Just Doo It

The Internet is awash with aspiring creative types, feverishly designing their own takes on classic film posters, wannabe designers beavering away at adaptations of current and forthcoming releases, design students putting their own spin on how to present films to...
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The BVA/ERA Video Insights Day In Numbers… And Words

The BVA Research Day, a long-standing event on the industry's calendar, now presented in association with ERA and going under the name of the Video Insights Day, is also key in terms of providing an idea of where our business is at...
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The Week In Video Part LXIII

Here's some of our recent viewing of new and forthcoming home entertainment releases and more… Currently performing strongly as a physical release, after a similarly strong showing as a theatrical and premium vod release is Predestination – and rightly so too. It’s...
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Mr Cunningham Will See You Now…

If last year’s performance is what Universal can do in a relatively quiet year – 2014 saw impressive numbers at the box office and particularly on home entertainment, without a real tentpole film to hold its schedule up – then imagine what...
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The Week in Video Part LXII

Here’s our latest round-up of recent viewing, with a keen eye on a film’s trade potential… We were singing the praises of British gangster flick Assassin, a homegrown outing that boasted, thanks to the likes of Danny Dyer, a hugely commercial...
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Press Still Hungry For More

Another week, another big release and, as expected, the latest instalment in The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1, earned more inches in home entertainment review columns than any other title this weekend according to our weekly round-up of press coverage...
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The Week In Video Part LXI

Here's a look at some of our recent home viewing on the DVD and Blu-ray front, with a keen eye on their trade potential… We’ve focused on a few labels over the past week or two, with a raft of releases...
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Babadook Hits The Streets

Who’s this, strolling down Oxford Street? Performing some weird kind of meet and greet… Out and about, going for a shop… First in hmv then on to FOPP On a Monday, then he was gone Performing launch duties for Icon Out for PR, playing his part Helping...
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Let Fury Have The Hour

It was the Observer’s home entertainment reviewer Guy Lodge who noted that the releases which arrived the day after the Oscar ceremony were perhaps one day intended for an all-singing all-dancing release in the wake of a triumph the night...
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Be My Baba

Remember the early days of DVD? When receiving a disc was exciting not just because of the promise of superior sound and picture quality? There was the promise of extra material, lots of accompanying documentaries and interviews, commentaries, trailers, titbits...
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The Beautiful Game

HBO head of home entertainment Sofia Chang is in London for little more than 36 hours, arriving one evening, spending a busy day carrying out interviews to promote the latest Game Of Thrones physical release and then flying out again...
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Looking back, looking forwards…

So, at the end of the year, and beginning of 2015, we asked assorted Raygun readers, industry people, senior executives and other key figures and observers, about the best and worst of 2014 from their perspectives, what they’d seen of...
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The Week In Video Part LX

The latest in our regular instalments rounding up our recent home viewing, paying a particularly keen eye on a title's home entertainment potential… Currently sitting pretty in the top five overall Official Charts Company sales charts, Boyhood has had critics -...
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The Top 10 Of Everything 2014

It's taken some time to get there, but, with 2014 now well and truly over, the dust settled and the counting finished, the year-end top 10s and assorted charts are done. Most critics, writers, bloggers and others worth their salt had already...
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The Week In Video Part LIX

Our regular round-up of what we've been watching over the past seven days, taking in everything from American football to, ahem, necrophilia… As ever, we're keeping a keen eye on a title's home entertainment potential… Another week, another Signature title, this...
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The Week In Video Part XLXVIII

Our latest update of our recent home entertainment viewing, with a keen eye on its trade potential… Just coming out as we pen this is Night Moves, the latest from American indie director Kelly Reichardt, whose quiet, understated films have quietly...
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The Top 10 Sleeves And Posters Of 2014

Last year, while pulling together a whole host of year-end top 10s for The Raygun, rather than just tell you what sleeves and artwork we liked from 2013, we decided to ask someone with a touch more expertise than ourselves. So,...
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Shear Brilliance

After a relatively quiet end to 2014, the Industry Trust has kicked off the New Year with a brand new burst of activity, unveiling the latest thrust of its Moments Worth Paying For campaign with a new spot. This time,...
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The Week In Video Part XLXVII

In spite of - or maybe because of - the onslaught of seasonal TV, Christmas Day soaps and specials and all, we still managed to catch up with a few current and forthcoming DVD releases over the festive period. Heck,...
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Guest Stays Over For Christmas

With 2014 top 10s, year-end Best Of lists, strange printing deadlines, supplements missing and other seasonal occurrences, it’s been a strange couple of weeks of coverage for DVD and Bu-ray releases, as our regular round-up of home entertainment reviews shows....
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