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Contest: Happy Birthday, Voltron! Here's a Free Book From FreakSugar and Perfec...

04 November 2014 - 05:02 PM

Voltron, that giant, monster-smashing robot made of slightly smaller lion robots turned 30 this year. And to commemorate the series’ anniversary, on October 28, publisher Perfect Square has released Voltron: From Days of Long Ago – and we’ve got a copy to give away to one of you, our most excellent readers.


From the publisher:


Exquisitely detailed and packed full of stories, archival images, exclusive interviews, and brand-new materials created solely for the book, Voltron: From Days of Long Ago chronicles the mythology of one of pop culture’s most beloved animated series – and showcases the enormous impact the Defender of the Universe continues to have on the world of entertainment.


Voltron: From Days of Long Ago brings together such notable writers, animators and creators as Brian Smith (the writer of Perfect Square’s bestselling Voltron Force series of original graphic novels), Marc Morrell (co-host of Let’s Voltron!, the official Voltron podcast), Joshua Bernard (founder of toy archive CollectionDX), Jacob Chabot (Eisner-nominated cartoonist) and Jeremy Corray (former creative director, World Events Productions). The result is a not-to-be-missed addition to the commemorative hardcover market sure to inform, surprise and delight every generation of Voltron fan.

To win a copy, simply follow @FreakSugar on Twitter and then RT the link to this giveaway by Friday, November 7 at 11:59 PM PT. Contest is open to winners in the United States.



FreakSugar Contest: Win MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY II on Blu

15 October 2014 - 04:41 PM

Mortal Kombat: Legacy II is out this week, and we’ve got a couple of Blu-ray copies of the web series to give away to some lucky winners. Or Kombatants. No, winners because I don’t think anyone’s going to be ripping out any spines in this contest.*


The home video release sees the series make its way to Blu-ray and DVD with series one director Kevin Tancharoen returning for another round of mystery, intrigue, and good old-fashioned violence set on Earth and Outworld. Consider it a gritty, live-action companion to NetherRealm’s grittier-still reboot of the long-lived fighting game franchise.


From the official synopsis:

The second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy uncovers the rivalries and histories of fierce warriors as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. Chronicling the tournament and the interweaving storylines of the most beloved Kombatants, the series also explores the complex relationship between Liu Kang and Kung Lao and revisits the complicated family dynamic of Kitana and Mileena. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth) and starring Casper Van Dien, Brian Tee, Ian Anthony Dale, and Cary Tagawa, the series also won over critics, receiving a 2014 Streamy Award for Best Choreography (Garrett Warren and Larnell Stovall).

Now we’ve got two prizes up for grabs: one grand prize winner will receive a Blu-ray copy of Mortal Kombat: LegacyII as well as a DVD copy of season one. But fret not, runner-up: you’ll still get a Blu-ray copy of Mortal Kombat: Legacy II.


To win, follow @FreakSugar and simply retweet the linkto this giveaway using the hashtag #MortalFreak by Friday, October 17 at 11:59 PM PT. Contest is open to readers in the United States. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to ship to P.O. boxes.


*Note: We will never ask you to rip out spines for a contest.

Trust the Mold, Win a MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH Digital Pack from FreakSugar

03 October 2014 - 05:03 PM



Don Thacker’s Motivational Growth is the kind of the movie that – excuse the pun – grows on you. The surreal comedy about a lonely shut-in Ian (Adrian DiGiovanni) and his talking fungus frenemy, the Mold (Jeffrey Combs!) makes its debut this week via Devolver Digital.


It’s an… odd movie and packed to the gills with all sorts of flourishes that make desperate hero Ian dive in and out of sci-fi nightmares, sketchy encounters with his building superintendent, and somehow, it’s all set to a chiptune score by Alex Mauer.


From the official synopsis:


After a failed TV set leads to a failed suicide attempt, depressed and reclusive Ian Folivor (Adrian DiGiovanni) begins taking life advice from a fungal growth in his filthy bathroom.

A surprisingly smooth talking chunk of aspergillus, The Mold (Jeffrey Combs) works to win Ian’s trust by helping him clean himself up, remodel his lifestyle and, with luck, make some headway with the girl next door.

