CHUD’s giving away two free copies of The History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys - just nominated for 16 Emmy Awards! Prepare to be immersed in the bloodthirsty days of old with 290 minutes of a Kevin Costner vs. Bill Paxton pissing contest- one that elevates to increasingly violent results. Based on true events, Hatfields & McCoys recalls a family feud so intense and emotionally costly that we’re still talking about it a full 150 years later. Before we get to the rules, have a look at this trailer:

Let’s crack the whip, here be the rules:

Step 1: Follow CHUD on Twitter – @chuddotcom

Step 2: Follow ME on Twitter – @roboTimKelly 

Step 3: Send forth the following tweet, EXACTLY:

@roboTimKelly I need a #CHUD history lesson! Send me #HatfieldsandMcCoys on DVD!

As usual, I have two random times designated. The chewers who tweet closest to those times will win. Clock starts now, we’ll close this one out at midnight ET on Friday 8/23. I’ll contact the winners on Saturday and Sony will get your DVDs to you at their earliest convenience. Good luck!

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Culver City, CA (May 30, 2012) – The highly anticipated HATFIELDS & McCOYS arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 31st from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). Two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Best Picture and Best Director, 1991, Dances With Wolves) stars as Anse ‘Devil’ Hatfield, and four-time Golden Globe® nominee Bill Paxton (TV’s “Big Love,” TV’s “A Bright Shining Lie”), stars as Randall McCoy in the epic, true tale of close friends turned enemies. The infamous back country feud that became an American legend begins with Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, when they return to their neighboring homes – Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky – to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon explode into all-out warfare between the families. As hostilities grow, friends, neighbors and outside forces join the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War.

The all-star ensemble cast also includes Matt Barr (TV’s “Hellcats”), Tom Berenger (Inception), Powers Boothe (The Avengers), Jena Malone (Sucker Punch), and Mare Winningham (Mirror Mirror). HATFIELDS & McCOYS bonus material includes the “I Know These Hills,” music video featuring Kevin Costner & Modern West.

The SPHE announcement comes on the heels of a successful HATFIELDS & McCOYS premiere on the HISTORY® Channel, which aired over Memorial Day weekend, marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of this country’s most ruthless family feud. The debut garnered more than 13.9 million total viewers making it the No. 1 non-sports telecast in ad supported cable television history. The series, which is directed by Kevin Reynolds (Waterworld), has a teleplay by Ted Mann (TV’s “NYPD Blue”) and Ronald Parker (TV’s “Joan of Arc”); a story by Bill Kerby and Ted Mann; and is produced for the HISTORY® Channel by Thinkfactory Media. HATFIELDS & McCOYS is distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

SYNOPSIS:

Bonded by their oath to the same flag, two Confederate soldiers, “Devil” Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) and Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton), return home seeking peace after tireless months of battle. Their expectations are quickly shattered when a murder based on misunderstandings and an illicit love affair triggers warfare between former comrades and their clans. This historic feud teeters on the brink of an all-out civil war as friends and neighbors join opposing sides in a rivalry that would ultimately shape American history.

Blu-ray™ & DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • “I Know These Hills” music video, featuring Kevin Costner & Modern West

BROADCAST YEAR: 2012 (History Channel)

HATFIELDS & McCOYS is not rated. The DVD has a run time of approximately 290 minutes. Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.