Competition: Win The Fighter On Blu-Ray

Posted in Competitions, DVDs, Film
By Sam Bathe on 16 Jun 2011

To celebrate the release of The Fighter on DVD and Blu-Ray June 20th, we’ve giving you the chance to win one of three copies of the film on Blu-Ray for yourself.

A powerful and uplifting drama, The Fighter tells the real life story of boxer ‘Irish’ Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg, The Departed) and his trainer brother Dick Eklund (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight), chronicling the brothers’ early days in the rough streets of Lowell, Massachusetts, through Eklund’s battle with drugs and Ward’s eventual world championship bout in London.

This inspirational underdog story has been described as Rocky meets The Blind Side meets The Departed and tells the motivating tale of two brothers who, against all the odds, come together to train for the historic title match that will unite their fractured family, redeem their pasts and at last, give their hard-luck town what it’s been waiting for: Pride.

Directed by Academy Award® Nominee David O. Russell (Three Kings), The Fighter won two Academy Awards® for Best Supporting Actor and Actress (Christian Bale, Melissa Leo), and nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing. The film is the second highest grossing boxing film in the UK ahead of Million Dollar Baby and second only to Rocky Balboa.

Christian Bale and Melissa Leo (Frozen River) give knockout performances as Micky’s troubled older brother, Dicky Eklund and Ward’s mother. These roles have earned both Bale and Leo an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and SAG for Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Also starring in the film is Academy Award® Nominee Amy Adams (Doubt) who plays Mickey Ward’s girlfriend and future wife, Charlene.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

Which actor won the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter?

a) Robert Downey Jr.
b) Christian Bale
c) Mickey Rourke

Send your answer to Deadline 30/06/11.

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