We’ve got 10 DVD copies of the new Western The Last Rites of Ransom Pride to give away! Featuring Dwight Yoakam, Kris Kristofferson, Lizzy Caplan, Peter Dinklage, Scott Speedman, and Jason Priestley, it’s a very Tarantino-esqe oater that also draws on the post-MTV editing style of films like Crank and Domino.
To enter, tell us your favorite Western in the comments section below (see full list of rules at the end of this post). Don’t worry–if you can’t choose just one, or want to pick one from the “Classic Era” (’30s-’50s), one from the ’60s-’70s, and one from the “Modern Era” (’80s through today), go right ahead — we won’t disqualify you for over-enthusiasm! However, you can only enter once so put all your faves in one comment — multiple comments from the same person will be tossed out.
Just to get things rolling, here are ten of my favorite Westerns in alphabetical order. (Sorry, they do tend to lean more toward the ’60s onward, as those were the ones I grew up on.)
- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- Lonesome Dove
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Open Range
- The Searchers
Yeah, just picking 10 was hard–I had to leave off a ton of other personal favorites, like My Darling Clementine, Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, High Noon, The Magnificent Seven, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, A Fistful of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, True Grit, The Wild Bunch, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, The Cowboys, High Plains Drifter, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, The Outlaw Jose Wales, Heaven’s Gate, Young Guns, Dances with Wolves, and both versions of 3:10 to Yuma.
So let’s hear your faves and maybe you’ll snag a copy of The Last Rites of Ransom Pride!
- Enter your favorite Western film(s) in the Comment field below this post.
- Only one entry per person, please.
- Enter your email address ONLY in the “Email Address” field below this post. This field will not be visible to the public when you publish your comment, but it will give us a way to contact you if you win.
- Anyone who lists their email address or any other identifying information in the main Comment field will not have their entry published and it will not be considered for the contest.
- You must live in the United States or Puerto Rico or else we will not be able to ship the DVD to you if you win. But you do not need to indicate your location in your entry.
We’ll close this contest at 3 pm Central Time tomorrow — Tuesday, October 12.
We’ll then pick ten winners at random and announce their names Wednesday morning!