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HISTORY Triple Play DVD Giveaway


If there are two things that the editors Gear Patrol never tire of, they are (1) watching the outstanding edutainment programming offered by HISTORY and (2) giving stuff away. That said, we’re combining those two great passions into one stupendous giveaway. One lucky reader is going to walk away from this posting with an eyeful of TV on DVD, a prize worth nearly $70 (though it’s hard to put a price tag on the kind of knowledge that will grant you dominance in Trivial Pursuit).

Hit the jump to see what you can win and how you can win it.

How Bruce Lee Changed the World

bruceleeWith his laser-quick hands and feet, steely body, and vast knowledge of Chinese martial arts, Bruce Lee was a one-of-a-kind powerhouse, taking on – and taking out – the bad guys with gusto. His astonishing skills brought him fame and movie roles, but who knew the real man behind the flying arms and legs?

Now, HISTORY tells you the whole story, from his birth in San Francisco to his mysterious death – some say the result of a curse – at age 32, just three weeks before the opening of his only U.S. film, Enter the Dragon. Along the way, Lee introduced ancient martial arts to the modern world, securing a permanent place in our popular culture.

With seldom-seen interviews and rare home movies, hear from those he influenced – from Jackie Chan to John Woo, Brett Ratner, LL Cool J, and Stan Lee – as we explore HOW BRUCE LEE CHANGED THE WORLD.

Cost: $18

The Art of War

artofwarAll warfare is based on deception. Therefore, when capable of attacking, feign incapacity; when active in moving troops, feign inactivity. When near the enemy, make it seem that you are far away; when far away, make it seem that you are near. – Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu was the Nostradamus of warfare and his book Art of War, written 2,400 years ago, is still the ultimate how-to guide for winning at war. This feature-length special from HISTORY weaves together the epic story of Sun Tzu himself, and relives a war in which his tactics posthumously saved a city from defeat – a victory at war that paved the way toward the unification of China. ART OF WAR is an emotional, epic and ultimately visual understanding of Sun Tzu’s lessons, telling the story of other great battles in history, from Rome to the Civil War, WWII, and present day, that help to illustrate that on the battlefields of war, people who understand strategy are the most dangerous weapons of all.

Cost: $15

How The Earth Was Made – Complete Season One

howearthmadeSpectacular on-location footage, evidence from geologists in the field, and clear, dramatic graphics combine in this stunning 13-part series from HISTORY to show how immensely powerful, and at times violent, forces of geology have formed our planet.

From the Great Lakes to Iceland, the San Andreas Fault to Krakatoa, HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE travels the globe to reveal the physical processes that have shaped some of the most well-known locations and geological phenomena in the world. With rocks as their clues and volcanoes, ice sheets, and colliding continents as their suspects, scientists launch a forensic investigation that will help viewers visualize how the earth has evolved and formed over millions of years.

Cost: $35

How To Enter

Our friends at HISTORY seem to be just as invested in your advancement as we are, thus they want to give one of you these 3 DVD features. You heard that right, TV on DVD – gratis. All you need do to have a shot at winning is to (A) be sure to follow us on Twitter, then (B) simply tweet the following: Want to win the latest #gpgiveaway sponsored by HISTORY? Get details here: http://bit.ly/2wWtQM (copy & paste, if you’d like).

Not on Twitter? No fret; we’ve got your back. Just leave a comment below confessing your favorite Bruce Lee film. Here’s a cheat sheet, should you need help.

You’ve got through this coming weekend to enter, then we’ll draw our winners at random from the eligible entries. We’ll let the winners be known on Monday, September 28. Best of luck!