Win one of 3 copies of the crime biopic Mr. Nice on Blu-ray


Mr. Nice Bu-ray box art
Mr. Nice Bu-ray box art

On October 11, 2011, MPI will release Mr. Nice on Blu-ray and DVD. Mr. Nice tells the true story of drug dealer Howard Marks – a cult figure who has inspired books and songs. It’s the story of a criminal that did business with Hollywood hotshots, Arab millionaires and IRA honchos. To celebrate the release of Mr. Nice, FilmFetish is giving away 3 copies of the Blu-ray edition of the film to readers.

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I’ll be running the Mr. Nice contest through Friday, October 21, 2011.

More about Mr. Nice

He was just an anonymous kid from Wales, but before long he was dealing with Hollywood hotshots, Arab millionaires and IRA honchos – and earning a fortune in the process. The story of Howard Marks – a cult figure who has inspired books and songs – comes to the screen in Mr. Nice, fresh off of it’s successful theatrical run, debuts on Blu-ray and DVD from MPI on October 11, 2011.

From middle-class Welsh boy and Oxford scholar to living the high life as one of Britain’s biggest marijuana smugglers, Howard Marks (aka Mr. Nice) has led an existence of rollicking, improbable adventures, and it’s all recounted in this sexy and stylish biopic from director Bernard Rose (Immortal Beloved).

The hippest playgrounds of the ’70s and ’80s set the stage for a tour-de-force performance by Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man) as the notorious drug dealer, whose legacy as an international hashish trader was elevated by stints as a spy for the British government, his involvement with an unhinged IRA operative (David Thewlis, Naked), and his eventual 25-year prison sentence.

Chloe Sevigny (Big Love, Zodiac) and Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Alice in Wonderland) co-star in this globetrotting caper that takes us along on Marks’ wild and curiously wonderful trip, set to the classic music of John Lennon and Deep Purple.

V.A. Musetto of the New York Post praised the “hyper-star performance by Rhys Ifans.” “Chloe Sevigny is enchanting,” wrote David Getman of the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Stephanie Zacharek of Movieline called Mr. Nice “a devilish and entertaining little picture.” The Village Voice’s Ben Mercer called it “refreshing – mischief making on the grandest scale possible.” The New York Times’ Stephen Holden called the movie “an affable throwback – Rhys Ifans’ portrayal of Howard Marks as a charismatic pied piper is entirely persuasive.”

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Mr. Nice Bu-ray box art
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