Collider Holiday Giveaway – We Finally Have a New Server! Win Free DVD’s, Blu-rays and Books!

     December 6, 2009

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With the holiday’s fast approaching and everyone struggling to find enough money to buy presents, we’ve come up with a novel way to save money: get free stuff from us!  Thanks to a bunch of PR films, I’ve got a huge box filled with DVDs, Blu-rays and books and I’m going to give everything away to our readers.  So if you’d like to know what you could win and how to enter, just hit the jump for all the info:

And one bit of news before you click on the jump…if you’re a regular reader of Collider, you’ve probably noticed we’ve had a lot of problems keeping the site online over the past few months.  Due to heavy traffic and an old server, the site was crashing almost everyday.  But after many weeks of work behind the scenes, we have a brand new server hosting the site and we’re hoping all of our problems are behind us.  Fingers crossed.  Here’s what you can win:

Here’s what you need to know:

batman funny picture.jpgIf you want to win any of the items, you’ll need to email with your name and address and say COLLIDER HAS A NEW SERVER: I WANT FREE STUFF in the headline.

When the giveaway ends, I’ll randomly pick winners from our Gmail account.  If you win, I’ll email you and then I’ll randomly pick an item from below and mail it to you.

If you really want an item below, you can say it in your entry.  I’ll do my best to help you out.  But if you are one of the last winners, it’s whatever I have left.

Finally, this giveaway ends December 20th at noon Pacific Time and is only open to residents of the United States. Also, only one entry per person is allowed.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

And with that…here’s what we’ve been provided plus images.  Good luck!

To celebrate the December 1st release of Snatch on Blu-ray, I’ve got what’s being billed as a Bad Ass British Blu-ray collection.  2 winners will get Layer Cake, Revolver and Snatch on Blu-ray

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Public Enemies – 5 DVD’s and 5 bottle openers

Public Enemies DVD.jpgAward-winning director Michael Mann (Last of the Mohicans, Heat, Collateral) transports audiences back to the era of the 1930s American gangster in the critically acclaimed crime saga Public Enemies, coming to two-disc Special Edition Blu-ray Hi-Def, two-disc Special Edition DVD, single disc DVD and digital download on December 8, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  Starring Oscar® nominee Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean series), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) and Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose), Public Enemies places you in the center of the fast and dangerous life of outlaw John Dillinger (Depp), whose cascade of heists, breakouts and charismatic press conferences captivated a nation and won him the heart of Billie Frechette (Cotillard) who went along for the ride.  Meanwhile, at the same time, he was being hunted nationwide by crime buster Melvin Purvis (Bale) and the FBI as the nation’s first Public Enemy No. 1.

In Public Enemies, Mann recreates Dillinger’s glory days with ferocious clarity in an explosive saga that also stars Billy Crudup (Watchmen), Steven Dorff (Felon), Stephen Lang (Tombstone), Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Emilie de Ravin (“Lost”) and Giovanni Ribisi (Perfect Stranger).  Fans can experience every exhilarating moment of Public Enemies with perfect picture and the purest digital sound available on Blu-rayTM.  Through the Blu-rayTM exclusive interactive timeline, audiences can also explore the amazing true-life events depicted in the movie. And, through Universal’s all-new acclaimed BD-LiveTM Center, fans can access additional content, movie trailers and more with a click of the remote!

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Richly layered and visually stunning, ROME: THE COMPLETE SERIES takes a look at Roman history and the building of the Empire through the eyes of two ordinary soldiers whose fate is entwined with that of the city itself.  An intimate drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, and husbands and wives, the series chronicles the turbulent era that saw the fall of the Republic and the creation of an empire. A perfect holiday gift, the highly anticipated release of ROME: THE COMPLETE SERIES will be available in stores on DVD and Blu-Ray, with bonus features and exclusive materials on both formats.

Praised by the Boston Globe as “irresistible…compelling and addictive,” ROME: THE COMPLETE SERIES begins a half century before the dawn of Christianity, when the city was the wealthiest in the world and the epicenter of a sprawling empire.  Founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, the Republic was created to prevent any one man from seizing absolute control.  But as the ruling class became wealthier, the foundation began to crumble and old values went to the wayside.  This set the stage for “modern” politics – infighting, corruption and party lines – with everyone from provincial commoners and soldiers to aristocrats and leaders of the Republic – struggling for social mobility and preservation of place in society.  With prominent historical figures like Julius Caesar, Marc Antony and Cleopatra, ROME: THE COMPLETE SERIES brings ancient Rome to life in intensely personal terms.

Far Cry – 5 copies DVD

Based on the best-selling videogame franchise that sold over 3 million copies, Director Uwe Boll (In the Name of the King, Bloodrayne) unleashes his latest non-stop action thriller Far Cry on DVD November 24 from Vivendi Entertainment.

Til Schwiger (Inglourious Basterds), Udo Kier (Grindhouse), and Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw IV) star in the action-packed story of a reporter who investigates the deaths of mercenaries on an island off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Upon docking, they are attacked and pursued by a squad of mercenaries employed by scientist, Dr. Krieger (Udo Kier). In their attempt to escape, they uncover Dr. Krieger’s secret lab and unleash the genetically engineered beasts that he’s created.

