Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 30 Pairs of Chicago Passes to Saddam Hussein Film ‘The Devil’s Double’ With Dominic Cooper
CHICAGO – In our latest dramatic biography edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 30 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “The Devil’s Double” starring Dominic Cooper as the man who was forced to become the double of Saddam Hussein’s sadistic son!
Based on a true story, “The Devil’s Double” also stars Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast, Mem Ferda, Dar Salim, Khalid Laith, Pano Masti and Nasser Memarzia from director Lee Tamahori and writer Michael Thomas based on the novel by Latif Yahia.
The film opens in Chicago on Aug. 5, 2011. To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “The Devil’s Double” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.
Image credit: Lionsgate
Here is the plot description for “The Devil’s Double”:
Based on a gripping and unbelievable true story of money, power and opulent decadence, Lionsgate’s “The Devil’s Double” takes a white-knuckle ride deep into the lawless playground of excess and violence known as Baghdad in 1987. Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein’s palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) is thrust into the highest echelons of the “royal family” when he’s ordered to become the ‘fiday’ – or body double – to Saddam’s son.
The notorious “Black Prince” Uday Hussein (also Dominic Cooper) is a reckless and sadistic party boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. With his and his family’s lives at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever as he learns to walk, talk and act like Uday. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince’s psychotic, drug-addled life of fast cars, easy women and impulsive violence.
With one wrong move costing him his life, Latif forges an intimate bond with Sarrab (Ludivine Sagnier): Uday’s seductive mistress who’s haunted by her own secrets. But as war looms with Kuwait and Uday’s depraved gangster regime threatens to destroy them all, Latif realizes that escape from the devil’s den comes at the highest possible cost.
Featuring a riveting double performance by Dominic Cooper (“An Education,” “Mamma Mia!”) in the roles of Latif Yahia and Uday Hussein, “The Devil’s Double” is a dynamic and chilling adaptation of Latif Yahia’s autobiographical novel, which charts one man’s defiant struggle to survive a viper’s pit of corruption and brutality. The film is directed by Lee Tamahori (“Die Another Day,” “XXX: State of the Union”) and written by Michael Thomas (“Backbeat,” “Scandal”).
The movie trailer for “The Devil’s Double” can be watched now below.
To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:
Like all Hookups here, this Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 30 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “The Devil’s Double” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Winners are typically e-mailed our advance-screening passes two days before the screening date. Good luck!
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