01/21/15 Get On Up Giveaway Package

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As many of you know I’m a music lover.  I love all types and kinds, and I love learning more about the founding fathers of rock.  One of those is James Brown.  The Biopic Get On Up is a movie about the great James Brown and his life growing up and into the singer he became.

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I started watching this movie alone and by the time it was finished I was watching with my two boys.  The movie captured their attention and they had a lot of questions.  Many of the questions were about the why he was treated so poorly as a boy.  Why he was discriminated against and after I answered that why he wasn’t discriminated against more.

 

The movie starts with James Brown as a child and moves into his adulthood.  It also has flashbacks as he’s growing back to things that happened in his childhood.  While I loved the moving and it’s very well done, James Brown’s life could actually be made into 3 different movies with much more information about him added.  If I were to rate this movie from one to five stars it would definitely get 5 stars and more.

 

Pioneering American music icon James Brown goes from rags to rhythm-and-blues royalty in Get On Up, a spectacular portrait of the life of the charismatic performer, debuting on Digital HD on December 9, 2014 and on DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ on January 6, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Director Tate Taylor follows up his Oscar-nominated breakout film, The Help, with an explosively soul-packed story filled with stunning remixes of Brown’s original recordings, dramatic recreations of the singer’s memorable stage moments and a mesmerizing star performance by Chadwick Boseman (42) as “The Godfather of Soul.” The Blu-ray Combo Pack also features over an hour of bonus material, including never-before-seen interviews with the filmmakers and cast, extended and deleted scenes and additional unforgettable musical performances.

Get On Up starsChadwick Boseman (42, Draft Day) in yet another career-making performance as Brown, with a stellar supporting cast that includes Oscar®-nominee Viola Davis (The Help, “How to Get Away with Murder”), Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer (The Help, Fruitvale Station), Nelsan Ellis (The Butler, “True Blood”), Oscar-nominee Dan Aykroyd (Driving Miss Daisy, Ghostbusters), Craig Robinson (This is the End, Hot Tub Time Machine) and Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married,Baggage Claim).

 

James Brown’s ferocity, talent and ambition propelled him from his hardscrabble South Carolina roots to some of the most prestigious musical venues in the world, earning him a reputation as “the hardest working man in show business.” Get On Up takes audiences behind the scenes of his brilliant, six-decade-long career for an uncensored look at the turbulent forces that drove the legendary performer.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

 

Bonus Features on Blu-Ray and DVD

  • Long Journey to the Screen– Producers Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer spent 14 years bringing Get On Up to the screen. In this short feature, they discuss why James Brown is such a compelling subject, as well as their own memories of meeting the superstar, the rocky road to the screen and how they joined forces to bring the film to life.
  • Chadwick Boseman: Meet Mr. James Brown– The filmmakers discuss why they chose Chadwick Boseman to embody the legendary ‘Godfather of Soul’ and what it took for him to learn to sing and dance (and do the splits!) like James Brown.
  • The Get On Up Family– Director Tate Taylor and producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger talk about the extensive search for the perfect actors to play bring James Brown’s life story to the screen.
  • Tate Taylor’s Master Class – The director’s extended take on a key scene in the film showcases the actors in an unscripted performance
  • Feature Commentary with Director and Producer Tate Taylor

 

Bonus Features Exclusively on Blu-Ray

  • On Stage with the Hardest Working Man– Compare the film’s depiction of Brown’s performances in Vietnam, at the TAMI Show and the Apollo with the real thing using archival footage of the actual events.
  • The Founding Father of Funk – Producers Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer join select cast members and recording artists to talk about the real James Brown and the influence he had on the world around him.
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes
  • Full Song Performances
  • Extended Song Performances

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2 people are each going to win a copy of Get On Up, The Blues Brothers and a pair of Aviator Sunglasses.

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40 comments for “01/21/15 Get On Up Giveaway Package

  1. Ash L.
    January 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I’d love to see Blackhat.

  2. Anastasia Falling
    January 6, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    They have tons of movies I want to see 🙂 Of the new ones coming out, I am looking forward to Jurassic World 🙂

  3. Holly Kennedy
    January 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Dumb and Dumber to

  4. kelly tupick
    January 6, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I am excited to see 50 Shades of Grey. The book was awesome.

  5. heather s
    January 6, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Jurassic World

  6. Jessica Ruggiero
    January 6, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Id like to see Seventh Son!

  7. Barbara Adams
    January 6, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I want to see Unbroken

  8. jodi
    January 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I would have to say 50 shades of grey

  9. Trisha
    January 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I cannot wait to see Dumb and Dumber to.

  10. K Davis
    January 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    My husband and I would love to see Unbroken.

  11. Brittney House
    January 7, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I would like to see the new Jurassic park movie.

  12. Marci
    January 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I wants on re the Seventh Son!

  13. Kim Keithline
    January 8, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I really want to see Unbroken

  14. angie
    January 8, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I would pick Blackhat.

  15. January 9, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I am excited to see Angelina Jolie in Unbroken

  16. mrsshukra
    January 11, 2015 at 12:59 am

    I want to watch Unbroken!

  17. Katherine Riley
    January 11, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I have a date with my husband to see Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine’s Day!!!!

  18. Klydra Pugh
    January 12, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I’d like to see Unbroken
    Thanks for the chance

  19. laura ari
    January 12, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I’d love to see Unbroken

  20. January 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    dumb and dumber 2 for sure. thankyou, ken

  21. Paula Hafner
    January 14, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I really, really want to see The Minions. I can’t wait until it comes out!

  22. Susan Smith
    January 15, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I want to watch Unbroken!

  23. January 18, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I want to watch The Boy Next Door.

  24. Tim A
    January 19, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    My son wants to see The Seventh Son. I am looking forward to Jurassic World.

  25. Daniel M
    January 19, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I want to see Unbroken

  26. Kristen
    January 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I want to see Minions.

  27. Paula Tavernie
    January 19, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I would like to see Unbroken!!

  28. Lisa V.
    January 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I would like to see Fifty Shades of Grey.

  29. Tyneisha Fondren
    January 20, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I’d like to see Blackhat

  30. Tina Reynolds
    January 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing Unbroken!

  31. Erica B.
    January 20, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Unbroken would be good.

  32. Laurie Emerson
    January 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I would love to see Unbroken.

  33. Stephanie Larison
    January 20, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Fifty Shades of Grey is one I need to see! 🙂

  34. Vikki Billings
    January 20, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    I want to see Jurassic World, I love these movies!!

  35. Jill Myrick
    January 21, 2015 at 1:09 am

    I would love to see the movie “Unbroken”.

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  36. January 21, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Fifty Shades of Grey

  37. Roxann
    January 21, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I want to see The Boy Next Door.

  38. Paige Jagan
    January 21, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I want to see Furious7!

  39. Lily Kwan
    January 21, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Jurassic World looks very interesting!

  40. Trisha McKee
    January 21, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Oh, I want to see the Boy Next Door!

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