Competition: Win ‘Hit So Hard’ on DVD *closed*

Directed by documentary filmmaker P. David Ebersole, Hit So Hard (2011) is a harrowing tale of overnight success, the cost of addiction, and ultimately, recovery and redemption. Featuring live and recorded music from Hole, Hit So Hard is an all-access backstage pass to the music that shaped a generation. To celebrate the release of Ebersole’s grunge rockumentary on DVD, we’ve kindly been provided with THREE copies of the film to give away to our music-loving readers, courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

When Nirvana burst onto the scene in 1991, the music they played spoke directly to an angry and disenfranchised generation. Grunge took over MTV and radio overnight, but just three years later, the drug-related deaths of several musicians and the suicide of Kurt Cobain closed the books on an all too brief era. Patty Schemel, the acclaimed drummer for Courtney Love’s seminal rock band Hole, was in the middle of all of it. The openly gay woman who always felt different never dreamt she would be in a multi-platinum band, touring with legends or that, thanks to drug addiction, she could lose it all. Given a video camera just before Hole’s infamous Live Through This world tour, Patty filmed everything; the shows, the parties and startlingly intimate footage of Kurt and Courtney.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE DVD copies of P. David Ebersole’s Hit So Hard, just answer the following simple question:

Hole frontwoman Courtney Love was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance in which film?

a) Man on the Moon
b) The People vs. Larry Flynt
c) Trapped

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Hole’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Hit So Hard is available to own on DVD from Monday 26 November, 2012, courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures. Order from Amazon here:

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 29 November, 2012.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
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• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.