Xlrator Media is closing out 2013 with a blast, thanks to their upcoming home release of the film “CBGB.” The film, featuring an all-star cast–Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Justin Bartha, Richard de Klerk, Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Rupert Grint, Taylor Hawkins, Stana Katic, Donal Logue, Joel David Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Mickey Sumner and Bradley Whitford–will be on DVD and Blu-ray Dec. 31.

Here’s more about the film:

“CBGB looks at New York’s dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal in 1973 originally as a home for “country, bluegrass and blues” (thus the club’s name) and which showcased cutting-edge bands through its closing in 2006. The Talking Heads, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Blondie, The Dead Boys, Bad Brains, Green Day, Soul Asylum, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Everclear, George Thorogood, The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, The Black Crowes, The Flaming Lips, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The B-52s, The Runaways, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tool and The Wallflowers are just some of the thousands of bands that played the club over the years.”

You can also take a look at the trailer, embedded below the post.

In celebration of the upcoming release, we’ve been given 5 DVDs and 5 posters to giveaway to five lucky ShockYa readers. As an added bonus, the posters are signed by Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Joel David Moore and director Randall Miller. You can see what the prizes look like in the gallery below.

Want your chance to win? Here’s what you need to do. Follow us @Shockya and tweet us the phrase, “@Shockya is giving away CBGB DVDs and posters! Follow & RT to enter!” You can enter every day until Jan. 18. After that, we’ll pick the winners at random and notify them through Twitter. Good luck!


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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