Friday, May 21, 2010

A Mr. Darcy Giveaway! ooooOOOOOooooo!

You guys.

I almost never do giveaways on my blog because it's rare that I'm offered a giveaway that makes sense for "my readers." Some of you will remember when I was given the chance to give away a $600 bike? Yes? And that was fine and fun. But then also there was the time I gave away about $40 worth of booze just because I felt like it and GUESS which giveaway had more entries?

That is why I love you all so very much.

So! When A&E approached me asking if I wanted to give away a DVD prize pack (worth $100) that includes THE DIGITALLY RESTORED BBC PRIDE & PREJUDICE MINISERIES (that's the one with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, folks) I was like YES, YES I DO!

But maybe I stipulated that I needed one of the copies, too.

Yes, I own the old one.

Of course, there's more to this prize pack than just Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, but, well, priorities. Honestly, if you've never seen the whole mini-series, it's totally worth it. It's a great rainy-Sunday marathon.  In fact -- and no offense to Ang Lee, here -- once you've seen Jane Austen NOT shoved into an under-two-hour format, it's hard to go back.

I watch this mini-series from start to finish at least once a year. It's so well done, so well acted, so fun, I don't know. I just love it.

And it makes Colin Firth in Bridget Jones's Diary that much more hilarious and fantastic.


So um, okay. Here's the deal:

  1. Leave a comment below. You can say anything you want. Maybe you have some thoughts about Mr. Darcy in his wet shirt, for example. I dunno, I'm just thinking off the top of my head here.
  2. Please include your email address in the comment. This way I can contact you if you win, and theoretically you won't enter 900 million times.
  3. Please comment by Wednesday, May 26 at 5 p.m. PDT.
  4. I will choose a prize-pack winner at random. Yay!

The prize pack includes (details on each of these are below):
  • The Complete Season One of Rita Rocks 
  • The Complete Season One of Sherri (btw? I watched some of these and she is really funny!)
  • Movies:
    Girl Positive
    To be Fat Like Me
    The Two Mr. Kissels
    Racing for Time
Annnnnnnnd....



So good luck! Enter! Enjoy! Wet shirts! (What?)

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE DVD bonus pieces:
  • Color-enhanced and completely digitally restored from hi-def source materials for the first time on DVD
  • Anamorphic widescreen presentation
  • Featurettes; Lasting Impressions, An Impromptu Walkabout with Adrian Lukis and Lucy Briers; Turning Point; Uncovering the Technical Restoration Process
  • English subtitles


RITA ROCKS, the smash family comedy series from Lifetime, has just been released on DVD as a 3-disc set from A&E Home Entertainment.  In RITA ROCKS: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE, Nicole Sullivan (“MADtv”, “The King of Queens”, “Scrubs”) stars as Rita Clemens, an overworked wife, mother, and former lead singer of a Bangles cover band who has traded in a life of jam sessions and rock clubs for carpools and PTA meetings.



SHERRI: Actress, comedienne and co-host of ABC’s “The View,” Sherri Shepherd stars as Sherri Robinson, a single mother who juggles caring for her six-year-old son, Bo (Brandon Khalil), and working part-time as a paralegal, while still following her dream to become a full-time comedienne/ actress in SHERRI: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE.  The debut DVD release from this top-rated Lifetime series will be available April 27 on 3 discs featuring all 13 episodes and tons of bonus footage from A&E Home Entertainment!

To Be Fat Like Me:
http://www.amazon.com/Be-Fat-Like-Me/dp/B00366BBTE

Racing for Time:
http://www.amazon.com/Racing-Time-Lawrence-P-Beron/dp/B00366BBRQ/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt

The Two Mr. Kissels:
http://www.amazon.com/Two-Mr-Kissels-John-Stamos/dp/B00366BBTO

106 comments:

  1. I haven't actually SEEN this movie, so I can't comment on Mr. Darcy in his wet shirt. But I would definitely like to be able to!

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  2. Yep. Me. Like. To. Win. Stuff. novarella at the gmail dot c. o. m

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  3. Oh, Mr. Darcy. I have not seen this version of P&P, and that just makes me sad.

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  4. Oh! Oh! Me! Me! I love some Mr. Darcy...

