Competition: Win ‘The Summit’ on DVD



Nick Ryan’s gripping IFTA-nominated film The Summit is available to buy nationwide on DVD from Friday, 4th April, with over an hour of exclusive never-seen-before bonus material included on DVD.

The film, which has been nominated in the Best Feature Documentary category, chronicles one of the deadliest days in modern mountain history when 11 climbers, including Limerick man Ger McDonnell, lost their lives on the most dangerous mountain on Earth, K2. Audiences will get a chance to watch fascinating never-seen-before footage of the crews’ perilous journey to film K2 and the process of shooting the re-enactments on the DVD’s bonus materials.

The Sundance winning documentary that wowed cinema audiences last November and December is also up for another IFTA as Crowded House musician Nick Seymour has been nominated in the Best Original Score category for his work on the film.

Thanks to the good people at Wildcard Distribution, we have a copy of the DVD to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

K2 is located on the border of which two countries ?

Email your answer to by Friday, 11th April, when the Film Ireland Hat will select the winner at high altitude. The winner will be notified by email. Be sure to follow us on twitter & facebook

Wildcard Distribution releases The Summit on DVD in Irish stores including HMV, Tower Records, Golden Discs, Tesco and The Great Outdoors as well as through the Wildcard Distribution website and from Friday, 4th April.


Competition: Win ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ on DVD

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To celebrate the release of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-Ray and DVD, are delighted to offer five lucky readers the opportunity to win a copy of the DVD.

Adventures abound as Bilbo, Gandalf and the Company of Dwarves continue their Quest through Middle-earth in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).

This film, the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, who also produces together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film also stars Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Ryan Gage, John Bell, Manu Bennett and Lawrence Makoare.
To be in with a chance of winning yourself a DVD copy of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, answer the following question:

The floor of Smaug’s Lair is covered with ___________ .

a) Dragon scales

b) Heaping piles of diamonds

c) Heaping piles of gold

d) Dragon scat


Email your answer, along with a postal address, to by Monday, 14th April, when a swarm of giant Spiders will select the lucky winners from the Film Ireland Hat. Be sure to follow Film Ireland on twitter & facebook.



The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company travels East, encountering along the way skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all–a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself–The Dragon Smaug.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit, and the names of the characters, events, items and places therein, are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.