The Week In Video Part XLXV

This column has been missing for a few weeks, for all manner of assorted reasons, but while there’s been little in the way of reporting of our recent viewing, we’ve still been watching plenty too. Let’s start with the biggest...
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Monster Coverage

With a huge monster as its star, Godzilla was always going to stand tall above the rest of the week’s releases and it stood out like a behemoth among the reviews in national press according to our regular round up...
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Rising High

Another weekend and another wealth of titles hitting the market, although, as our regular round up of DVD coverage in the national press shows, there was not an actual runaway leader in terms of column inches. It was, in effect,...
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Indies Shine Through

It was, as some reviewers even noted this weekend, a quiet week for releases, which meant that, for a change in our regular round-up of reviews for home entertainment releases, there was no title that stood out in terms of...
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Some Frank Talking

No blockbuster single release this week to set the reviewers on fire, but a trio of independent titles – Frank, Only Lovers Left Alive and The Two Faces Of January – shared the spoils when it came to press coverage on their...
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Ruined In A Day

The combination of Zac Efron and Seth Rogen was enough to draw in plenty of reviews for their joint pairing in Bad Neighbours, although it was an impressive low-budget thriller that really punched above its weight in terms of coverage...
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The Week In Video Part XLXIV

Our latest look at current and forthcoming releases, with an eye on their trade potential... You can say what you like about Seth Rogen and his merry band of stoners, but you can’t fault Universal’s campaign for its new release Bad...
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Shelling Out

It’s a seminal Japanese anime title, one that played a huge part in the early years of then fledgling UK label Manga. And now, almost 20 years after its original bow, Ghost In The Shell is returning. A new remastered...
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Frighten Up

Film4 FrightFest is not only the country’s first and foremost horror and genre film festival, pulling together fans from around the UK, but it’s a great industry event too. Marketeers, acquisitions executives, journalists, retailers, producers, label bosses, PR types and,...
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Steel Yourself

The humble Steelbook is strangely reminiscent of the found footage film; hugely popular, initially with the cognoscenti, then crossing over to a wider mainstream audience. They've become a de facto default setting for genre fare, but the original fans (horror...
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Web Rules Over Print

In a summer with a seemingly never-ending flow of comic book films at both cinemas and in homes, it’s no surprise to see Spidey on top when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray reviews, as our regular round-up of coverage...
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The Week In Video Part XLXIII

Our latest round up of some of our recent home viewing, with a keen eye on its trade potential… Nic Cage needs no introduction to anyone in the video industry, he’s been a godsend to the sector for some years now,...
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Uwais There

With a spectacular first week of sales under its belt, The Raid 2 has proved to be a worthy successor to Gareth Evans’ first action opus. The brace of The Raid films has had all kinds of positive spin-offs, not...
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The Week In Video Part XLXII

Some more home viewing from the past week or so, with a keen eye on a title's trade prospects. Although rather than at our normal abode, we'll start off in a cinema… We’ll start away from home, instead heading to...
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eOne’s Smash And Grab Raid

It was a big week for eOne, with a trip of titles in the shape of Divergent, The Raid 2 and Calvary all out on the same day and its dominance of chart placings was reflected in the weight of...
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The Week In Video Part XLXI

We’ve been away for a few weeks, so here’s a bumper selection of our recent viewing with a distinct eye on its home entertainment potential… We’ve been a bit slack in viewing Signature titles on here, stranger still seeing as they...
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A Star Is Born

It’s not often violent, brutal homegrown dramas get the nod over star-ridden, gentler Brit fare, but that was the case this week as our weekly round up of coverage for DVD releases shows. For Starred Up edged ahead of The...
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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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