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Scream Factory Contest

Shout! Factory has a long history as a quality Blu-ray/DVD label catering to fans of TV shows and films from years past, but earlier this year they stepped up their game even more by adding a genre arm. Scream Factory already has fantastic HD releases like Halloween II, Halloween III and The Funhouse on shelves, and their upcoming titles continue to bring the awesome. They have announced five future titles so far including John Carpenter’s They Live, Wes Craven’s Deadly Blessing, The Island with Michael Caine, Death Valley with Peter Billingsley and the killer cockroach gem, The Nest. And now they’re offering you the chance to win a year’s worth of high-def horror! One lucky winner will get a one-year subscription to Scream Factory’s releases from this Halloween to Halloween 2013. The prize includes the five upcoming titles mentioned directly above starting with They Live and continues though a whole year’s worth of sure to be kick-ass releases. The winner will also receive any associated extras the label cooks up for their titles including posters with the usually awesome new artwork. Keep reading for Scream Factory’s entire press release on the contest, and enter soon… the cutoff for entry is midnight Halloween night.

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When the stars align and both Neil Miller and Rob Hunter agree that a stoner comedy transcends the genre and manages to deliver laughs rather than just jokes about being high (and potentially hungry), you know you’ve got a special film that’s a toke above the average drug comedy. In High School, valedictorian Henry Burke blazes for the first time only to be faced with the introduction of mandatory drug tests the very next day. Timing is everything, right? Putting that big brain aside for a minute, he lets his stoner buddy come up with what is perhaps the most illegal plan one could do – get the entire school high. Hey, if everyone fails the drug test, something is wrong with the test, right? If you’re a fan of movies, laughing, eating, brownies, or the appropriate medical use of marijuana, how about you do yourself a favor and enter to win a copy of this flick on Blu-ray?

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Joseph Kahn‘s new movie Detention is essentially The Breakfast Club meets Prom Night meets the kitchen sink. A group of diverse high-schoolers are stalked by a serial killer named Cinderhella, and the terror culminates during their collective stay in after school detention. The film is far from a straight forward thriller though as Kahn plays with the medium in different ways and fills the story with crazy distractions like time travel, homages to The Fly, grizzly bears and more. It’s pretty nuts. Detention was released earlier this week, and if you haven’t picked it up yet we have some good news. We’re giving away a copy of the film on Blu-ray and another on DVD. And because we care how you look in public we’re also throwing in a Detention t-shirt, beanie and baseball cap (pics below). Keep reading to see how you can win!

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Rachel Weisz is one spectacularly talented actress. She doesn’t get the award accolades of Meryl Streep, but she’s as good. She doesn’t get the hubba-hubba comments of Jessica Biel, but she’s as beautiful. And she doesn’t get the high profile, big budget blockbuster roles of Kristen Stewart, but she’s, well, she’s older. Her latest film is sumptuous period drama, The Deep Blue Sea, that finds her playing a young wife trapped in an unexciting marriage to an esteemed judge. A chance meeting with a RAF pilot (Tom Hiddleston) leads to a tumultuous affair that may very well be the end of her. Music Box Films released the film on Blu-ray/DVD earlier this week, and in addition to the highly acclaimed film itself the disc includes commentary from director Terence Davies, two special ‘making-of’ features and interviews with Weisz and Hiddleston. Keep reading to see how you can win a copy of The Deep Blue Sea on Blu-ray.

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Chuck Norris is the reason Waldo is hiding. Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits. There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live. Chuck Norris is also coming to Blu-ray in a big way thanks to Twentieth Century Fox and MGM. His starring roles have been inexplicably unavailable in high definition until now (unless you count Forest Warrior, which no one should), but this summer sees the debut of five of his classic action titles. Delta Force and Missing In Action 1 & 2 all hit Blu-ray last month, and two more arrive on July 17th. Code of Silence and Lone Wolf McQuade are two of his best from the mid-eighties, and they can be yours if you play your cards right. The former is a fantastic Chicago-set action film with Chuck as a detective forced to fight corruption with nothing but his fists, his attitude and his bitching robot, Prowler. The latter sees him trying on his Texas Ranger shoes as he goes toe to toe with TV’s original Asian, David Carradine. Keep reading to see how you can win these two Chuck Norris classics on Blu-ray.

