Giveaway: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-ray Combo Pack

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) will be out on Blu-ray and DVD next week. To help promote the new title, I’m giving away the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Combo Pack on my movie blog. I have not seen it yet, but according to the press material, it’s about a timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams and when a negative goes missing must embark on an incredible true-life adventure. The film stars Ben Stiller.

In the movie, one of the places that Walter Mitty goes to is the beautiful Nordic country of Iceland. To help you get to know Iceland better, 20th Century Fox put together a list of nine facts about the country that you may have never heard of.

9 Things About Iceland

  1. Icelandic language has been relatively unchanged for the last 1000 years
    Modern inhabitants of Iceland speak a language almost identical to that spoken by the country’s original Viking settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries.

  2. There are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland
    18 of them have erupted in the last 1000 years, and the largest one covers nearly 8% of the country’s surface.

  3. Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city
    Iceland is so far north of the equator that the country experiences nearly continuous daylight during the summer months of June and July.

  4. Surveys have shown that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves
    The elves are thought to have magical powers, and special “elf negotiators” are sometimes brought in when construction is to take place in an area believed to be inhabited by the creatures.

  5. Icelanders love movies
    They watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world.

  6. Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world
    70% of the energy used by Icelanders is produced by the country’s natural geothermal and hydroelectric resources.

  7. Iceland’s main industry is fishing
    In fact, the usually peaceful nation entered into a series of confrontations with the United Kingdom in the 1950’s and 1970’s when the British refused to acknowledge an “exclusive fishery zone” that Iceland had instituted in the waters off its coast.

  8. Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe
    Roughly 322,000 people call the island nation home.

  9. One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl
    It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.

Walter Mitty Sweepstake

Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, a reader of my movie blog will win The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-ray Combo Pack. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the contest is Friday, April 18th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the United States or Canada. To enter the sweepstake, leave a comment about your favorite Iceland fact.

[Disclosure: I did not receive anything for hosting this contest. The giveaway prize will be provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, but they are not the administrators of the sweepstake on my movie blog. I am not liable for the prize. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]

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55 thoughts on “Giveaway: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-ray Combo Pack

  1. Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city and looks like a great place to visit

  2. My favorite Iceland fact is #4 Surveys have shown that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves. I never knew this and I am surprised that 80% believe in elves.

  3. My favorite fact is #4: that almost 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves. I think that is so precious and shows that everyone can have their own unique beliefs.

  4. I like that Icelanders love movies. They watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world. Who would have thought.

  5. Iceland was founded by the Vikings. The Scandinavians were the first to settle in Iceland in 870.

  6. People from Iceland believe in Elves! I love it! <3. Good luck to all and thank you for a sweet giveaway!

  7. I always think of Iceland as quiet. Who knew they were all living on the edge? —There are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland

  8. I find it interesting that they watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world.

  9. One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl
    It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.

  10. I’m a major movie buff, so my favorite fact would have to be that the people of Iceland watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world.

  11. i really want to visit..thanks

    Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city
    Iceland is so far north of the equator that the country experiences nearly continuous daylight during the summer months of June and July.

  12. I like the fact that there are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland.

  13. Icelanders watch more films per capita than any other country in the world.. Amazing !! Being a film buff myself, actually thought the US led in that category !!

  14. This is my favorite.

    There are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland
    18 of them have erupted in the last 1000 years, and the largest one covers nearly 8% of the country’s surface.

    This is just amazing!

  15. #6 Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world i s my favorite fact about Iceland.

  16. I love movies and I love the fact that Icelanders love movies and they watch more films per capita in the world. If I moved there, I would fit right in – and the icing on the cake is that they believe in elves.

  17. my favorite fact is that Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world

  18. My favorite fact is that Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world.

  19. i like fact 4: Surveys have shown that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves

  20. I like that the Icelandic language has been relatively unchanged for the last 1000 years.

  21. There are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland.

  22. My Favorite fact about Iceland is that they love to watch movies. I do too, that’s why I go to the screenings :)

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