One has to be skeptical when reading that a film is based on or inspired by a true story. It’s almost like buying juice boxes: how much of the stuff is real? This one’s 10% juice, this one’s 20%… this one is 100%, but it’s been diluted with apple juice. How much really occured and how much is the result of “artistic license”? There’s clearly a bit embellished upon in Lavinia Currier’s “Oka!”, coming to Blu-Ray 10/22. Based in part on ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno’s book “Last Thoughts Before Vanishing”, the film takes us on a beautiful, humorous and sometimes trippy journey through Central Africa. In some ways it reminded me of an episode of “This American Life”… but with elephant steaks and a whole lot of smoking. Read more
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Ready for some action? Enter to win DRUG WAR on Blu-Ray!
Meth. It’s bad for your teeth, your skin… your social life. What better way to fight against this heinous drug than to sit on your couch and watch the cops bust some dealers?? That’s where Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day happily come in. We’re joining forces to fight the evils of this street drug by giving away “Drug War” on Blu-Ray! Ready to fight the good fight? It’s as easy as sending us an email with “Just Say No” as the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body. We’ll be running the contest until Thursday 10/31, at which point we’ll drop our mini Snickers bars and randomly chose 2 lucky entries from the bunch. Both winners will be announced on the CJD website as soon as their win is verified. Good luck to everyone!
Congratulations to our ZOMBIE HUNTERs!
Congratulations go out to the winners of our “Zombie Hunter” Blu-Ray giveaway! Both of our lucky readers will be watching Danny Trejo slaughter the undead from the comfort of their own living rooms courtesy of Well Go USA. As always we’d like to thank all who entered and wish all of your entries could have survived the zombie apocalypse…
Click “READ MORE” to see the chosen ones! Read more
Get Cultured. Enter our OKA! Blu-Ray Giveaway!
Want to feel worldly? Sure you could travel, but who’s got the time? Well, you’re in luck… Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day are giving you the chance to experience Central Africa without leaving your couch! Just enter our “OKA!” Blu-Ray Giveaway. It’s easy! Send us an email with “African Music” as the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body and you’re good to go. The contest will run until Saturday 11/2. 2 Lucky winners will be notified via email and announced on the CJD website once they confirm the win. Good luck to all!
DRUG WAR (Blu-Ray Review)
Walter White has done what poor, old Stephanie Tanner couldn’t – he’s single handedly made meth pop culture’s drug du jour. Need proof? You could run out to Best Buy and check out “Grand Theft Auto V” with its meth dealing anti-hero Trevor. Better yet, you could go half way around the world to Hong Kong and scope Johnnie To’s new action thriller “Drug War” to see how far this trend has gone. What? You don’t want to hop a flight to Asia? You’re in luck! On 10/15 Well Go USA brings the film to Blu-Ray, right here in the States. This badass film is fun, exciting and violent… and while it doesn’t share much with “Breaking Bad”, you might think of it as a Hong Kong movie version of “GTA”. I don’t think anybody would complain about that. Read more
Win ZOMBIE HUNTER on Blu-Ray!!!
Hey boys and ghouls! It’s Halloween time and what better way to enjoy your fun size Snickers bars than with a zombie movie? Did I mention it’s a zombie movie with Danny Trejo?!? Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day are giving away Blu-Rays of “ZOMBIE HUNTER” to 2 lucky readers. All you have to do is send us an email with “Zombie” as the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body. The contest will run until Saturday 10/19. Winners will be notified via email and announced on the CJD website on Sunday 10/20. Good luck!!!
ZOMBIE HUNTER (Blu-Ray Review)
The whole month of October is like one big celebration. Oktoberfest brings beer, the fall harvest brings pumpkin-y goodness and Halloween brings ghouls and goblins. Nothing is more fun than bundling up on a cool fall evening, sipping some pumpkin ale and watching a scary movie… unless that scary movie features Danny Trejo as a zombie killing priest! Well thanks to the good folks at Well Go USA, said movie, “Zombie Hunter” hits Blu-Ray on 10/8. While it isn’t exactly scary, the film promises plenty of zombies getting their butts whooped.
And who can resist seeing Trejo kick ass for the Lord? Read more
Winners of “The Last Tycoon” Blu-Rays Announced!
Congratulations to the winners of our “The Last Tycoon” Blu-Ray giveaway! We’d like to thank all who entered, but only 2 could walk away with the loot. Each will receive a copy of the film courtesy of the good people at Well Go USA.
Were you one of the chosen ones? Click “READ MORE” to find out! Read more
Enter to win THE LAST TYCOON on Blu-Ray!!!
Get ready to rule the Traids in 1930′s Shanghai with “The Last Tycoon”! Cinema Judgement Day and Well Go USA are giving away 2 copies of “The Last Tycoon” on Blu-Ray. Tracing the rise of Triad leader Cheng Daqi (Chow Yun-Fat), this film has it all: action, romance, humor and suspense… what more could you ask for? Entering is easy: Just send an email here with “Tycoon” in the subject line and the address you’d like the prize sent to in the body. The contest runs 9/18/13 through 9/25/13. At the close, two winners will be randomly selected and notified via email, then announced on the CJD website. As always, only one entry is allowed per person and the contest is only open to US residents. Good luck!
THE LAST TYCOON (Blu-Ray Review)
It’s pretty safe to say… no, it’s very safe to say that Chow Yun-Fat is one of the biggest badasses ever to grace a movie screen. The man has well over 100 films to his credit going back to the ’70s. From his work in John Woo’s Hong Kong pictures, to more recent Hollywood blockbusters, he’s shown an international appeal that few actors are able to achieve, much less maintain. For this reason alone, Mr. Chow must have been the only choice to star in Wong Jing’s new film “The Last Tycoon”, available on Blu-Ray 9/17. Part “Casablanca”, part “Grand Theft Auto”, he plays a gangster in 1930′s Shanghai at the top of his game, exuding a ruthless calm that only comes from years of being the baddest around. This is far from Chow Yun-Fat’s first rodeo, but he’s still riding hard. Read more