13: Game of Death Competition
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED!
To celebrate the UK release of “13: Game of Death” the lovely people at Revolver have given us 5 copies of to give away to 5 people who can email us the answer to the following question:
Which of the following movies is NOT from Thailand:
a) Art of the Devil (Khon len khong) (2004)
b) The Victim (Phii khon pen) (2006)
c) Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1) (2001)
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with “13 Game of Death Competition” in the subject line and include your name, age, email address and postal address. Entries not containing this information will not be considered. The closing date for entries is 18th September 2009 and the five winners will be picked at random from the correct answers.
Unfortunately this competition is only open to UK residents only and over 18s only.
Here’s the press release:
Adapted by award winning writer Eakasit Thairaat from his own comic book story ’13th Quiz Show’, along with the film’s director Chookiat Sakveerakul (The Love Of Siam; Evil), 13: GAME OF DEATH stars Thai-American pop singer,dancer and actor Krissada Sukosol (Bangkok Loco), Sarunyoo Wongkrachang (Ong Bak 2) and Nathapong Arunnetra (The Love Of Siam) in a movie that recalls elements of US blockbuster thrillers such ‘Falling Down’, ‘The Game’, ‘FeardotCom’ and the recent hit, ‘Eagle Eye’.
Mild-mannered salesman Phuchit (Sukosol) is a man at his wit’s end. Having lost both his job and his car on the same day he is then obliged to give the last of his money to his mother, leaving him on the verge of destitution. That is until he receives a mysterious phone call offering him the chance of winning 100 million baht on an internet game show. All he has to do to hit the jackpot is complete 13 tasks, in order, without revealing his participation in the game to anyone around him. At each stage he will receive an interim cash payment directly into his bank account. However, should he fail to complete any given task, he will lose all the money he has earned up to that stage thereby making his considerable efforts to reach that point worthless.
Initially sceptical, he completes the first challenge to kill a fly and finds the first payment has been made into his bank account. The second challenge to eat the fly and its cash reward confirms that the game is real. But as the challenges become greater and more grotesque, both morally and physically (subsequent tasks include such things as having to deliberately make a group of young children cry, feasting on dog faeces in a fancy restaurant and much, much worse), Phuchit must decide whether he should quit and lose everything or face up to the fact that he has reached a point at which there is no turning back.
A smart, shocking and funny satire of media culture and human greed, 13: GAME OF DEATH is a stomach-churningly intense thriller that will have many viewers squirming in their seats as the film’s innocuous former salesman experiences things that make the challenges of real-life reality shows such as ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!’ look like a walk in the park.
Here’s the trailer:
Here’s the small print: