Experience the Drama Before the Disaster: Win "Titanic: Blood & Steel" on Blu-ray


History books are so damned pessimistic. All they ever bother remembering about amazing engineering accomplishments like the Hindenberg and the Titanic are how they ended in catastrophe. And that's just not fair. People worked really hard to make those disasters possible. To simply ignore those efforts because we want to hold up the finished project as an example of what happens when man lets ego trump prudent design, well that's just unfair. Perhaps it's for that reason that someone went and made Titanic: Blood & Steel, a mini-series dedicated to the construction of the vessel that would go on to net James Cameron a whole lot of money...err...we mean sink to the ocean in a stunning loss of life and twisted steel. There we go, being all pessimistic again. That series, starring Derek Jacobi, Never Campbell, and Chris Noth, is now available on Blu-ray.

If you're a Titanic enthusiast and want to find out how to win a copy, read on.

Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship.  And it will be called the RMS Titanic.  Titanic: Blood & Steel is the untold story of the building of a legend, and the many lives it affected during its 3-year construction.  To its wealthy investors, it was a dream.  To the middle class who oversaw the project, it was a challenge.  But to the working class who built it, Titanic was the start of a revolution.  With Ireland under British rule, and the Protestant and Catholic struggle intensifying, Titanic was more than a ship…it was a symbol of ambition, hope and unity.

titanic_blood_Steel_bluFor a chance to win, you just have to do two things...

1) "Like" JustPressPlay on Facebook

2) E-mail your entry to contest [at] justpressplay [dot] net with the subject line "Titanic: Blood & Steel" and tell us your favorite historical blunder (I know it seems weird to choose a favorite)

Also, you can gain one additional entry (aka chance to win) each day by tweeting this story using the button to the left of this story.

This giveaway ends on February 1st, 2013.

Limit of one e-mail entry per person (with the exception of Tweet entries), any violation of that rule will result in disqualification. Winners will be notified via e-mail used to comment for entry, if the winner fails to respond to the e-mail within seven (7) days, the prize is forfeit and will be offered to the next runner-up. Many will enter, 1 will win and all will be rewarded randomly so don't bother asking us for a specific one. Prizes may not be exchanged for different prize or format. Must be a US or Canada resident to participate in this giveaway. All e-mails are deleted at close of contest and are not sold or used in mailing lists, because companies that do that are scum. 

Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.


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