Double O Section is a blog for news and reviews of all things espionage–-movies, books, comics, TV shows, DVDs, and everything else.
Mar 7, 2010
CONTEST: Win Callan: Set 2 On DVD
I know I promised a James Bond contest next, and that one's still coming up. But in the meantime, I've got something equally cool to offer! If you've been reading all of my Callan coverage of late, then you'll know that I consider it to be one of the greatest spy shows ever made–and an essential for fans of the genre. As I said in my review of Acorn's Callan: Set 2, Callan is a series that can satisfy both fans of gritty, realistic espionage and fans of the more action-oriented brand. Hardcore realists who scoff at James Bond can nod along at the extistentialism of it all while secretly enjoying action they might otherwise disparage–in acceptable doses. And escapists who prefer 007 to Smiley can enjoy that action while at the same time being exposed to the realistic tradecraft, backstabbing politics and masterful manipulations that Le Carré fans are so familiar with. It’s a win/win scenario. Callan is compelling, terrific spy television for every taste–and now three lucky readers will have the chance to discover that for themselves, courtesy of Acorn Media. That's right, I have three copies to give away of the superb Callan: Set 2. All you have to do to enter to win one is send an email with the subject heading "Callan" including your name and mailing address to the Double O Section by midnight, Pacific Time on Thursday, March 11, 2010. The winner will be announced next Friday, March 12. Seriously, everyone needs to see Callan... so good luck!
Read my review of Callan: Set 1here.
Read my review of Callan: Set 2here.
*The Fine Print: One entry per person, please. Double entries will be disqualified. Three winners will be drawn at random and announced on Friday, March 12, 2010. The winners' names will be posted here and they will be notified via email. All entries will be deleted immediately after the contest’s close, and no personal information will be retained or transmitted to any third parties. The contest is open to anyone, in any country, but foreign readers should note that these are Region 1 NTSC discs and be sure they have the proper equipment for playback. Unfortunately, the Double O Section cannot assume responsibility for items lost or damaged in transit.
Though I post here under the name Tanner, my real name is Matthew Bradford, and I'm a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. I'm coauthor of the graphic novel Night and Fog and I co-wrote and co-produced the 2014 horror feature Dead Within.