Forum Updates & Competitions => Competitions, Offers and giveaways => Topic started by: Jonny on 15 Sep 2007 - 12:11

Title: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Jonny on 15 Sep 2007 - 12:11
We're pleased to able to bring you our first DVD giveaway, courtesy of those fine folks over at Tartan Video.

This, the first of many such giveaways, sees us being able to offer two of the late Ingmar Bergman's films on DVD recently released by Tartan as part of their 'Ingmar Bergman Collection'

The Devil's Eye

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When the Devil decides that a young woman has been a virgin for too long he sends Don Juan up from hell to rob her of her virginity.  Despite his charms the young woman resists the temptation to give in to him, but events become further complicated when Don Juan falls for her, experiencing love for the first time.

Previously unavailable on DVD, The Devil's Eye is one of Bergman's most abstract films and represents his first attempt to grapple with the question of theatricality in film.

Special Features

    * Selected Bergman Film Trailers
    * Film Notes


Technical Specifications

    * Original Academy Ratio
    * Subtitles: English
    * Sound: Dolby 2.0
    * Disc Format: PAL DVD 5
    * Region Code: 0




Sawdust and Tinsel

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Albert, the owner of a small and tawdry circus, arrives at a small town where he attempts to effect a reconciliation with his wife Agda whom he left for the circus many years previous.  She refuses to resume the marriage whilst Albert's lover, Anne, upset at Albert's rejection of her, has a humiliatng affair with an actor, Frans.

During a performance given by the circus, Frans begins to taunt Albert and enraged challenges him to a fight during which he is severely beaten.  Deciding that suicide is his only escape he tries to take his own life but fails.  As the circus leaves town, the ill-fated couple find themselves reluctantly and miserably committed to each other.

Special Features

    * Selection of Bergman Trailers
    * Film Notes


Technical Specifications

    * Original Academy Ratio
    * Subtitles: English
    * Sound: Dolby 2.0
    * Disc Format: PAL DVD 5
    * Region Code: 0


www.tartanvideo.com (http://www.tartanvideo.com/)

All you need to do to win these DVD's is to answer the question that will be posted here on Monday


Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Jonny on 17 Sep 2007 - 08:49
Ingmar Bergman may have died on 30th July but he left a legacy of startlingly original and well-respected films to be cherished by fans and scholars alike. Bergman was renowned for giving terrific insight into the human condition, often painting a vivid picture of the misery and depression that life can throw our way.

So, in keeping with this theme, your task is to think up a way in which you would enliven the existence of one of his characters: in other words, what would you do to cheer them up?

The most fun-filled, original and elaborate answer wins the DVDs.

Post your replies here and the admin team will choose the winner next Monday.
Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Sep 2007 - 08:52
what would you do to cheer them up?
Put some MDMA powder into their drinks, that'll liven 'em up a bit ::)
Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Richard C on 17 Sep 2007 - 17:20
I'll try and remember to enter this one....
Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Mart85 on 20 Sep 2007 - 17:19
A day out at Alton Towers with a picnic and lashings of ginger beer.
Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Kevin Coed on 20 Sep 2007 - 17:31
Watch 'Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man' with them.



And give them a gobble.
Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Paul on 20 Sep 2007 - 22:24
There's definitely some inuendo in Mart and Kev's posts...

Alton Towers? See you like to keep things local, Mart  ;D
Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Mart85 on 21 Sep 2007 - 08:15
Well it's a bit further away for me than Drayton Manor but since they're well miserable I thought I should make a bit of an effort.
Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Richard C on 22 Sep 2007 - 16:06
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I'm going to choose Ester (Ingrid Thulin) from The Silence (Tystnaden). Given she is on her deathbed and pining for one last incestuous relationship with her sister Anna (Gunnel Lindblom), I'd tie Anna to the bed and give Ester a range of sex toys to choose from. Then after hours of steamy, kinky lesbian sex I'd rustle her up a good meal from the kitchen at the hotel they are staying. To make sure she doesn't lose the affection of her nephew Johan (Jorgen Lidstrom) I'd invite the dwarves staying in one of the other rooms to come and provide entertainment for the evening. Finally I'd buy them all a train ticket so they can carry on with their journey.


That's a rather naff answer but I can't be arsed to put any more effort in  :-\ Besides I'm guessing the lesbian angle will help my cause  ::) If it doesn't I'll post this picture as well....  ::)

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Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Jonny on 24 Sep 2007 - 15:28
Right, the competition is now closed and without further ado I'll announce the winner...

Richard C, come on down!

Richard showed an enthusiasm for the task at hand and coloured his project nicely with some lovely illustrations, the lesbians were an unnecessary but thoughtful touch. A+ Well Done!

I hope to see more work of this standard during the coming term.

 
Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Paul on 24 Sep 2007 - 15:39
Richard - please PM with your address so that I can get the discs out to you this week. Well done, mate.

Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Richard C on 25 Sep 2007 - 07:38
Right, the competition is now closed and without further ado I'll announce the winner...

Richard C, come on down!

Richard showed an enthusiasm for the task at hand and coloured his project nicely with some lovely illustrations, the lesbians were an unnecessary but thoughtful touch. A+ Well Done!

I hope to see more work of this standard during the coming term.

 
Yay! The populist tactics I developed during the DVD Maniacs competitions work here too  ::)
Title: Re: Ingmar Bergman - DVD giveaway!!
Post by: Paul on 25 Sep 2007 - 08:19
Right, the competition is now closed and without further ado I'll announce the winner...

Richard C, come on down!

Richard showed an enthusiasm for the task at hand and coloured his project nicely with some lovely illustrations, the lesbians were an unnecessary but thoughtful touch. A+ Well Done!

I hope to see more work of this standard during the coming term.

 
Yay! The populist tactics I developed during the DVD Maniacs competitions work here too  ::)

Yeah, it was definitely your talk of lesbians and dwarfs that swung the vote, Richard. However, I wouldn't advise you doing a KILLER LESBO MIDGETS blurb for the Grindhouse compo.