Spitting Image

Monday, May 10 2010
Spitting Image

There seems to be an undercurrent of nastiness sweeping the industry at the minute. Not in an unnecessary way, we hasten to add, but it just seems as if there’s a lot of looking back to those halcyon days of the video nasty. Maybe it’s just the fact that the economy is in the same […]

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Going Nowhere Fast…

Friday, May 7 2010
Going Nowhere Fast…

Or, a brief history of the British rock biopic, in chronological order, from the early days of rock n roll, a time before The Beatles (as related in Icon’s May 10 release of Nowhere Boy) through to that acid house mullarkey… NOWHERE BOY (UK box office – £1,305,902) The plot: A boy called John grows […]

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Night fever

Thursday, May 6 2010
Night fever

Kaleidoscope is one of the more forward thinking companies when it comes to its theatrical to DVD releases. It has explored the boundaries of the limited theatrical window, platforming its titles by releasing them on a relatively small number of prints, garnering the coverage and kudos and then arriving on DVD shortly afterwards. The latest […]

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Modern day War fare

Wednesday, May 5 2010
Modern day War fare

It’s been a mammoth 18 months in the making – and counting – but Fremantle’s hugely ambitious brand spanking new version of The World At War is at last nearing completion.  Due for an autumn release, as covered on last week’s Raygun newsletter, Fremantle has been working closely with digital experts Eyeframe to painstakingly restore […]

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Ponyo, not pony

Wednesday, May 5 2010
Ponyo, not pony

Sometimes, this is all it takes to get you excited… Here’s an exploded (or exploding, if you’d rather – we prefer the former) packshot for Optimum Releasing’s June 7 title Ponyo. It comes, of course, from the legendary anime powerhouse Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki, Japan’s greatest animator.  It looks gorgeous in this DVD and […]

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All Roads Lead To Home

Tuesday, May 4 2010
All Roads Lead To Home

To mark the release of Icon Home Entertainment’s The Road, we take a trawl through the sometimes murky world of the post-apocalyptic film, from the sublime, such as The Road itself, to the ridiculous. Here’s our top 10… The Road Scenario: It’s sometime in the future, and by jove, things are looking bleak for the […]

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