Oscar-winning factual filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) documents the shocking untold story of American ex-cyclist Lance Armstrong’s improbable rise and scandalous fall from grace in The Armstrong Lie (2013), available to own on DVD, Blu-ray and UltraViolet from this coming Monday (2 June). To celebrate the home entertainment release of Gibney’s compelling professional cycling exposé, we have THREE DVD copies of The Armstrong Lie to give away to our doc-mad readers, courtesy of UK distributors Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
In 2009, Gibney was given unprecedented access to both the Tour de France and Armstrong, one of the most prominent figures in sports, to document the athlete’s return to cycling following his 2005 retirement. However, after years of denying allegations of doping and condemning ex-cyclists who were guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs, Armstrong became the centre of a federal criminal investigation and an investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency. As a result, the “ultimate comeback story” came to a halt. In October 2012, Armstrong admitted to doping to the inner circle of filmmakers he had come to know over the years. Given this new information, the filmmakers decided that instead of chronicling the athlete’s comeback, The Armstrong Lie would be filled with new interviews from Armstrong himself, his former teammates, as well as cycling experts, emerging as an insider’s view and chronicle of Armstrong’s collapse.
To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie on DVD, just answer the following simple question:
Which American actor will play Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frears’ as yet untitled biopic of the cyclist?
a) Ben Affleck
b) Ben Foster
c) Ben Mendelsohn
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The Armstrong Lie is released on DVD, Blu-ray & UltraViolet from Monday 2 June via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 5 June 2014.
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