The Week In Screenings Part LCII

Friday, August 31 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LCII

The last week has all been a bit of a blur, there’s been so much happening that it’s odd to stop and actually be back at work. Along with the launch of the Scala Beyond season, which I took part in as part of The Duke Mitchell Film Club, the fifth birthday night for The […]

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The Week In Video Part VII

Thursday, August 30 2012
The Week In Video Part VII

So, last weekend was the annual Film4 FrightFest, and while we may only have joined the cast of thousands in the pub both before and after the event, we caught up with a few of the films being shown over the weekend at home. As we noted on this website some time ago, the event […]

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The Hunger Games In Numbers

Thursday, August 30 2012
The Hunger Games In Numbers

With its UK home entertainment release imminent, arriving on September 3 on the back of a worldwide theatrical success and a mammoth US DVD bow, the global juggernaut that is The Hunger Games shows no signs of slowing. Here we present a look at the phenomenon, in numbers… 2,000 plus – the number of fans who […]

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Walking Into Coverage

Tuesday, August 28 2012
Walking Into Coverage

The Walking Dead have returned, roaming around America and, as our weekend round-up of coverage for home entertainment releases in the national press and magazines shows, into newspapers too. For the second series of the zombie show was one of the best-reviewed titles of the week, scoring a strong amount of coverage. It was matched […]

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The Week In Video Part VI

Friday, August 24 2012
The Week In Video Part VI

Our latest missive on what we’ve been watching over the past seven days on our Blu-ray and DVD players… We’ll start off with a personal favourite of The Raygun’s Jodorowsky’s wonderful weird outing Santa Sangre. The film is due a new issue at cinemas before moving on to home entertainment, all in a newly remastered […]

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A Smash And Grab Raid

Wednesday, August 22 2012
A Smash And Grab Raid

Some time ago, a film-loving pal of ours sent us a trailer, for a film from Asia that seemed to defy description. We didn’t know what it was called – we couldn’t make out the title – but it looked pretty darned exciting. There were guns, explosions and action aplenty. “This,” we thought, “is something […]

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Bob’s Your Uncle

Tuesday, August 21 2012
Bob’s Your Uncle

It may be some 30 years since he died, but reggae legend Bob Marley continues to be a subject of huge interest, as proved by the release of the latest documentary charting his life, Marley, and the reviews its arrival on DVD and Blu-ray brought. Our regular round-up of home entertainment reviews shows that Marley […]

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The Week In Video Part V

Sunday, August 19 2012
The Week In Video Part V

This column, in which we talk about our home viewing over the past week or so, is written with a slightly unusual slant this week, as most of our watching has taken place not in London, but in slightly sunnier climes, as we’ve been away on our annual summer holidays. All of which means we’ve […]

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A Midnight Launch

Friday, August 17 2012
A Midnight Launch

Fans queued overnight outside HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store in the heart of London for a Midnight launch, although the event itself didn’t take place until the next evening… Confused? Let us explain further: the Midnight we’re referring to are Internet sensations A Midnight Beast, who’ve gone from youtube to their own show in a […]

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Battle Stations

Friday, August 17 2012
Battle Stations

With Universal gearing itself up for the retail release of its tentpole release Battleship, launching, among other things, a 40 second spot on TV this weekend (you can see it in all its glory below), Blockbuster was making the most of its exclusive rental window by hosting a special event. The retailer organised a special […]

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Pirate Jailed: Those Sentencing Remarks In Full

Thursday, August 16 2012
Pirate Jailed: Those Sentencing Remarks In Full

This week saw one of the founders of the Surfthechannel website being jailed for a mammoth four years. It was a momentous occasion in the fight against piracy and is notable for numerous reasons, not least for the length of the sentence, but also the fact it’s against an Internet pirate. Anton Vickerman has already […]

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A Class Act

Thursday, August 16 2012
A Class Act

With the BBFC celebrating a momentous occasion in its history – this year marks its 100th anniversary – what better time for the classification organisation to launch its own line of merchandising? The line – T-shirts and mugs pictured here, as well as canvas bags – trade on the iconic status the British Board Of […]

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Heads You Win…

Thursday, August 16 2012
Heads You Win…

Two current trends that seem to accompany every video release: a crack PR team visits a number of magazine offices with some scantily-clad females or hunky fellas, an out-of-work actor (or over-enthusiastic intern) dressed up in appropriate garb, bearing gifts and a newly-released DVD; a package arrives with some great free stuff and a copy […]

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A Place In Our Hearts

Thursday, August 16 2012
A Place In Our Hearts

The release this week of This Must Be The Place – also know as the one where Sean Penn looks a lot like The Cure’s Robert Smith – marks the latest stage in the growth of independent label Trinity.  It’s an impressive film, one of the more unusual of the year and one that’s been […]

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(Out)post Of The Day

Wednesday, August 15 2012
(Out)post Of The Day

Flippant as it may sound, Nazis have made something of a comeback recently. But this is not real-life fascists or Hitler worshipping far right nutters in eastern Europe and beyond we’re talking about here, rather a direct to video craze that has seen Nazis move from their usual terrain – war movies –into other areas. […]

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