Contest: The White Queen Blu-ray Giveaway

The contest is over. And the winners, chosen by, are Anita and Ronald Oliver! Congratulations! Please email your mailing address to before Feb. 28 to claim your prize.

The Starz TV mini-series The White Queen based on Philippa Gregory‘s best-selling novels looks at the classic tale of the War of the Roses, the feud between the York and Lancaster families for the throne of England, from the viewpoint of the women: Elizabeth Woodville (Rebecca Woodville, Vi), Margaret Beaufort (Amanda Hale, TVs Ripper Street) and Anne Neville (Faye Marsay, Is That It?).

The White QueenThe White Queen is filled with love, lust, seduction, deception, betrayal, murder and everything else we’ve come to expect from premium cable television series about the England of yesteryear—and supplier Anchor Bay has provided Disc Dish with two Blu-ray copies of the show to give away to a pair of lucky readers!

A co-production between Starz and the BBC, The White Queen reportedly did very well for Starz but not so well for the BBC, which opted not to continue with the property. The word is that Starz is working with White Queen screenwriter Emma Frost on developing a sequel, The White Princess. Like the original series, it would be based on the book by Philippa Gregory.

But for now, it’s all about The White Queen, which also stars Janet McTeer (The Woman in Black) and Rupert Graves (TV’s Sherlock). The three-disc Blu-ray edition of the show, which will be officially released on Feb. 4, carries a suggested retail price $59.99, but you can enter to win a copy of the Blu-ray at Disc Dish. All you have to do is:

1. If you don’t already, Like Disc Dish on Facebook, Follow Disc Dish on Twitter or subscribe to Disc Dish by email (see the box on the right), then leave a comment on this page saying whether you’re a Facebook or Twitter fan or email subscriber. That gives you one entry. If you only do this step, you’re entered, but keep reading for more chances to win.

2. Link to this page from your Facebook profile, Twitter account, Digg,, blog or wherever you hang out online and put a link to it in the comments on this page. You’ll get an extra entry for each link. (Sorry, but links added to the Disc Dish Facebook page don’t count.)

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 every day for even more chances to win.

This giveaway runs through midnight, Tuesday, Feb. 11, and the winner will be chosen by and announced here on Feb. 12. So, make sure you check back to see if you won. NOTE: The contest is only open to readers who are 18 or older and in the U.S.

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.