Have the Time of Your Life and Owe It All to Blu


In case you've never seen Dirty Dancing and have consequently never had all the times of your life that it promises (specifically "the" time), it can best be summarized by this excerpt from How I Met Your Mother.

"Hey... why don't you tell us again about your first time at the camp in the Catskills."
"Baby and her family spent every summer at Kellerman's. Her dad did not approve of our love."
"Did anyone put Baby in a corner?"
"Oh, God, no. What can I say, I...had...the time of my life. True story."

It's just that simple, except for the part where Neil Patrick Harris romances a young Jennifer Grey while teaching her how to dance. The reason that's a fiction (besides the fact that it's actually Patrick Swayze) is because at that age NPH was still just a doctor and had nowhere near the dance experience required to be hired by the elite Kellerman's. Now, there's also a sequel, and both are included in the Dirty Dancing 2-Film Collection we're giving away on Blu-ray. To find out how you can win it, just keep reading.

The original Dirty Dancing stars Golden Globe® nominees Jennifer Grey (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, 1988) as "Baby" Houseman, and Patrick Swayze (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Dirty Dancing - Comedy/Musical, 1988) as the sexy Johnny Castle. Dirty Dancing is the story of a naïve girl who meets an experienced dance instructor and becomes his pupil both in dance and in love. 

The sequel turns up the heat in 1950s Cuba and follows the story of American teenager Katey Miller (Romola Garai) and her move to Havana with her family. Katey meets waiter Javier Suarez (Diego Luna), who befriends her and teaches her Latin dance and way of life. Her parents forbid them from seeing each other, but she invites him to participate in a ballroom dancing contest to raise some money.

_dirtydancing2filmblu_1337144297For a chance to win, you just have to do two things...

1) "Like" JustPressPlay on Facebook

2) Comment on this article telling us your favorite romantic movie (by the way, saying it's Dirty Dancing doesn't actually help your chances)

This giveaway ends on June 15th, 2012.

Limit of one entry per person, 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 one (1) week, the prize is forfeit and will be offered to the next runner-up. Many will enter, 1 will win. Prize may not be exchanged for different format or film. Must be a US resident to participate in this giveaway.

***Congratulations to Linda Vlacos on winning our Dirty Dancing Blu-ray giveaway.***

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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