Celebrating Summer with a Kino Classics Giveaway (July via Twitter)

Celebrating Summer with a Kino Lorber Giveaway!
Winner’s Choice of 4 Classic Titles

Time for our next contest! This time we kick off summer with a Kino Classics giveaway… We are happy to say that we have TEN classic DVD or Blu-Rays to giveaway on Twitter this month, winners’ choice of four titles – western classic The Big Country, Hitchcock’s Under Capricorn, Fritz Lang’s The Woman in the Window, or family favorite The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. And don’t forget to stay tuned because we’ll also be giving away TWO more DVDs/Blu-Rays via a separate Facebook/Blog giveaway this month too. That said, here we go…

alfred hitchcock's under capricorn movie poster Alfred Hitchcock’s Under Capricorn (1949) starring Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotten

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Aug 4 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.

  • July 7: Two Winners
  • July 14: Two Winners
  • July 21: Two Winners
  • July 28: Two Winners
  • Aug 4: 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 July 8 around 10PM EST.


Here are the titles up for grabs:

The Big Country: Blu-Ray or DVD available. Newly Mastered in HD! From William Wyler, the legendary director of Mrs. Miniver, The Best Years of Our Lives and Ben-Hur, comes this epic western featuring an incredible cast of screen legends Gregory Peck (On the Beach), Jean Simmons (Elmer Gantry), Charlton Heston (The Ten Commandments), Carroll Baker (Baby Doll) and Burl Ives (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) in his Oscar-winning performance (Best Actor in a Supporting Role). This bold, sweeping tale of a ship’s captain (Peck) who ventures west to find a hotbed of jealousy, hatred and dangerous rivalries. As the reluctant hero is thrust into the maelstrom, he must summon all of his resolve to save not only his own life, but also the life of the woman he loves. The Big Country is an action-packed adventure that triumphs as a work of art. The film’s legendary rousing score by Jerome Moross (The War Lord) was nominated for an Oscar. The stellar cast includes Charles Bickford (Duel in the Sun) and Chuck Connors (TV’s The Rifleman and Branded).

Under Capricorn:  Blu-Ray or DVD available. Brand New 4K Restoration! Mystery, murder and passion from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock (Lifeboat, Psycho). Screen legends Ingrid Bergman (Joan of Arc, Intermezzo) and Joseph Cotten (Portrait of Jennie, The Farmer’s Daughter) star in Under Capricorn, a lush Technicolor drama. Cotten plays Sam Flusky, a native Briton banished to Australia for murder. Bergman is his wife, Henrietta, the disturbed sister of the man Flusky was convicted of killing. When a new governor (Cecil Parker, 23 Paces to Baker Street) arrives, he brings with him his cousin Adare (Michael Wilding, Stage Fright), an old friend of Henrietta’s, who sets out to help her conquer her demons and return her life to normal. But is Henrietta going insane, or is someone trying to drive her mad? Is she merely an alcoholic, or is someone trying to poison her? No one but Hitchcock could handle these questions with such surefire tension, and the performances by the entire cast are excellent. A rich account of emotional self-sacrifice, Under Capricorn is that rare film which captures the humanity of its characters while keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. Beautifully shot by Jack Cardiff (Black Narcissus).

The Woman in the Window:  Blu-Ray or DVD available. Newly Mastered in HD! Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson, The Stranger) is no criminal… at least, he wasn’t until he met “the woman in the window.” With his wife and kids out of town, the chaste professor engages in an innocent flirtation with a chance acquaintance (Joan Bennett, Scarlet Street) and inadvertently commits a shocking and unspeakable crime. But that’s just the beginning of his problems, for as the cunning D.A. (Raymond Massey, The Hurricane) – one of Wanley’s dearest friends – gets closer and closer to identifying the killer, Wanley finds he’s more and more willing to resort to desperate measures to avoid being caught. Masterfully directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (Metropolis, Spies), The Woman in the Window is a suspense-laden, gripping thriller with the logic and plausibility of a nightmare. Co-starring Dan Duryea (Storm Fear).

