Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: Skyline

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For this week’s Blu-ray Monday we are giving away a copy of the visually stunning, alien invasion drama ‘Skyline’.

Directed by the Strause Brothers, whose previous special-effects work includes ‘Avatar’, ‘Titanic’ and ‘300’, this apocalyptic blockbuster makes fantastic Blu-ray viewing. With fast paced action and spectacular fight sequences, ‘Skyline’ follows a group of friends desperate to escape an armada of spaceships that appear in the sky one night.

As usual with Blu-ray Monday, you have two chances to win. For your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this

Then for a second entry, leave a comment on this post answering the following question:

Skyline’s alien assault on Los Angeles makes it Blu-ray debut as cinema audiences watch the city take another extra terrestrial pounding in Battle: Los Angeles. It’s clear we’ve been fascinated by the possibility of life outside our universe for generations, creating urban legends such as Area 51 as well as screen classics like ‘Independence Day’, ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’, ‘District 9’ and ‘The X Files’. With the little green men returning to our screens in a big way, we’d like to know what your favourite alien invasion movie is, and why?

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59 Responses to “Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: Skyline”

  1. 1 Rebecca Robbins March 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    My favourite alien invasion movie has to be ‘Mars Attacks’! I doubt I have to explain why, but I will anyway!

    Along with a star-studded cast, you can’t get much funnier than seeing Sarah-Jessica Parker’s head attached to a Chihuahua or the strange walk given by the alien dressed as the large-headed woman. On top of this, the brilliant way to defeat the aliens is to just play Slim Whitman’s song, “Indian Love Call” until their brains explode (!). Brilliant.

    I defy anyone to disagree that this is one of the most iconic alien invasion movies of ALL time! 🙂

    @StarsnGuitars on Twitter

  2. 2 Rebecca Robbins March 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    My favourite alien invasion movie is ‘Mars Attacks’. I don’t think I need to explain why but I will anyway.
    Along with a star-studded cast, you can’t get much better than seeing Sarah-Jessica Parker’s head on a Chihuahua and/or the weird walk given by the alien dressed as a large-headed woman. Not to mention the fact that to kill the aliens, all you need to do is to play ‘Indian Love Call’ until their brains explode (!)

    I defy anyone to disagree that this is one of the most iconic alien invasion movies of all time! 😀

    @StarsnGuitars on Twitter

  3. 3 stacey dempsey March 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

    oh hard choice but i really loved INDEPENDENCE DAY was funny and good effects and i love JEFF GOLDBLUM
    tweeted @roswello

  4. 4 shakusjakus March 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Favourite alien film is the faculty because its original and showcased some excellent actors that have made it big since.

  5. 5 James S March 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    District 9, because its not a conventional invasion movie, it also had a unconventional ending which I wasn’t expecting!

  6. 6 BRABUS March 18, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Skyline – because it’s different than the regular alien invasion movies; it’s one the very few in which people lose the battle, nothing miraculous happens in the end. Not that I want that to happen to the human kind; no way 😉
    Twitter username – @mihdin

  7. 7 Sxboxer March 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978

    I was young watching this and scared the crap out of me. Always will remember Donald Sutherland’s high pitched scream.


  8. 8 March 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    The original Alien movie


  9. 9 Rachel Harding March 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    The Blob just because it was so ridiculous it was funny.

  10. 10 Hugh March 18, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Darn: forgot to mention tweeted @Ecoviron

  11. 11 Hugh March 18, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Transformers: This has got to be the very best amalgamation of cgi robotics with real live actors. The actions sequences are particularly impressive and altogether quite feasible. It is constant action from the beginning with some great photography; particularly the desert scenes with the survivors from the base attack.

  12. 12 Ian March 17, 2011 at 11:46 am

    The Thing. Just such a great film

  13. 13 ingemar h March 16, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Men in Black

  14. 14 Melinda S March 16, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    body Snatcchers!

