Blu-ray Giveaway: Courtesy of Some “MONSTERS”

Magnolia Pictures, a favorite label of many of us here in the third row has put out a load of excellent titles over the past six years. As I sat in the theater this weekend and caught a second helping of the trailer for their newest film Monsters (our review), I couldn’t help but get excited once again. The movie looks like a whole lot of gorgeous and gigantorific fun.

Imagine my surprise when I got home to find the film already available at several online locations, including my Playstation! More fortuitously, Magnolia contacted us a day or two later and wants to hook up one lucky reader with a pretty awesome prize pack in celebration of Monsters being available to movie goers before it even hits theaters.

Available right now on iTunes, VOD, XBOX 360, Playstation 3 and, Monsters was a breakout hit of this year’s SXSW.

Gareth Edwards’ groundbreaking new film (also a selection at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival) is as much a poignant contemporary romance as it is an epic science fiction adventure. Shot with just a five person crew and a cast of two, Gareth Edwards’ team traveled through Guatemala, Belize and Mexico, finding and utilizing their locations and supporting actors as they went. The result is a film as cutting edge as it is classically composed, as emotionally satisfying as it is visually stunning, and the bold announcement of a major new talent.

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures… Our story begins when a jaded US journalist (McNairy) begrudgingly agrees to find his bosses daughter, a shaken American tourist (Able) and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.

So here’s the deal with the prize pack. All you have to do to enter to win is leave your name and email address (not divulged to public) in the comment section of this post. That’s it. We’ll randomly pick a winner and get you the following items:

A Monsters t-shirt (pictured above) as well as three BLU-RAY discs from Magnolia’s back catalog: Let the Right One In, The Signal and The Host. That’s three Blu-ray discs and a t-shirt all for basically just saying hello – though we certainly encourage a little banter in the comments as well (but not required to win). The contest will run for another week (while the film is still available on on-demand networks). So next Monday, October 4th, we’ll announce the winner right here. Unfortunately we can only offer the package to readers in the United States and Canada due to shipping restrictions from the label. Also, if you’re a RowThree contirbutor, sorry, you’re not eligible.

But at the very least be sure to check out Monsters on VOD right now or in wide release in theaters on October 29th. I’m sure there will be lots of talk on the subject by that time.

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Jandy Hardesty

Whoa. That's a damn fine prize pack right there. I almost wanna renounce my contributor-ness just to enter this. Also, that's interesting that it's available on VOD so much before the release date – is Magnolia doing that a lot?

Jonathan Hardesty

Sheesh. The amount of WANT I have for this is kind of ridiculous right now. 🙂 Also, I feel some degree of fail since I've only seen Let The Right One In.

David Brook

Damn my contributor status and non-US residence!

Neil Edgington

Thanks for the contest. Will have to check out monsters soon.


Magnolia and IFC tend to do VOD early these days and still offer some sort of limited theatrical release. Monsters will look quite gorgeous in HD, but even better on the big screen. This is one handsome looking film.

Adrian Miller

I loved this movie, can't wait for it to come out on Blu Ray, but I really want to see it in theatres next month!

Nick Floyd

Monsters was such an incredible film. This is a great package! Thanks for this amazing offer. All three films are great.


Loved Monsters! Saw it a few months ago at the L.A. Film Fest! Truly inspiring what filmmakers can do when they put their minds to it!


Cant wait to see this movie. Waiting to see it on the big screen.

Leo Herrera

Just saw this movie this morning, just awesome! Scoot McNairy and Whitney able were absolutely wonderful…

Randy R

Great movie. Rented on

Elizabeth Beard


Got to be in a test audience for Monsters … can't wait to see it again once it's released!

Mark Dancer

What a great prize pack! This would be perfect for Halloween!

Dustin Zick

Thanks for this contest opportunity! I'm pretty pumped for this flick, the buzz is fantastic.

James Hunsinger

Monsters was great. Definitely worth a watch

Drew Heartley

just love it!

Patrick McMahon

Nice contest/promotion. Really want to wait to see it on a big screen.

Brian Ricci

I loved Monsters.

Gary Berger

What an awesome movie.

Roger West

Looks to be a great movie. would love to finally win something.

Bruce reisdorf

another monster movie…and right at Halloween too, what could be better?

G.H. Overley

That Monster's shirt is amazing. I haven't see "Let the Right One In" but my wife read the book. Curious to see the US version as well.

Clay Coker

put me in the drawing!

Mike Rott


Sal Ciano

This movie was amazing! The shirt offered as part of this contest is also amazing, though not as cool as the film…

Carman Spoto

Been following this since I saw the ad at best buy.

Chris Peters

can't wait to see it!


Pretty sweet prize pack there.


Awesome Flick.

Tony Ceccarelli

Just finished watching it and was surprised to find out what a low budget they had.


I am looking forward to seeing this one in the theater. I've long believed that the best monsters are the ones that live offscreen. Sadly, the local film festivals have a policy against screening genre, so the main theatrical release will be my first chance.

Shawn G.

I just saw the trailer for Monsters and it looks awesome! Really looking forward to watching it now. I loved The Host too so this is an amazing give-away.


Ah! MONSTERS are you kidding me, I won't miss this for the world. I haven't watched the trailer, and just by word of mouth I already know I am going love it.


Is Santa one of the monsters?

Oh wait, wrong film…

Jane D.

Awesome giveaway! Here's hoping that "Monsters" makes it to the big screen in my neck of the woods. Also, "The Host" and "Let the Right One In" are two of my favourites.


Thanks for turning us on to this film…loved the Host…will check it out!


Oh man, is the contest over? I'd love to get in on that drawing. I've been looking forward to Monsters for a while now… wish they had a blu ray for that one.

Derek Shepard



Really, really want this!


if its not to late, I'd like in.

Darren B.

Is it too late?


Throwing my hat in too

Phil H

Oh man, too late…

Chris Clemente

What a contest. Yes count me in! I'm not worthy, i'm not worthy!


Crap, too late. Would have been a nice birthday present.

Michael C

Here's my entry.

Great flick! Very smart movie.