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer:  Blu-Ray or DVD available. This special edition includes both the original 91-minute cut and the 77-minute reissue! In this glorious adaptation of the Mark Twain classic, young Tom Sawyer (Tommy Kelly) is a big troublemaker. When he’s not tricking others into doing his work, he’s upsetting his aunt Polly (May Robson), or wooing his young love, Becky (Ann Gillis). But sometimes Tom’s mischief gets him in over his head, and when he and his pal, Huckleberry Finn (Jackie Moran), witness a murder, they take a vow of silence and head down the river on a raft. The whole town believes they’re dead, so when the boys return they’re in a world of trouble. Norman Taurog (Don’t Give Up the Ship) directed this David O. Selznick (Duel in the Sun) production featuring Walter Brennan (Dakota), Victor Jory (Canadian Pacific) and Margaret Hamilton (Driftwood).

fritz lang's the woman in the window movie posterFritz Lang’s The Woman in the Window, starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Raymond Massey


ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Aug 4 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 Summer Kickoff Celebration #DVDGiveaway courtesy of @KinoLorber and @ClassicMovieHub #CMHContest link: http://ow.ly/7vXy30kNKaw

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…


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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41 Responses to Celebrating Summer with a Kino Classics Giveaway (July via Twitter)

  1. Julie Moon says:

    I would love to win Under Capricorn! I am a huge Hitchcock fan and an Ingrid Bergman fan. It’s a movie rarely shown on TV so I would love to own a copy! Thank you!

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  3. I will love to win UNDER CAPRICORN. One of the Hitchcock films I haven’t been able to see, and with two of my favorite actors.

  4. Jesse Athey says:

    The Big Country Blu. It looks just fantastic.

  5. Laura A. says:

    The Woman in the Window because it’s one I want to see.

  6. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    UNDER CAPRICORN would be my choice. I know I saw this a long time ago but, even given the synopsis above, I can’t bring back the memory of it, EXCEPT that I think this was the one with a woman collapsing in a swirl of ballgown at the foot of a curved marble staircase. Shot from above in vivid color and fraught music.

  7. Tim Haxton says:

    I would love to win under Capricorn! I’m a huge Alfred Hitchcock fan and I have never seen this one!!

    Hope I win!!

  8. Emma Stone says:

    Well, there’s no real contest, the William Wyler’s Big Country movie is my most anticipated by far. Though if I end up winning the other raffle, or if I’m not allowed to do two raffles for the same movie, then Fritz Lang’s The Woman in the Window may end up as my pick when the time comes.

  9. Of the four I’d like to win The Woman in the Window- I’d want to watch more Fritz Lang noir- and give it a try

  10. Ashley says:

    I’m interested in Under Capricorn. I have only ever seen a portion of it. It was probably 20 years ago.

  11. Vickie L Gleason says:

    I love Walter Brennan and Tom Sawyer so Tom Sawyer is my pick. The others look fabulous so any would be a winner!

  12. Under Capricorn never seen and I love Ingred Bergman and Joseph Cotten.
    Would love to win

  13. Cher Bibler says:

    You always make it so hard to choose, but I would pick Under Capricorn, because I thought I’d seen everything Hitchcock, but after reading the description, I guess I missed one….

  14. Jon Taggart says:

    I would hope to win The Big Country. I loved the fight scene with G. Peck and C. Heston. Everyone thought G. Peck was a wimp. He showed them they were wrong.

  15. Craig Buehler says:

    I’d really love to get The woman in the window on blu-ray – Joan Bennett and Edward G. Robinson are so great in this and also in Scarlet Street.

  16. Billy Slobin says:

    The Woman in the window is one of my all time favorite films!
    I LOVE Joan Bennett.
    I love Fritz Lang films.
    I love Edward G!
    Dan Duryea is fabulous and evil.

