On May 25, 1977, a movie was quietly released that changed The Monkeys life forever. I was fortunate enough to have lived near a town that was one of only 40 theaters playing it. It was called Star Wars, and it opened me up to the world of film. I say that because before I saw it, I just enjoyed movies, afterward I truly liked them. It led me to watching everything I could see. It was because of Star Wars that I had some treasured childhood moments watching old Flash Gordon serials with my mom. It also kindled in me a growing fascination with film. This fascination turned to outright passion one Saturday night when night I watched a different kind of movie. That movie was Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, and in that moment, I knew that the rest of my life would revolve around movies. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of this pivotal moment, The Monkey is hosting his second giveaway. The Winner will receive the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray (now called episode 4-6, but I tend to pretend the others don’t exist, and that the Ewoks are actually Wookies. Trust me, It’s cooler that way.) Oh, what the hell I’ll also throw in a Blu-Ray of Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast. The Rules are simple: You must follow this blog. Every cogent comment you make on an article here from now until midnight (Eastern Time) May 24 counts as one entry. On the 25th one blog follower will be drawn at random from all eligible entries and awarded the whole kit and caboodle (unless these Blu-Rays are not available in the country in which you live, in which case you will receive an Amazon Gift Card of equal value). It is that simple. Enjoy, and may the force be with you.