Competition: Win ‘The Imposter’ on DVD *closed*

Recently shortlisted for an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards, British director Bart Layton’s critically-acclaimed and award-winning documentary thriller The Imposter (2012) is to be released on DVD, Blu-ray and VoD on 7 January, and looks set to leave a whole new audience wondering if the truth really is stranger than fiction. To celebrate this top doc release, we have THREE DVD copies of the film to give away, courtesy of the stellar team(s) at Picturehouse Entertainment and Revolver. 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.

In 1994, 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay disappeared from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he was found alive, thousands of miles away in Spain. Disorientated and quivering with fear, he divulges his shocking story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home, but all is not what it seems. Despite having the same tattoos, he looks decidedly different and now speaks with a strange French accent. It’s only when a private investigator starts asking questions that this astonishing true story takes an even stranger turn.

Layton’s bold and utterly unmissable true crime story is one of the most talked about films of the year. Intriguing and gripping in equal measures, Layton combines both documentary and stylised visualisations to unveil the jaw-dropping true story of Barclay’s disappearance. As the truth begins to dawn on you, another emerges leaving you even further on edge as deception comes home.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE DVD copies of The Imposter, just answer the following simple question:

How many films have been selected so far for this year’s Best Documentary Oscar shortlist (prior to the 10 January cut)?

a) 5

b) 10
c) 15
To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Imposter’), 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.

The Imposter is released on DVD and Blu-ray from 7 January, courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment and Revolver.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 10 January, 2013.

• 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.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.