Kino Lorber ‘Western Round-Up’ Blu-Ray/DVD Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (September)

Celebrating Westerns All-Month Long with Kino Lorber!
DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 5 Western Classics

Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Kino Lorber Classic Westerns Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away two Kino Classic Westerns via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of Kino Lorber. Each of our two winners will be able to choose their prize from the five 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, September 30 at 10PM ESTWe will pick our two winners via a random drawing and announce them on Facebook and here on this Blog the day after the contest ends (Sunday October 1).

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 as well as more information about the book.)

Audrey Hepburn and Burt Lancaster, The Unforgiven (1960, John Huston)
Audrey Hepburn and Burt Lancaster, The Unforgiven (1960, director John Huston)

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ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, September 30 at 1oPM EST —

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

THE QUESTION:
What is one of your favorite westerns and why? 

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 clas@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

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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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Clint Eastwood, The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Clint Eastwood, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966, director Sergio Leone)

Winner’s choice of the five titles below, on either DVD or Blu-Ray:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (50th Anniversary Edition): For three men the Civil War wasn t hell… it was practice! By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever made, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a classic actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Screen legend Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars) returns as “The Man with No Name,” this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of $200,000 and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard close-ups, exceptional camerawork captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. This 50th Anniversary Special Edition includes the 4K restored versions of both the 161-minute original theatrical cut and the 179-minute extended cut. Hailed as “pure cinema” by Robert Rodriguez and “the best directed movie of all time” by Quentin Tarantino, this epic masterpiece was directed by the great Sergio Leone (For a Few Dollars More) and co-starred Lee Van Cleef (Death Rides a Horse) as Angel Eyes and Eli Wallach (The Magnificent Seven) in the role of Tuco. Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars, Navajo Joe).

They Shoot Horses Don’t They: Screen legend Jane Fonda (Coming Home) stars in this vivid, fascinating film as a woman driven to seize her last best chance during the very worst of times. A brilliant achievement by director Sydney Pollack (The Scalphunters), They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? is a stunning period piece recognized as one of the most highly acclaimed films of its time. In Depression-era America, desperation spawned a bizarre fad: the dance marathon where couples competed to stay on their feet for thousands of hours, and audiences flocked to watch. But Gloria (Fonda) doesn’t think of herself as a spectacle. She is a fierce, unforgiving contestant in a battle she’s determined to win. At stake is much more than the $1,500 prize; the event is her only hope for dignity, accomplishment and salvation. The stellar cast includes Michael Sarrazin (The Reincarnation of Peter Proud), Susannah York (The Killing of Sister George), Gig Young (Five Miles to Midnight), Red Buttons (The Poseidon Adventure), Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard), Bruce Dern (The Laughing Policeman), Michael Conrad (Monte Walsh) and Al Lewis (The Munsters). Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Actress (Fonda), Supporting Actress (York), Director (Pollack), Screenplay (James Poe, Robert E. Thompson) and winner of Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Young).

The Unforgiven: Mastered in HD – Indian by birth, but secretly adopted by whites, Rachel Zachary (Audrey Hepburn) soon becomes the target of lawless racism and brutality when her true identity is revealed. The Indians want her back, the local whites want her dead, and her only hope for survival is a man (Burt Lancaster) who must face the most terrifying fight of his life-to save the woman he loves! Legendary director John Huston (The Misfits) is “at the top of his form” (Time) with this “powerful, exciting” (The Film Daily) tale of forbidden love set against America’s most rugged and ruthless frontier. Co-starring Lillian Gish, Audie Murphy, John Saxon and Charles Bickford. Featuring a script by Ben Maddow (The Asphalt Jungle), The Unforgiven is a “tough, Texas saga filled with pride, prejudice and passion” (Video Movie Guide)!

Elmer Gantry: Handsome. Opportunistic. Immoral. Traveling salesman Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster, Run Silent, Run Deep) is all this and more. So when he stumbles into a revival meeting and discovers that he can hustle money in a tent-show as easily as in a saloon, Gantry converts to evangelism. Joining forces with Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons, Spartacus), he delivers demon-bashing oratories that bring him fame and fortune. But when an old flame (Shirley Jones, The Partridge Family) re-appears, Gantry is forced to confront demons of a more worldly order — long-buried secrets that will make his “saintly” life a veritable Hell on Earth! Wonderfully directed by Richard Brooks (In Cold Blood) and based on the bestselling novel by Sinclair Lewis (Dodsworth). Winner of 3 Academy Awards including Actor (Lancaster), Supporting Actress (Jones) and Adapted Screenplay (Brooks).

