) dazzle in this epic chronicle of brutal rivalry and bloodthirsty ambition. Roaring through the 9th century with powerful performances and brilliant visuals, The Vikings is a riveting spectacle. Bitter hatred divides two brothers. Prince Einar (Douglas) is the son and heir of a savage Viking chieftain. Prince Eric (Curtis) is his unknowing half-brother, the bastard offspring of Einar’s father and an English queen. When the Vikings kidnap a princess Morgana (Leigh), her beauty inflames the desires of both men, forcing a bloody duel that decides their fate… and the future of the English throne. Beautifully shot by the great Jack Cardiff (Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes) and wonderfully directed by legendary filmmaker Richard Fleischer (Mr. Majestyk, The Spikes Gang). The stellar cast also includes James Donald (The Great Escape) and Alexander Knox (Wilson) ; Narrated by Orson Welles (Touch of Evil).

Marty: Mastered in HD – “I’ve been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life,” says Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine, The Wild Bunch). Yet, despite all his efforts, this 34- year old Bronx butcher remains as shy and uncomfortable around women today as on the day he was born. So when he meets Clara (Betsy Blair), a lonely schoolteacher who’s just as smitten with him as he is with her, Marty’s on top of the world. But not everyone around him shares Marty’s joy. And when his friends and family continually find fault with Clara, even Marty begins to question his newfound love – until he discovers, in an extraordinary way, the strength and courage to follow his heart. Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director (Delbert Mann, Separate Tables), Actor (Borgnine) and Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky, Network).

British Noir (Five Film Collection): While the film noir movement may seem like a distinctly American phenomenon, British studios embarked on their own shadowy thrillers, laced with postwar cynicism. This five-DVD collection assembles some of the lesser-known Brit noir titles from the Rank Studios, featuring such major talents as actors James Mason, Trevor Howard, and John Mills; and directors Ronald Neame and Roy Ward Baker.  THEY MET IN THE DARK (1943): Discharged for treason, a former Navy Commander (James Mason) sets out to expose the espionage ring that destroyed his career – Directed by Carl Lamac. THE OCTOBER MAN (1947): After a traumatic brain injury, a young engineer (John Mills) tries to repair his life. But his recovery is thwarted when a woman (Kay Walsh) is found strangled-and he becomes the prime suspect – Directed by Roy Ward Baker. SNOWBOUND (1948): A British Army vet (Dennis Price) exposes a plot by ex-Nazis to reclaim a stash of gold bullion hidden at a ski resort. This edition was derived from a master suffering from moderate deterioration and is presented in a less-than-ideal condition – the stellar cast included Robert Newton, Herbert Lom and Stanley Holloway – Directed by David MacDonald. THE GOLDEN SALAMANDER (1950): A British archaeologist (Trevor Howard) finds himself caught between a gang of North African gun-runners and the woman he loves (Anouk Aimee) – the top-notch cast included Herbert Lom and Wilfrid-Hyde White – Directed by Ronald Neame. THE ASSASSIN (aka Venetian Bird) (1952): A private eye (Richard Todd) arrives in Venice in search of a fugitive, but soon discovers that the city’s winding waterways hold dark secrets – Directed by Ralph Thomas.

Moby Dick: Mastered in HD! (One of the great motion pictures of our time!) The New York Times – This spectacular retelling of Herman Melville’s classic, masterfully directed by John Huston (The Unforgiven), is unsurpassed in entertainment, imagination and high adventure. From the screenplay by Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451) and Huston, Moby Dick is a brilliant film – consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck, On the Beach) has but one purpose in life – revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him. The obsessed skipper of a whaling boat, Ahab uses his command as an excuse to sail the seven seas in an unrelenting search of his prey while battling a mutinous crew, tropical heat and violent storms in this epic struggle of non-stop fury and inevitable doom. The amazing cast includes Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, Harry Andrews, Bernard Miles, Royal Dano and the great Orson Welles.

Gog (3D): Newly restored in HD and 3-D! In a remote, underground research laboratory two scientists, engaged in space travel research, are frozen to death in a cold chamber when their instruments comes under the control of an unknown power. A security agent, Dr. David Sheppard (Richard Egan, The 300 Spartans) arrives at the secret space research base, home of two experimental robots to investigate the possible sabotage. Early in his investigation, Sheppard finds that the underground laboratory under the control of the Supercomputer NOVAC and experimental robots GOG and MAGOG. Herbert L. Strock (The Crawling Hand) directed this Sci-Fi/Horror classic with a stellar cast that includes Constance Dowling (Black Angel), Herbert Marshall (The Letter) and William Schallert (TV’s The Patty Duke Show).