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  6. Oh please - I have never seen pride & prejudice and I would LOVE to!!!! Pick me! Pick me! (nutta25 @ netzero dot net)

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  7. Viva la wet shirt! <3 lifebloom at gmail.com

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  8. your post made me realize how long it has been since my last viewing of this nearly perfect movie. Makes me almost disappointed this isn't going to be a rainy weekend. Hopefully I can win the digitally restore version as backup for the inevitable demise of my current copy when it wears out. soulfusion10019 at gmail dot com

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  9. I've never seen it either but heard loads!

    suddenstorm0@gmail.com

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  10. Pride and Prejudice is next up in my quest to read all of Austin's novels!

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  11. Wow this is an amazing giveaway. Sure, I have the original DVD's, but I can always use an upgrade and I promise to give the old ones to a deserving friend. What I loved most was when I watched the series with my mom and my sister, my dad got totally hooked (not that he'd admit it while watching and asking questions about the characters!)

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  12. Colin <3!

    smoresandmargaritas@gmail.com

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  13. God, we're such girls. la la la.
    ceeceewhogmail

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  14. Hmmmm. Forgot my email
    millsrobm@gmail.com

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  15. OOOOOOOH MEMEME!!! I have this on VHS and watched it every couple of months, but when VCR bit the dust I replaced it with *gasp* modern teknology DVD player and haven't purchased the discs -- would LOVE to continue my courtship with Mr Darcy in fab digital...
    Thanks!
    jenjust6 at yahoo dot com
    PS - totally agree can't do Austen in two hours!

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  16. Yum! I love me some Mr. Darcy!

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  17. Kristy,

    Please enter me in your fab-u giveaway : )

    Hope you're feeling better!

    Thanks!

    Shiree in Salt Lake City

    shireesemail@aol.com

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  18. I would love to have this. I hope I win. ToniMalise@gmail.com

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  19. This contest is amazing enough to make me de-lurk. Hooray!!!

    nerak71 at gmail dot com

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  20. I'd love to win!

    medevam@yahoo.com

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  21. The Two Mr. Kissels! Mr. Darcy AND John Stamos?!

    Omg, Lifetime should totally remake P&P with John Stamos. Someone with authority please take note of this genius idea. Let's make it happen.

    jacutrone@gmail.com

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  22. Me, me, me... Wet shirts. What was the question?

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  23. I haven't seen the P&P mini-series, much less any of the other shows, and would love to.

    flufficat at gmail dot com

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  24. I NEED TO WIN THIS CONTEST!!!! I already own the OLD BBC version that is not HD and I must have the HD. I cherish a love for Mr. Darcy and a girl crush on Elizabeth Bennett that is deep and long lasting :)

    PICKMEPICKMEPICKME!!!

    denazakaria@gmail.com

    YESSSSSSSS! best contest ever.

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  25. Ahhhh...sounds like a great way to spend an evening while the husband and the daughter are out!

    Thanks,

    kathymishima@gmail.com

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  26. Now that I'm a college graduate, I need something to do in my evenings that's not homework! Pick me! UUsprite at yahoo dot com

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  27. Let me start by saying brevity is not my strong suit, esp. involving Colin Firth... Wet shirt? I'm good just watching the man walk. I came *this close* (fingers a millimeter apart) from casually suggesting we hunt for Mr. Darcy/Mr. Firth while on my honeymoon in the UK (for purely academic reason, nothing stalkerish I assured him), only my fiance nixed that idea for some ABSURD reason... (Sidenote: favorite part = floating Mr. Darcy head in carriage ride, top that Ang Lee!) Have the BBC's P&P miniseries on VHS but wore it out. Then my DVD set was loaned to a friend but has not returned... I've watched this miniseries repeatedly during the ass-end of each of my first two pregnancies, and I'm ripe with child again - would love to keep up the tradition of ogling over Mr. Darcy with this last bun in the oven. *Sigh* There is no other Mr. Darcy.

    Are there extra points for obnoxiously long messages? :-)

    anita.jensen@comcast.net

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  28. What? No booze?

    /just kidding! :)

    AWESOME gift pack! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. Oh, please pick me!!!!
    cherbear1827 at comcast dot net

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  30. I would love to win any one of these fabulous prizes! You had me at Colin Firth! You can reach me at dahuckaby@hotmail.com.

