Giveaway: Dig this! Win a BURIED poster, signed by star Ryan Reynolds and director Rodrigo Cortés

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
October 1st, 2010

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When images of the very Saul Bass-inspired, VERTIGO-esque poster for BURIED hit the web, it seemed that cinematic collectors and film fanatics alike were clawing at the dirt to dig up one of the beautiful pieces of movie art. Well, we here at Gordon and the Whale – providers of all things cool and movie-related – are giving you a chance to win one! But this is no ordinary reprint…oh no! Thanks to our friends at Lionsgate, what we’re giving away is an exclusive autographed poster signed by BURIED’s one-and-only star Ryan Reynolds and the film’s director Rodrigo Cortés.

But you’ll have to unearth your creativity to win. In the comment field below, tell us what three objects you would want to have with you and why if you found yourself buried alive in a wooden box. In one week’s time, we will pick the most creative contestant! And it’s as simple as that…

Good luck!


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  • Anonymous

    The three things that I would want with me if I found myself buried alive in a wooden box are:1. A six-pack of Druidia Canned-Air from Spaceballs2. A iPhone 4 preloaded with the iDig application and Facebook application3. a briefcase Inception dream machineHere’s what I would do with the following: First, I would turn on the iPhone and click on the Facebook application. I would update my status in a way to let my friends and family know that I am in danger, where I was last, so they can contact the authorities immediately or try to find me themselves. I don’t want to TWEET this information. With all the retweets and whatnot mine might get lost in the pile. Facebook is the ultimate social experience and I trust Mark Zuckerberg’s program over the government or Twitter anyday of the week. Next, I would turn on the iDig application. The iDig application is a REALLY expensive app that when activated sends a direct signal to the offices to all our major government defense offices (FBI, CIA, NSA) and it shows on their computers my exact location.Next, I would open up all six cans of my Druidia Canned Air from Spaceballs for extra oxygen just in case our government needs more time. Finally, I would take my briefcase Inception dream machine, already loaded with the strongest sleep/dream inducing drug possible so that I can go down four layers and live a full life, just in case the government can’t pull it off.

  • Anonymous

    My three things I hope to find:
    - A tiny robot that has the personality of Ty Pennington from Extreme Home Makeover
    - A shrink-ray
    - Wilson the volleyball from Cast Away

    I want the robot with Ty’s personality to give my box an Extreme ‘Coffin’ makeover. Have it make all the furniture, do-dads, and trinkets any home wouldn’t be complete without. Once that’s done, I would use the shrink-ray on myself to make myself tiny enough to make the coffin my permanent home. Just so I won’t get lonely I would hope to find Wilson the volleyball from Cast Away there so I wouldn’t ever get lonely. Of course I’d have to remember to use the shrink ray on him first before I used it on myself so I didn’t get crushed to death if the ball happened to roll over.

  • Chris Boehm

    three things…Buried Alive For Dummies book by author Paul Conroy, a can of spackle, a ‘real’ Willy Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper

    the Buried Alive For Dummies book would have a built in mobile phone on the back cover. One of the chapters would give anyone a lesson on if you get a call on your phone while buried alive, and it is from the company you happen to work for, either hang up immediately or don’t say a word. The can of spackle is to fix those darn holes that could potentially be in your coffin and this would prevent any snakes from coming in and scaring the life out of you or to prevent sand and dirt to leak through. Why have water when you can have a ‘real’ Willy Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper? I mean, your mouth generates fluid when you have anything in your mouth, so you wouldn’t ever end up getting dry, it tastes delicious, and your food source basically never depletes so people have plenty of time to try and find you.

  • Chris Boehm

    did anybody win the poster?

  • Chris Boehm

    did anybody win the poster?

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t man…so either the first guy won or they have not picked a winner yet even though it is in past contests.

  • Gordon and the Whale

    Hey guys,

    Thank you for your feedback. We actually had quite a few more entries than just the few you see in the comments section here (you could also submit your entry via the HTML form above).

    The winner has now been notified via email. Thank you for your support of Gordon and the Whale! Good luck in your future contest entries!

  • Anonymous

    ah ok, that’s cool, thanks for hosting these cool contests

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