Witness for the Prosecution: Screen legends Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton star in this “brilliantly made courtroom drama” (Film Daily) that left audiences reeling from its surprise twists and shocking climax. Directed by Billy Wilder, scripted by Wilder and Harry Kurnitz, and based on Agatha Christie’s hit London play, this splendid, one-of-a-kind classic “crackles with emotional electricity” (The New York Times) and continues to keep movie lovers riveted until the final, mesmerizing frame. When a wealthy widow is found murdered, her married suitor, Leonard Vole (Power), is accused of the crime. Vole’s only hope for acquittal is the testimony of his wife (Dietrich)… but his airtight alibi shatters when she reveals some shocking secrets of her own! Nominated for 6 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Laughton) and Supporting Actress (Elsa Lanchester).

Diary of a Lost Girl: The second and final collaboration of actress Louise Brooks and director G.W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box), DIARY OF A LOST GIRL is a provocative adaptation of Margarethe Böhme’s notorious novel, in which the naive daughter of a middle class pharmacist is seduced by her father’s assistant, only to be disowned and sent to a repressive home for wayward girls. She escapes, searches for her child, and ends up in a high-class brothel, only to turn the tables on the society which had abused her. It’s another tour-de-force performance by Brooks, whom silent film historian Kevin Brownlow calls an “actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality and a beauty unparalleled in screen history.” – Thomas Gladysz

Phantom of the Opera (1925): A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has inspired countless remakes and imitations. But none of its successors can rival the mesmerizing blend of romance and mystery that haunts every frame of the Lon Chaney original. This edition presents the 1929 theatrical version, restored from archival 35mm elements by Film Preservation Associates. It is highlighted by the Technicolor Bal Masque sequence (in which the Phantom interrupts the revelry wearing the scarlet robes of the Red Death), as well as meticulously hand-colored sequences (replicating the Handschiegl Color Process). The film is presented at two different historically-accurate projection speeds, each with two different soundtrack options. Also included is the 1925 theatrical version, which survives only in poor-quality prints, but contains scenes that were removed from the 1929 release version.

Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub


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43 Responses to Kino Lorber Studio Classics DVD and Blu-Ray Holiday Giveaway (via Twitter December)

  1. Shelia says:

    I think I entered this last week, which means my entry will be carried forward, but I can’t see earlier comments, so please delete if that is the case.
    Anyway, can you believe it…I don’t have a copy of GONE WITH THE WIND!…and it was just a larger than life book and movie!! ‘course all the backstories of the actors and their interactions with each other brought it back to reality, but at the time you can ignore all that and just get carried away with the wind!!
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Nope. This is a brand new entry and a brand new contest. But that said, you are good to go now. Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  2. Dear Santa,

    Please bring me JOHNNY GUITAR, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE, 99 RIVER STREET, and I WAKE UP SCREAMING. There’s some cookies and milk in it for ya.

  3. Patrick T McCoy says:

    Movie’s I’d want:

    Penny Serenade
    It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
    Anything Alfred Hitchcock

  4. Rachel Baker says:

    The Shop Around the Corner

  5. Laura A. says:

    I would love to find the Four Daughters DVD collection and the Tammy movies collection under my tree 🙂

  6. Ronald Oliver says:

    There’s so many great classics I’ve yet to own on Blu-ray. A couple are the early silent horror movie classics, ‘Nosferatu (1922)’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’ (1925) ! They’re just two of my favorite silent movies! Another favorite I would love to get is the early Disney classic, ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)! Thanks for having the Kino Lorber Studio Classics Holiday Giveaway! I appreciate the opportunity to be able to participate! Thank you, Annmarie! 🙂

  7. Bharat Reddy Dhanireddy says:

    Would like to see “Witness for prosecution”

  8. Jo says:

    Anything by Louise Brooks or Clara Bow!

  9. This contest should be an excellent reminder to Santa that I’ve been asking him for some time for Huston’s MOBY DICK on blu. Now if he could use his influence to get somewhere to release some Powell and Pressburger movies on blu like A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH and A CANTERBURY TALE, I’m sure that would be glad Christmas tidings for more than just myself…

  10. Emily Graziano says:

    Before I tell Santa my movie list this year, this year, I’m entering not for myself but for a good friend of mine- I would love to win Witness for the Prosecution for my friend, as he’s the one who told me to watch it in the first place!

    and now my list

    Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want..
    The Ox bow Incident
    They Were Expendable
    Miracle on 34th Street
    The Bishop’s Wife
    Daisy Kenyon
    The Asphalt Jungle
    The Wrong Man
    The Doris Day and Rock Hudson collection
    and about 6 other John Wayne Movies!