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  31. Maybe I could win? That'd be nice. I'm feeling especially pregnant right now, and a lovely little bit of Mister Darcy certainly couldn't hurt!
    :)

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  32. I think I need to win this because I am the only 32-year-old white American female who hasn't seen Pride and Prejudice. How is this possible?

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  33. Haven't seen the miniseries. Need I say more?

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  34. i've never seen the miniseries but have been meaning to watch it! fingers crossed!

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  35. Ya for Pride and Prejudice!

    xoxbritt1 at gmail dot com

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  36. I have seen this series form the BBC soooo many times I have los countdown. And no, it it is not Mr Darcy in wet shirt that took my fancy but his face when he sees Elizabeth playing the piano at Pemberley...sigh. I want that copy for me! Chuse meeee!!!!

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  37. My name is Sherri, so I should win. But really I just want the Pride and Prejudice because I love it and don't have it already and we have lots of rainy Sundays around here!

    Sherri

    slr8800@aol.com

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  38. isnt he like a dream god. :)
    I love watching colin firth !
    blueyeedtawni@gmail.com
    aka.tonya cinnamon ^_^

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  39. I like the other version, even, and I've never seen the version with Colin Firth (gasp - really!) So I'd love to win...
    sharong8s@yahoo.com

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  40. I LOVE Colin Firth- Love Actually?

    cynthiammiller (at) excite (dot) com.

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  41. I love P&P! Count me in: tracyw@ymail.com

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  42. I never win things, but I decided to comment anyway to say that I know a Wisconsin dairy farmer (tall, very good looking, prone to being struck dumb by the sight of a certain gorgeous and articulate woman who is now his wife) who feels a deep identification with Mr. Darcy. Alas, the woman who is now his wife is not me.

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  43. Oh. My. Gosh. This is so epic.

    That is all. suburbansweetheart at gmail dot com

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  44. I never enter giveaways but I am now because Mr. Darcy/colin firth is sooo worth it.

    email: kiu at andrew dot cmu dot edu

    That's my college email address :)

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  45. I, umm, need to see what the big deal about this Mr. Firth gentleman is--you say he's in a shirt that is washed but not dried? May I help him out of it and finish laundering and pressing it for him? I promise to take pictures of him while he waits!!!

    I have seen Rita Rocks, and enjoyed it--she always cracked me up on King of Queens also.

    If I am lucky enough to win, you can reach me at
    majokada AT yahoo dot com

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  46. Anne-Katherine S.10:14 PM, May 21, 2010

    I <3 Mr. Darcy!
    and it really doesn't hurt that this is Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy.
    I don't know the other things in the prize pack but they sound fun!!

    my email is anne_katherine88@hotmail.com

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  47. Oooh! Oooh! Me me! I love the shot of him diving into the pond. Mmm. Also, it's my birthday soon, so that would be awesome. Please pick me!!!!!!!

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  48. well, l am in Norway so the zone is not the same, but l wish good luck to the winner anyway
    :)

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  49. My brain is still stuck on Mr Darcy's wet shirt, so I hope I do this right. (BTW, thank you for that happy image!) Please enter me in the drawing. My contact address is cupcakencorset at gmail dot com. And thanks for the fun opportunity!

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  50. I hope I win!!!

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  51. Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy will always be my fave, but I would loooove to see the miniseries!

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  52. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love this post! With the reminder of Colin's wet shirt (did you see the nipples, by the way?) AND an awesome giveaway these feelings are of course completely natural and just. Will you please relieve my suffering and consent to pick me? God bless you.

    vesna.paradiz@gmail.com

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  53. The ONE and ONLY Mr. Darcy. Ahem.

    This hurts because I have the original copy of the DVD, but this new and improved one has the featurette. Ack. The agony.

    There is an excellent book that goes behind the scenes of the movie, it was published several years ago (The Making of Pride and Prejudice) - I highly recommend it as well.

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  54. I saw this movie for the first time last night and I loved it. My neice brought it over for movie night. I didn't even realize that this was the same man from Bridget Jones until I just read your post. Anyway, really good movie, I think my favorite part was when he chased after her in the rain from the church and declared his love for her.

