On May 14th, Well Go USA will release the powerful dramatic film Back to 1942, which is based on one of the darkest moments in 20th century Chinese history. To celebrate the release of Back to 1942, Film Fetish is giving away 2 copies of the film on Blu-ray, to readers.
- In order for a chance to win a free copy of Back to 1942 on Blu-ray, submit a Film or TV-related Poll for possible inclusion on FilmFetish.com. If your poll is published to the website, you’ll earn 1 entry into the contest.
- Polls must contain a question plus anywhere from 3 to 10 optional choices.
- Submit your best poll questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Back to 1942 Contest Entry.”
- You must also include your full mailing address in case you win. If you have a website or blog you would like us to link back to (if we use your poll), include that link in your email entry.
- You may submit up to 3 poll entries per contest.
- PLEASE NOTE: Polls that get the most votes greatly increase your chances of winning, so make sure you share the link to your poll if it’s published (You’ll be notified by email if it is) and encourage your friends to vote.
I’ll be running the Back to 1942 contest through Friday, May 31st, 2013, so hurry up and submit your polls!
More about Back to 1942
Director Xiaogang Feng follows up his blockbuster movie, Aftershock, with Back to 1942, an unflinching portrayal of one of the darkest periods in China’s history. The thought-provoking film debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital May 14th from Well Go USA Entertainment. Starring Academy Award winners Adrian Brody (Best Actor, The Pianist, 2002) and Tim Robbins (Best Supporting Actor, Mystic River, 2003) this tragic retelling of historical events is based on Zhenyun Liu’s best selling novel Remembering 1942. The Henan province disaster, where three million people died of starvation, was a humanitarian crisis first sparked by drought, then compounded by a combination of windstorms, government corruption and a war with Japan. In the midst of the devastation, an American journalist (Brody) searches for answers, and slowly comes to understand that there may be a greater connection between these tragedies and his political theories than he once thought. The film also stars Daoming Chen (Aftershock), Xu Fan (Aftershock), Fiona Wang (Aftershock, 1911) and Zhang Guoli (The Founding of a Republic).
During the 1942 famine, with his house beset by starving villagers, Landlord Fan (Zhang Guoli) attempts to calm the crowd by preparing a feast. However, his house is burned down in the chaos, prompting Fan, his teenage daughter (Fiona Wang), his servant (Zhang Mo), and his tenant (Xu Fan) to embark on a treacherous journey south, struggling for survival as war with Japan looms on the horizon. Along the way, they encounter an American journalist (Adrian Brody), a judge (Dan Wei) and a priest (Zhang Hanyu) who has lost his faith. Each meeting reveals the true depth of the despair that grips the country, but the hardships along the way prompt Fan to make some devastating sacrifices that leave him a broken man.