January 26, 2006

Class of 1984 Giveaway

Okay, we've got 5 copies of Anchor Bay's upcoming Special Edition of Mark L. Lester's exploitation classic Class of 1984 to give away, courtesy of Total Assault. I will hold one mini-contest per copy here at the blog.

If you've never seen Class of 1984, it's basically a remake of The Blackboard Jungle with the flamboyant gangbangers of The Warriors replacing the original's Wild One-style delinquents. One of the last Canadian tax-shelter pics, it features rare live footage of Toronto punk band Teenage Head, an early performance by Michael J. Fox, and an ending that will have you asking how something so wrong can feel so right. Due out on February 21st, the DVD features commentary from Lester, a retrospective documentary, and beautifully remastered picture and sound. We'll have a full review at the mother site in the coming weeks.

To win the first copy, correctly identify the movie to which the below frame-grab belongs. (Since this a frame-grab and not a production still, be sure to take note of things like aspect ratio.) As we're only allowed to give these discs away to North American residents, I must ask that our international readers refrain from placing any guesses. Sorry.

If no one gets it in a day or two, I'll start dropping hints. In the meantime, check out our two-for-one DVD review of The Chumscrubber and Thumbsucker.

18 comments:

food_critic said...

My guess on the screenshot is Hal Hartley's The Girl From Monday.

Anonymous said...

Mine is Wicker Park.

- David H.

Ian Pugh said...

Ah, would that pic be from Class of 1984? Oh, comedy.

Let's actually try Desperately Seeking Susan. I dunno. Sounds right.

Jefferson said...

Closer?

Dave Gibson said...

"The Umbrella Girl"?, "Skinny Legs and All"?

Gawd, I'm terrible at these...

Bill C said...

Nobody's even reached the ballpark yet. Keep 'em comin'...

Nate said...

Heathers?

Royal Warrant said...

I believe this is from Cindy Sherman's remake of "Ms. 45"

Ian Pugh said...

Purple Rain?

jamie said...

The Professional?

Erin said...

Poison Ivy!

Rich said...

It's not White Chicks, is it?

Bill C said...

No correct guesses yet. As promised, a clue: it's not an American movie.

cory m said...

Swimming Pool

BLH said...

Oldboy?

Bill C said...

Ding ding ding! Congratulations, blh! E-mail me with your name and address - billc@filmfreakcentral.net - and we'll get the disc out to you soon.

Next DVD next week.

Jefferson said...

Ah, I went to school with the Class of 1984. They were assholes anyway.

Erin said...

aww, nuts.