Thursday, February 18, 2016
Western Classics Giveaway
To celebrate finishing the Shane read-along, I'm giving away a brand-new copy of the movie, which stars Alan Ladd as Shane and Van Heflin as Joe Starrett. And then I kind of got carried away at the used book store and found three more westerns that are somehow related to Shane and decided to give those away too. So here are the prizes:
+ Shane (1953) -- pretty faithful adaptation of the book we just read, about a stranger who comes to a small Wyoming town and sides with the homesteaders against a pushy rancher. You can read my review of it here. (Once I pick a winner and get their mailing address, I will order a brand-new copy of this and have it shipped straight to the winner from Amazon.)
+ Silverado (1985) -- four men team up to rid a town of a pushy rancher who's trying to run everything and everybody. A rousingly enjoyable western. This one's rated PG-13, mostly for violence, but it does have some cussing and very brief innuendo. You can read my review of it here. (This is a USED copy -- it works in my DVD player, but of course, I can't guarantee it'll work in yours.)
+ 3:10 to Yuma (1957) -- this one stars Van Heflin, who's also in Shane, as a struggling rancher who takes on the job of ensuring a dangerous outlaw gets put on the train to the state prison in Yuma. It's a fascinating character study as well as a beautiful western. You can read my review of it here. (This is a USED copy -- it works in my DVD player, but of course, I can't guarantee it'll work in yours.)
+ Whispering Smith (1948) -- this one stars Alan Ladd, who's also in Shane, as a railroad detective who has to try to stop his erstwhile best friend from attacking and looting trains. I only just saw this for the first time this week, but my goodness, I like it a lot! It's a solid western, and Ladd is wonderful in it. I haven't reviewed it yet, sorry. (This is a USED copy -- it works in my DVD player, but of course, I can't guarantee it'll work in yours.)
Okay, so this runs through the end of Thursday, February 25th. I will draw four names on Friday, February 26th, and post the names of the winners that day, as well a notify them by email.
Sadly, shipping rates went up last month, and I can only send these to US addresses. If you live outside the USA and have a friend who lives here that is willing to have it shipped to them for you, that's fine, but I can't send them internationally.
PLEASE make sure your information for the giveaway widget includes your current email address so that if you win a prize, you'll get the email informing you that you won! If you don't reply to my email by Thursday, March 4th, I will choose another winner and award your prize to them instead.
The first way to enter, as you see, asks you to leave a comment telling me your top two prize choices. If you DO NOT want to win any of these, please say so in your comment as well! I'd rather not send you a movie you already have, or have seen and decided you don't want to own it, or have no interest in.
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You can enter either here or on Hamlette's Soliloquy -- both work! Because these are movies and that's my movie blog, I figured I should post it both places :-)