An Annual Event

Friday, September 30 2011
An Annual Event

To say that the WWE runs a to an annual calendar is something of an understatement. Wrestling fans know the formula and dates almost off by heart; Clear Vision builds it’s release schedule around them and anyone who’s been in the industry, especially retail, for more than a few months will have a fairly good […]

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Keeping Us Entertained

Friday, September 30 2011
Keeping Us Entertained

Last week’s edition of The Raygun newsletter  featured a report on BBC Worldwide’s open day held  to show off the commercial arm of the corporation’s wares for Q4. Its home entertainment arm 2 entertain was at the heart of much of the event, entitled Big British Christmas, highlighting its packed slate for the last part of […]

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A Nice Surprise, D’ye Ken?

Thursday, September 29 2011
A Nice Surprise, D’ye Ken?

The Raygun is fully prepared to nail its colours to the mast when it comes to British film director Ken Loach. We’ve oft stated our love for arguably the greatest living English director. We’ve been lucky enough to both meet and interview him on a number of occasions, even getting the opportunity to sit in […]

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Stop! Hammer Time!

Thursday, September 29 2011
Stop! Hammer Time!

We were sent this freebie a week or two ago, but to be honest with you, we’ve been so busy playing with it, running around Raygun towers, firing missiles and making thunder noises with it, that we haven’t had time to post it up yet.  But Paramount’s release of Thor on a multitude of SKUs […]

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This’ll Cheer You Up

Thursday, September 29 2011
This’ll Cheer You Up

Most premieres we’re lucky enough to be invited too, the best you’ll get, if you’re lucky, is a cold bottle of water and a bag of popcorn. We’re grateful for that, of course, but every now and then, usually when you’re in finer surroundings than Leicester Square, you’ll get a bit more. And more often […]

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A Publicity Blitz

Wednesday, September 28 2011
A Publicity Blitz

Jason Statham is many things to different people. For some he’s just an action hero plain and simple. For others – and this includes a number of people we at The Raygun know very well – he’s the action hero its OK to like. Then there’s a cabal of assorted journalists and film nuts for […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXVII

Tuesday, September 27 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXVII

The continuing adventures of our regular screening correspondent, who this week has gone from teen action to a short film that’s far darker, taking in the film that everyone’s talking about… This week got off to the best possible start – I finally got to see Drive. I’ve been itching to see this since the […]

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Hammering The Competition

Monday, September 26 2011
Hammering The Competition

The biggest release this week is one of the first of the summer blockbusters, certainly the first comic book one, to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray, Thor. And the Kenneth Branagh directed superhero flick certainly drew the kind of coverage a film of its scale deserves, as our weekly round-up of the week’s reviews of […]

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A House Fit For Every Home…

Monday, September 26 2011
A House Fit For Every Home…

It’s hard to believe that House is now up to its seventh season, and as the massive rating American show arrives that that impressive figure, Universal Playback has created this unique viral for one of its key franchises.  The viral celebrates the seven elements that have helped make the Hugh Laurie starring show more than […]

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Icon Shifts Up A Gear

Monday, September 26 2011
Icon Shifts Up A Gear

It’s not often we’ll feature a theatrical trailer so heavily on our website, we far prefer to highlight DTV titles alongside others, but Drive (Icon), just released at cinemas to a wealth of good reviews, really is special.  The Raygun was lucky enough to enjoy a preview screening of the much-talked about Nicolas Winding Refn […]

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How Richard Larcombe Started Moviemail…

Friday, September 23 2011
How Richard Larcombe Started Moviemail…

We’ve already noted the sad passing of industry PR legend Richard Larcombe in some depth, but this tribute came in after Alan and Carol Hunter, from Moviemail, returned from their holidays and it really is a fascinating story worth recounting, about how Larcombe, then running both the Associates and the Arthouse label, came up with […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXVI

Thursday, September 22 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXVI

An interesting week for screenings and other events, as our roving reporter Alex Kidd took in Africa, China and Korea, as well as some films closer to home, in his weekly report of films and previews… First cinema film this week was the enlightening When China Met Africa, an intriguing documentary that looks at the […]

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Momentum Injects Some Passion

Wednesday, September 21 2011
Momentum Injects Some Passion

Momentum is getting right on one for its avid house actioner Weekender, released this week after a brief theatrical outing. It has left no stone unturned and no viral avenue unexplored for this tale of rave era entrepreneurs who get mixed up with some rather nasty gangsters. We’ve already looked extensively at much of its […]

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Bus Stops Traffic

Wednesday, September 21 2011
Bus Stops Traffic

More publicity stunt madness, as Momentum launched the year’s most succesful horror, Insidious, onto DVD and Blu-ray and marked the event by emblazoning the release across the Ghost Bus, offering spooky tours of London and seen in the city’s main thoroughfares.  The bus obviously helped get the release off to a good start. Momentum’s Clare […]

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Press Hugs The Hoodies

Tuesday, September 20 2011
Press Hugs The Hoodies

What a weekend to work at Studiocanal, the company formerly known as Optimum Releasing. Its Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was earning five star reviews almost across the board as it opened to a strong performance at UK cinemas. And the acres of coverage on the film pages was swiftly followed by scores of reviews for […]

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