Win Lee & Grant from The History Channel on DVD!

Lee and Grant History Channel DVD

It’s Lee & Grant, out from The History Channel on DVD. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Produced with the cooperation of leading Civil War historian Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump, LEE & GRANT is a personal look at two iconic leaders of the Civil War. Surprising details reveal the bold choices and almost godlike power Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee summoned on decisive battlefields like Vicksburg and Gettysburg that, within days of each other, turned the tide of the war. Originally airing in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the program features a unique perspective, exploring how these men changed the course of American history.

We’ve got a copy of the DVD to give away. Want to win it? Splendid. Here’s how that happens: you enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it! Good luck!
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By | 2017-09-24T22:37:48+00:00 September 12th, 2011|Contests|1 Comment

Win Gettysburg from The History Channel on Blu-Ray!

Gettysburg History Channel Blu-Ray

It’s The History Channel’s Gettysburg, in a DVD/Blu-Ray Combo pack. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

It’s the summer of 1863, more than two years into our nation’s devastating Civil War, and the stakes have never been higher. The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, led by Robert E. Lee, crosses into Pennsylvania. Trailed by the Union’s Army of the Potomac, Lee’s 75,000-strong army heads toward Harrisburg, but the forces meet instead near Gettysburg, a quiet farm town that would become synonymous with the epic battle that all but decided the outcome of the American Civil War. For three long days, the two sides clashed in one of the war’s bloodiest engagements to decide the ultimate question: Would the United States of America survive?

Executive produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, GETTYSBURG strips away the romanticized veneer of the Civil War to present the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg in a new light–a visceral, terrifying and deeply personal experience, fought by men who put everything on the line in defense of their vision of the American future. Cinematic in scope, GETTYSBURG is a groundbreaking, information-packed look at the turning points, strategic decisions, technology and little-known facts surrounding the battle. Developed in collaboration with highly esteemed Civil War historians, GETTYSBURG reflects hundreds of individual accounts of the battle–the unique voices of struggle, defeat and triumph that tell the larger story of a bitterly conflicted nation.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:38:12+00:00 August 25th, 2011|Contests|5 Comments

Headsup: From Young Vampires to Old Dracula

There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

ACDC: Let There Be Rock Blu-Ray
True Blood Season 3 DVD

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By | 2017-09-24T22:40:07+00:00 June 19th, 2011|Headsup|0 Comments

Win America at War on DVD!

America at War DVD cover art

You know, you might look at that picture and think…that’s a helluva lot of discs. And you’d be completely right. That’s fourteen discs of war documentaries from the History Channel, from The American Revolution to The Iraq War, over thirty-seven hours worth of content. That’s a lot. Our friends at The History Channel threw one of these our way to give away. In reality, they handed it to us. Throwing this set, heavy as it is, is highly inadvisable. So the way you get eligible to win it is enter using the form below. You can enter once a day also. And that’s the extent of it. Good luck.

P.S. While you’re waiting for tomorrow to get here, you can check out some reviews of war documentary DVDs we found to be of quality, like D-Day: The Total Story or The Last Days of World War II (which I really enjoyed and is actually included in this megaset–nice).

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By | 2017-09-24T23:03:14+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Contests|1 Comment

Abraham Lincoln vs. The Living Dead

Abraham Lincoln vs. the Zombies

One thing we try to do on the site is not just post shit and say, “Oooh, isn’t that cool?” We figure if you wanted that, there’s plenty of places you can get it. Here, we try to add some value or some cleverness or, all else failing, a completely from out of left field story about our childhood. Just so you feel like you got something extra by coming here instead of all those other sites.

But. Sometimes in this business (this is a business?) we come across something that is so perfect, so sublime, that there’s very little we can add to what is already present.

This shirt is three of those.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:23:42+00:00 December 14th, 2007|Headsup|3 Comments

Four Color Fury: What Do Marvel Comics Covers Say About Their Fans?

Nova #3 cover art

Well, after my survey of the April Previews for DC covers, I wondered what I would find when I looked through all the Marvel covers.

By my count there were sixty titles that qualified, leaving off stuff like the licensed titles, Marvel Adventures and so forth. I left out the Ultimate titles but kept in Marvel Knights titles, since I’m not even sure what Marvel Knights means anymore as an “imprint.” It used to be the place they sent titles that needed serious retooling, but now it’s for “darker” characters. That don’t swear, I guess. Because that would mean Marvel Max. I don’t know. Anyway.

Covers where blood was in evidence? A lot less. Only three. And two probably shouldn’t count, because they involve zombies. Those would be Black Panther #29 and Marvel Zombies/Army of Darkness #4. But fair is fair. The other one is Battling Jack Murdock #1, but that’s about a fighter. So. We should count our blessings they didn’t call it Jack Murdock: Born, I guess.

Oddly, there were no covers that featured heroes suffering or having been smacked down. At least not like over at DC. Instead the pattern I did see was ten covers that featured the new sales gimmick du jour at the Shack of Shite (formerly the House of Ideas): heroes smacking other heroes.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:33:30+00:00 April 11th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments