'ALTAR BOYS' DVD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Five Lucky Entrants Score DVD, Other Promo Items
Friday, November 08, 2002
Two weeks ago, spawn.com held a contest for our users to win copies of the new The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys on DVD.
Hundreds and hundreds entered and we've randomly selected five lucky winners.
Four first-prize winners will receive a copy of the Altar Boys DVD along with an 11-by-17 movie poster signed by Todd. Those winners are:
JASON HUGHES of Phoenix, AZ
CARLOS RUIZ of Lawndale, CA
BRIAN MAAS of Salem, SC.
FRANCIS WONG of Mandeville, LA
One grand-prize winner gets a DVD along with a 37-by-29 movie promo poster -- known as a one-sheet -- that is signed by Todd and the film's stars: Jodie Foster, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch and Kieran Culkin. That lucky winner is:
NELSON X. CORONADO of Wood Dale, IL
For anyone not familiar with the project, Altar Boys is an independent film distributed by ThinkFilm and produced by Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures, based on the 1992 debut novel by Chris Fuhrman. Starring Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Jodie Foster, Emile Hirsch and Vincent D'Onofrio, this R-rated film is a coming-of-age drama from director Peter Care. The main characters are budding comic artists and the film uses nearly 20 minutes of Todd McFarlane's comic-style animation as a storytelling device.
When it opened in June, the media coverage was positive, with everyone from USA Today to Rosie O'Donnell giving the film praise. Foster, who also stars in the film, appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and gave kudos to Todd's animation after showing a promotional clip.
McFarlane fans will enjoy the DVD Special Edition. Several extra features involve him, including the following as named on the DVD menu:
Commentary of animated scenes with animation producer Todd McFarlane
Anatomy of a Scene (from the Sundance Channel program)
For more information on Altar Boys, visit http://www.fmitv.com/movies.asp?videoid=dangerouslives_toddmcfarlane&speed=300&player=w for an online video interview with Todd and Peter Care.