With a huge thanks to Paul over at Artificial Eye Productions, Benedict Cumberbatch Fan is delighted to be offering another competition to our visitors!
There are 2 DVD’s of forthcoming DVD release ‘Wreckers’ available to be won.
Competition Closed – Winners announced shortly!
The DVD is released in the UK on March 12th, and will contain the following DVD extras:-
- The Other Man (Short Film)
- Journey Man (Short Film)
- Interview with Director D.R. Hood
- Theatrical Trailer
Please note this competition is open to UK residents only! Competition closes on Saturday 3rd March!
Dawn (Claire Foy) and David (Benedict Cumberbatch) have moved back to the village where he grew up to start a family. Their relationship seems idyllic, but getting pregnant is proving difficult and adding to the strain of building their perfect home.
Out of the blue, David’s younger brother Nick (Shaun Evans) appears. A soldier on leave, Nick sleepwalks and is prone to dark moods, yet Dawn is affected by her brother-in-law’s vulnerability, and they start to spend an increasing amount of time together. Gradually, buried incidents from the brothers’ shared history start to reveal themselves, forcing Dawn to confront the question of whether she really knows her husband at all.
I will reviewing Wreckers within the next week – so keep checking back for that!
I’ve added MQ screencaptures and some promotional stills from 2007 television movie Stuart: A Life Backwards :-
Stuart: A Life Backwards is a poignant, funny, ultimately tragic true story that unfolds like a whodunit, tracing in reverse (as the title suggests) how a young boy was transformed into a violent convict and substance abuser. The narrative unfolds in two directions. Moving forward, Alexander (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Stuart (Tom Hardy) forge an unlikely bond as they campaign to right a miscarriage of justice in Cambridge, England. Moving backwards, Stuart slowly reveals his harrowing life story to Alexander, encompassing bouts of violence and madness, stints in prison, a lifelong battle with muscular dystrophy and, most tellingly, a horrific, abuse-filled childhood. Along the way, there are some surprisingly tender and funny moments, and Alexander learns much from his unique friend until past and present tragically collide. Inventively employing flashbacks and animated sequences, the film is told in a fashion that is as unforgettable as Stuart is. Part murder mystery-part emotional exploration, Stuart: A Life Backwards probes the deepest regions of the human heart.
Television Drama > 2007 – Stuart: A Life Backwards > Promotional Stills
Television Drama > 2007 – Stuart: A Life Backwards > Screencaptures
Thank you to all those who took the time to enter our very first contest – you all correctly identified that the phrase was located on our Quotes page!
Our winners have now been contacted via email, and I’m pleased to announce that Lorna, Isa and Nailya have each won a copy of Fortysomething on DVD – girls, you need to email me your details from the same email address that you entered from! I look forward to hearing from you!
In September 2007, I took my best friend to see Ionesco’s Rhinoceros at the Royal Court. We were both instantly struck by the man playing the protagonist, Berenger. “Hmmm,” she said, scanning the script-cum-programme in the interval. “I think this guy needs a new stage name – it’ll never catch on. Ben-er-dict Cum-ber-batch.”
The passing of four years has fuzzed my memory slightly, but we later saw him in the Royal Court’s bar, either that night or when we were watching another play. He was with friends, and we debated going over to congratulate him on his performance but deemed it “too stalkery”. How we rue the day. She and I were two of the original Cumberbitches, in what is now a nation of Cumberbitches.
Technically, even we had jumped on the Benny C bandwagon a little late. Three years earlier, his role as a young Stephen Hawking – a beautiful portrayal of an incredible mind trapped in a disintegrating body – had won him a Golden Nymph award. On top of the regular TV rounds (Heartbeat – twice), this Harrow-educated son of two professional actors, who studied drama at Manchester before completing his training at Lamda, also played Pitt the Younger in the anti-slavery film, Amazing Grace.
But if this ascent has been steady, it is in 2012 that the 35-year-old will be propelled into the celluloid super league – and cement his position as the small screen’s most impressive star.
Less than a day into the new year, the fantastic foursome of Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss had already given the BBC television that its rivals will spend the whole year trying to trump. Sherlock, in its two seasons, has won almost nine million viewers an episode, two Baftas and provoked countless Twitter storms – most notably last Sunday, as fans tried to work out how the detective had faked his own death. Those missing their Cumberbatch fix can see him on the big screen in War Horse. Next, he will play the lead in Parade’s End, a BBC adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s World War One tetralogy. At the end of the month, he’s flying to New Zealand for the Lord of the Rings prequel, the Hobbit, in which he is playing the dragon.
Read More at London Evening Standard
As previously posted, Fortysomething is being reissued and released on DVD from March 26th (available to pre-order on Amazon now!).
Becca from Spirit Entertainment has been kind enough to provide 3 copies of the DVD for our contest – the DVD is Region 0, so this contest is open to anyone, regardless of country!
I have hidden the following quote on one of our site pages – “I wanna win Fortysomething on DVD now!!” – all you have to do is let me know which page it’s on!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include your name, age and email address, and use the email title “Benedict DVD Competition”. The closing date is Saturday 28th January at 11.59PM GMT. I will then pick the winners with the help of random.org, and notify them on Sunday 29th January!