The Best And Worst Of Times…

Monday, January 30 2012
The Best And Worst Of Times…

It’s taken  a while to pull this mammoth feature – one of the biggest we’ve ever had – together, but here it is, as the industry muses over the best and worst of 2011 and their hopes and fears for the year ahead. We asked assorted industry people, from retailers through to distributors and elsewhere, […]

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Tinker Tailor Soldier… Driver?

Monday, January 30 2012
Tinker Tailor Soldier… Driver?

It truly was a week for quality releases as two titles in particular took centre stage. And as our our round-up of the weekend’s coverage of DVD and Blu-ray releases shows, while Drive and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy may be at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to content, they were duking […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XLIII

Thursday, January 26 2012
The Week In Screenings Part XLIII

After a quiet time in early January, our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd is now back in the swing of things, moving effortlessly from the basement screening rooms of the BFI’sHQ through to West End multiplexes to bring his latest missive from the frontline as he rounds up his week in screenings… If you wait […]

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In A State…

Monday, January 23 2012
In A State…

Gamers using the X-box Live function may have noticed something a little different recently, as Kevin Smith’s flawed but eminently watchable Red State became the first DVD (and Blu-ray) release to be advertised on the pre-roll platform of the service. It’s another intriguing footnote to this most fascinating of films. Its UK release (January 23) […]

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The End Of The World Gets Plenty Of Press

Monday, January 23 2012
The End Of The World Gets Plenty Of Press

You can say what you like about Lars Von Trier – and many people do – but his name alone is guaranteed to get coverage, as our weekly round-up of press coverage for DVD and Blu-ray in the national press and magazines shows. The latest release bearing the maverick director’s name, Melancholia, from Artificial Eye, […]

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Private On Parade

Wednesday, January 18 2012
Private On Parade

More from the ever-wonderful Flipside imprint from the BFI, which has once again been scouring the darker recesses of the British film industry to unearth another lost treasure. And once again it has come up with a belter from the seedier side of the UK’s illustrious movie history. Her Private Hell  is another gem, a […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XLII

Tuesday, January 17 2012
The Week In Screenings Part XLII

Monday night and it’s time for Mercenaries, a new British action thriller set in the Balkans amidst the chaos and destruction of a military coup. This was an interesting one to go and see; normally I’m used to seeing this sort of thriller going straight to DVD, so I was intrigued to see what it […]

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Blazing A Trailer

Tuesday, January 17 2012
Blazing A Trailer

Our regular screening contributor Alex Kidd already has his hands full with not only attending all manner of screenings and previews for The Raygun, his daytime job and jointly running The Duke Mitchell Film Club, one of London’s longest standing, and coolest, obscure film societies, but, not content with that, Kidd is now launching another […]

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Blockbuster’s Top 10 Rental Titles Of 2011

Monday, January 16 2012
Blockbuster’s Top 10 Rental Titles Of 2011

This intriguing top 10 chart came in a little too late for inclusion in to our top 10 of everything chart for 2011 (here); we were going to add it in to that page, but it was so mammoth already,  we thought we’d give this some space of its own.  So here are Blockbuster’s 10 […]

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No Need To Change The Guard

Monday, January 16 2012
No Need To Change The Guard

Is it British, or is it Irish? The Guard’s selection on the BAFTA longlist for Best British Film drew some raised eyebrows as it really is more of an Irish film. But the fact that it is so close to home helped when it came to its DVD release as our weekly round-up of press […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XLI

Thursday, January 12 2012
The Week In Screenings Part XLI

Only one trip to the cinema this week, the year always gets off to a slow start, so it’s off to my local, the Cineworld in Wood Green to watch The Iron Lady, a film I’m in two minds about seeing. On one hand you’ve got the potential to provide an insight into a hugely […]

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The Top 10 Of Everything 2011

Thursday, January 12 2012
The Top 10 Of Everything 2011

While ploughing through a pile of newspapers and magazines compiling our regular update of press coverage for DVD and Blu-ray releases, we chanced upon a fair few year end top 10s and other Best Of lists from the last year in film. “Why not pull them all together in a not too definitive list of […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XL

Wednesday, January 4 2012
The Week In Screenings Part XL

With precious few screenings for press or trade over the Christmas period, our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd has seen a couple of the big winter blockbusters… Here’s a look at my farewell cinema film of 2011 and my first cinema outing of 2012 in my first blog of the New Year. My last 2011 […]

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The Art Of Trolling

Wednesday, January 4 2012
The Art Of Trolling

One title has rather unceremoniously barged its way on to a decent amount of year-end best of lists, as well as into the hearts of plenty of consumers, is not likely to end up as award fodder during the busy gong-friendly season in the early part of 2012. For nestling alongside the worthier fare normally […]

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Less Waist, More Column Inches

Tuesday, January 3 2012
Less Waist, More Column Inches

While everyone has been lying around watching telly, getting drunk and annoyed with their families, we’ve still been picking up national  newspapers and magazines and keeping our eyes on DVD and Blu-ray coverage for our regular report on what’s been catching the eye of reviewers and writers. The post-Christmas fitness DVD boom has well and […]

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