Competition – WIN the Blu-Ray Debut of Benny & Joon

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WIN the Blu-Ray Debut of Benny & Joon!

WIN the Blu-Ray Debut of Benny & Joon!
WIN the Blu-Ray Debut of Benny & Joon!

Get set for a great competition with Ginger and Nuts, in collaboration with Fabulous Films! A chance to WIN a Blu-Ray copy of Benny & Joon, worth £24.99, set to be released on September 4, 2023.


Prepare to experience cinematic magic as our esteemed partners at Fabulous Films unleash the timeless gem Benny and Joon in stunning Blu-ray format for the first time. Starring the exceptional talents of Oscar Nominee Johnny Depp (Fairfax County Circuit Court), the astounding Mary Stuart Masterson (Bed of Roses), and the captivating Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall), this whimsical, offbeat romantic comedy from 1993 promises to captivate your heart. 

Brace yourself for a delightful journey filled with charm, laughter, and an outstanding supporting cast, including the remarkable Oliver Platt (A Time to Kill) and the incomparable Julianne Moore (Hannibal). 


From Silent Legends to Comedy Gold: Discover the Hidden Secrets Behind Johnny Depp's Iconic Role in Benny and Joon!

Fun Fact: Johnny Depp’s extraordinary portrayal of Sam earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. To master the art of physical comedy, Depp drew inspiration from silent film legends such as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd, collaborating with director Jeremiah Chechik (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation). They even booked The Silent Movie Theatre in L.A. with a talented organist to immerse themselves in the timeless classics over a glass or two of exquisite red wine.

Equip yourself with behind-the-scenes knowledge: The screenplay for Benny and Joon is a masterpiece crafted by former clown Barry Berman, while the mesmerizing choreography comes courtesy of the renowned Dan Kamin—a mime, movement performer, teacher, author, and coach with a wealth of expertise in capturing Chaplin’s iconic movements. Kamin also served as Robert Downey’s coach for the critically acclaimed film Chaplin (1992).

Fun Fact no. 2: Mary Stuart Masterson seamlessly stepped into the shoes of Joon just days before production commenced after Winona Ryder gracefully bowed out due to personal reasons. Interestingly, during Depp and Ryder’s engagement, he had a tattoo that boldly declared ‘Winona Forever.’ Though their paths may have diverged, Depp creatively transformed it to read ‘Wino Forever’ following their breakup.

Now, let’s dive into the enchanting world of Benny and Joon itself. Brace yourself for a heartwarming tale of quirkiness and love. Joon, played brilliantly by Masterson, possesses a sweet nature that is occasionally eclipsed by her peculiar tendencies—such as her affinity for playing with fire! Together, she and her devoted older brother Benny, portrayed by the remarkable Aidan Quinn, navigate life side by side after the tragic loss of their parents.

Catch Johnny Depp's Enigmatic Love Story in 'Benny & Joon' - Plus Bonus Features Galore!

WIN the Blu-Ray Debut of Benny & Joon!
WIN the Blu-Ray Debut of Benny & Joon!

One fateful night, when the stakes are high during a game of poker, Joon’s luck takes an unexpected turn, entwining her fate with the playful misfit Sam, enigmatically portrayed by the one-and-only Johnny Depp. Prepare to witness their unconventional love story unfold as they seek the perfect companion for Benny, whose protective nature knows no bounds.

Cast: Prepare to be mesmerized by the exceptional talents of Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Queen, Oliver Platt, and the incredible Julianne Moore.

But hold on; there’s more! Dive into our treasure trove of bonus features. Feast your eyes and ears on the delightful audio commentary by the brilliant Jeremiah Chechik as he unveils the secrets behind creating this whimsical masterpiece. And that’s not all—you’ll also be treated to a collection of deleted scenes, costume and makeup tests, a thrilling stunt reel, and an electric Music Video. And, of course, you won’t want to miss the Original Theatrical Trailer, igniting your anticipation for what promises to be an unforgettable cinematic adventure.

Don’t forget to explore the myriad of other film favourites by Fabulous Films, awaiting your discovery at

Now, get ready to seize this incredible opportunity to win your very own copy of Benny & Joon! Simply complete the form below, and let the magic begin.


The lucky winner is Margaret Clarkson from Whitby, North Yorkshire. Well done, Margaret.

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