All Wrapped Up

Tuesday, June 15 2010
All Wrapped Up

This sleeve has been available before  as a DVD exclusive with HMV, but we liked the artwork so much – for Anchor Bay’s forthcoming Blu-ray bow for Bubba Ho-Tep – that we thought we’d put it up here. The film us due on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world on July 12, […]

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Streaming In

Friday, June 11 2010
Streaming In

The Full Stream Ahead initiative (as featured on this week’s newsletter) appears to be creating plenty of interest in Blinkbox’s streaming and downloading offering, driving consumers to its site with the offer of free credit worth £20. It’s being done in conjunction with Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures Television, Universal and Warner, as well as assorted […]

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Window’s On The Tube

Thursday, June 10 2010
Window’s On The Tube

We’ve covered this extensively on this week’s Raygun newsletter, but dovetailing with that we thought we’d give you a look at Third Window’s London Underground campaign for its June 21 release Kakera. And here it, as Oxford Circus (along with some passengers, to give you a sense of scale); one of a clutch of West […]

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Marvel-lous Marketing

Thursday, June 10 2010
Marvel-lous Marketing

As soon as we saw this, while idly flicking through the pages of Shortlist magazine over a tea break at The Raygun HQ, it caught our eye. And you know  creative is a bit special when, as happened later, someone else picked up our copy of the publication and, as they glanced through it, exclaimed: […]

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A Video Connoisseur Writes…

Thursday, June 10 2010
A Video Connoisseur Writes…

Ian Gilchrist was instrumental in launching the BFI’s Connoisseur label, in the early days of the world cinema boom, and also ran Electric Pictures’ video arm and worked at the old RTM distribution operation. After a 10 year plus stint in his native Canada and the US, Gilchrist has returned to these shores. What, we […]

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Cos It’s Worth It

Wednesday, June 9 2010
Cos It’s Worth It

The London MCM Expo is now a firmly established event on the calendar, and, increasingly, alongside the assorted cosplay fanatics (predominantly teenagers, dressed up as characters from Japanese anime and assorted comic books and films) you’re finding film and home entertainment companies plying their wares at the stands. This year there were big studios showing […]

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Long Live The Queen

Tuesday, June 8 2010
Long Live The Queen

The day The Raygun speaks to ITV Studios global arm’s director of  operations Fiona Maxwell sees her relaxed and happy – and she has every right to be. The previous night had been the culmination of more than seven years’ worth of hard work – the fully restored version of The African Queen that she […]

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Perfect ‘Skin’

Monday, June 7 2010
Perfect ‘Skin’

June 7 s a busy day for Optimum Releasing, but, nestling next to two of its biggest releases of the year – Miyazaki’s Ponyo and French thriller A Prophet making for a strong double whammy. But nestling in its schedule are a clutch of goodies that are worthy of closer attention, some classic slices of […]

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Look’s Who’s Bagged A Deal

Monday, June 7 2010
Look’s Who’s Bagged A Deal

Following hot on the heels from our recently posted Doctor Who freebies, here’s another piece of Timelord-themed bag business, although you’ll have to pay for whatever goodies come in this bag yourself… It’s a limited edition, Doctor Who bag created for HMV to coincide with the June 7 release of the first volume of the […]

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Matt’s The Way To Do It

Saturday, June 5 2010
Matt’s The Way To Do It

The new incarnation of Doctor Who is, for those who haven’t been keeping up to date with his exploits via the telly, BBC iPlayer or, better still, through 2 entertain’s ongoing DVD and Blu-ray releases, is really proving himself now. After what we at The Raygun considered to be a shaky start, he’s now eased […]

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Everybody’s Heard About The Bird…

Thursday, June 3 2010
Everybody’s Heard About The Bird…

Now we know that posting video clips filmed in cinemas is not really the done thing in industry circles (or anywhere else for that matter), but this is amazing. It’s the UK premiere of Birdemic: Shock And Terror, held last weekend at London’s Curzon Cinema. For those that don’t know (and we’ve had its trailer […]

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Darko Days Ahead

Wednesday, June 2 2010
Darko Days Ahead

Donnie Darko was a genuine product of the DVD era. After a solid theatrical performance and a much talked about campaign that focused as much as anything on building the word of mouth, it had an exemplary home entertainment release courtesy of Metrodome. It went on to become a bestselling DVD thanks, at first, to […]

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Momentum’s Dead Cert(s)

Tuesday, June 1 2010
Momentum’s Dead Cert(s)

It’s often that you hear companies proclaiming their best quarter ever, their best year ever, their best line-up ever, during presentations. This is, however, normally confined to the last three months of the year. Such is the confidence in Momentum’s slate for the summer months of July through to August, that it is proudly announcing […]

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