The Missouri Breaks: In their only cinematic pairing, screen legends Marlon Brando (The Godfather) and Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest) are a dynamic star combo who set the screens ablaze in this intense and startlingly realistic western classic from director Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde). Montana Badlands rancher David Brazton is a self-made man, through years of tireless effort and determination; he has transformed his vast and rugged land into a thriving, prosperous empire. So when his livestock, fortune and family are threatened by a ruthless horse thief (Nicholson), Braxton takes matters into his own hands by hiring a sadistic bounty hunter (Brando) to track down the outlaw. Braxton intends to liberate the territory from crime, but what he initiates instead is a complex series of events that result in brutality and savagery far beyond anything he ever thought possible. Co-starring Randy Quaid (The Long Riders), Frederic Forrest (Hammett), John P. Ryan (Avenging Force) and Harry Dean Stanton (Paris, Texas), scripted by Thomas McGuane (92 in the Shade) and shot throughout majestic Montana, the Missouri Break is every bit as powerful and affecting as its dynamic leading men.

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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!

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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15 Responses to Kino Lorber ‘Western Round-Up’ Blu-Ray/DVD Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (September)

  1. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST is my favorite Western of all time. It is a perfect package of masterful direction, great performances, a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack, iconic locales (Monument Valley), a script that expects audiences to pay attention and do some of the work.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Nice choice! Haven’t seen it in a very long time, guess it’s about time to see it again! Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  2. Shelia says:

    Well I don’t think it classifies as a Classic and maybe not even a Western but I like Dances With Wolves for the sheer cinematography beauty of the West, the story, and my early crush on Costner.
    I remember watching a lot of Westerns on our old B&W set but that was before I was attending theaters. So unfortunately have not sought them out on DVD. I do remember seeing Clint in Unforgiven and Josey Wales but so many of the great classics were before my time.
    So sorry about all the spam, Annmarie. And I do not have a Twitter account so am posting here.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Thanks so much for your continued support! I really appreciate it! And I guess (not sure) all this spam is a good thing??? Although it’s lots of work to continually sift through it. Oh well, what can you do… Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

  3. Ashley Hinz says:

    McClintock! I prefer more comedic Westerns in general, but I own dozens of variations.

  4. Woody Woodrum says:

    I like many westerns, but my favorite would have to be the movie “Rio Grande,” part of John Ford’s trilogy including Fort Apache and She Wore A Yellow Ribbon. This one features not only the battle of John Wayne’s character with warring tribes of Apaches across the Rio Grande – which cannot be crossed into Mexico – but also the battle of Wayne’s Lt. Colonel Yorke with wife Maureen O’Hara over their son, played by Claude Jarman, Jr., who signs on as a Trooper after not making it at West Point as well as the still open wounds on all sides due to the recently ended Civil War. Add in some great singing and character actors like Ben Johnson, Harry Carey, Jr., Victor McLaglen and J. Carrol Naish as Phil Sheridan, you have the American western at its best.

  5. Vickie L Gleason says:

    Of those listed I would say The Good The Bad and The Ugly. What’s not to love about that film. I grew up on Westerns and I don’t think we ever missed a John Wayne film. So I would have a hard time picking just one. I love Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid but also so many of John Waynes and then throw in Clint Eastwood, Dean Martin, and so many others. It was my childhood.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Really good choices. For me it’s mostly John Wayne and John Ford, but I do love Clint and Butch Cassidy too. Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

  6. Daniel G. says:

    Sergio Leone’s A Fistfull of Dollars is one of my favorite westerns. Although I do love Leone’s entire trilogy, I enjoy watching this one back-to-back with Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo. I am intrigued by the history of film and influences on directors. In this case, you can directly see John Ford’s influence on Kurosawa who in turn influenced Leone.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Very interesting. I have to say that I’ve never seen Yojimbo, so I will have to make a point of doing so! Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

  7. Christian Ramos says:

    My favorite western is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. One of the first movies I saw in a college film class and LOVED from the start. Everybody loves John Wayne, but common! Jimmy Stewart?? It’s fantastic.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      That’s a really good one… I saw it on The Big Screen a few years ago and loved it even more… Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  8. Ronald Oliver says:

    It’s not a classic, but in time, I’m sure it will be..I’m talking about ‘Unforgiven’ (1992) directed by and also starring Clint Eastwood. Who is one of my all-time favorite veteran actors. (He’s great in all his films.) Unforgiven, is one of my favorite westerns. It has such a great cast, with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman! And the story is equally great! It has to be one of the best Clint Eastwood westerns he’s ever done!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      To be honest I’ve never seen that one, but the cast is stellar, so I will put it on my list of ‘must sees’. Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

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