I want to remind fans that you can now purchase the new special limited edition A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Steelbook Edition DVD on Amazon. The new DVD comes with a making of featurette, rehearsal scene, deleted scenes, alternate trailer, alternate opening, alternate endings and commentary with the director.
Writer and filmmaker Dito Montiel won the Directing Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival for 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints', which is a raw and impressionistic memoir about coming of age in ethnic, working-class Queens in the '80s. Shia LaBeouf and Robert Downey Jr. play Dito at two stages of his life: as a sensitive teen dreaming of escaping the dead-end violence around him, and as an adult who returns to see his father (Chazz Palminteri) after a 15-year absence.
The film also focuses on Dito’s family, childhood sweetheart, and friends, who all must manage a range of issues including drugs, domestic abuse and gang violence. Even though Dito accomplishes his goal of escaping his past and becoming a successful writer, he realizes the only way he can move forward in life is to go back and confront what he left behind. The ensemble cast -- which also includes Dianne Weist, Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson -- won the Special Jury Prize for acting at Sundance and Channing received a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination for his powerful portrayal of the character Antonio.
Fans can check out tons of photos and graphics from 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints' in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped Photo Gallery, and you can watch both the trailer and a scene from the film called "100 Degrees" below:
To celebrate the release of the new A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Steelbook Edition, we are giving away a free copy of the DVD to one lucky Channing Tatum Unwrapped Official Fan Club member.
If you would like to win the free DVD, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “DVD” in the subject and the following information in the body of the email:
» CTU Fan Club User Name
» First and Last Name
» Complete Physical Mailing Address
Each fan club member can enter the contest one time. Please do not submit multiple entries, because only your first submission will be used. The winner of the contest will be announced on Saturday, February 21, 2009, so please submit your entries by the end of the day on Friday, February 20, 2009.
Not a member of the CTU Fan Club yet? Fans can CLICK HERE for more info, and you can also CLICK HERE to quickly register for FREE.