No movie better defines the phrase “word of mouth hit” than Troy Duffy‘s 1999 cult classic, The Boondock Saints. People forget just how long ago 1999 was, and no, I don’t mean numerically (16-years). In 1999 I was 17, waiting for dial up connection to get my AOL going so I could instant message my friends. My cell phone was the size of a brick, and I had a huge collection of movies… on video cassette. So when my friend Mike introduced me to The Boondock Saints, yes, on VHS, I had not heard of it on the internet, and looked it up on IMDB.com. We watched with friends and almost immediately, I was hooked. I found a copy at the video store and took it up to college with me, where I played it for everyone. By my junior year, friends were now passing along my new DVD of it and we had incorporated drinking games into it. The movie became such a phenomenon that several of my good friends have Boondock Saints tattoos, and we like to claim that we loved star Norman Reedus before it was cool… sorry Walking Dead fans.
Boy howdy, have We’ve got another GREAT contest for y’all!
We know that a great many of our Geeks of Doom readers are serious Boondock Saints fans, and we’ve been working closely with Sony & director Troy Duffy to bring you something special””an awesome BDS prize pack like we’ve never had before.
First, it should be noted that today, July 16th, Sony Home Entertainment is releasing The Boondocks Saints II: All Saints Day Unrated Directors Cut on Blu-ray exclusively at Best Buy. So, there’s only two ways to get your hands on a copy. Picking one up at Best Buy, and entering for a chance to win a copy from us here at Geeks of Doom.
Now, if it was solely a copy of the exclusive The Boondocks Saints II Blu-ray release, that’d be a nice little prize. But we’ve got what Imma call a BDS II MEGA PRIZE PACK. We got yer exclusive director’s cut Blu-ray, of course. We’ve got two BDS t-shirts–one for the men & one for the ladies. We’ve got a sick BDS gun coffee mug (I’m already jealous of the winner. I want this mug asap!). We’ve got a BDS Brothers mini rosary. And lastly, we’ve got a BDS Veritas Aequitas keychain, so you can keep the boys with you all day long.
That’s a damn nice prize pack, if I do say so myself. And all you need to do to enter is follow our quick two-step instructions below.
**The only other thing we ask is that you PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR DESIRED SHIRT SIZES (for both shirts) IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF YOUR ENTRY.**
Okay, let’s get the official prize pack tally:
One (1) winner will receive:
One (1) copy of Boondocks Saints II Unrated Directors Cut on Blu-ray
One (1) Boondocks Saints Gun Mug
One (1) Boondocks Saints Brothers Mini Rosary
One (1) Boondocks Saints Mens ‘All Saints’ Tee
One (1) Boondocks Saints Ladies ‘All Saints’ Tee
One (1) Boondocks Saints Veritas Aequitas Lucite Key Chain
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Unrated Directors Cut is releasing Today, July 16th on Blu-ray exclusively at Best Buy.
Prizing provided by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Valued at $140
Among the plethora of media and comic stars that appeared at the 2012 Motor City Comic-Con this weekend, the biggest draw was by far Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco, stars of the cult classic film The Boondock Saints. Though originally slated to appear, Norman Reedus was unable to attend MCCC due to filming obligations for the third season of AMC’s The Walking Dead. That left the two three-named stars to pose for pictures and sign autographs for hours on end. The only time “The Saints” seemed to step away from their table was to take part in a short discussion panel about cult classics with Sherilyn Fenn of Twin Peaks, James Duval of Donny Darko, and Patricia Quinn of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The panel itself got off to an awkward start as the lights remained off for the first 10 minutes and there was no microphone for audience members to use. But Flanery kept things going by sharing humorous stories about his Boondock Saints co-stars and fielding questions to the other guests when it appeared the audience was mostly there for him.
Long before two Irish brothers became prayer-reciting vigilantes in south Boston, their father went on a similar crusade against the mob. Before the legend of “Il Duce,” there was the life of Noah MacManus. Fans of the cult classic film The Boondock Saints know there were a lot of unanswered questions about the man whose name wasn’t even revealed until the sequel. Though the second film answered many of those questions, the series took to a new medium shortly thereafter, with 12 Gauge Comics publishing a trilogy of comic series exploring the character’s backstory. Now, the whole story is collected in a single graphic novel for the first time in Boondock Saints: In Nomine Patris.
Every day, Amazon offers up “Lightning Deals,” limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out within that four hours, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.
Typically you don’t know what will be on sale until the minute it gets posted, but as part of their Holiday event, Amazon has released this week’s Lightning Deal schedule for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray. See list of today’s deals here below, along with more information on how these special deals work.
There’s also TONS of extremely low prices and great deals on DVDs and Blu-rays right now, so visit the TOP HOLIDAY DEALS page to see the wide selection.
Also, Amazon’s Blu-ray box set deal of the week is the Glee: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Edition for only $34.99 (that’s 50% off the list price of $69.99). The TV Deal of the Week is Married…with Children: The Complete SeriesDVD box set for only $116.99 (that’s 53% off the list price of $250.95). Both deals are valid only for this week through December 18, 2010.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
5:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PST
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Deluxe Edition) DVD – $9.99
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Single-Disc Edition) DVD – $9.99