  15. 15 addrienne mertens March 16, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    close encounters of the third kind
    a favorite from when i was a kid.
    zippy573 AT netscape DOT net

  16. 16 phyllis ellett March 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    No particular film, but any Bollywood import into the uk, a true alien culture invation, that taught us, you can make a long film filled with singing and dancing that can hold our attention and open our eyes to different things. Sorry a bit out of the box answer.

  17. 17 216amyc March 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I’d say Battle: LA. I just saw it recently and it blew other alien invasion movies like Independence Day out of the water!

  18. 18 Mariana S. March 16, 2011 at 1:10 am

    I have to go with “War Of The Worlds” because it features Tom Cruise 😀 and because despite humans don’t seem to stand a chance, they manage to survive the invasion.

    On Twitter: “mariyssa”

  19. 19 Lionel Valdellon March 16, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Had to be Mars Attacks. Nothing beats the campiness of that classic. Plus an all-star cast.

  20. 20 Cassandra March 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Independence Day is my favourite, it has everything humour, romance, action, spooky looking aliens and a Hollywood-stylee happy ending……great!

    twitter id: cfryer999

  21. 21 Jenny March 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I loved Men in Black because it was so funny and there were so many different types of aliens in it.


  22. 22 Debra P March 15, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I thought Men in Black was pretty funny. I enjoyed it.


  23. 23 errol hayde March 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    The Blob – absolute classic. Would love to see this on bluray, the tongue in cheek screenplay and fainting overworked extras are what chintzy movies are all about.

  24. 24 Diana Cotter March 15, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    The original War of the Worlds. It had such menace because everybody believed that just such a thing was a real possibility.

  25. 25 Gary Smith March 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Mars Attacks for the win. B movie goodness at its best! Aliens defeated by Slim Whitman’s yodeling.
    Twitter: slugbug55

  26. 26 briandav March 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    for me it has to be district 9

  27. 27 Christopher fendick March 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    My favourite alien invasion movie is Independence Day. It is just directed brilliantly and has a very good/funny story line.
    Oh and Will Smith is a good actor 🙂

  28. 28 Karen March 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Men in Black! That was one ugly alien that will smith had to kill lol

    Twitter: @seapotato

  29. 29 Mark Allen March 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Plan 9 From Outer Space because it is so realistic!!!!!! Who needs CGI?


  30. 30 Yvonne Brownsea March 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I am X-Files mad so I’d have to go with The X-Files: Fight The Future although there are no aliens in it as such!

  31. 31 Brita Bevis March 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

    The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It’s creepy and makes you wonder what would happen if aliens really did start taking us over…. looking around at some of the cold and unemotional people we have around today (e.g. London Underground), you begin to wonder if it’s already happening??? LOL
    @muskrat16 on Twitter.

  32. 32 George March 15, 2011 at 5:03 am

    My Stepmother is an Alien:), no joke…
    I also tweeted @hedliniv

  33. 33 Amanda gorton March 15, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Tweeted – mandachic

  34. 34 Amanda gorton March 15, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Men In Black – the alliance was well ‘suited’

  35. 35 stacey March 15, 2011 at 1:52 am

    it has to be Chicken Little!!! THE SKY IS FALLING!!! great film to watch with the kids


  36. 36 Alex Totir March 14, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    My favorite alien invasion movie is definitely Independence Day simply because it’s awesome. The movie is already a classic of the genre and almost all that followed were compared with it. Independence Day is very entertaining, eye-catching, very well made and everyhting seems so real.


  37. 37 nygfan March 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    There was only one of them but Predator is my favorite alien invasion movie

  38. 38 Alan Johnson March 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I loved the original War of the Worlds. Special effects were on strings, but was a much better film then the remake.

    Twitter name @alanthearab

  39. 39 Kirsten March 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    @miriama59 Independence Day. I have watched that movie over 50 times. Seriously. Whether it is the scene of Boomer jumping out of the way just in time, or the sadness of you-know-who dying it has so much going on in each day that it keeps you going. I like the characters, the actors and the plot.

