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2011 Holiday Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered our 2011 holiday giveaway–we have sifted through your e-mails and are ready to announce the winners!

Congrats to grand prize winner Josh Marler, who gets their top film list published next week. He also picks up the NFB’s new CANADA VIGNETTES: A LOVE STORY DVD, featuring 36 classic Canadian shorts from the 1970s and ’80s, plus Retro Films Entertainment‘s mob mockumentary THE NOTORIOUS NEWMAN BROTHERS: RUBBED OREGANO EDITION. Stay tuned for his picks in as a special reader edition of CanFilm Five!

Our runner-up is  Andrew Hovi, who also grabs copies of CANADA VIGNETTES: A LOVE STORY and THE NOTORIOUS NEWMAN BROTHERS. Andrew’s favourite film is  the seasonally appropriate BLACK CHRISTMAS:

“Bob Clark essentially created the slasher genre, while making a film that still stands up today. Suspense, tension, gore, Black Christmas has it all, and few films have been able to match it. Mandatory viewing for horror and film fans alike. “

Finally,  Matt Rauch will receive a copy of Barry J Gillis’ mind-bending WICKED WORLD . Matt’s pick is Michael Dowse’s latest, GOON, which hits theatres in the new year:

“I saw GOON at TIFF this year and it was fantastic. It was most likely the funniest movie I’ve seen at TIFF ever and it had great hockey action and mustaches! The chemistry between Allison Pill and Sean William Scott was sweet and the hockey players were all very funny stereotypes. The movie really involved you in the sport of hockey–not just the glossy NHL-type play, but the Men’s league. The beer drinking, old equipment, foul-mouthed hockey that I grew up with in rural Ontario.”

Special thanks to the NFB, Retro Films Entertainment and Barry J. Gillis for the prizes. Watch for more giveaways in the future!

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Holiday DVD Giveaway: We Want Your CanFilm Five

GIVEAWAY TIME! Since we launched the Canuxploitation blog in July, we’ve posted more than a dozen top 5 lists by filmmakers, writers, programmers cult film know-it-alls and all around cool people. But now here’s your chance to let other Canadian film fans know your personalized picks and score some awesome DVD prizes while you’re at it! 

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Giveaway of 1000 Ugly Brutal Cuts: Winners!!

The results are in on our THINGS fanart giveaway! Today we’re handing out THINGS DVDs courtesy of Intervision Picture Corp and copies of WICKED WORLD from Barry J. Gillis himself. A few weeks ago we asked questionably artistic B-movie fans to send in their most horrible, brutal and insane fanart devoted to the most warped Canadian film of all time, THINGS.  Here are the results!

“Grand” Prize Winner
A hearty mulleted congats to Wilson Stiner, who picks up an autographed THINGS DVD courtesy of Intervision as well as a THINGS comic book that we didn’t even know we were giving away until Barry gave us an extra copy. Like THINGS, Mr. Stiner’s submission is acutely painful to look at, hazy and garish in all the right (wrong?) ways.  One of several entries that chose to capture the film’s dreamlike intro of a nude devil-masked woman, we also particularly liked the inclusion of the clothes iron in the background to add to the seedy basement ambience. Check it out!

First Runner-Up
It’s obvious that Jesse Arnison‘s runner-up winning entry displays at least a little artistic talent, but the expression on Barry’s face is just too perfect as he hoists his beer while completely failing to notice the ant/creature/thing sneaking into the frame, which fairly sums up the entire plot of the film. Jesse picks up a DVD copy of THINGS from Intervision for his trouble.

More fanart and prizes revealed after the jump!

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Giveaway of 1000 Ugly Brutal Cuts: Win an Autographed THINGS DVD!

Calling all movie fans and masochists–Wanna win yourself an autographed  THINGS DVD courtesy of Intervision Picture Corp or a copy of Barry J. Gillis’ new follow up WICKED WORLD? Of course you do!

I’ve got DVDs to give away to five questionably artistic B-movie fans that can’t live without these warped cult classicks. And, for the first time in the site’s history, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents too! See below for all the ghastly, horrible, brutal and insane details!

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