Blockbuster Offers '1408' Video Exclusives, Web Game27 Sep, 2007 By: Billy Gil
Blockbuster is launching the online game “1408 Room & Doom,” inspired by the movie 1408 starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, at www.1408themoviedvd.com, to highlight that Blockbuster will have exclusive rentals and alternate endings on the film's video release.
1408 from the Weinstein Co., hits DVD through distributor Genius Products Oct. 2. Through Oct. 31, the online game, which features scenes from the film, offers winners one of three prizes: a 1408, wallpaper download, a sneak preview of a Blockbuster-exclusive alternate ending to 1408, or a trailer and behind-the-scenes footage from The Mist, a new horror film also based on a Stephen King novella, in theaters Nov. 21 from the Weinstein Co.
Players also can enter the “1408 Room & Doom” sweepstakes through the site, with prizes including a trip for two to New York City (the setting for 1408) or American Express gift cards. Entries must be in by Oct. 14, and neither a purchase nor a Blockbuster membership is required to enter.