Tag Archive: Blu-ray

Win a mystery prize!

A Fistful of Culture is beyond excited for the upcoming New Zealand International Film Festival, and if you’re reading this then no doubt you feel the same way, so let’s celebrate together: let us know which film from this year’s programme you are most eagerly anticipating, as well as your preference of Blu-ray or DVD, and you’ll be in …

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Win a Studio Ghibli Blu-ray or DVD prize pack

In anticipation of The Tale of Studio Ghibli — a cinematic showcase celebrating the genius of filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro) and Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) — A Fistful of Culture and Madman have put together two prize packs which include some of their best loved films. The first is made up of Princess Mononoke, My Neighbors the Yamadas and Howl’s Moving Castle on …

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Win a doppelgänger Blu-ray prize pack

Two of the year’s most intriguing and enigmatic films — Richard Ayoade’s The Double and Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy — dealt with the discovery of a doppelgänger, so it’s only fitting that they should be given away together. For those who missed either at the NZ International Film Festival, both come highly recommended — Ayoade’s film is a wonderfully stylised and frequently hilarious …

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Win THE RAID 2 on Blu-ray

Perhaps the most breathlessly anticipated sequel of the year, Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2 picks up from right where his breakout 2012 Indonesian actioner left off, only upping the ante with fight scenes that incredibly manage to top the original for intensity as well as an admirably grander story. Now available on Blu-ray — with an Uncut 148-minute running time …

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Win 2013 NZIFF favourites on Blu-ray

Two of my absolute favourite films of last year’s NZ International Film Festival — and, in fact, the entire year — are now available on Blu-ray/DVD: Jim Jarmusch’s uber cool Only Lovers Left Alive and Paolo Sorrentino’s stunning The Great Beauty. A Fistful of Culture is combining blu-ray copies of both into three awesome prize packs courtesy of Madman, and …

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Win a Studio Ghibli Blu-ray prize pack

Following the recent release of Hayao Miyazaki’s magnificent swansong, The Wind Rises, this month sees the long-awaited arrival of what may be Isao Takahata’s final film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya — screening at the 2014 NZ International Film Festival. In anticipation of this, A Fistful of Culture has teamed up with Madman on a prize pack of two Studio Ghibli …

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Win CHASING ICE on Blu-ray

Chasing Ice — one of last year’s must-see documentaries — has now hit Blu-ray in New Zealand, and if you missed it A Fistful of Culture is giving you the opportunity to win one of three copies. The film follows esteemed National Geographic photographer James Balog as he documents the increasingly rapid decline of our planet’s glaciers, …

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Win a REEL ANIME prize pack

Annual animation event Reel Anime returns to Auckland this week with another impressive line-up of much-buzzed films: Hideaki Anno’s third entry in his landmark Evangelion rebuilds (Evangelion: 3.0), the new film from Jin-Roh director Hiroyuki Okiura (A Letter to Momo), the latest from Children Who Chase Lost Voices director Makoto Shinkai (The Garden of Words), a new sci-fi from Ghost in the …

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Win KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE on Blu-ray

Studio Ghibli continue their run of excellent back catalogue Blu-ray releases this month with Hayao Miyazaki’s heartwarming 1989 film, Kiki’s Delivery Service. This lovely coming-of-age story follows Kiki, a 13-year-old witch who sets off into the world — with her trusty black cat, Jiji — to complete a one-year apprenticeship in a bustling coastal city. …

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Win the 7-film Ultimate Luc Besson Collection on Blu-ray!

The first seven (and best-loved) films of Luc Besson’s eclectic and prolific career have been assembled in a new box set, The Ultimate Luc Besson Collection. These include his previously hard-to-find 1983 debut The Last Battle, 1985’s fun Christopher Lambert vehicle Subway, ambitious 1988 diving drama The Big Blue and its 1992 documentary companion Atlantis, oft-remade 1990 thriller La Femme Nikita, terrific …

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