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  55. Here's my entry. Good luck everyone!

    sheilacancun@hotmail.com

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  56. Oh pick me pick me! I have never seen the whole thing and WANT Colin Firth in my living room for hours and hours. And I would totally let him sit on my couch in his wt shirt. Christycrews@gmail.com

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  57. This is not a want. It is a need. Please pick me.

    FairyPrincessk@gmail.com

    -Kathryn

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  58. I am going to go out on a limb and say that I love Mr Bingley almost as much as Mr. Darcy. He's just so HAPPY!

    You can find me at chelseal.watt@ gmail.com on the off-chance I'm the lucky winner!

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  59. Holy kitten crap! This is just my type of giveaway!!!! When I lived in England, we visited Bath simply to go to the Jane Austen museum (I HIGHLY recommend it).

    differentbird@gmail.com

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  61. I'm happily married, but Mr. Darcy will always be the heartthrob for me.
    Fweetieb@gmail.com

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  62. Mr. Darcy? Oh, yes please.
    ahnberg@sbcglobal.net

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  63. Some of the comments today are so cute! And maybe longing for Mr. Darcy :). I Would love a chance to win...once a Lit. Major, always a Lit. major...I reread P&P every couple years. I'd love to see the BBC adaptation.

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  64. Best adaption of all time! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  65. Oh, sure! Do this ridiculously fabulous giveaway to bring a long-time lurker out in the light. Colin Firth. Mr. Darcy. Panting now.

    Hey, and the rest sound pretty good, too.

    Thanks!

    Margaret
    margaret@mckooper.com

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  66. This is my most favorite version of Pride and Prejudice!!! I totally ordered it on multiple VHS tapes when it was first released on TV <3 I would love an updated version!!!

    drsaraja@gmail.com

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  67. Man, some chick flicks would certainly make the start of summer vacation with my all-boy son more enjoyable (at least after he goes to bed.) Plus, Colin Firth YUM!

    bethannw1012@msn.com

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  68. Sadly have never seen this version; but when Colin Firth is involved, I'm interested (wet shirt or not). bleucrab@gmail.com

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  69. Yummy! Colin Firth in a wet shirt--what more could you ask for?? jsnyder94@yahoo.com

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  70. Nothing has since come close to the perfection that is Colin Firth as Darcy.

    (victoria dot claire at gmail dot com)

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  71. Wow, I haven't had a chance to see this one yet, but I have loved the other BBC adaptations, so I'm sure I'd love this one as well.

    the celt

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  72. Colin Firth rocks. Because he's smart and normal. And because I bet he changes diapers and wipes up vomit and kisses booboo's. And all the while in a wet shirt. And he never complains about being cold, even though he lives in London. As I said, the man rocks. Nuff said...

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  73. I've never seen these, but always think that I really need to get my act together & watch them. Because, I really should have by now. Not sure what's wrong with me.

    lalizard22 at hotmail com

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  74. PLEASE--I still swoon at Colin Firth....

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  75. Yes, please, I'd LOVE to win this prize! :)

    kathryncraw at gmail dot com

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  77. i would actually love to win this for one of my incredibly amazing co-workers. she has made me watch that colin firth in the wet shirt clip on youtube.. i dunno.. about a zillion times. she would faint if i gave this to her.

    jennyfurjones@yahoo.com

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  78. I actually watched Rita Rocks on a regular basis and really liked it! So even the other stuff in this give-away is awesome. Also need P&P for rainy campground watching.
    LisaG.PCgirl@yahoo.com

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  79. I've always wanted to see this, thanks so much for the chance to win! The other DVDs sound like a pretty interesting selection as well. :)

    thewideworldof(at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. I think I saw John Stamos' name. Oh yes!

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  81. I love me some Colin Firth! And I'd REALLY love me some Colin Firth digitally restored (ooh, that sounded kinda dirty (yet fun! ;)))

    xfrapgirl@yahoo.com

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  82. Would love to see these movies. Please enter me in the contest!

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  83. oooh YES PLEASE! love watching the interaction with the sisters, especially feeling squirmy and embarrassed for the younger piano playing one... poor thing. Anyway, please enter me in the contest! -thanks-

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  84. O.M.G. i would totally lick mr. darcy...i mean with my tongue, not lick as in the old fashion way of saying beat up.....obviously.