  40. 40 Ruth Tesdale March 14, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Mars attacks as it is just so funny.

  41. 41 Blake Matthews March 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Loved Independence Day, great f/x, Will Smith was great and it was a fun popcorn movie.

  42. 42 ANDY WILLIAMS March 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    For me its Plan B from outer space ,I first saw this as a kid in 1966 (think film is 58 or 59) I was Fascinated and thought it could be real,I recently rewatched the film and could not believe it! Resurrecting dead people ,flying saucers on strings,actors dying and being replaced by people obviously not them (hiding face),bad cinema technique,ridiculou plot (if you can call it that!) Its so bad ,iys Bad but I love it more than ever…..a Classic!!

  43. 43 Natalia March 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    forgot to mention that my twitter ID is @Nhedlin and I tweeted the message:)

  44. 44 Natalia March 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    My fav alien “invasion” movie is The Day the Earth Stood Still-the original version. Nothing fancy, but I keep watching it over and over again.

  45. 45 Carl Johnson March 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    And did anyone see the Bodysnatchers remake ‘The Invasion’ with Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman? Was it any good?

    Looked pretty bad, but you never know!

  46. 46 Toothless the Dragon March 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Wholeheartedly agree with James (comment below) – The Thing is simply incredible and it will be interesting to see what comes of the prequel/remake they’re currently filming.

    Also very much looking forward to Battle: Los Angeles – hoping it can fuse Independence Day with something a bit more believable!

  47. 47 James Whitbord March 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    One of my favorites, The Thing (1982) is often overlooked as one of the most influential science fiction films of all time.It has tension and horror with great acting as well as groundbreaking practical special effects.Rent it, it’s good


  48. 49 mike smith March 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    @blueeuescasper independce day was awome will smith was amazing if sometihng is on another planet lets hope they miss us

  49. 50 Barry Pattengill March 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Twitter Name: tristanhebert

    The original ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ is my favourite alien invasion film. The film-noirish dread and the loss of identity theme carried to the nth degree just absolutely do it for me.

  50. 51 Angelie Oro March 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    done with the tweet via @mynameisjel

    my fave alien movie would be “Predator VS. Alien”

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  51. 52 natalie holland March 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    my favourite alien invasion movie is probably district 9 – which I thought was fantastic. But for comedy value I’d say – Mars Attacks!! :). twitter name: fairydustwing

  52. 53 Steve Johnson March 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    My fav alien invasion film is definately Mars Attacks. It is purely for the comedy aspect of an alien invasion, but if I had to choose a more frightful alien film, it would be Signs. the scene in the cellar when it was dark and there was lots of scrambling around with the torch was very intense. And even though it was slightly cheesy, the final scene where they say heroically “swing away”, gave me a bit of a jolt and I felt all redeemed when he batted the glasses of water all round. Great film.

    Twitter Name: @sjohnson623

  53. 54 Yvonne P March 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    My fav alien invasion movie is Independence Day as its the only one which seemed real – which doesn’t say much for me!

  54. 55 cindy champion March 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I loved Independence day! Classic!!

  55. 56 Jessica March 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Mars Attacks is my favorite because movies about Aliens and invasions make me kind of nervous, and give way to so many different conspiracy theories about what the government isn’t telling us. But this movie, this movie makes fun of what would happen when aliens tried to invade. Plus it was awesome watching Jim Brown in a boxing match with an Alien. 😀

  56. 57 March 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Twitter follower @bevleek 🙂

  57. 58 March 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    One of my favourites is Independence Day. I love the comedy aspect form Will Smith and the special Effects. If something is out there, let’s hope they’re friendlier than humans on this planet.

  58. 59 AetharaGirl March 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    For me, it has to be District 9. I loved the documentary feel of it and the dual identities of the the ‘prawns’ – they were incredibly alien but at the same time intensenly human in their relationships. Wikus was such a strong character as well.

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