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Win Maps to the Stars and Pride!

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In February of 2011, we were joined by guest Josh Nelson, who chatted to us about the films of body horror maestro David Cronenberg. Last year we saw Cronenberg’s evolution continue with Maps to the Stars, a creepy Hollywood story of narcissism, obsession and death. And now we have three copies to give away to three lucky listeners, thanks to eOne Entertainment!

But that’s not all: the three winners will also receive a DVD of Pride (again, thanks to eOne Entertainment), the film that our December 2014 guest Richard Watts picked as one of that year’s five best!

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To win this unlikely pair of DVDs, simply answer the following question:

In the February 2011 episode of Hell Is For Hyphenates, Josh Nelson says he initially didn’t like one of David Cronenberg’s films, and now considers it “up with Videodrome as [Cronenberg’s] masterpiece”. Which film was he referring to?

To enter, send your answer to competition@hellisforhyphenates.com by midnight on April 5. All correct answers will be mixed up together in some sort of accessible but hollow object, and the three winning entries chosen at random. The winners will be notified by email. No correspondence will be entered into, though we always love hearing from you.

Win Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster!

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In 2012, we were joined by guest Mathieu Ravier, who chose Wong Kar-wai as his filmmaker of the month. At the time, we speculated that it wouldn’t be long before we saw The Grandmaster, Wong Kar-wai’s long-rumoured epic biopic of martial arts legend (and Bruce Lee’s trainer) Ip Man.

It actually took two years for The Grandmaster to arrive in Australian cinemas. Was the wait worth it? Well, you can find out for yourself! (The answer is actually yes: it’s a stylish and sleek and beautifully-made film, but we needed a segue for the purposes of the competition.)

Grandmaster DVD

We have three copies of The Grandmaster to give away thanks to Roadshow Entertainment. To win one of them, simply answer the following question:

In the October 2012 episode of Hell Is For Hyphenates, Mathieu Ravier revealed that he moved to Hong Kong almost exclusively because of one specific and clearly influential Wong Kar-wai film. Which film was it?

To enter, send your answer to competition@hellisforhyphenates.com by midnight on 5 March 2015. All correct answers will be put into a gigantic electronic sorting machine/a hat, and the winning entries will be drawn at random. The winner will then be notified by email (not at random).

Win a Jim Jarmusch DVD Pack!

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Last May, we were joined by guest Sarah Caldwell, who spoke with us about the works of US indie auteur Jim Jarmusch. Thanks to Madman Entertainment, we have an embarrassingly large haul of Jarmusch films to give away: Permanent Vacation, Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man and Only Lovers Left Alive. All of those titles could be yours. And not just the titles, but the films that go along with them. We’d say Madman is spoiling us, but the truth is that they’re spoiling you.

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To win the set of DVDs, simply answer the following question:

In the May 2014 episode of Hell Is For Hyphenates, Sarah Caldwell sums up one of Jim Jarmusch’s films with the following phrase: “The descent from civilisation, but a move towards another one.” Which of Jarmusch’s films is she talking about?

To enter, send your answer to competition@hellisforhyphenates.com by midnight on 5 February 2015 AEST*. All correct answers will be put into some sort of bucket, and the winning entry will be drawn at random. The winner will then be notified by email.

If you don’t want to leave it to the fates, you can order these films right this second from Madman.

* The competition was originally slated to end on 31 January, but given that’s the date the show is released, we felt that was a bit too much happening all at once. So you have an extra few days to get your entries in, as well as build an extra room on your house to accommodate all of these DVDs. Seriously, there are a lot.

Win a Lynn Shelton DVD Pack!

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The last competition we ran got such a great response, we thought we’d run another. Because giving you things gives us joy. Joy.

This September past we had the wonderful filmmaker Lynn Shelton on the show. Thanks to Madman Entertainment, we have a DVD set featuring three of Lynn’s films: Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister and Touchy Feely. But that’s not all! In that particular episode of Hyphenates, we reviewed the brilliantly funny New Zealand horror-comedy What We Do In The Shadows, and because Madman is so great, they’re also throwing that into the mix. We know. You’re like, “But that’s too much great stuff in one single competition!”, but we’re all about pleasure overload here at Hi4H HQ.

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To win the set, simply answer the following question:

In the September 2014 episode of Hell Is For Hyphenates, Lynn Shelton mentions the name of a film that is “absolutely in my top five list of films ever”. Which film is it and who directed it?

To enter, send your answer to competition@hellisforhyphenates.com by midnight on December 31 2014 AEST. All correct answers will be put into a gigantic electronic sorting machine or possibly a hat, and the winning entry will be drawn at random. The winner will then be notified by email.

If you don’t want to leave it to the fates, you can order the discs right this second from Madman: Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister, Touchy Feely, What We Do In The Shadows.

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Win a Jacques Tati Box Set!

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We know that, in addition to the one hour of free content we send into your ears every month, you’re probably still wondering what we’ve done for you lately. That’s a perfectly fair question, and we’d like to answer it in the form of a DVD giveaway.

Jacques Tati DVD

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, we have a DVD box set of the Jacques Tati: The Restored Collection to give away to one lucky listener. The set includes everything Tati made: not just his feature films, but all the alternate edits of those films, plus his TV special Parade, plus seven of his short films and the documentary The Magnificent Tati. It’s a damn impressive collection.

To win the set, simply answer the following question:

In the October 2014 episode of Hell Is For Hyphenates, we discussed the works of Jacques Tati and the effect he had on cinema. Which two modern directors do we claim were influenced by him?

To enter, send your answer to competition@hellisforhyphenates.com by midnight on 30 November 2014 AEST. All correct answers will be put into some sort of electronic randomiser (probably a hat) and the winner will be drawn at random. The winner will be notified by email.

If you don’t want to leave it to the fates, you can order the set on DVD or Blu-ray right now!