Dean Spanley

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Does cross-species reincarnation exist? That’s the idea entertained by the period comedy drama Dean Spanley, which comes out on DVD on Monday 27th April.  Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill and Peter O’Toole star in this sweetly charming tale about an Edwardian cleric who believes he has had a past life as a dog.

In early-20th-century England, Edwardian gentleman Henslowe Fisk (Northam) runs across Anglican clergyman Dean Spanley (Neill) and becomes intrigued by his eccentric behaviour. On drinking a rare Hungarian wine, the dean appears to recall a past life as a dog. Could he be the reincarnation of the childhood pet owned by Henslowe’s curmudgeonly father (O’Toole)?

We have five copies of Dean Spanley on DVD to give away, courtesy of Icon Home Entertainment. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

Peter O’Toole recently starred in another movie with a doggy theme. Which film was it?

A)    The Shaggy Dog
B)    Bolt
C)    Lassie

Send your answer, clearly marked Dean Spanley DVD Competition in the subject line, to movietalk@ipcmedia.com. The closing date for entries is Thursday 7th May 2009.

Please note: we will collect your personal email data solely to process your competition entry. Prizes will be awarded to the first three correct entries drawn at random under independent supervision after the competition closes at midnight on 7 May. We will notify the winner by email within 21 days of this closing date. The prize consists of a copy of the DVD of Dean Spanley. Promoter: IPC Media. Prize Supplier: Icon Home Entertainment. For full terms and conditions, see here.