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This contest is now closed. All winners will be emailed. Thank you for participating! For fans of Stephenie Meyer‘s “The Twilight Saga” and its cinematic counterparts, saying goodbye to the series when the final film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 this fall will be tough stuff. Fortunately, Meyer already has a brand new film based on one of her books ready to go, and it’s one that will appeal to both fans of Twilight and those who have never gotten the teen vampire love story craze. Meyer’s “The Host” is a more adult book that explores similar themes to those addressed in “The Twilight Saga,” but with a much more mature spin. Also, there are aliens (a lot of aliens). And a well-sketched post-apocalyptic Earth for them to populate. The film is officially described as “an enchanting and fateful story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world is invaded by an unseen enemy, humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over, while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.” The film will star Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Max Irons, Frances Fisher, William Hurt, Jake Abel, and many more. The Host has been written by Meyer, along with director Andrew Niccol (who knows a thing about dystopian futures, having written and directed Gattaca and In Time and written The Truman Show). To get you ready for The Host the movie, we’re giving away five (5) copies of “The […]

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This contest is now closed. Winners will be emailed ASAP. Thank you for entering! Do you miss summer camp? Do you miss young love? Do you miss Wes Anderson? Lucky for you, the writer/director is returning to theaters with a little something called Moonrise Kingdom, a film that should sate your desire for all those things (and more!). Set in the summer of 1965, the film chronicles the the forbidden love of a pair of twelve-year-olds who run away together from their island summer camp, leaving the adults around them to scramble to find them, a mission that isn’t helped by a big storm brewing just off-shore and threatening all of their safety. To get you ready to camp out with Moonrise Kingdom, we’re giving away two (2) prize packs from the film to two (that is 2) lucky winners. The prize packs include: a t-shirt, patches (set of two), cooler, canteen, and one copy of the Original Soundtrack on CD. To win one (1) prize pack from Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, all you have to do is jump down into the comments section and let us know your favorite line from any Wes Anderson movie. Have some fun with it, guy. Please also provide your email address in your comment. This contest is only open to U.S. residents. The contest will close Saturday, May 26th, at 8:00PM PST. The winners will be chosen at random to receive one Moonrise Kingdom prize pack as described above. Moonrise Kingdom opens in […]

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Ah, Christmas. The magical time of year when decorations are hung, families gather to celebrate, gifts are exchanged, and children cower in fear that Santa Claus will kidnap and eat them. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a fantastic family adventure film from Finland that has all the hallmarks of a holiday classic. A young boy finds the adventure of a lifetime when the miners in his village discover a legendary figure buried in the ice. But not everyone is thrilled at the discovery, and soon some very peculiar and frightening beings are swarming down the mountain in search of their captured leader. Now father and son must join forces along with the other villagers to stop the onslaught. Merry Christmas! As evident in Cole Abaius’ review we here at FSR really enjoyed this fresh, fun, genitalia-filled family holiday film, and now you can too. Oscilloscope Labs is releasing a beautifully-produced Bluray/DVD combo pack on Tuesday the 25th, and you should probably go out and buy a copy… or you can enter to win one of two free copies! Here’s how to win… and pay attention as it’s a two-parter. First, tell us in the comments section below what your favorite Christmas film is. Easy right? Now tell us how and where in that specific film you think it could use more penis.

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The general rule of sequels is that they become less exciting and original as they continue. Each successive film copies from its predecessor and often ends up a pale copy. Wes Craven’s Scream series is no exception as parts two and three were both far lesser films than the original. Still, they each had bits that worked. Needless to say, when plans for a fourth film were announced a decade after Scream 3 very few people were excited at the prospect. And then Scream 4 ended up being the best Scream since the original. My full review is here, but the bottom line is that the movie is “funny, fresh, and wonderfully bloody, and it finds that delicate balance between horror and comedy that the last entry missed entirely.” Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson (who also wrote the original) have pulled off something special here with the help of a fantastically entertaining cast. (Second best ensemble of the year behind Horrible Bosses!) The lead trio returns, but they’re joined by several recognizable faces who help add personality, comedic timing, and sex appeal (thank you Hayden Panettiere). It’s a lot of fun, and fans of the series who passed on it in theaters should definitely give it a watch on DVD or Blu-ray. Speaking of DVD… Scream 4 hits shelves on Tuesday, October 4th, and we’re giving one away to a lucky winner! Keep reading for your chance to win.

