The Third Man, Carol Reed’s film noir masterpiece, returns to cinemas to celebrate its 70th Anniversary for a one-day special UK-wide release on Sunday 29th September.
To celebrate this special cinema release, we are offering one lucky winner the chance to take home three British classics on Blu-ray: Brighton Rock, The Fallen Idol and Kind Hearts and Coronets. The winner will also take home a brand-new The Third Man poster (designed specially for this 70th anniversary release).
The Third Man stars Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane) as Holly Martins, a naïve writer of pulp westerns, who arrives in a bombed-out, post-war Vienna to meet his childhood friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find that Lime has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident. Martins, too curious for his own good, hears contradictory stories about the circumstances of Lime’s death, and as witnesses begin to disappear he soon finds himself chased by unknown assailants. Complicating matters are the sardonic Major Calloway (Trevor Howard, Brief Encounter), head of the British forces, and Lime’s stage actress mistress, Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli). Will Martin’s curiosity lead him to discover things about his old friend that he’d rather not know?
The film, showing in stunning 4K, will be followed by a filmed Q&A hosted by Matthew Sweet with Angela Allen, the script supervisor on the production and special guest and fan of the film, director and screenwriter Hossein Amani (The Wings of the Dove, The Two Faces of January). A filmed musical performance from Cornelia Mayer, a Viennese zither player who trained with Anton Karas (the composer and performer of the iconic original soundtrack) will also be shown.
Studiocanal’s Vintage Classics collection showcases iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below.
The Third Man was originally released in which year?
Terms and Conditions:
Eligibility: This giveaway is open to residents in the UK only.
Running Time: The giveaway will run from 26 September 2019 to 10 October 2019. Entries received after this time will not be considered.
Prize: We have one bundle to give away in total. There is no cash alternative.
Entry: Entry is via the competition page – all entrants will be required to answer the question stated above. The prize draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
Selecting a Winner: The prize winner(s) will be picked at random from all the correct entries received and they will be notified by email. The winner(s) must respond within 14 days of initial contact and will be required to confirm their address in order to receive the prize. Addresses are for postage purposes only and will not be shared or stored. If the prize winner(s) fails to respond within 14 days of notification, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative prize winner will be contacted.