    Thank you and I hope I have been a good girl this year!

  11. Heather Sebastian says:

    I really want Santa to bring me “Christmas in Connecticut” and “The Egg and I”.
    Tweeted here —>

  12. Joseph Kolakowski says:

    I was in a school play of Witness for the Prosecution when I was in High School, I remember taping it off TCM at the time. A DVD would be great, as would Phantom of the Opera. I would pick GOG if I had a blue ray player. Hard to pick, so I would let my wife pick.

  13. Adam V says:

    Out of all of these, I’ve been meaning to watch Marty, Witness for the Prosecution and Moby Dick for quite a while. Definitely wouldn’t mind if Santa left one of these for me this year!

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

  14. Chris Teel says:

    Well Moby Dick looks pretty good for starters, I always liked Peck’s Ahab the most and the effects really held up well over time. Would love to see Witness For The Prosecution, The Petrified Forest, and High Sierra.

  15. Josetta Saccardi says:

    The movie I’d love to have is “Queen Christina” Not only is it a great opportunity to see Garbo & Gilbert together. Its worth watching just to see that last close-up scene of Garbo.

  16. Ellie Bodio says:

    The Man Who Came to Dinner & Christmas In Connecticut !

  17. Laurie Welch says:

    Oh Dear Santa, Please bring me Katharine Hepburn’s catalog of films….

    Every. Single. One.

    Thank you in advance. 🙂

  18. Mark PAGAN says:

    So much noise lately about The Manchurian Candidate, and while I own that, I cannot think about Manchurian w/o its almost natural double-bill mate: Seven Days in May. No more rain checks; bring that to me, won’t you, Santa?

  19. David Gill says:

    I want DIARY OF A LOST GIRL in my Christmas stocking this year!

  20. David Hollingsworth says:

    The Maltese Falcon on Blu-ray
    Stagecoach Criterion Blu-ray
    My Darling Clementine Criterion Blu-ray
    The Lady Vanishes Criterion Blu-ray

    Classic films never goes out of style, and they make amazing gifts for movie lovers.

  21. jay hughes says:

    Gog sounds cool but I ain’t picky

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi, I don’t see your tweet… please remember to tweet or comment back here that you don’t have a twitter account Thanks!

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  23. Christine Ewerdt says:

    I would be ecstatic to get “Witness for the Prosecution” in my stocking! Directed by Billy Wilder with a star studded cast including Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton, and based off mystery-maven Agatha Christie’s play, this movie is probably one of (if not the) best suspense movies out there. Charles Laughton was one of the best actors of his time but history was not kind to him, rather history seemed to forget him. Hardly anyone knows who he is anymore. I’m still a huge Laughton fan and would love to see hm in my stocking!

  24. magnoliasouth says:

    I’m going for the British Noir. There is something about British film that intrigues me. I’m an Alfred Hitchcock fan and his early films are in fact noir, even if the term was coined later. He changed the way film making was done and the directors listed here are his following. Also British films are and were, sometimes more creative than American films. American films tend to be glitzy, even in their golden years, but British films are more about content. Remember, they have Shakespeare and Marlowe.

    I collect noir of all kinds and these are some that I’ve never seen. What an honor it would be to add them to my collection and enjoy them time and again. I love the art of film and would love to see them.

  25. Kim Dalious says:

    Everything with James Cagney!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Kim, I don’t see your tweet yet. Please don’t forget to tweet, or comment back here that you don’t have a twitter. Thanks!

  26. Nancy says:

    Other than any of the great titles up for grabs, Santa can leave me Metropolis!

  27. Barry P. says:

    Santa can leave me the Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection, or The Gold Rush. Of course, anything with Lon Chaney is always welcome!

  28. Richie Rainville says:

    The classic Moby Dick would be great. Love a ton of old time classics

  29. John L says:

    Scrooge 1951
    The Crimson Pirate
    The Egg and I
    To Kill a Mockingbird

  30. bill norris says:

    I would love to see these…. Moby Dick (1956)
    Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

  31. Ruth Smith says:

    My list is simple:
    1. Gone with the wind
    2. Miracle on 34th Street
    3. Leave Her To Heaven
    4. The Four Daughters
    5. The Four Wives
    6. The Four Mothers
    7. Mildred Pierce
    8. A Letter To Three Wives
    9. Anything Lionel Barrymore
    10. Stella Dallas

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Ruth, I don’t see your tweet yet. Please remember to tweet, or comment back here to let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks 🙂

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