Professor Layton In Numbers

Wednesday, September 29 2010
Professor Layton In Numbers

To mark Manga’s biggest release of the year, we look at Professor Layton & The Eternal Diva and assess the size of the Nintendo franchise… Four – the total different number of  SKUs being released by Manga on October 18, making this far and away the company’s biggest release of the year… These include a […]

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Pros And Cons

Tuesday, September 28 2010
Pros And Cons

If anyone knows about DTVs – how best to handle them, the smartest release strategies, how to get the most bang for your marketing buck – then it’s Momentum. And that means that The Experiment, a remake of a near 10-year-old German film (Das Experiment, honestly), is in capable hands. Due on October 18, it […]

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Finest Delivery

Tuesday, September 28 2010
Finest Delivery

Already featured as a Release Of The Week on our weekly Raygun newsletter, we thought it worthwhile giving you another chance to have a look at Momentum’s forthcoming biggie Brooklyn’s Finest. The film performed well at theatrical, in spite of a release date that came shortly before the stay-at-home (or in the pub) blokefest that […]

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Launching Pad

Tuesday, September 28 2010
Launching Pad

It was an event shrouded in secrecy, with an invitation marked merely as confidential and little given away as to what would be airing. A cab arrived to pick The Raygun and assorted consumer journalists up to ferry them to an East London venue (Global Underground, a club that normally plays host to some of […]

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‘Bad’ Meaning Good…

Monday, September 27 2010
‘Bad’ Meaning Good…

It was a weekend when Lionsgate’s Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call – New Orleans ruled the roost in terms of column inches, alongside eOne’s StreetDance 3D and Icon’s The Killer Inside Me, while it also saw the covermount DVD making something of a comeback too. The phenomenon was commonplace some five years or so ago, […]

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My Inspiration – Jerome Mazandarani (Manga)

Thursday, September 23 2010
My Inspiration – Jerome Mazandarani (Manga)

“Throw me the idol and I’ll give you the whip.” Raiders Of The Lost Ark I remember seeing it at the Balcatta Odeon Drive-In, Perth Western Australia when I was about five years old. We’d only just emigrated from the UK.  It made a huge impression on me. I’ve loved genre films ever since. I’ve […]

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My Inspiration – Trevor Drane (Revelation)

Thursday, September 23 2010
My Inspiration – Trevor Drane (Revelation)

. . Millie: Oh, wait a minute, don’t tell me who you are. John: No, I’m not. Millie: Oh, you are. John: I’m not. Millie: Oh, you are, I know you are. John: I’m not, no. Millie: You look just like him. John: Do I? You’re the first one that’s said that ever. Millie: [motions […]

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Toronto Calling

Thursday, September 23 2010
Toronto Calling

Our occasional correspondent Ian Gilchrist, who 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, recently came back to the UK after a 10 year plus stint in his native Canada and […]

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A Stone Cold Video Favourite…

Wednesday, September 22 2010
A Stone Cold Video Favourite…

The route from the world of wrestling to films, and eventually home entertainment, is a well trodden one. It stretches back to legendary figures such as Andre The Giant, who appeared in The Princess Bride some three decades ago and has most recently been exemplified by the likes of Hulk Hogan and The Rock, now […]

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Fanning The Flames

Tuesday, September 21 2010
Fanning The Flames

The end of October will see thousands of people pouring into the Excel centre in London’s deepest, darkest East End. Where once were dockers and pearly kings, there’ll be superheroes, robots, cartoon creatures and a whole lot more. It’s for the bi-annual MCM Expo, offering up sneak previews of films, games, comics and loads more. […]

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‘Rave’ On

Monday, September 20 2010
‘Rave’ On

We’ve already covered this extensively (see here), but we were sent this viral clip for 4DVD’s Beyond The Rave, released on September 13) and liked it so much, we thought it worth posting up here. The title, of course, is the first to carry the Hammer logo for some years. And, as you should be […]

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‘Hood’ Steals Pots Of Coverage

Monday, September 20 2010
‘Hood’ Steals Pots Of Coverage

Two wildly differing films picked up the most coverage over the weekend, with Universal’s Robin Hood getting coverage almost across the board, perhaps unsurprisingly so; The Ghost (Optimum) had less of a blockbuster feel to it, but the coverage it earned over the weekend was almost as impressive. Casting our minds back last week, to […]

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My Inspiration – Adam Eldrett (Momentum)

Thursday, September 16 2010
My Inspiration – Adam Eldrett (Momentum)

The Power of Christ compels you. The Exorcist You know it is funny, I am not sure I could tell you exactly what made me join this industry but I can say that The Exorcist was a film that really made me think deeply about film releases for the first time. While writing a dissertation […]

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My Inspiration – Ben Grunbaum (Lionsgate)

Thursday, September 16 2010
My Inspiration – Ben Grunbaum (Lionsgate)

Right, I’m gonna get a spot of breakfast. Oh, quick tip, Lynn. You know the breakfast buffet? Eat as much as you like, but from an eight-inch plate? See that? [Opens up his bag and partially reveals a dinner plate] Twelve inches. Keep it in my room! See you later! Alan Partridge I was 14 […]

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A Distinctly Cool Trailer…

Wednesday, September 15 2010
A Distinctly Cool Trailer…

Putting together comparable titles for Momentum’s October chiller Frozen must have been a mighty tricky task… There’s little you can compare this tale of a trio who get stuck up a ski lift and left overnight in sub-zero conditions. It’s in a different climate, but maybe Open Water, released by Warner a few years back, […]

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