Wednesday, July 2, 2008

DVD ~ "The List" (GIVEAWAY!)

Gary Wheeler is a multi-award winning North Carolina filmmaker who has produced a number of motion picture and television productions around the world. He is the founder and President of Level Path Productions and makes his home in Boone, North Carolina.

Two of Gary’s recent projects are Final Solution, a critically acclaimed theatrical release shot in South Africa starring Tony Award winner John Kani (The Ghost and the Darkness) and Midnight Clear, a Christmas Special starring Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects).

Gary teamed up with Robert Whitlow, one of my favorite authors to write, produce, and direct The List.

With news of the defeat at Gettysburg ringing in their ears, a group of wealthy Confederate landowners meet on a stormy night to form a secret blood covenant to protect their families' fortunes. One man refuses to sign, uttering a dark prophecy against the dangers of greed and black magic. Ignoring the warning, the men pool their gold in a desperate attempt to smuggle their treasures to Europe.

140 years later, Renny Jacobson, a young Charlotte lawyer, is shaken by news of his father's mysterious death. Although they were never close, the young man is stunned to discover that his father has left his substantial estate to charity, leaving his son with nothing but a reference to an obscure entity called "the Covenant List of South Carolina, Ltd."

In an unexpected and thrilling climax, Renny finds that he must fulfill the prophecy spoken in 1863 and destroy the power of The List - or risk losing the true treasure that has changed his life.

I must say it was refreshing to watch this drama, complete with suspense, intrigue, romance, and the struggle between good and evil. “Refreshing?” you ask. This movie accomplishes all these aspects, while being wholesome and triumphant over the darkness. It’s not one of those thrillers where you come away with a disturbing feeling. Instead, you experience the twists and turns of the exciting plot, and come away knowing the power of good. The List presents a Christian world view, without being preachy, or (dare I say it?)… cheesy! The acting and production quality is top-notch, and we really enjoyed Malcom McDowell as the lead antagonist role.

When Judd and I read The List a while ago, we said it would make a great movie, and Gary lived up to our expectations.

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Gary has graciously offered TWO (maybe more) copies of the DVD for a giveaway at Real Life Review! Simply watch the trailer below, and leave a comment saying you’d like to enter. The contest will be open through Wednesday, July 9, and two winners will be announced Monday morning. You get an extra entry if you:

  • Are a Real Life Review Subscriber
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Leave a separate comment for each entry.





Robert Whitlow and Gary Wheeler will work together again on another of Whitlow's books, The Sacrifice. The Book review is coming soon to Real Life Review!

34 comments:

Tamara said...

That looks like a very exciting and interesting movie. I'd love to see it! I've enjoyed several of Whitlow's novels, but I don't think I've read this one.

Karin said...

Looks fascinating--please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness, now I really want to see it! It does look suspenseful and intense!

Sheila said...

I have also subscribed to your feed!

Audrey said...

WHat a great contest. Please do enter me.

forgetfulone said...

That movie looks good! I'd love to win one.

Toystory said...

Whoa....that was spectacular. I would really like to see it.

Katie said...

We are always in the market for a new movie to watch!

Crayl said...

Wow, that was a good trailer. My hubby and I are interested, it did it's job.

Crayl said...

I subscribed to the review feed too.:)

Crayl said...

And I blogged on my Myspace about it...
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog&pop=1&indicate=1

windycindy said...

Thanks for the podcast. That say a lot about the movie. My husband and I would enjoy watching this DVD together. Our two teenage boys would most likely enjoy it,also! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Greetings, I am also a newsletter subscriber! I appreciate the opportunity to win this movie. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Bunny B said...

Sounds like an interesting movie. I'd love to win it :) Thanks!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

I'm also a feed subscriber! Thank you!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Kari said...

Looks great, I'd love to be entered in the drawing!

onangelwings said...

Sounds intereting. Count me in.

ababe28 said...

That was a tease...now I want to see it!
ababe28-at-hotmail-dot-com

kamewh said...

Looks so good!! Definitely want to see it!

createinmeacleanheart said...

Oh My Goodness! Looks exciting! Please enter me!

Diane said...

This looks like it will be a great film i cannot wait to see it.

MV said...

Well, that certain whet my curiosity! I want to see this film!!!

Anonymous said...

The trailer left me intrigued! I'd like to enter in your drawing. thanks

judycc said...

Sounds very interesting.

Marci said...

Loved the book! Can't wait to see the movie.

Tiffany said...

The movie is awesome- I'd love to own a copy!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great movie, one I know I would like to see. I am always looking for wholesome and appropriate movies for our family to watch together.
Janie

cpullum said...

I would love to win!!! I want to know what the whole deal about the List is? Suspense!!!! Love it!!!
cpullum@yahoo.com

Ginny said...

Looks like a great movie!

Karen said...

This looks great!

Karen said...

I just subscribed to this feed!

Rebecca said...

Enter me!

Karen said...

Please count me in, and I am an email subscriber. Thanks:)

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Elizabeth F. said...

Enter me please! I'd love to see this movie. And I'm from NC too!