Get On Up is available now on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD. I reviewed the movie on my film blog last week and enjoyed the biography aspect of the James Brown story. Now thanks to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, two readers of my dad blog can each win a special prize pack consisting of a Get On Up Blu-ray, The Blues Brothers Blu-ray (features James Brown and Dan Aykroyd) and a pair of aviator sunglasses. Continue reading to find out how you can win this soulful contest.
In addition to the movie on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD (UltraViolet), the Get On Up Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the following extras:
- Long Journey to the Screen
Producers Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer spent 14 years bringing Get On Up to the screen. In this short feature, they discuss why James Brown is such a compelling subject, as well as their own memories of meeting the superstar, the rocky road to the screen and how they joined forces to bring the film to life.
- Chadwick Boseman: Meet Mr. James Brown
The filmmakers discuss why they chose Chadwick Boseman to embody the legendary ‘Godfather of Soul’ and what it took for him to learn to sing and dance (and do the splits) like James Brown.
- The Get On Up Family
Director Tate Taylor and producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger talk about the extensive search for the perfect actors to play bring James Brown’s life story to the screen.
- Tate Taylor’s Master Class
The director’s extended take on a key scene in the film showcases the actors in an unscripted performance.
- Feature Commentary with Director and Producer Tate Taylor
- On Stage with the Hardest Working Man (Blu-ray only)
Compare the film’s depiction of Brown’s performances in Vietnam, at the TAMI Show and the Apollo with the real thing using archival footage of the actual events.
- The Founding Father of Funk (Blu-ray only)
Producers Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer join select cast members and recording artists to talk about the real James Brown and the influence he had on the world around him.
- Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes (Blu-ray only)
- Full Song Performances (Blu-ray only)
- Extended Song Performances (Blu-ray only)
Get On Up Synopsis
James Brown’s ferocity, talent and ambition propelled him from his hard scrabble South Carolina roots to some of the most prestigious musical venues in the world, earning him a reputation as the hardest working man in show business. Get On Up takes audiences behind the scenes of his brilliant, six-decade-long career for an uncensored look at the turbulent forces that drove the legendary performer.
Get On Up Giveaway
Thanks to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, two readers of my dad blog will each win a prize pack consisting of a Get On Up Blu-ray, The Blues Brothers Blu-ray and aviator sunglasses. The deadline to enter the contest is Thursday, January 15th (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 Universal Pictures 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.]