We haven’t even finished tabulating the results for last week’s contest (those will come soon, I promise), yet we already have a new giveaway lined up for our readers. Are you tired of Hollywood’s unending flow of cookie-cutter remakes and sequels, and sequels of remakes? Do you enjoy off-the-beaten-path independent cinema? Do you crave the type of films that challenge you to engage both intellectually and emotionally? If so, you might want to give the Prescreen internet streaming service a try. To get you started, we’re offering one lucky winner a $25 credit that could be good for as many as twelve streaming rentals (depending on which titles you want to rent). Follow after the page break for the details on how to win.
Prescreen specializes in the types of movies that you might not have the opportunity to see outside of film festivals. A lot of these movies will probably never play in a theater near you, and may even have trouble securing distribution on DVD, Blu-ray or mainstream internet services like Netflix. Of course, just because they don’t have blockbuster commercial appeal certainly doesn’t mean they’re not worth watching.
For more information about what Prescreen is and how it works, check out our Michael Palmer’s recent write-up about the service.
High-Def Digest has a $25 Prescreen credit to offer one of our readers. Winning is very easy. In fact, we’re going to make this our simplest contest ever. All you have to do is visit the Prescreen web site to see what movies are currently available to stream, then reply in the Comments to this post with the name of the movie or movies you think look the most interesting, or like the most promising first rental. That’s it. Really.
Feel free to elaborate on why you think the movie looks interesting, but we will not be casting any judgments on what you select or what you write. As many people can pick the same title as want it. When the contest deadline ends, we will close the comments and count the total number of responses, then use a random number generator to pick the winner.
Due to the nature of this contest, we’re only allowing one entry per person. However, that entry can contain as many Prescreen titles as you’d like. This also doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have a conversation in the Comments section, say if someone’s entry triggers a discussion about one of the movies. When we tabulate the results, we will isolate only the first entry from each individual, and exclude follow-up comments from the count.
We have set aside our rule that would normally prohibit someone who’s won a recent contest in the blog from winning again. However, other standard contest rules continue to apply. Employees of High-Def Digest or Internet Brands and their families are not eligible. If you live in a country other than the United States, please visit Prescreen web site to see if the service is available to stream to your area. (High-Def Digest has no control over that.)
The deadline for entry is this Friday, March 16th. The winner will be announced next week. Good luck!