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Fawlty Towers Remastered – 2 copies
DVD SRP: $49.98
Synopsis/ Special Features:
John Cleese’s legendary comedy classic Fawlty Towers is coming to Special Edition DVD for the first time! Basil Fawlty is a much put-upon, hard-working hotel manager whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors, and riff-raff.  This outrageous and hilarious 4-disc set includes all twelve of the original side-splitting episodes digitally remastered, and newly recorded commentary from John Cleese and director Bob Spiers, interviews with the cast, featurettes and more.
Applicable Categories: TV DVD, Box Set/Special Editions, Comedy Lovers, Comedy Lovers


Blackadder Remastered : The Ultimate Edition – 2 copies
DVD SRP: $79.98
Synopsis/ Special Features:
Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) is back as the scourge of the ages in this completely remastered, Ultimate Edition of Blackadder. Written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) and starring Hugh Laurie (House), Stephen Fry (V for Vendetta), and Tim McInnerny (MI-5), Blackadder Remastered : The Ultimate Edition packs over 14 hours of hysterical content onto six discs including all 26 “historical” episodes, all new commentary and interviews with Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Ben Elton, Richard Curtis and much more.

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The Mighty Boosh: Special Edition – 2 copies
DVD SRP: $79.98 (all three series also available individually for $29.98)
Synopsis/ Special Features:
Journey through time and space to the magical, bizarre and exciting world of The Mighty Boosh as BBC VideoTM releases all three seasons of the BAFTA-nominated comedy series on a seven-disc DVD box set. Laden with reality stretching plots, musical interludes and animated sequences, The Mighty Boosh follows crazy zookeepers Howard Moon (Julian Barratt, Nathan Barley) and Vince Noir (Noel Fielding, The IT Crowd) as they embark on peculiar and fantastical adventures. Airing on Adult Swim, The Mighty Boosh has already caught the attention of U.S. media with The New York Times calling the series “hilarious” and The San Jose Mercury News describing it as “an acid-trip fantasy-comedy [that] is seriously deranged and seriously funny.” Not only does this box set feature every UK episode, complete with footage not seen on Adult Swim, it also boasts nearly three hours of exclusive bonus material not found anywhere else including featurettes, Pilot Episode deleted scene and outtakes and much more! The Mighty Boosh: Special Edition box set also contains art cards, a booklet and a sticker sheet.

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Meet this holiday’s latest addition to every Star Wars fans’ DVD collection.  Adult Swim gives them a reason to squawk with delight as the Emmy Award®-nominated Star Wars-themed special — Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II is available at retail. Once again combining the satirical sensibilities of Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken with the unforgettable moments and favorite characters of the Star Wars universe, this hilarious parody boasts an All-star cast of voice actors including Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Seth MacFarlane and more! The DVD includes both the original broadcast version and extended version of the special that contains 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage as well as over 90 minutes of extensive bonus features.

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Terminator 2 Skynet Edition Blu-ray Disc – 2 copies
Blu-ray SRP: $29.99
Synopsis: It’s one of the greatest action films of all time – now see it on Blu-ray Disc the way it was meant to be seen!  On May 19, 2009 Lionsgate will release Terminator 2 Skynet Edition on Blu-ray.  Fans of the ultimate action film can see and hear multiple versions of the movie in explosive, THX certified high-definition and all-new English Lossless DTS-HD Master Audio.  The disc is loaded with over 8 hours of interactive Blu-ray content including over 140 minutes of behind the scenes video and multimedia galleries, storyboard-script views, audio commentaries, quizzes and games – plus additional BD-LiveTM enabled content featuring games and more that is accessible on internet-connected players.

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James Cameron’s Avatar Action Figures from Mattel – I have a ton of these to giveaway
Each action figure, vehicle and creature in the product line will come with a 3-D web tag, called an i-TAG, which consumers can “scan” using a home computer’s webcam.  Scanning the i-TAG will reveal special content unique to the corresponding product. Exact content varies for each item, but could include biographical information, additional images and animated models of the figures.  When the i-TAG for deluxe figures, vehicles or creatures are placed under a webcam, animated 3-D models will “come alive” through engaging, evading or defending moves.  Place two i-TAGs together and the 3-D images will interact with each other. The assortment of action figures and vehicles ranges from $8.99 to $26.99.

Star Trek Toy Line from Playmates Toys – I’ve got a Cadet McCoy and a Pike figure
The second wave of the popular action and role play items are coming to a galaxy near you. Recreate scenes from the movie and play them out in your living room with new toys including a Utility Belt, Communicator, Tricorder, and Phaser.
Available at: Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart and Toys ‘R Us

And we also have a few books:

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The Lord of the Sands of Time © 2007 Issui Ogawa

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ZOO © 2006 by Otsuichi

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STARTING POINT 1979~1996© 1996 Nibariki

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USURPER OF THE SUN (C) 2002 Housuke Nojiri


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