  17. Javier Valverde says:

    I would like to win Under Capricorn because it’s one of Alfred Hitchcock’s films that I’ve never seen and it’s underrated masterpiece. I would like to win it also because I’m a big fan of Jack Cardiff’s beautiful cinematography since I like his work in Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes and I’m curious of how his cinematography looks like in Under Capricorn.

  18. David Hollingsworth says:

    I love Fritz Lang, so The Woman in the Window I would love to win. Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett is also a big plus. I love Film Noir, and this looks like one of the best.

  19. Richard Rommeney says:

    I would like to win either The Big Country because it’s a classic Western that I haven’t seen (and I LOVE westerns!) or Under Capricorn because… Hitchock!

  20. Stuart Cook says:

    I would like to win WOMAN IN THE WINDOW. It is top film noir from director great Fritz Lang.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  21. Nancy says:

    I’d love to win The Woman in the Window because I am a big fan of both Joan Bennett and Fritz Lang!

  22. Edward G. Robinson was great in everything! Woman in the Window is great!

  23. Richard Leighton says:

    “The Woman In The Window,” if for no other reason than Fritz Lang can do no wrong (unlike the characters in many of his films). Another great (and nasty) film noir!

  24. I already own THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, which is great. I would be very happy to win either THE BIG COUNTRY or UNDER CAPRICORN. I’ve never seen the Hitchcock film, which makes that especially enticing. It has been several years since I’ve seen THE BIG COUNTRY, but I remember enjoying it immensely and it is ripe for a revisit..

  25. Daniel G. says:

    Woman in the Window would be my choice. I have enjoyed Fritz Lang movies and this one sounds as if it won’t disappoint. “The Woman in the Window is a suspense-laden, gripping thriller with the logic and plausibility of a nightmare.” SOLD!

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

  26. Chris Teel says:

    I would want The Woman In The Window, because it stars Edward G. Robinson and I haven’t seen it, which is a crime.

  27. Louis Lopez says:

    I would like to win The Woman in the Window because I love Fritz Wang’s films and film noir, and Edward G. Robinson is a terrific actor!

  28. Andrew Lindley says:

    I’d love to win Tom Sawyer on bluray, because I’ve always enjoyed Mark Twain’s stories, and I’ve been a fan of most all the Tom Sawyer and/or Huck Finn movies I’ve seen.

  29. Barry Lane says:

    I would love to win Tom Sawyer. Just finished screening the Twilight Time release of the 1973 version which was good but probably not quite up to the Selznick. Need to find out, but, I am ineligible. Ah, well. Good luck to all.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Barry, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or just let me know if you don’t have a twitter account or if it’s a private one. Thanks.

      • Barry Lane says:

        Annmarie, hello. I have a twitter account and I appreciate your getting back to me. Thank you. Barry

        • Annmarie Gatti says:

          okay, thank you for confirming that you tweeted. You are officially entered. Good Luck 🙂

          • Barry Lane says:

            I just put up the page and my comment was there. I am, as it turns out, ineligible, living in Montreal. No problem. Barry

          • Annmarie Gatti says:

            Oh so sorry about that Barry. I do have a contest launching in August that allows our Canadian friends to enter 🙂 so please stay tuned…

          • Barry Lane says:

            Will do, and thank you. Barry

  30. Adam VanHandel says:

    Probably The Big Country, because I’m a huge fan of the cast.

  31. Richie Rainville says:

    i would love to win Big Country, the film is amazing in all aspects

  32. Drew P. says:

    I want to win UNDER CAPRICORN because its one of the hardest Hitchcock movies to watch and I cannot wait to finally give it a shot in a stunning new 4K restoration!

  33. Philip Johnson says:

    I would like to win Under Capricorn. Classic Hitchcock.

  34. Amber Hartenbower says:

    I would love to win UNDER CAPRICORN! Hitchcock is my favorite director and I adore Bergman.

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