Win Tartan DVDs to celebrate the release of Michael Haneke's Funny Games
31st Mar 08
April 4th sees the theatrical release of Michael Haneke's own personal remake of his 1997 classic Funny Games with Naomi Watts and Tim Roth, and to say we're excited would be an understatement.
To celebrate the release of the film, Tartan have kindly given us three copies of one of their best titles in their back catalogue, namely Brian Yuzna's Society, which the eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted, was the first film shown at the Curzon Soho to launch their great new season of Midnight Movies.
To stand a chance of winning one of these three DVDs, simply scroll to the bottom of the page, answer the easy question, enter your name and email address and press submit.
Winners will be drawn at random on 9th April, and we will publish the winners' names on the site. Unfortunately we can only accept entries from people aged 18 or over who live in the UK and Ireland. Good luck...
A literal shot-for-shot remake of his own acclaimed 1997 film, Funny Games is Haneke's attempt to bring his hard-hitting moral messages to a wider mainstream audience.
With the use of some Hollywood money and top actors such as Naomi Watts (her appearance was one of Haneke's main requirements for making the film) and Tim Roth, Haneke has finally been able to bring his vision to an English-speaking audience;
Michael Haneke - "When I first envisioned FUNNY GAMES in the middle of the 90s, it was my intention to have an American audience watch the movie. It is a reaction to a certain American Cinema, its violence, its naiveté, the way American Cinema toys with human beings. In many American films violence is made consumable.
However, because it was a foreign language film and because the actors were not familiar to a US audience, it did not reach its audience."
All that is about to change. Scroll below for an exclusive clip - A User's Guide to Home Invasion...
The vacation begins with Anna, George and their son Georgie on their way to their summer home. The neighbors, Fred and Eva, are already there. They make a date to play golf the next morning. It’s a perfect day.
Anna begins to make dinner, while her husband and son are busy with the newly renovated sailboat. Suddenly, Anna finds herself face to face with a polite young man, the neighbors’ guest Peter, who has come to ask for some eggs because Eva has run out. Anna is about to give Peter the eggs, but hesitates. How did he get onto their property? Peter explains that there’s a hole in the fence – Fred showed it to him.
Things seem strange from the beginning. Soon, violence erupts. The thriller follows the rules of its genre, providing the deliverance that allows the audience to feel comfortable watching the film.