When Ian begins receiving strange messages from his broken television set, however, the reality of his restyled life begins to crumble, exposing the gruesome and disturbing world into which Ian has actually been cast.

And we want to help the Mold spread, and to that end, FreakSugar has been given five digital prize packs from the film to give away over the weekend.


Here’s what’s included in the prize pack:


• A download code for Motivational Growth
• (Behind-the-Scenes) Featurette – Grime Blood & Goo: The Gore in Motivational Growth (12:38)
• Featurette – Inspiring Growth: The Mold (11:21)
• Featurette – The Fall of Ian: The Stunts on Motivational Growth (12:37)
• Featurette – The Mold Knows, Jack: The Characters in Motivational Growth (20:26)
• Two trailers
• Storyboard Images
• Stills
• Posters
• Original script
• Commentary track with director Don Thacker and star Adrian DiGiovanni


To win a copy, simply RT the link to our giveaway (and be sure you’re following @FreakSugar) before Monday, September 6 at 11:59 PM PT. That’s all ya gotta do. Motivational Growth is available via VOD from Devolver Digital.

FreakSugar is Giving Away THE BOXTROLLS Soundtrack

01 October 2014 - 08:41 PM

Hey soundtrack fans: we've got a copy of The Boxtrolls - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack up for grabs courtesy of Focus Features and Back Lot Music.


The 25-track album features a score by composer Dario Marianelli along with an original song by Monty Python alumnus Eric Idle.


Since we've got the one copy to give out, we'll make this a quickie: RT the link to this contest with #BoxtrollsFreak by Thursday, October 2 at noon PT. Winners will be notified via DM (so that means you should probably be following FreakSugar on Twitter).


Here's the complete track listing:


1. The Unspeakable Has Happened
2. The Scavengers
3. The Boxtrolls Cavern
4. Eggs’ Music Box
5. Quattro Sabatinos – Dario Marianelli featuring Peter Harris, Alex Tsilogiannis, Thomas Kennedy, Edmund Saddington Peter Harris, Alex Tsilogiannis, Thomas Kennedy, Edmund Saddington
6. One Busy Night
7. Rooftop Chase
8. Broken Eggs
9. Cheesebridge Funfair
10. The Boxtrolls Song – Words & Music by Eric Idle; performed by Mark Orton & Loch Lomond
11. Snatcher and His Stooges
12. Allergic
13. To the Rescue
14. I’m Sure I Am Delicious
15. I Was Given to Them
16. What’s a Father
17. Slap Waltz
18. Snatcher’s ‘Dramatical’ Entrance
19. Look What You Did
20. Jelly!
21. Last Battle
22. Say Cheese
23. Little Boxes – performed by Loch Lomond
24. Some Kids – performed by Loch Lomond
25. Whole World – performed by Loch Lomond


Meanwhile, the rest of your can purchase The Boxtrolls Soundtrack via Itunes.



Win Signed Kevin Smith Swag From FreakSugar.com!

18 September 2014 - 07:23 AM

At FreakSugar.com, we’ve got some free, signed swag from Kevin Smith’s Tusk, the director’s second foray into murder movies.


The horror-comedy, which tells the story of one man’s quest to turn another man into a walrus, stars Michael Parks (would-be walrus-maker) and Justin Long (would-be walrus), and it’s out this week in theaters from A24 Films.


And what oddball film doesn’t deserve an appropriately unusual swag giveaway? The folks behind the film have offered up a signed copy of the Tusk poster with Smith’s John Hancock plastered all over it along with a metal grinder from L.A.’s Bud and Roses dispensary.


And if that’s not enough, five runners up will receive a free plastic grinder, and all winners will receive the Canadian flag tee inspired by the film.


To enter for a chance to win, make sure you’re following @FreakSugar on Twitter, follow this link to our tweet about the giveaway, and then retweet it. The contest is open to readers in the United States and Canada through Friday, September 19 at 11:59 PM PT.


You can see what kind of weirdness the Clerks director has been up to in the official trailer below. Kevin Smith’s Tusk will be in theaters September 19.