The Week In Video Part XLX

Back after a few weeks away from the fray, here’s our look at some of our recent viewing at home… It never ceases to amaze just how many new labels keep cropping up. “The industry’s dead on its feet,” says The...
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Few Reservations About Hotel

He may be – as at least three reviews noted this weekend, “quirky”, he may be, as others stated, an acquired taste, but, as our weekly round-up of coverage for home entertainment titles shows, the critics still love talking about...
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Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough

The release schedule is not exactly packed in the summer months - less so during the World Cup too (as one reviewer noted, it was "markedly lean") - so it's easy for one big title to dominate both in stores...
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Watching The Detective

It's dominated entertainment pages, spilled over in to the news sections and been a favourite of cultural commentators for the past six months or so and, on its home entertainment bow; True Detective once again ruled the waves. For the...
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Life After Netflix

The release of Orange Is The New Black marks the latest addition in what is becoming something of a trend in the video industry. The subscription video on demand services may have been dominating the headlines when it comes to discussing...
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Dog Day Afternoon

Dougie Brimson, football hooligan turned novelist, strolls onto the stage at the front of the screen at the viewing theatre in Universal’s swish West End offices. Bestselling author Brimson is introducing what effectively is his second foray into the world...
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Some Folk Pleases People

Another week, another critically lauded, award-winning film arrives (albeit one that, many believe, didn’t pick up as many awards as it should have), with the release of Studiocanal’s Inside Llewyn Davis. And the film was easily earned more column inches...
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Wolf Strikes Again

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street was head and shoulders above the other releases, not only in its box office haul but also the coverage it got on its home entertainment release, according to our regular round-up of the...
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Slave Earns More Raves

With a slew of awards already in its pocket, 12 Years A Slave was always going to make an impact at retail and so it did in terms of the press coverage it garnered ahead of its home entertainment bow,...
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The Week In Video Part XLIX

This column - our regular round up of our recent viewing with an eye on its commercial potential - hasn't talked much about subscription vod offerings recently, but that's not to say we haven't been keeping an eye on the...
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Slave Goes Back To Its Roots

It swept all aside come awards season and has amassed more than £20 million at UK cinemas. It’s no mean feat, so how is eOne going to heat 12 Years A Slave up again for its home entertainment bow? Given its...
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Network’s FAB Project

With its own design, authoring and editing facilities, Network Distributing is as close as you can get to a fully integrated business in the video industry. The company oversees the raft of product it releases from acquisition through to home...
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Way In, Anchor

For someone raised on B-movies, with a love of rockabilly and the writing of the likes of Joe Bob Briggs and Danny Peary, it’s somewhat surprising that it took until as recently as last week (April 16, to be precise)...
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The Week In Video Part XLVIII

It’s been a while since we’ve reported on their product, but we’ve been working our way through a raft of products from the Signature label, leading lights in the DTV sector in recent weeks. Moving loosely through release date by...
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The Secret’s Out

Ben Stiller may not have warmed every critic’s heart with his portrayal of the eponymous hero of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but that didn’t stop the film getting across the board coverage on its home entertainment bow. For...
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Million Dollar Coverage

Alexander Payne has long been a critics' favourite, but the reception that greeted his latest, Nebraska, on its home entertainment bow, may have surprised even his most ardent fans. For, as our weekly round up of DVD release coverage in the...
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The Week In Video Part XLVII

The return of our musings and thoughts on current and forthcoming releases, paying particular attention to a title's commercial potential on the shelves and online. And after a brief absences, there's a bumper crop of titles to catch up on....
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Desolation Row

While The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug may not have pleased all critics, due in no small part to its unwieldy length, it was too big, too epic to be ignored on its DVD release, as our weekly round up...
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Press Warms To Frozen

Just as Frozen first screened last year, it was obvious that critics were smitten with the latest Disney Classic, that love affair has continued through to its home entertainment bow, as our weekly round up of press coverage for DVD...
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Entertainment’s Greatest Hits 2013

The Entertainment Retailers Association Yearbook has already been covered in great depth, both by The Raygun and many other publications, online and print, consumer and trade alike. And the genuine interest in its pages and pages of information and data has...
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