Thursday, January 12, 2012

(Updated) TAKE TWO: Tarkovsky Blu-ray Giveaway

The winner of the drawing was Brian B. from Massachusetts. Congrats, Brian! I've sent you an email to work out the shipping arrangements.

Let's try this again, and don't worry, no plethora of screencaps to plow through this time. I have one brand new, factory sealed copy of Andrei Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice on Blu-ray, released by Kino International, to give away to someone. If you would like a chance to win it, ALL YOU NEED TO DO is send me an email at The subject line of your email should say TARKOVSKY and the email itself should contain your first and last name, as well as your state of residence. Only one entry per person please. I will accept entry emails for 48 hours. The cutoff will be 12:00 noon EST, Saturday, January 14. At that point I will have a random drawing to decide the winner, and will be in prompt contact with that person to arrange shipping details. I will update this post with the winner's name at that time. Once again, please enter only if you reside within the continental U.S., otherwise I will not be able to ship you the disc. Good luck!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Sacrifice Blu-ray Giveaway / Screencap Contest (UPDATED)

(Updated 1/10/12: I've gone ahead and listed the actual movie title that the screencaps are from below. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to give away the blu-ray, because I didn't receive a single entry! I guess either twenty caps was a bit too unwieldy of a number, or maybe they weren't quite as easy as I thought many of them were. Probably both? Either way, I'll try and think of a different, better way to give the movie away.)

I was recently fortunate enough to come into possession of an extra copy of Andrei Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice on Blu-ray, released by Kino International. It's one of my very favorite movies, and Kino has done an excellent job with this release, and I would like to give it away on this blog to someone. It is brand new and factory sealed. Below, I have posted twenty anonymous screencaps from twenty different movies. To win, all you need to do is be the person who correctly identifies the most screencaps by the title of the movie. A few things:

1) Right now, I can unfortunately only afford to ship the disc to someone living in the continental U.S. So please only participate if this applies to you.

2) All entries should be sent to my email address: Please do not post your picks in the comments section of this post. The subject line of your email should say CONTEST, and along with your twenty guesses in order (only the movie title is necessary), it should include your full name, as well as your state. Please do not send me your address. I will be in contact with the winner after they've been determined to work out shipping arrangements. Only one entry per person please!

3) The deadline to submit your picks by is 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, January 8th. I will post the winner, along with the correct answers to all 20 movies, sometime on Monday.

4) Be sure to include the tiebreaker with your picks. The tiebreaker is listed below the twentieth screenshot. If there are two or more who are tied for the highest number of correct guesses, this will be used to determine the winner.

Here are the twenty screencaps:

Screencap #1
(Strangers on a Train)

Screencap #2

Screencap #3

Screencap #4
(Rebel Without a Cause)

Screencap #5
(Man with a Movie Camera)

Screencap #6
(Helas pour moi)

Screencap #7
(The Ox-Bow Incident)

Screencap #8
(The Yards)

Screencap #9
(Ivan's Childhood)

Screencap #10

Screencap #11
(Park Row)

Screencap #12
(Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

Screencap #13
(Minnie & Moskowitz)

Screencap #14
(Window Water Baby Moving)

Screencap #15

Screencap #16
(A.I. Artificial Intelligence)

Screencap #17
(Vengeance is Mine)

Screencap #18

Screencap #19
(Ghost in the Shell)

Screencap #20
(Les bones femmes)

Tiebreaker question: I have used a random number generator to select a number between 1 and 1986 (the year Tarkovsky died). Guess this number. In the event that two or more people tie for the most correctly guessed screencaps, then the person who comes closest to guessing the random number will win.

If you have any additional questions or comments about the contest, or anything, you can feel free to either leave them in the comments, or send me an email. Good luck!