Wednesday, June 13, 2018

SHERLOCK GNOMES Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

I've had a fondness for Gnomes for awhile now, perhaps it's part of my other side of the family being German, wait are Gnomes German? Anyway, Gnomes are everywhere these days...Garden Gnomes, Christmas Gnomes, Traveling Gnomes, and most popular in the Summer are little Gnome gardens, maybe with a little sparkly fairy or two. But, these Gnomes in Sherlock Gnomes are not sitting around in someones cute garden or adorning a front porch with other Summer lawn ornaments, nope these Gnomes are on the move. take a look:

June 5, 2018 (Digital)
June 12, 2018 (Blu-ray, DVD
U.S. Rating: PG
Canadian Rating: G


HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – A hilarious and heartfelt adventure the whole family can enjoy, SHERLOCK GNOMES brings the fun home on Digital June 5, 2018 and on June 12, 2018.

Boasting an all-star cast of voices including Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy and Mary J. Blige, SHERLOCK GNOMES is a rollicking adventure from the director of Kung Fu Panda!

The Blu-ray Combo Pack is loaded with nearly 45 minutes of bonus content. Meet the all-star cast including Johnny Depp, James McAvoy and Emily Blunt and discover how this hilarious family adventure was brought to life.  Plus, enjoy the new music video "Stronger Than I Ever Was," learn how to draw some of your favorite Gnomes, and much, much more!

When Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) discover their friends and family have gone missing, there’s only one gnome to call – the legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp). Working together, the mystery takes them beyond the garden walls and across the city on an unforgettable journey to save the day and bring the gnomes home.

Pick up a copy where ever you buy films! This is a great sleepover movie,  backyard popcorn/movie night or a too hot to play outside day movie.

for your chance to win a copy of Sherlock Gnomes combo pack, please enter the rafflecopter widget. One random winner will be chosen and sent the combo pack.Open to residents of contiguous USA and are 18 and older.

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Sherlock Gnomes for this post. The comments and views are my own.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Grease is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary with a Rydell High Yearbook Package Giveaway

On June 16, 2018 Grease celebrates it's 40th year since the day the film became famous. The Summer love of Sandy and Johnny...was ending, so they thought until Sandy shows up at Johnny's school. He was so surprised and happy, but oops, keep it cool for the boys Johnny. 

The school year continues and Sandy and Johnny are not an item, as in not dating. What Johnny and Sandy don't know about each other is that they are trying to change, to be like one and other. At the School's out for Summer carnival all is revealed at what Johnny accomplished and what Sandy has done to change her looks, and wow! Look out boys. Sandy has become the girl no one can take their eyes off of.

I'd love to see more of the gang and an alternate ending-like what if Sandy and Johnny never got back together? Or they got married and had children? Or, they have they fall in love with someone else-nah that wouldn't happen.

Anyway the 40th Anniversary edition is now available in stores and online, so get your copy for Summer movie night in the backyard or a rainy night cozied up in the living room. Make it a girls night in, or just date night. The anniversary edition has extras, like a yearbook-yes a book, bonus features, and even better this time around.  John Travolta never gets old, and Olivia Newton John is just as cute as can be, so I'm set to watch GREASE again!

 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.
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40 Years Later, It’s Still the Word
Relive the Classic ‘50s Celebration with a New 40th Anniversary Edition Featuring Fully Restored Picture and Sound and New Bonus Content on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital April 24, 2018

              HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – It’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning…and it’s still a cultural phenomenon 40 years after its original release.  The iconic celebration of high school life in the 1950s, GREASE is the way you’ll be feeling with a new 40th Anniversary Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital April 24, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. 

             Featuring an explosion of song and dance, as well as star-making performances from John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, GREASEmade an indelible impact on popular culture.  40 years later, the film remains an enduring favorite as legions of new fans discover the memorable moments, sensational soundtrack and classic love story.  Boasting unforgettable songs including “Greased Lightnin,” “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Beauty School Drop Out” and, of course, “Grease,” the film is a timeless feel-good celebration.

              Paramount worked with director Randal Kleiser to restore GREASE to its original vibrancy with the highest quality sound, picture resolution and color.  The original negative was scanned and received extensive clean up and color correction using previously unavailable digital restoration tools such as high dynamic range technology.  In addition, the audio was enhanced from a six-track mix created for an original 70mm release, giving the music more clarity.  The resulting picture and sound create an exceptional home viewing experience. 

The GREASE 40th Anniversary Edition 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include the fully restored version of the film plus an all-new, in-depth exploration of the little-known origins of what would become a Broadway play and then a feature film and worldwide phenomenon.  “Grease: A Chicago Story” features new interviews with writer Jim Jacobs and original cast members of the Chicago show.  In addition, the discs include the original song the title sequence was animated to and an alternate ending salvaged from the original black & white 16mm work print discovered by director Randal Kleiser. 

Both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs also feature more than an hour of previously released bonus material, including a sing-along, vintage interviews with the cast, deleted scenes and more.  Plus, the Blu-ray Combo comes in collectible packaging with 16 pages of images laid out like a high school yearbook.  In addition, a Grease Collection will be available in a Steelbook Locker, which includes the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray of Grease, as well as Grease 2 and Grease: Live! on Blu-ray for the first time.

Disclosure: Received a copy of Grease for this post. The comments and views are my own.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Giveaway: 12 STRONG DVD

Truth be told, I will look the other way, close my eyes, or change the channel with lightning speed if I see those Twin Towers on 9/11 replayed on television.

However, this day I watched:

12 Strong.

And there it is...the twin towers, on the television, in the living room of a family, getting their daughter ready for school when she said, Daddy look and pointed to the television. As the dad looks, and the mom looks at what has just happened in New York City...and around the USA, their faces are emotionless. 

  • 19 "men" attacked The United States of America on September 11, 2011.
  • 12 Strong Special Forces Men volunteered to be the first to fight back on September 12, 2011.

The 12 Special Forces men are in Northern Afghanistan. Dropped by helicopter into rugged terrain, changing weather, and communication difficulties due to the mountains.

Now looking for their escort-allies in an unfamilar land, not knowing who is friendly or who is at war. The escort is found. He has six horses for the men to ride. There are 12 men, so 6 stay at camp until all have a horse. 

There are tragic scenes in the film of women, children, and husbands that plead for their life. Civilization is not present since The Taliban has taken over and has allies with Al Qaeda.

 They believe there are riches in heaven and kill as they see fit.

12 Strong. With navigation and jets that drop bombs on the war areas, the fighting has begun. The navigation is not always on spot/strategic info is not shared from their escort. This goes for supplies that are air dropped as well. The locals steal the supplies, and the Special Forces end up buying back their own supplies.

12 Strong are 12 men that lived to tell their tale. But wait, this tale is bigger than you or I can imagine. Riding horses, the men charged the Taliban camp and destroyed it. 12 men. 12 Strong men. 

Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworthis given a piece of the tower to take with him as a reminder, for strength, and for freedom. He doesn't bring the piece back with him, he buries it in the sand after the Taliban camp has been destroyed.


12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by their Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks.  Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. 

In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers.  Despite forming an uneasy bond and growing respect, the new allies face overwhelming odds: vastly outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.


12 Strong Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
  • 12 Strong: The Making of an Impossible Mission
  • Monumental Effort: Building America’s Response Monument


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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of 12 STRONG for the purpose of this post. The comments and views are my own.

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