Henry: Portrait Of An 18 Certificate

Thursday, October 20 2011
Henry: Portrait Of An 18 Certificate

Its now almost 20 years since Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer made its video debut, in a heavily censored form. Now, ahead of its Blu-ray bow courtesy of Studiocanal (it looks great and has lost none of its power), sometime Raygun contributor Ian Gilchrist, who worked on its original release looks back on the battle […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXX

Monday, October 17 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXX

It’s Monday night and I’m at the Empire in Leicester Square for the premiere of the new UK thriller Four, it’s a packed event and there’s loads of press and UK actors in the foyer, cutting quickly through all this I head down to the screen only to find myself confronted by the very eerie […]

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Reviewers Turn Green

Monday, October 17 2011
Reviewers Turn Green

When is a bad review not a bad review? Well, you could argue that when a film has received something of a mauling on its theatrical release, that it’s already tarnished, but when people have been told to stay at cinemas, they may decide to “wait until it comes out on DVD”.  So when that […]

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Bunny Ban Is No Game

Friday, October 14 2011
Bunny Ban Is No Game

Another week, another film, as the BBFC has announced that it has rejected The Bunny Game, from Trinity’s Trinity X imprint, for classification. We thought we’d put not only the BBFC’s full statement up here, but also reaction from Trinity, the film’s director and other interested parties. Here’s the full rabbit about the Bunny… The […]

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Tube On The Tube

Friday, October 14 2011
Tube On The Tube

This is the trailer that prospective buyers of Acorn Media’s The Best Of Rude Tube will see when they scan in the QR code on the back of the sleeve of the November 21 release. As we noted on this week’s Raygun newsletter, the title represents Acorn’s first  fully fledged TV advertising campaign, with spots […]

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The Office In Numbers

Wednesday, October 12 2011
The Office In Numbers

After a relatively inauspicious start, The Office has become one of this generation’s biggest comedy phenomena and is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary. Home entertainment has always played a big part in the show’s history – not least in the fact that BBC Worldwide was one of the original partners that saw the programme’s […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXIX

Tuesday, October 11 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXIX

Our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd has had a busy week, taking in everything from glitzy premieres at Westfield shopping centre and blockbusters at the IMAX, to some far lower budget festival choices. Here’s his report on his past seven days at the movies… Monday and I’m off out for a double-bill of two very […]

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Senna Takes Pole Position

Monday, October 10 2011
Senna Takes Pole Position

After outperforming expectations at theatrical, in terms both of box office and critical reaction, Senna arrived on DVD and Blu-ray with a pedigree behind it, but its performance in terms of reviews over the weekend should help it off the grid even faster this week, as our round-up of the week’s press coverage for home […]

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Feeling Lucky, Punk?

Thursday, October 6 2011
Feeling Lucky, Punk?

After plenty of hype, Internet chat and all manner of discussion, debate and conversation, The Woman, Revolver’s acclaimed and much-talked about horror, has arrived in cinemas on its way to a fairly speedy DVD, Blu-ray and other formats release, due on October 17. The film opened at London’s den of cult cinema, the Prince Charles, […]

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Course You Can Malcolm

Wednesday, October 5 2011
Course You Can Malcolm

We’ve oft stated our affection for the BFI’s wonderful Flipside label, the imprint dedicated to unearthing lost treasures from British cinema history; forgotten classics presented in sumptuous dual format editions, complete with comprehensive extras and booklets.  There’s a flurry of activity involving the Flipside in the coming weeks, as it presents a batch of new […]

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Top 10 Critically Acclaimed Summer Blockbusters

Wednesday, October 5 2011
Top 10 Critically Acclaimed Summer Blockbusters

We’ve already had a top 10 looking at the most successful box office hits of the summer due on DVD in the final quarter of 2011 and, as we were compiling that from the box office data, we came across this rather interesting chart from the excellent Rotten Tomatoes website. It rates the top 10 […]

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Making A Noise About The Silence

Tuesday, October 4 2011
Making A Noise About The Silence

This is, as 2 entertain rightly says, the kind of stuff that will get the Doctor Who fans positively salivating. On the left we present the latest limited edition SKU for Doctor Who, the sixth in an ongoing series of specially packaged complete collections that come at a premium price and get the fans rushing […]

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Chalet Finds A Home In The Papers

Tuesday, October 4 2011
Chalet Finds A Home In The Papers

Chalet Girl, Momentum’s rom com, may have under-performed at theatrical, but the title was set up nicely for its home entertainment bow by becoming one of the weekend’s most reviewed titles, as our weekly round-up of home entertainment release coverage in the national press and selected magazines shows. Sony’s Point Blank was another well reviewed […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXVIII

Tuesday, October 4 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXVIII

It’s been another busy week for our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd, taking in everything from Shakespeare to little seen Turkish exploitation flicks. Here’s his latest dispatch from the front line of London’s screening rooms and cinemas… After a rain-soaked disastrous Monday which saw me attempt to go watch two films but managing to see […]

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