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Celebrate the Booming American Film Career of Christoph Waltz and Win Water for Elephants on DVD or Blu-ray!

Available to Own November 1 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Water for Elephants Blu-ray + Digital Copy cover art -- win it in DVDizzy.com's new giveaway!

Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds"
Christoph Waltz as Chudnofsky in "The Green Hornet"
Christoph Waltz as August in "Water for Elephants"
Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu in "The Three Musketeers."
Christoph Waltz as Alan Cowan in "Carnage"
For a limited time, Madame Tussauds Hollywood has restyled Robert Pattinson's wax figure to portray his "Water for Elephants" character.


 The bestselling novel Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen recalls the life of circus workers in 1930s America.
The filming of this romantic drama stars "America's sweetheart" Reese Witherspoon, "Twilight heartthrob" Robert Pattinson, and the legendary Hal Holbrook. But it is a fourth cast member we are celebrating in this fun giveaway...Christoph Waltz.

Devastated by the sudden death of his parents at the height of The Depression, a young dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), abandons his veterinary studies at Cornell University. With no house, money, or family, Jacob stows away on a train carrying the circus performers of The Benzini Brothers' Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Hired as a veterinarian to care for the troupe's animals, Jacob is temporarily filled with the promise of an exciting life that comes with a traveling circus troupe. However, as he builds a rapport and falls in love with the star of the show, Marlena (Witherspoon), they become prey to the circus's owner, Marlena's violent and abusive husband August (Waltz).

Christoph Waltz: America's Favorite Viennese Villain
Christoph Waltz and Reese Witherspoon in "Water for Elephants."When Christoph Waltz stepped onto the screen in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, American audiences immediately felt the presence that German theater-goers had long been aware of. We take a look at Waltz's villainous roles in recent American cinema.

1) Inglourious Basterds as Col. Hans Landa

Col. Hans Landa is a German SS officer in the Sicherheitsdienst. He is nicknamed "The Jew Hunter," and, accordingly, is cruel and ruthless, but also manages to be charming, courteous, and diabolically intelligent. Landa is driven by ambition alone, and has no real loyalty to the Nazis, which is shown when he gladly switches sides (with generous American military benefits) at the end of the film. Waltz won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role.

2) The Green Hornet as Chudnofsky

Benjamin Chudnofsky is a paranoid Russian gangster who, in an attempt to destroy The Green Hornet and Kato, plans to join all of the crime families of Los Angeles together to organize a sort of "super-mafia." Throughout the film, he becomes more and more paranoid and worries that he is losing his edge. Eventually, he starts calling himself "Bloodnofsky" in an attempt to intimidate his enemies. Chudnofsky eventually dies at the hands of The Green Hornet.

3) Water for Elephants as August

August is the owner of the circus, and Marlena's (the star of the show) husband. August mismanages the circus, brutally abusing both his animals and employees (as well as his wife). He will do whatever it takes to get his way, and for the circus to make money. Eventually, as an elephant that August had previously abused is trying to protect Marlena, the elephant accidently kills August. / Buy it from Amazon: DVD Blu-ray Book / Scroll down to win it here!

4) The Three Musketeers as Cardinal Richelieu

Now in theaters, Waltz plays the conniving Cardinal Richelieu, who hatches a deadly plan to overthrow King Louis. Richelieu frames the King's new bride as having had an affair with Buckingham. If the King believes Richelieu's lies, a war with England will surely follow, and the people of France will demand a stronger ruler which Richelieu hopes is him to get them through this crisis.

5) Carnage as Alan Cowan

In theaters December 16, Waltz stars in Carnage as Alan Cowan, the father of a boy who beat up another couple's son on the playground. When the two couples decide to meet to discuss the problem with their children, Alan incessantly distracts from the conversation by using his cell phone, and put his lawyerly background to good use when arguing with the other sets of parents.

 
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Madame Tussauds Hollywood Celebrates Blu-ray and DVD release of Water for Elephants with Restyled Robert Pattinson Figure!

A newly restyled wax figure of Robert Pattinson is now on display at Madame Tussauds Hollywood to celebrate the upcoming November 1 Blu-ray and DVD release of the 20th Century Fox major motion picture, Water For Elephants. The restyled figure, which will be dressed in authentic wardrobe from Water For Elephants, will be on display for a limited time until November 6. The figure will be available for free photos in the box office entrance of Madame Tussauds Hollywood. The first thirty fans who visited the restyled figure received a free copy of the Water For Elephants DVD.

"Water For Elephants is a superb love story featuring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon," said Colin Thomas, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hollywood. "We are delighted to bring the experience to life for fans through our Robert Pattinson wax figure."

The Water For Elephants Robert Pattinson figure rejoins the ranks of such Hollywood icons as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, as well as Hollywood's latest big stars including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Aniston and Will Smith.
 

 Win Water for Elephants on DVD or Blu-ray!

One lucky US reader will win Water for Elephants on DVD. One other will win it on Blu-ray. Take up to six quick entries in our giveaway...

1. First, fill out the following form. One entry per U.S. household; multiple submissions will be disqualified.

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Posted October 28, 2011.