Some Q4 Goodness

Tuesday, June 29 2010
Some Q4 Goodness

This is a rather nice little package we received after popping over to Paramount’s Q4 presentation in the rather luxurious surroundings of the top floor of the Audi garage over in Chiswick ( location chosen partly thanks to the studio’s tie in with Audi for its Iron Man 2 activity). As well as a view […]

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Tat’s The Way To Do It

Tuesday, June 29 2010
Tat’s The Way To Do It

Now this is nice… It’s the joint point of sale that will be appearing in stores in July to promote a brace of Momentum releases. The Crazies – a zombie-esque, infected nutters running loose remake of the George A Romero 70s paranoid horror film that we’ve already praised to the hilt as being superior shock […]

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‘Crowd’ Sticks Up For Mob

Monday, June 28 2010
‘Crowd’ Sticks Up For Mob

The IT Crowd started its latest series on Friday night (and very good it was too, one of the best Britcoms out there), but it was interesting to see comments from creator Graham Linehan here. Not that he’s pro-piracy, he says, but he is a firm believer that the current system needs to be shelved […]

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More Weekend Reading

Monday, June 28 2010
More Weekend Reading

Here’s a round-up of what was being reviewed where in terms of DVD and Blu-ray-related product over the weekend in some of the newspapers we picked up… Most reviewed title of the weekend is almost certainly Paramount’s The Lovely Bones. It seems as if the DVD PR campaign worked where maybe theatrical didn’t, turning it […]

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Buckle Up

Friday, June 25 2010
Buckle Up

Here’s another little goodie that we were given a few weeks back and have been meaning to stick up for a while… Manga has traditionally been very smart in terms of its promotional and merchandising items – dating right back to its inception (we still regret losing or rather leaving an old Akira varsity jacket […]

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo In Numbers

Friday, June 25 2010
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo In Numbers

As Momentum readies itself for the release of the book turned film phenomenon of the decade, we assess the stats behind its success 7.2 million The number of copies of Stieg Larsson’s trilogy in print in the US 40 million The estimated number of worldwide sales achieved by Stieg Larsson’s trilogy. All have been achieved […]

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Masking Up

Thursday, June 24 2010
Masking Up

This is brilliant… It turned up from Momentum to mark the impending release of the excellent George A Romero remake The Crazies, due on July 19 (it really is one of our favourite recent horror outings) and, naturally, ties in with the theme of the film, where government officials avoid infection by wearing gas masks. […]

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Zombie Update

Tuesday, June 22 2010
Zombie Update

We covered this extensively last week (see here) so thought it only right to follow up with a report on the event itself… So here’s a brief glimpse of last week’s  Miss Zombie Queen 2010 event hosted by Revolver to mark the DVD bow of the wonderfully titled Zombie Women Of Satan. The eventual winner, […]

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Weekend Reading

Monday, June 21 2010
Weekend Reading

We spend most of our Fridays and a good part of the weekend trawling through a bunch of newspapers, partly for our own edification and enjoymet, but also because we get a chance to see who’s pulling in the most PR, who’s making waves in the review sections, which titles are getting coverage and we […]

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Singing For England…

Friday, June 18 2010
Singing For England…

Seeing as we’re on a football theme (see previous post, on football-related top 10s), we’ve also had some HMV pictures up here, and also given the big match tonight between England and Algeria, we thought we’d stick up this picture of the crowd at the hmvapollo last Saturday night for England’s opening group game against […]

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Football-Related Top 10s

Friday, June 18 2010
Football-Related Top 10s

Here’s some fascinating material from The Official Charts Company, themed, as most things appear to be this month, around football. Timed to coincide with the World Cup, the OCC offered up a look at relevant all-time top selling charts taking in the bestselling football films, the all-time most successful special interest football highlights DVDs and […]

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Old Dogs, New Tricks

Thursday, June 17 2010
Old Dogs, New Tricks

We’ve featured it extensively on this week’s newsletter, but while we’re here we thought we’d just stick up this latest cinema advert for the Industry Trust’s You Make The Movies campaign, due to go live this weekend…

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The Way They Were…

Thursday, June 17 2010
The Way They Were…

This is part of a wonderful selection of old pictures dug out by our pals at HMV for its Get Closer Twitter feed, part of an album of old pictures from the retailer dating as far back as the 1920s. And we love them all, even the 1980s one, when the sharp glare of consumerism […]

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So Nice ‘Youth’

Wednesday, June 16 2010
So Nice ‘Youth’

Most marketing departments and design agencies are only too well aware of the scenario. You’ve completed two, three or four or more different versions of a sleeve for a DVD release, and you canvass opinion in the easiest way possible – you hold them up and ask people what they prefer. It’s familiar scene played […]

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Undead… Live

Tuesday, June 15 2010
Undead… Live

Revolver has won awards for its smart marketing, its haul of industry gongs including one recognising its work at promoting zombie films. And the independent has also excelled at spotting and promoting independent homegrown horror fare. The two are meeting with the release of Zombie Women Of Satan on DVD next week and the company […]

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