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Fight the Man and #win an exclusive Captain Fantastic Goody Pack to celebrate the film's release Friday Sept 9th - COMPETITION

Thursday, September 08, 2016 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Win exclusive Captain Fantastic Goody PacksTomorrow, Friday Sept 9th, Captain Fantastic is coming to UK cinemas. To celebrate the film’s release, the marketeers have created some lovely themed merchandise and been kind enough to let us champion this film and giveaway 3 Captain Fantastic Goody Packs.

     Sadly I didn't get a chance to see Captain Fantastic but any film that stars Viggo Mortensen is going to be a quality effort, more so, when the material is as fiercely original as Captain Fantastic promises, and leans so much towards themes of humanity, a strength running through all Mortensen's role choices.

     At its Cannes Festival debut Captain Fantastic got a 10 minute standing ovation and everyone I know that has seen it loves it.. So I thinks it's fair to assume that Captain Fantastic is going to be a worthwhile viewing experience.

     As well as Viggo Mortensen, no doubt George MacKay will be putting in another fine performance to add to his growing resume alongside the legendary Frank Langella.

In the woodlands of the Pacific Northwest, Ben Cash, the fiercely independent patriarch of Captain Fantastic, is raising his family as far as he can from the influence of modern consumerist culture.

Filling the days of his six children with rigorous education, demanding physical training and intense instruction for surviving in the wild, Ben raises a tribe of "philosopher kings" with the cardiovascular and muscular endurance of elite athletes and a grasp of classic texts far beyond their years.

     Video: Captain Fantastic Movie Trailer - Now Playing In Select Cities! 

The photo below of the Captain Fantastic cast at the Cannes Film Festival gives you a fair indication of what you can expect from the Cash family who turn their back on the ills of society.

     Did I mention the soundtrack yet? It seems like nothing else out there at the moment and it touches deep down. Head over to YouTube and find the fantastic Captain Fantastic casts rendition of Sweet Child O' Mine or listen to the rather teasing preview of the entire Captain Fantastic soundtrack below to get a feel for the it.

Listen: Captain Fantastic Various Artists Soundtrack (Official Preview)

Captain Fantastic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Various Artists

01. Boy 1904 - Jónsi & Alex 0:00
02. Sweet Child O Mine - Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Kirk Ross and Philip Klein 0:30
03. Scotland The Braver - Murray Huggins, Kirk Ross, Brian Tichy and David Delhomme 1:00
04. I Shall Be Released - Kirk Ross with Tyra Juliette, Steven Wolf, David Delhomme and Jeff Thall 1:30
05. Rain Plans - Israel Nash 2:00
06. Goldberg Variations; BWV 988, Variation 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet - Glenn Gould 2:30
07. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 Prélude – Yo-Yo Ma 3:00
08. Varðeldur - Sigur Rós 3:30
09. My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from ‘Titanic’) - The O’Neill Brothers Group 4:00
10. Goldberg Variations - Kirk Ross 4:30

     I have to be honest I was surprised to discover that the Director & Writer of Captain Fantastic is Matt Ross! You may not recognise his name yet, but you will almost certainly recognize the man through one of his many acting roles in films or TV shows like: Silicon Valley, American Horror Story, Big Love, George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck, Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, John Woo's Face/Off, Oz, Magic City, Mary Harron's American Psycho, Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco, etc., etc.

     If you still think there may be spandex and capes involved have a gander at the what I would consider a spoilery Captain Fantastic featurette below.

     Video: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Featurette 

Captain Fantastic (2016)
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Matt Ross

Matt Ross

Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn
For Matt Ross, the writer and director of Captain Fantastic, the story is an exploration of the choices that parents make for their children. "I'm fascinated by all the issues that revolve around parenting," Ross says. "Ben has given up the outside world and whatever personal ambitions it held for him to devote his life to being the best father he thinks he can be. The question becomes: is he the best father in the world or the worst? Is what he's doing insane or insanely great?"

Some of the Cash family's experiences have roots in Ross' own upbringing. "My mother was interested in alternative living situations," he says. "When I was a kid, it wasn't called living 'off the grid,' but we did live in communes in Northern California and Oregon. We were in the middle of nowhere without television or most modern technology."

     To celebrate the release Matt Ross' Captain Fantastic  into select UK cinemas this Friday we are offering three of our lucky readers exclusive Captain Fantastic Goody Packs consisting of some sweet merchandise.

      For details on how to get one of these colourful Captain Fantastic goody packs see further below.

Captain Fantastic Film Poster
Captain Fantastic Film Poster [enlarge]    

     Video: Captain Fantastic Clip "Mom" - Now Playing In Select Cities!    

The special Captain Fantastic goody bags on offer  includes:
·         ‘Power to the People’ T shirt
·         Themed Tote bag
·         Wildflower seeds
·         Wooden pencil
·         ‘Power to the People, Stick it to the Man’ sticker

WIN! Captain Fantastic Merchandise
WIN! Captain Fantastic Merchandise    

To win one of the exclusive Captain Fantastic goody packs all you have to do is:

1. Send us an email at imaweiner(at)theestablishingshot(dot)com appropriately replacing (at) and (dot).

2. With the subject line “Power to The People”

3. Tell us - the name of one of one of the songs featured on the Captain Fantastic soundtrack.

4. Your name, telephone number & email address

5. The address where you would like your prize sent to if you win.

The fine print:
Standard competition rules and common sense apply.

3 UK Winners will be chosen randomly (by randomly I mean I'll right the contenders names on a slip of paper, take those slips of paper far into the wilderness, return 5 days later. Any of the slips of paper that have survived their trip into the wilderness are the winners.

The judges (meaning my) decision is final. Winners will be chosen and contacted by Friday 16 September, the first Friday after Captain Fantastic has been  released into UK cinemas.

Captain Fantastic will be in select UK cinemas from tomorrow Friday 9 September, 2016


Fight the Man and #win an exclusive Captain Fantastic Goody Pack to celebrate the film's release Friday Sept 9th - COMPETITION
Craig is a retired superhero, an obsessive hobbyist, comics fan, gadget lover & flâneur who knows an unhealthy amount about Ian Fleming's James Bond.

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