Twixt was released on Blu-ray and DVD last week. The movie was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and features Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern. According to the press material, Twixt has been screened to rave reviews at events like the Toronto Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, San Diego Comic-Con, and the European Union Film Festival. Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, I’m giving away a Twixt Blu-ray on my movie blog. Continue reading to find out how to enter.
Twixt follows Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer), a writer on a book tour who uncovers a disturbing murder that could be source material for his next novel. But as Hall investigates the killing, he finds himself confronted by chilling nightmares, including the ghost of a young girl (Elle Fanning). As he uncovers more horrifying revelations, Hall discovers that the story has more to do with his own life than he could ever have imagined. Twixt Blu-ray and DVD include an exclusive forty minute documentary on the making of the film by Gia Coppola.
To celebrate the Blu-ray release of Twixt, below are some suggestions of Coppola Wines to pair (responsibly, of course) with some memorable scenes from the film.
Hal Meets “V”
Riesling, Sofia Collection
The Sofia Collection is named after Francis Ford Coppola’s talented director and screenwriter, daughter. Like Coppola, Hal (Val Kilmer) has a close bond with his daughter Vicky, who we learn has died in a horrible accident. Hal is never able to fully let go of the accident and considers “V” to be a reminder of his daughter. We suggest pairing a glass of Riesling, described as having “a crisp natural acidity and balanced by a touch of sweetness,” much like the girls of Twixt.
Hal’s Partnership with Edgar Allan Poe & Sheriff LeGrange
Cinema (blend), Director’s Cut
The most famous character in the film is Edgar Allen Poe, who helps Hal write his novel through his dreams. As Hal struggles to write his next-best seller, like most writers do, Edgar Allan Poe challenges him to find the ending of his story. When Hal’s not dreaming, he attempts to team up with Sheriff LaGrange (Bruce Dern) to write the mystery novel. We can’t think of a better wine pairing than the Cinema blend from the Director’s Cut.
The School Children Drink the Lemonade
Chardonnay, Sofia Collection
The lemonade scene with the orphans may be one of the creepiest scenes in the movie but is one of the most important. As V tells the story of how she witnessed and escaped the town’s tragic event, we learn that the source of poison was lemonade (you can’t drink the Kool-Aid and now the lemonade). What would you possibly sip for this visually delicious scene? We suggest Chardonnay from the Sofia Collection. Like the lemonade, this wine has “bright flavors of crisp green apple, white peaches, juicy pears, and a hint of citrus.”
Flamingo Saves “V”
This movie wouldn’t be complete without an ancient and mysterious vampire, and we’re not talking about any of the guys from Twilight. Flamingo is a gothic but handsomely dressed gentleman that the townspeople are warned to avoid. Our soft-spoken hero saves V from danger by turning her immortal. Everything around Flamingo is dark but rich in color, like the Archimedes, a wine described with tastes of “cherries, cassis and blackberry liqueur with notes of cloves and vanilla that are accentuated by the spicy oak that kisses the long, flavorful finish.”
Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, a reader of my dad blog will win the Twixt Blu-ray. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Wednesday, August 7th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA and Canada. If you don’t see an entry form below, please wait for the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load (or refresh the browser).
[Disclosure: I did not receive anything for hosting this contest. The giveaway prize will be provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]