Four Lions On The Page

Tuesday, August 31 2010
Four Lions On The Page

We’ll start our round-up a little earlier than normal – like, say, last Tuesday , as we begin with the Metro’s weekly Staying In page, which led off with Metrodome’s Down Terrace, giving it a glowing, four star review alongside other reviews that included Oddsac, the Animal Collective longform music DVD (Plexi) that has picked […]

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The Perfect ‘Gift’

Thursday, August 26 2010
The Perfect ‘Gift’

We’ve covered this extensively on this week’s newsletter, but here’s a closer look at the sumptuous packaging for Revolver’s Banksy film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, complete with free 2D glasses… Expect Banksy stunts aplenty come the September 6 release.

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My Inspiration – Jon Sadler (Revolver)

Thursday, August 26 2010
My Inspiration – Jon Sadler (Revolver)

“There are three sides to every story: Your side, my side, and the truth…” The Kid Stays In The Picture I was a kid in the seventies, a teen in the eighties and a twenty-something in the nineties, so by the time I joined the entertainment business in the very late eighties I had nearly […]

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My Inspiration – Tom Stewart (High Fliers)

Thursday, August 26 2010
My Inspiration – Tom Stewart (High Fliers)

“Da-Dum…Da-Dum…Da-Dum-Da-Dum-Da-Dum” Jaws A proper Scottish winter of 1976, I remember walking over the football fields with my mates probably discussing who was cooler in The Towering Inferno, Steve or Paul… (McQueen of course). I was totally unaware at that point that I was about to understand why movies were going to be so important to […]

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Looking Hot…

Thursday, August 26 2010
Looking Hot…

We covered this on last week’s Raygun newsletter, but it really is worth closer inspection. It’s the latest from Arrow Video, the Arrow Films imprint that deals in classic old video fare, films predominantly from what we’d called the golden age of video – the 1970s and 80s – often wrongly dubbed nasties, but horror […]

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Get Your Orders In

Wednesday, August 25 2010
Get Your Orders In

The phrase “biggest Q4 ever” will be overly familiar to anyone who has ever attended a summer presentation looking forward to product for the past three months of that year. It’s a phrase tossed around by distributors and suppliers almost willy nilly to describe their wares for the months ahead, but often one takes what […]

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Mobile Solutions

Tuesday, August 24 2010
Mobile Solutions

More from Manga’s Live Action imprint, Tokyo Gore School has more than a dash of Battle Royale thrown into the mix, but it’s given a hugely contemporary feel thanks to the fact that the conduit for the assorted punch-ups and incidents between teenage schoolkids across the Japanese capital is a mobile phone game in which […]

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A Greek Tragedy

Tuesday, August 24 2010
A Greek Tragedy

Like the previous post, Inbetweeners, this is a title that has already been covered on our weekly email newsletter, but it is so good we thought it worth putting up here… The wonderfully titled My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done is due from Scanbox on September 27 (or the Friday a couple of […]

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Inbetween Days

Tuesday, August 24 2010
Inbetween Days

The third series of Inbetweeners is nearly upon us, with 4DVD’s release following on from the transmission and we at The Raygun, like the scores of fans who’ve bought Inbetweeners DVDs already (1 million sales across two series and one box set), can’t wait. So until it arrives, here’s a specially commissioned short, funded by […]

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‘Dear John’ Letters From Reviewers

Monday, August 23 2010
‘Dear John’ Letters From Reviewers

More of a spread of reviews this weekend compared to normal, with some newspapers going against the grain and making rather esoteric choices of what DVDs to review. But one was covered pretty much everywhere – Momentum’s Dear John, which, along with Whip It, which was by our reckoning, the second best reviewed DVD over […]

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My Inspiration – Phil Davis (Elevation Sales)

Thursday, August 19 2010
My Inspiration – Phil Davis (Elevation Sales)

Barry: “You don’t have it? That is perverse. Don’t tell anybody you don’t own f*****g Blonde on Blonde. It’s gonna be okay.” [sighs deeply and hugs customer] High Fidelity Okay I’ll admit straight off the bat that High Fidelity is not my all-time favourite film (so please save the emails…) but I think it does […]

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My Inspiration – Toby Weidmann (Metrodome)

Thursday, August 19 2010
My Inspiration – Toby Weidmann (Metrodome)

“Let The Wookie Win” Star Wars Okay, so it has to be Star Wars doesn’t it? Wow, what a surprise! I saw Episode IV: A New Hope, as it’s now called, back then it was just plain old Star Wars, when I was five years old and it left a deep and lasting impression on […]

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Family Friendly Fare

Wednesday, August 18 2010
Family Friendly Fare

The BFI’s DVD arm already includes an impressive selection of children’s-related fare, but this summer and autumn sees the label making further inroads into the sector as part of a concerted effort to release more family fare. With Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and Tintin on the slate for the next few months, it can boast […]

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Hammering Home The Message

Tuesday, August 17 2010
Hammering Home The Message

It’s one of the most famous names in horror, one that is now being revitalized after lying dormant for some years; the release of Beyond The Rave, via 4DVD, sees the Hammer studio rising from its slumber. It’s the first of a series of programmes and films that is aiming to restore the studio to […]

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Pathé’s Pict A Winner

Monday, August 16 2010
Pathé’s Pict A Winner

When we at the Raygun watched Pathe’s Centurion, we were somewhat shocked at the gory vision of ancient Britain it proferred, what with the beheadings, choppings, hackings and whatnot, but the film’s over the top content helped it achieve some of the weekend’s best coverage, alongside Fremantle’s Elvis, the made for TV biopic from John […]

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