10 Things We Learnt From The BVA Yearbook…

Friday, July 29 2011
10 Things We Learnt From The BVA Yearbook…

The BVA Yearbook has just landed on our mat with a resounding thud and we’ve spent the last seven days or so giving it a good read through, picking out some facts and figures that struck us as being of note. So here then, are the top 10 things we gleaned from the Yearbook, with […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XIX

Tuesday, July 26 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XIX

Our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd had a quieter week than normal, but still managed to fit in what is shaping up to be the best of the summer blockbusters, as well as finding some time for some pinky violence. Here’s his latest report from London’s cinemas, screening houses and rooms above pubs… Wednesday and […]

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Home With The Rango

Monday, July 25 2011
Home With The Rango

With a pair of high profile releases – the excellent animated adventure Rango and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – Paramount had a strong week in terms of press coverage, as evidenced by our weekly round-up of DVD and Blu-ray reviews in national newspapers and magazines. Both earned plenty of coverage, as did a clutch […]

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Painting A Picture

Friday, July 22 2011
Painting A Picture

It was around the time that Momentum’s Zombie Virus On Mulberry Street came out. This writer was having a sabbatical away from trade journalism and working on the creative and design agency side, and was chatting with another distributor. “All bets are off,” he said to us. “They got away with it and didn’t get […]

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2 entertain’s Year In Numbers

Thursday, July 21 2011
2 entertain’s Year In Numbers

We’ve been perusing through the recently published annual report and figures from BBC Worldwide and its now wholly-owned 2 entertain subsidiary and it makes for some fascinating reading. What’s most heartening about the figures is that, after the miserable reports from the business pages about the state of the home entertainment sector, many of which […]

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Well Good

Wednesday, July 20 2011
Well Good

The next few weeks will see retro-mania coming to the fore, as a flurry of vintage -themed activity is set to take place, not least the Vintage Festival, curated by the creator of the Red Or Dead range, Wayne Hemingway, due to take place on the South Bank in London. And this wave of British-based […]

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Take The Bus…

Tuesday, July 19 2011
Take The Bus…

Revolver’s tour of the UK helped propel its Anuvahood release to the company’s best week one ever.  The tour, as covered extensively in The Raygun newsletter, saw the cast and team behind the film, including writer, director and lead Adam Decaon, taking to the motorways of the UK, stopping off at retailers for signings and […]

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Less Is More

Tuesday, July 19 2011
Less Is More

Regular readers of this website will have noted that we love a good gif of a 3D sleeve, as it still excites us in the way that a torch shining on a wall can get a cat to go loopy. “Look!” we squeal with delight. “It’s moving!” So it is with great pride that we […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XVIII

Tuesday, July 19 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XVIII

It All Ends. That’s the poster headline that’s been shouting out at us from the final Harry Potter posters and it’s a nice touch, both echoing the end of the characters’journey as well as an end to our 10 year commitment in following their big screen adventures. Like a lot of people I’ve followed the […]

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Unknown Makes A Name For Itself

Monday, July 18 2011
Unknown Makes A Name For Itself

Liam Neeson’s move into what Observer DVD reviewer Mark Kermode described as “upmarket action movie skills” has proved popular with both broadsheet newspapers and their tabloid contemporaries too, which helped propel his latest outing, Unknown, onto the pages of most newspapers this weekend, as our regular review and round-up of DVD and Blu-ray coverage in […]

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Hauer Bout This?

Thursday, July 14 2011
Hauer Bout This?

The Raygun is drinking beer out of a bottle in a paper bag, American wino-style, while all around us scores of shabbily-dressed people amble around drinking. Newspaper and rubbish litters the floor of the east London site. No, it’s not just another normal night out for us, rather it’s the latest in an ongoing series […]

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Look Back In Manga (Part II)

Wednesday, July 13 2011
Look Back In Manga (Part II)

In the second part of our personal history of Manga, as told by some of the people who were there, we look at some of its doldrums and its subsequent renaissance after the arrival of current UK head of marketing and acquisitions, Jerome Mazandarani. He gives his thoughts, but we kick off with anime aficionado […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XVII

Tuesday, July 12 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XVII

Well the week started out in an odd way, Monday night I was looking forward to seeing a preview of the new Kevin Smith film Red State, but that wasn’t to be as the screening was cancelled at the last minute. Now sometimes this happens and it wasn’t any real big deal, that is until […]

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Animal’s Magnetism

Monday, July 11 2011
Animal’s Magnetism

It was a week when we bade farewell to the News Of The World, which bowed out making a few distributors happy thanks to its 4.5 million circulation and increased readership for its coverage. In fact, three of the titles featured (Animal Kingdom, Ironclad) were among the best reviewed for the weekend as our weekly […]

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Pow! Bizzle Bashes Bootleggers

Monday, July 11 2011
Pow! Bizzle Bashes Bootleggers

While reading an excellent blog offering up a a live review of Anuvahood (go on, it’s well worth a try – have a look here) and we noticed references to an anti-piracy ad as part of the ongoing Industry Trust-backed campaign to raise awareness of the threat that illegal downloading and copying poses to our […]

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