Readers of this site may remember the controversy that erupted back in 2008 over the problematic Blu-ray transfer for the Oscar-winning epic ‘Patton’. Credit where it’s due, 20th Century Fox offers a major mea culpa this week with a newly remastered Blu-ray that finally rectifies the mistakes of the old disc. How’d you like to win a copy for free? We can help. Follow after the page break for your chance to win.
‘Patton‘ of course recounts the true story of George S. Patton, the controversial American general who led successful campaigns against Axis forces during World War II, but whose quest for glory and greatness at all costs alienated other American commanders. Scripted by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, the film is a thrilling epic and a genuine masterpiece.
To win the remastered Blu-ray, all you have to do is participate in our photo caption contest by giving us a funny or clever caption for the following image. Click to enlarge:
For example: “Hello, is Al there? Yes, Al. Last name: Coholic.”
It’s that easy.
We have one copy of the Blu-ray to give away. The winner will be chosen at our own subjective discretion based on whichever responses we enjoy the most. Entries are limited to 10 per person. That should give you plenty of opportunity to craft a good submission, but will also help us to avoid any potential appearance of awarding prizes based on volume rather than quality. (Please heed this limit. You will be taken out of consideration if you submit more than 10 entries.) All entries must be submitted in the Comments section of this blog post. Please do not attempt to email them to me.
This contest is only open to entrants from the domestic United States. We will not ship internationally (whether you’re a U.S. citizen or not). Employees of High-Def Digest or Internet Brands and their families are not eligible. Standard contest rules and conditions apply. People who have won any of our previous contests within the past one year are also not eligible to win, but may get Honorable Mentions.
The deadline for entry is Friday, November 9th. The winner will be announced the following week. Good luck, everyone!
“Episode VII…. We have something to say about that…..Ready the airstrike on the Disney compound!”
What do you mean you’re lost?! I’M LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU!
Every time I get to the top of the hill, you tell me it’s the NEXT hill. How many damn hills ARE there?!
Geeze a porto potty would be great right about now.
No, I haven’t seen anyone with a gun.
I know it is a great performance, but he will not accept the Academy Award.
Dude, you slapped a fish
Yes dear, I’ll stop and get some milk on my way home from the war.
Pablo honey, come to Florida. We miss you.
Hello, Mr. Scott? This is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences calling to tell you that you have won the best actor award for “Patton”. You will be able to come to the ceremony to pick up the Oscar, won’t you?
“Okay, gotta go. George C. Scott is heading over and I don’t wanna get slapped.”
“I am not interested in a new set of knives, please take me off your call list.”
“Hey buddy, you ’bout done? Other people gotta use it!”
He sat beside him and wondered “Does he not know the rest of us are here?”
“I returned that copy of Dr. Strangelove last week!”
“Don’t worry Hun, I’m in that OTHER Coppola war film. I am much safer in this one.”
“I said call me MAYBE!”
“No, I’m telling you, I can see the M*A*S*H set from here, and they gave that jerk Elliott Gould a WAAAAAY bigger trailer than me!”
“Guys, we can vote for Sanjaya as many times as we want!”
No, you hang up first…
“Yeah, it’s me again, the guy with the Internet down? Could you please just send someone right now to get it back up? These people are getting really impatient…”
“… And you better get this remaster right, ’cause if you don’t we’re ready, you got that? Goodbye.
“That’s a pizza to go and no anchovies … What? … They never come up into the hills …”
Do you think he would have loved the smell of napalm?
Yes I am calling you on my new iPhone 6. No buttons! Just pick up the reciever and I am talking to you! And I am allowed to jailbreak it now! I can change providers! What do you mean that I can’t route my call to US command through Deutsche Telekom? It’s my phone, I should be able to choose the provider I want!
“You got it, jerky!”
“I’ll be goddamned if that Obama menace takes office”
Hello…..Academy? Keep your damn trophy!
Uh…Can you hear me now?
“Guys, you gotta see where Rick is putting his rifle…”
“It’s Patton! Pat-ton! Did you get that?”
“No, not Platoon! Patton!”
20th Fox? Yeah can I trade my old copy for the remastered? Hello?
Hit me with your best shot , fire away !
WHERE YOU AT, MAN?
NO, DONNA. I WILL NOT COME OVER AND HELP YOU GREASE YOUR CHISELED ABS.
NO, I’M NOT WEARING ANY TROUSERS RIGHT NOW. YOU?
MAN, I WISH I HADN’T EATEN THOSE JACK IN THE BOX TACOS…