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criterioncorner:

CRITERION CORNER GIVEAWAY!!!!

hey there. it’s been a while since i’ve randomly given stuff away, and that doesn’t jive well with my philosophy that love and / or readership should be shamelessly bought. so in honor of the holiday season - and to make up for lost time / clear my shelf of some extra stuff i’ve got lying around - i thought i’d throw the biggest Criterion Corner giveaway yet. 

The Prize:

- DVD of Sidney Lumet’s 12 ANGRY MEN! 

- Blu-ray of Claude Chabrol’s LES COUSINS!

- 1 DVD box set of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s THREE COLORS! (opened but never watched and in mint condition… long story)

- 1 MYSTERY DVD!!!! (maybe a Criterion film, maybe just something I want to share with a stranger. definitely previously loved).

TO ENTER: just “like” and / or Re-blog this post. each note will count as a separate entry, so every fellow blogger can therefore submit a maximum total of 2 entries.

giveaway will be closed at 12 P.M. EST on Friday, 12/3/2011. 1 winner will be randomly selected from the notes. so the odds should be okay if not super awesome, but someone’s gonna get some great stuff for nothing. 

good luck, and thanks so, so much for reading the blog and my Criterion Corner column on movies.com!

criterioncorner:

CRITERION GIVEAWAY!!!
KURONEKO (dir. Kaneto Shindo) 1968. 
hey there, party people, it’s the first friday of the month and you know what that means… absolutely nothing, because i stick to a schedule about as well as Terrence Malick sticks to, um, a schedule, but enough with the totally forced comparisons, let’s give some free stuff away, shall we? 
this month’s giveaway is… wait for it… or just look at the picture above that you’ve obviously already seen… Kaneto Shindo’s giddy / spooky / cat-tastic ghost story, KURONEKO! i added the exclamation point, but this is a movie in which classical filmmaking, wire-fu, and animatronic cat paws co-exist, often within the same shot… so, yeah, i’ll drop some exclamation points wherever i damn well please, thank you ve!!ry m!uch. 
TO ENTER, RE-BLOG AND / OR “LIKE” THIS POST (you get entered once for each action, so feel free to go nuts). 
as usual i’ll pick a winner at random from the notes on Monday morning, and the dvd or blu-ray (your choice) will be sent to you directly from amazon on the day of the disc’s release, 10/18. good luck!
UPDATE: due to the pleasantly surprising response — and in order to skew the odds and make this seem a touch less like an empty exercise in shameless (but giving!) self-promotion — i’ll pick a 2nd winner if this thing exceeds 200 notes.

criterioncorner:

CRITERION GIVEAWAY!!!

KURONEKO (dir. Kaneto Shindo) 1968. 

hey there, party people, it’s the first friday of the month and you know what that means… absolutely nothing, because i stick to a schedule about as well as Terrence Malick sticks to, um, a schedule, but enough with the totally forced comparisons, let’s give some free stuff away, shall we? 

this month’s giveaway is… wait for it… or just look at the picture above that you’ve obviously already seen… Kaneto Shindo’s giddy / spooky / cat-tastic ghost story, KURONEKO! i added the exclamation point, but this is a movie in which classical filmmaking, wire-fu, and animatronic cat paws co-exist, often within the same shot… so, yeah, i’ll drop some exclamation points wherever i damn well please, thank you ve!!ry m!uch. 

TO ENTER, RE-BLOG AND / OR “LIKE” THIS POST (you get entered once for each action, so feel free to go nuts). 

as usual i’ll pick a winner at random from the notes on Monday morning, and the dvd or blu-ray (your choice) will be sent to you directly from amazon on the day of the disc’s release, 10/18. good luck!

UPDATE: due to the pleasantly surprising response — and in order to skew the odds and make this seem a touch less like an empty exercise in shameless (but giving!) self-promotion — i’ll pick a 2nd winner if this thing exceeds 200 notes.

criterioncorner:

CRITERION CORNER GIVEAWAY: SEPTEMBER EDITION

this month’s prize: a dvd or blu-ray (winner’s choice) of CARLOS!!!!

to enter, all you have to do is re-blog this post. that’s it. on monday, i’ll randomly declare a winner from the re-bloggers / re-tweeters, and you’ll receive your dvd or blu-ray at the end of the month directly from Amazon when it’s released. 

the same deal is going with RTs of a similar Criterion Corner Tweet, so RT that if you want to double your already not too-shabby odds of winning. 

fun? fun. totally shameless… sure, but everybody wins, and - most of all - it helps to ensure that a bunch of people are aggressively spreading the word about how one of the best films of 2010 is due for an imminent Criterion release and that everyone should be getting jaaazzzzzzeeed! so get… doing whatever it is that you feel like you want do in this situation. awesome? awesome.

okay, toodles. 

criterioncorner:

CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!
WIN A FREE DVD or Blu-Ray of Lee Chang-dong’s SECRET SUNSHINE (the choice is yours)
so the Criterion Corner blog is on the precipice of hitting a neat milestone of some kind, and i want to express my gratitude to all the folks out there who’ve taken the time to share in the site (and possibly read the cinematical / movies.com columns, for which this site serves as a supplement). the blog has quickly become a reliably fun and rewarding experience for me, and that certainly wouldn’t be the case if i felt as though i were launching all this stuff into the void. so as my way of saying thanks and continuing a proud tradition of shameless self-promotion (and also drawing attention to a life-altering masterpiece i fear could be lost in the Criterion shuffle), i’m giving out a copy of Lee Chang-dong’s SECRET SUNSHINE!
trust me, you want this. 
TO ENTER: JUST RE-BLOG THIS POST. i’ll pick a random re-blogger at midnight on the morning of Friday, 8/5/2011 and message them for details. Secret Sunshine will be released on 8/23/2011, and the disc will be mailed off shortly thereafter.
and once more, with feeling: THANK YOU. - David
@CriterionCorner

Never seen this, and being the huge fan of Korean cinema I am, no way I could miss Criterion’s first Korean film! (seriously, first?!)

criterioncorner:

CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!

WIN A FREE DVD or Blu-Ray of Lee Chang-dong’s SECRET SUNSHINE (the choice is yours)

so the Criterion Corner blog is on the precipice of hitting a neat milestone of some kind, and i want to express my gratitude to all the folks out there who’ve taken the time to share in the site (and possibly read the cinematical / movies.com columns, for which this site serves as a supplement). the blog has quickly become a reliably fun and rewarding experience for me, and that certainly wouldn’t be the case if i felt as though i were launching all this stuff into the void. so as my way of saying thanks and continuing a proud tradition of shameless self-promotion (and also drawing attention to a life-altering masterpiece i fear could be lost in the Criterion shuffle), i’m giving out a copy of Lee Chang-dong’s SECRET SUNSHINE!

trust me, you want this. 

TO ENTER: JUST RE-BLOG THIS POST. i’ll pick a random re-blogger at midnight on the morning of Friday, 8/5/2011 and message them for details. Secret Sunshine will be released on 8/23/2011, and the disc will be mailed off shortly thereafter.

and once more, with feeling: THANK YOU. - David

@CriterionCorner

Never seen this, and being the huge fan of Korean cinema I am, no way I could miss Criterion’s first Korean film! (seriously, first?!)