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Revenge films are a genre unto themselves and usually fit a very specific mold. They’re usually meant to be both entertaining and cathartic, but there’s rarely any serious questions asked as to the moral state of the actions playing out before us. Director Susanne Bier’s Academy Award winning film, In a Better World, sets out to do just that. The film follows two stories… two boys deal with a schoolyard bully but their efforts get out of hand, and a doctor who’s life mission is to heal the sick and wounded finds his ideals questioned when faced with pure evil. It’s a suspenseful and engaging experience, and it offers no easy answers. In a Better World hits DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, and we have a copy of the combo pack to give away to one lucky reader. How can you win? Simple… think of a really bad movie, and tell us why the world would be better off if the damn thing had never been made.

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There are few things in this world greater than the feeling one gets from taking vengeance upon the people who murdered your father. Holding a fluffy puppy fresh out of the dryer is probably one. Receiving oral pleasures on the beach definitely. And winning free movie-related paraphernalia is another. Conan the Barbarian sliced its way into theaters today, and to celebrate we’re giving away two swag-filled prize packs! Each pack contains two t-shirts (pictured to the right), one copy of the film’s score, one character poster, and one final theatrical poster. How can you win? Simple… what’s your favorite hack n slash fantasy themed film? It’s a broad category and covers pretty much any period film with swords and magic from Highlander to The Return of the King. (Please note, The Cable Guy does not count just because it features a scene set at Medieval Times.) Tell us in the comment section below what your favorite is and why. Remember, this is “favorite” not best. Because there’s only one answer for the best, and that answer is Hawk the Slayer.

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Who doesn’t love cinema from the 80s? Aside from Cole Abaius I mean. The decade is a movie genre unto itself and filled with films that could have only been made in that very specific time. More than just about any other decade films from the 80s are instantly recognizable by their attitudes, wardrobes, and degree of female nudity. Luckily for those of us you who weren’t alive in the 80s Hollywood occasionally returns to the scene of the crime and makes a film that hopes to recapture that poppy magic. The most recent example is the ensemble comedy Take Me Home Tonight starring Topher Grace, Dan Fogler, Anna Faris (in a rare non-ditzy role), and the lovely Teresa Palmer. (Demetri Martin also steals every scene he’s in.) Take Me Home Tonight hit shelves today, and we’ve got three brand new DVDs to give away! How can you win? Simple… there were thousands of movies produced during the 1980s, but not all of them are perfect representatives of their time-frame. Tell us in the comment section below which 80s film is the most iconic of the decade and why. As always the contest is open to US residents only ages 18 and up. Be sure to leave an email address associated with your comment is correct as that’s how we’ll notify the winner. Contest ends July 25th! Good luck! The official synopsis and trailer are below.

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Remakes are often thought of as automatically inferior to the original, but if you’re willing to give them a chance they’re often as good if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Well, maybe “often” is a bit of an exaggeration… but it does happen. Take Simon West’s remake of the Charles Bronson classic, The Mechanic. I say “classic” but while Michael Winner’s 1972 film is solidly entertaining and features a killer ending it isn’t truly great cinema. It’s the actors (Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent) and the multiple twists and turns that make it fun, and West knows it. His remake sticks close to the formula and brings in the always fantastic (and angry) Ben Foster for support as well as some solid gunplay and action scenes, and the result is an exciting and fast-moving action thriller that would have made Charles Buchinsky proud. The Mechanic hit shelves this week, and we’ve got a free DVD for one lucky winner. How can you win? Simple… tell us in the comment section below which Bronson movie you’d like to see remade next and who you think should take on his role. It can be a film from anywhere in his career, in a role big or small, and special consideration will be given if you happen to pick my own personal favorite Bronson flick…

