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BPBS Sweepstakes: 1 Day Left to Win a Blu-ray Player and 31 Discs

By Chris Boylan

May has been an exciting month for Blu-ray lovers here at Big Picture Big Sound. We teamed up with Panasonic, Dolby Laboratories and top Hollywood studios to give away over $4,000 worth of Blu-ray Discs and a WiFi Blu-ray 3D Player with daily prize drawings in our Blu-ray a Day in May Sweepstakes on Facebook. There is still a little over a day to enter, with two days left of fabulous Blu-ray prizes.

Where to Enter:

Today's prize (Monday, May 30) is a seven-pack of hot Blu-ray releases from 20th Century Fox, mostly recent release titles with one classic catalog film, Dances with Wolves, available here in its 20th Anniversary release with an extended cut of the film. Also included in today's prize is Avatar Extended Collector's Edition.  This is the boxed set featuring hours and hours of bonus features and three complete versions of the film: the original theatrical cut, an extended theatrical cut and an even longer extended collector's cut.

May 30 daily drawing.
The daily prize for May 30, 2011 in the Blu-ray a Day in May sweepstakes.

Also included are two completely different sides of Natalie Portman: No Strings Attached (technically a Dreamworks film, but distributed by Fox on Blu-ray) and Darren Aronovsky's Oscar-nominated Black Swan.  Rounding out the set is Waiting for Forever, Wild Target (with Rupert Gint) and Never Let Me Go. Total retail value of this prize is $264.93.  All of these Blu-rays will go to one lucky winner as our featured daily prize for Monday, May 30th. 

Goldberg Variations Acoustica
In addition to the seven-pack of Fox titles, we're giving away a copy of Goldberg Variations Acoustica from AIX Records.  This disc features a live recording of an all-star jazz ensemble performing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.  This Blu-ray 3D Disc (playable on standard Blu-ray players) features separate stage and audience perspective mixes of the performance in fully lossless Dolby TrueHD 5.1 channel surround sound as well as a high-quality stereo PCM mix.  When our own Ian White recently reviewed this title, he said, "it's one of those rare discs that will genuinely drop your jaw," and "this lossless recording is amazingly clear and spacious sounding; one of the best you'll ever hear."  You can read more in his Goldberg Variations Acoustica review.

You can enter the Blu-ray a Day in May sweepstakes on Big Picture Big Sound's facebook page at (click on the Sweepstakes tab if you're already a fan of the page).  One entry is all you need to be eligible for the two remaining drawings.

The grand prize is a Panasonic Blu-ray 3D Player with wired or wireless network streaming (model DMP-BDT210), along with a collection of 31 Blu-ray Discs,  one for each day in May. This WiFi-enabled Blu-ray player features exceptional video and audio performance on Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray 3D Discs, CDs and DVDs.  It also includes Panasonic's VIERA Cast feature which provides access to audio and video streaming services such as Netflix, VUDU, Pandora, YouTube, Amazon VOD and CinemaNow.  There's even Skype on board which can turn your existing TV into a big screen high definition video phone complete with video voice mail (requires optional Skype wireless camera, not included).  The retail value of the grand prize is $1,261.28.

Blu-ray a Day Grand Prize
Grand prize in the Big Picture Big Sound Blu-ray a Day in May sweepstakes (note: flowers not included).

Titles included in the Grand Prize:

  1. The Social Network
  2. Black Swan
  3. District 9
  4. Goldberg Variations Acoustica (3D)
  5. Casino Jack
  7. My Soul to Take
  8. twelve
  9. It's Kind of a Funny Story
  10. Devil
  11. All About Eve (Blu-ray Book)
  12. Deception
  13. Life as We Know It
  14. You Again
  15. Battle of the Warriors
  16. The Road
  17. Resident Evil Afterlife 3D
  18. Stand By Me
  19. Coraline 3D (Panasonic promo)
  20. Cars
  21. Street Kings 2: Motor City
  22. Love and Other Drugs
  23. SWAT Firefight
  24. Conviction
  25. Killers
  26. To Save a Life
  27. Knight and Day
  28. The Extra Man
  29. Stranger than Fiction
  30. Tron Legacy 3D/Tron 5-Disc 2-Movie Set
  31. Avatar Blu-ray 3D Disc (Panasonic promo)

The sweepstakes is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada over 18 with active Facebook accounts.  See the full terms and conditions for details.  A complete list of prizes and winners will be posted on the main Blu-ray a Day in May sweepstakes page.

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