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  85. I keep a photo of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy on my computer desktop. Is that immature? So be it.

    shannonmcewen@gmail.com

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  86. OMG. Colin Firth is the ONLY Mr. Darcy for me. My guilty admission: for a while I had my TiVo secretly recording anything with Colin Firth in it, and my husband kept asking why we were recording all these teen movies.

    msroser@yahoo.com

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  87. p.s. I am not trying to enter again, but I had to share this story I read in an article about Colin Firth: when his wife thinks he's acting full of himself, she calls him Mr. Darcy.
    So honestly, much as I like him, I think I'd rather like to hang out with his wife.

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  88. LOVE!
    My friend's boyfriend knew she loved Mr. Darcy so much that he made a picture of Mr. Darcy and cut his own face out. So now she has her boyfriend as Mr. Darcy in a little frame in their livingroom!

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  89. This is the best giveaway! I just re-read the book which is great, though not the same as seeing Mr. Darcy (ie Colin F.) in the flesh. hnickel@yahoo.com

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  90. Loveontheavenue10:22 AM, May 25, 2010

    Have not seen any of them as I live in remote Alaska with no TV but have recently started watching DVDs on a little movie player thingy! But I read P&P and also just read Pride Predjudice and Zombies wich is a super fun book!!!

    Loveontheavenue@yahoo.com

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  91. I would like to watch it with my 13-year-old daughter and have some multi-generational lust happ'nin' in da hows.
    kjdavis619@sbcglobal.net

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  92. I love you Kristy!! Choose me! Choose me....

    nadjmi@sbcglobal.net

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  93. My mother and I used to watch this on VHS together. Tomorrow will be the 5th anniversary of her passing.
    My youngest daughter is named Elizabeth after Elizabeth Bennett. I love that movie and secretly rewind the part where Mr. Darcy walks out in his wet shirt oh, 5 or 6 times, each time I watch.

    lacy323 at gmail dot com

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  94. I spent the morning (like 3-5am) post Thanksgiving 5 years ago intermittently sleeping on my firneds couch and watching P&P that was running marathon style on BBC. I already loved Colin, this made me love him more. And made me hate having to get myself off the couch to prepare for Festival of Lights in Yountville. But that might have been my screaming hangover. Pre-kids my friends were party animals. Thank god they all had kids, now atleast the hangovers are more of a mild throbbing.
    So I know less about why I love the movie and more about me but I would LOVE LOVE to own it, and all of the other goodies mentioned becuase they always make me think of awesome friend memories.

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  96. I'd love to win - and to be able to comment on Mr. Darcy's wet shirt. :)

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  97. Oops! Forgot to leave my email address: titanium05 at gmail dot com

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  98. Rita AND Pride and Prejudice?!? Great gift pack, and would love to win! Now all I need is popcorn Indiana to go with it!
    Jhrosas2006@aol.com

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  99. oooOOOooo is right! We also own the old version, so it feels like gluttony to want the new one but, digitally restored Mr Darcy MASSIVE(LY AWESOME) SIDEBURNS??? Sign me up please!

    parentinginprogress@gmail.com

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  100. Mr. Darcy in a wet shirt...what more IS there to say?

    This makes me want to leave work right now and go watch!

    maurer dot katie at gmail dot com

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  101. ooohhhh, please, please, please. Pick me. The first time I watched the series I gave up an amazing bachelorette party to finishing it. Very worth it!
    Molly
    mollyvardas@comcast.net

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  103. So, I've just read this blog entry and missed your deadline, but I love this miniseries so much I lent it to someone and don't know where it is anymore. I'm forever converting people to this version and as a result I've sacrificed my own copy. If you haven't chosen a winner yet, please restore my Austenian joy! :)

    jennyharhar at gmail dot com

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  104. Just received my DVD's!!! Thanks for the great giveaway. I see the TV, a couch and a bottle of wine in my near future. Ahhh, it's all good.

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  105. Who among us is proud? Who is prejudiced? Are these characteristics to which we should aspire? Alas, I know not, for I have not seen this series - yet!

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