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Most books never get adapted for the screen, big or small, and of the handful that do it’s unavoidable that much of the book’s content will be excised to fit a running time. Therein lies lays sits the beauty of the television mini-series. From Rich Man Poor Man to Roots to Stephen King’s It, the mini-series is pretty much the only hope a book has of seeing most of its intent and content reach the screen. The latest novel to receive this honor is Ken Follett’s 1989 bestseller, The Pillars Of the Earth. The Starz pay network, home to Spartacus and… well, other stuff presumably, aired an epic eight part adaptation earlier this year. The DVD of the complete series was just released, and we’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky winner! And don’t worry if you’ve never read the book or have forgotten what it’s all about… the winner gets a copy of the novel too. So what do you need to do to enter? Easy… tell us in the comments below what book, fiction or non-fiction, that you think deserves the mini-series treatment and why. Bonus consideration to answers that also give casting suggestions.

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A few weeks ago we put a challenge to our readers: impress us with your horror knowledge. We wanted you to come to us and show off. Tease us. Beat us. Thrill us. Love us. We put out the call: recommend a good horror movie we haven’t seen. That’s no small feat, considering that none of us here have any active life to speak of, so we watch a lot of good movies and a lot of bad ones. The call was answered and answered 91 times. Out of all those entries, only six made it to our final round of judging. The other 85 were just no good or far too obvious. But among the entries, the six standouts. All of whom will receive prizes. One of whom will receive the grand prize and have their movie recommendation reviewed on the site tomorrow. Drum roll….

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I love Halloween. I love October. I love horror movies. I love finding stuff I’ve never seen before and god damn it, I love giving you free stuff. So that I can get my fill of all those things all at once, we’ve devised a contest to run over the next two weeks within our 31 Days of Horror feature. Unlike our normal easy-cakes contests where all you have to do is make us laugh, this one is going to require you to dig deep into your horror knowledge and blow us away. You see, we’re kind of horror experts. If it involves a knife slashing through a nudie girl, I’ve seen it. If it involves a Japanese demon shooting poop out of a girls nipples, Hunter has seen it. If it’s an afternoon kids special that has never scared a single soul, Abaius has openly wept in front of it. So here’s the challenge: tell us a good horror movie we haven’t seen. Read on.

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I know, I know. You’ve never heard of the Blue Mountain State TV series. If you feel like a fool, you shouldn’t… it’s a new show on Spike But just because you don’t know what it is doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. The show follows the raunchy adventures of a college football team, and it straddles an odd line between being suitable for cable television and being a bit too dirty for grandma to watch. It’s legitimately funny at times, and while I wish it was on HBO and therefore allowed to show a bit more co-ed flesh it’s still far better than anything on Spike deserves to be. Check after the jump to see how you can win one of three copies of Blue Mountain State: Season One.

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When Anchor Bay announced they were bringing two awesome horror movies to Blu-ray, we knew it’d be mighty swell of us to share them with you. The Bruce Campbell-starring, Sam Raimi-when-he-was-good directed classic The Evil Dead makes its debut on Blu-ray with a few new features. Also on high definition for the first time is director Adam Green’s 80s throwback slasher Hatchet, which features a villain who could hold his own with the likes of Freddy and Jason. So if you want to win yourself a set of these Blu-rays, click on through to find out what to do. (Hint: We’ll need a blood sample.)

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Not too long ago we showed you the Red Band trailer of a comedy-action flick that is somehow flying under the radar and straight into home-video release. Since we think it is downright criminal that there is so little information for this film, and that a film with such an amazing cast can go this unnoticed and miss out on theaters entirely, we’re going to give you a chance to take a copy home. In fact, we’re so awesome that we’ve got two copies to give away – One Blu-ray and one DVD, so you can pick your poison. So why do you want Operation: Endgame? For starters, let’s look at the cast: Zach Galifianakis, Rob Corddry, Ellen Barkin, Odette Yustman, Maggie Q, Brandon T. Jackson, Emilie de Ravin, Bob Odenkirk, Ving Rhames, Adam Scott, Joe Anderson, and Jeffrey Tambor. That doesn’t even seem like a cast list, it seems like the fantasy guest list for my tea parties.

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SXSW Film 2010

I am a comic book geek. I won’t fight it. Call me a nerd, and what have you. Those of you who know and love comic books though, probably realize how big of a deal that Mark Millar is. What you may not know though, is that he is one of the nicest and most passionate people I have ever met.

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