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Posted on Jun 2, 2014 in Stuff We Like

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – Sweepstakes Giveaway

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – Sweepstakes Giveaway

By Armchair General

jack-ryan-combo-cover-art-tbnlOkay, all you fans of action thrillers, spy movies, and / or Tom Clancy’s CIA character Jack Ryan, we’ve got a sweepstakes that’s right up your alley. Paramount Home Media Distribution is giving away on three Blu-ray / DVD Combo Packs of the action-thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit — PLUS, only in this online sweepstakes the three winners will also receive The Jack Ryan Collection, which includes The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears. All you’ve got to do is leave a comment below telling us what your favorite action-thriller of all time is. We’ll randomly select three winners from the entrants.

The rules:


1. In the comments section below, tell us the name of your favorite action-thriller film of all time. You’ll need to sign up with an email address where we can reach you in case you are one of the winners. Armchair General® doesn’t spam readers who leave comments, and we don’t sell, trade or otherwise share your information.

2. Winners must be current residents of the USA or Canada.

3. Only one entry per person is allowed.

4. You must leave your comment before midnight Eastern Daylight Time, June 15, 2014.

Winners will be contacted by email to obtain mailing instructions. Shipping will be paid by Armchair General®.

If you aren’t one of the lucky three winners, you’ll have another shot at winning a copy of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Combo Pack in a contest in the September 2014 issue of Armchair General® magazine, which goes on sale JULY 15, 2014. If you submit one of the three winning solutions to the Combat Decision Game in that issue, we’ll send you a Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack.

Here’s the information we received from Paramount Home Media Distribution:

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  –  Hailed as “a superb action thriller” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) and “taut, tense and terrific” (Bill Bregoli, CBS Radio), the thrill-packed JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT is called into action on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD June 10, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Delivering “a new beginning for the Tom Clancy thriller fan” (Steve Weintraub,, JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT is “a terrific reimagining” (Dan Casey, Nerdist) of the legendary hero’s evolution from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. “Kevin Costner and Chris Pine are awesome together” (Steve Weintraub, as a CIA veteran and a new recruit who uncover a terrorist plot to devastate the United States.  Directed by and also starring Kenneth Branagh, JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT is the latest “smart, intense, exciting and very entertaining” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) adventure from the director of Thor.

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital HD and nearly an hour of bonus material including featurettes that explore the Jack Ryan character from The Hunt for Red October through his latest hit, a look at the film’s imposing adversary played by Sir Kenneth Branagh, deleted and extended scenes, commentary and more.  The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.

JACK RYAN: SHADOW: RECRUIT Blu-ray Combo Pack – $39.99

The JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:


·         Feature film in high definition

o   Commentary by Kenneth Branagh & Lorenzo di Bonaventura

·         Jack Ryan: The Smartest Guy in the Room

·         Sir Kenneth Branagh: The Tsar of Shadow Recruit

·         Jack Ryan: A Thinking Man of Action

·         Old Enemies Return

·         Deleted & Extended Scenes

o   Optional commentary by Kenneth Branagh & Lorenzo di Bonaventura


·         Feature film in standard definition

Digital HD (UltraVioletâ„¢ or iTunes)

The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies.  With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.


  1. Taken

  2. Lethal weapon

  3. The Hunt for Red October. It includes spies, action and submarines 🙂

  4. Skyfall

  5. Three Days of the Condor. It’s all about the oil.

  6. My favorite Action Thriller of all time is “The Great Escape” with Steve MCQueen. The movie has a great cast and a great musical score.

  7. Sign me up! Finest collection ever offered by anyone.

  8. Skyfall

  9. No question: “The Hunt for Red October”

  10. Harrison Ford in Tom Clancy ‘s “Clear and Present Danger”

  11. Where Eagles Dare.

    • A great one!

  12. I agree with Shawn. Where Eagles Dare.

  13. Aliens. “Game over, man! Game over!”

  14. Taken 2

  15. Ronin (starring Robert DeNiro)

  16. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL – Nothing beats the exhilaration of watching Tom Cruise dangle from Dubai’s Burj Al-Khalifa Tower. It took my breath away on IMAX!

  17. The Professional – such a great movie!

  18. Saving Private Ryan

  19. The Wind and The Lion

  20. What the heck are you talking about?