Nick’s Picks 10/03/12
FREE DVD GIVEAWAY
We are doing a Free DVD Giveaway! If you are interested in a chance at winning a free copy of Downton Abbey: Seasons 1 & 2, Funkytown, General Education, Dark Shadows, For Greater Glory, Gunsmoke: Season 6 Volume 1, Perry Mason: Season 7 Volume 1, The Good Wife: Season 3 or Hero 108: Season 1 Volume 3, it is really easy! All you have to do is send me an email at HoustonMovieGuy@gmail.com. The subject line of the email should read DVD GIVEAWAY. In the body of the email, be sure to put your name, full mailing address and which DVD or Blu-ray you would like. Winners will be selected by random drawing. Best of luck!
DOWNTON ABBEY: Seasons 1 & 2 – PBS
Downton Abbey — a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape — needs an heir. Dame Maggy Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham matriarch of Downton. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflapple Lord Crawley. Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. From Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes. This is the original un-edited UK version of the program.
FUNKYTOWN – Wolfe
The King of disco. The man with a secret life. The rising star eager to get ahead. The music producer desperate for one more hit. In Montreal in 1976, they all wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest club in town, and juggled freedom and tradition, lovers and family, drugs and sobriety, fame and anonymity, in a time when excess was the norm, and disco ruled. Based on true events, Funkytown brings back the glitter, glamour and edginess of that era.
GENERAL EDUCATION – WellGo USA
Levi Collins future is looking great. He s set to attend the local university on a tennis scholarship, but there s just one small problem, he didn t graduate. Now he s got to take summer school before his parents find out he failed senior science, and a budding romance with a classmate may show him there s more to education than grades.
DARK SHADOWS – Warner
From the wonderfully warped imagination of Tim Burton comes the story of Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), a dashing aristocrat who is turned into a vampire by a jilted lover and entombed for two centuries. Emerging from his coffin into the world of 1972, he returns to his once-majestic home, only to the few dysfunctional descendants of the Collins family who remain. Determined to return his family name to its former glory, Barnabas is thwarted at every turn by his former lover – the seductive witch Angelique (Eva Green) – in this wildly imaginative adventure.
FOR GREATER GLORY – Arc Entertainment
What price would you pay for freedom? In the exhilarating action epic For Greater Glory an impassioned group of men and women each make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and the very future of their country, as the films adventure unfolds against the long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War the daring people¹s revolt that rocked 20th Century North America.
GUNSMOKE: Season 6, Volume 1 – Paramount
Matt Dillon (James Arness) is in charge of Dodge City, a town in the Wild West where people often have no respect for the law. He deals on a daily basis with the problems associated with frontier life: cattle rustling, gunfights, brawls, standover tactics, and land fraud. Such situations call for sound judgment and brave actions: of which Marshal Dillon has plenty.
PERRY MASON: Season 7, Volume 1 – Paramount
Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling facts can be revealed. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt.
THE GOOD WIFE: Season 3 – Paramount
The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband’s very public sex and political corruption scandal. In Season 3, Alicia continues balancing her professional and personal lives as she strives to provide a stable home for her children in the midst of separating from her husband and contemplating finally giving in to her feelings for fellow lawyer Will Gardner.
HERO 108: Season 1, Volume 3 – VIZ Media
Long ago in The Hidden Kingdom, animals and humans lived together in peace – until the evil HighRoller tricked the animals into believing that the humans were their enemies. HighRoller convinced his animal armies to attack the humans and drive them from their homes. Most humans were so downtrodden, they gave up all hope for better days. That is until Commander ApeTrully created a base of strategic operations in a giant abandoned turtle shell, submerged in a seemingly quiet lake. He called upon rebel humans and animals to fight the villainous HighRoller and dubbed his rebel force Big Green.Their mission? Restore peace to the land. Big Green’s most elite team of warriors is called First Squad and consists of Lin Chung, Mighty Ray, Mystique Sonia and Jumpy GhostFace. Together they face off against all manner of fierce creatures, like fire-breathing Ligers and magic lantern-wielding Zebras.
WHITTLE: The Jet Pioneer – Shelter Island
The story of how Sir Frank Whittle invented the jet engine and shrank the world is one of the great dramas of the 20th century. ‘Whittle – The Jet Pioneer’ reveals the titanic struggle of a young aviator and engineer as the Nazis took Europe into total war. It was a race for air superiority between Germany and the Allies. Ultimately the young inventor became one of the most influential Britons of the 20th century with an invention that changed the face of our planet. Sir Frank Whittle’s invention of the jet engine is an inspiring story with near tragic elements along the way. It starts in England and ends in the United States. Not only did his vision change the face of the earth, it now enables tens of millions of us to see what it actually looks like first hand. Unknowingly, Sir Frank Whittle made our planet smaller, impacting the development of a now global economy. His story also had its challenges. With Sir Frank Whittle telling his own story, the film includes exclusive interviews with veteran test pilot Captain Eric Brown and the German jet pioneer Hans von Ohain. Their accounts are mixed with fantastic wartime color archive of Sir Frank Whittle’s first jet planes and more. It is a powerfully told story with a dramatic result.
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