Competition: Win Death Watch DVD/Blu-ray and poster

Jonathan Melville 4 November, 2012 0
Competition: Win Death Watch DVD/Blu-ray and poster

One of the highlights of this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, Bertrand Tavernier’s unsettling 1980 sci-fi drama, Death Watch, now arrives on Blu-ray and DVD with a raft of extras.

Starring Harvey Keitel as a cameraman for a reality TV show, the Death Watch of the title, and Romy Schneider as his unwitting subject, director Bertrand Tavernier’s vision of a dystopian future seems eerily prescient in today’s multichannel world. Shot on location in Glasgow, the film co-stars Max Von Sydow, Harry Dean Stanton and a young Robbie Coltrane.

To celebrate the release of Death Watch, we’ve teamed up with Glasgow-based film distributor, Park Circus Films, to giveaway two prizes: one copy of Death Watch on DVD with a rare quad poster (see below) created for the cinema re-release and one copy of the film on Blu-ray, also with poster.

Death Watch quad poster

Death Watch quad poster

This special release showcases a brand new digital restoration of the film that was personally approved by director Bertrand Tavernier. Extras include an in-depth interview with the director plus a personal letter sent from Harvey Keitel to Tavernier before the shooting of the film. A behind-the-scenes image gallery and new trailer for this year’s theatrical release also feature.

You can pre-order the Death Watch DVD and Blu-ray now and the recent cinema re-release trailer can be watched below.

To be in with a chance to win a copy, simply answer the following question in the comments section below (leaving your email and postal address so we can contact you) by 5pm on Thursday 8 November:

Which city was Death Watch filmed in?

a) Inverness

b) Glasgow

c) Dundee

Death Watch is released on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 5 November.

Competition notes

  • Answers should be left in the comments section below, along with your email address and postal address (no comments will be made public and data won’t be used for any other purpose), before 5pm on Thursday 8 November and we’ll let winners know shortly after.
  • Limit one entry per person or email address.
  • Competition is open only to residents of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

Related links

Bertrand Tavernier discusses the making of Death Watch

The possibility of joy: David Compton on the origins of Death Watch