Laying Down The Law

Wednesday, October 31 2012
Laying Down The Law

After a relatively quiet Q4 – the independent usually ducks out of the fray, its biggest theatrical successes of recent years (think The Woman In Black and The King’s Speech) have come towards the end of the year, with hugely successful video launches in the first part of the following year – Momentum is back […]

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A World Of Comedy

Tuesday, October 30 2012
A World Of Comedy

Its huge success with John Bishop, whose debut release became the fastest selling debut DVD ever, has seen BBC Worldwide, under its former 2 entertain moniker and beyond, become a major player in the stand-up comedy market. Bishop has gone on to become one of the bug players in the market, with sales of more […]

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Quotes From The Moments Worth Paying For LFF Panel

Friday, October 26 2012
Quotes From The Moments Worth Paying For LFF Panel

The Moments Worth Paying For panel held during the London Film Festival was part of a whole raft of activity around the LFF, taking its remit beyond merely showcasing some cracking films from around the world. It gave the Industry Trust and the Film Distributors’ Association, the two driving organisations behind the event, the chance […]

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The Week In Video XV

Friday, October 26 2012
The Week In Video XV

Our regular column looking at our last seven days’ worth of viewing, with one eye on the business and trade potential for home entertainment releases… Our junior correspondents have been hard at work over the past seven days, watching a few current releases for us and giving us their informed opinions on kids’ titles and […]

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What To Expect When You’re Reviewing

Wednesday, October 24 2012
What To Expect When You’re Reviewing

Another week of decent-sized if not blockbuster releases saw decent-sized coverage, with a trio of titles leading the way, as our latest weekly round-up of coverage for home entertainment titles shows. None of them were stellar performers in terms of the quality of the reviews, but Red Lights, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and What To […]

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The Week In Video Part XIV

Friday, October 19 2012
The Week In Video Part XIV

The latest missive from our sofa on what we’ve been watching over  the past seven days, with one cinema screening for a forthcoming home entertainment release thrown in for good measure… 3D has got a rough ride from film critics and writers over the past few years – you can generally say it’s a given that […]

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A Monster Of A Movie

Thursday, October 18 2012
A Monster Of A Movie

As anyone who reads The Raygun, especially our regular The Week In Video column, will know that we watch a fair few films during our regular working week, working through our hefty to watch pile, only to see more and more  being added to this. In this never-ending task – as soon as you think […]

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Ill Behaviour Helps Sales

Thursday, October 18 2012
Ill Behaviour Helps Sales

Revolver headed to the other side of town from its normal west London base to mark the release of ill MANORS, the directorial debut from recording artiste turned film-maker Bren Drew, aka Plan B. And the rapper himself went up west, moving from his spitirual home of Canning Town for a special in-store signing at […]

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“Snakes? I Hate Snakes…”

Wednesday, October 17 2012
“Snakes? I Hate Snakes…”

Anyone suffering from ophidiophobia – an irrational fear of snakes – or arachnophobia (spiders, sin case you haven’t seen the family creature feature of the same name), was best advised to avoid HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store in the  run up to the launch of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures. For to mark the first […]

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Dark Comes Out Of The Shadows

Monday, October 15 2012
Dark Comes Out Of The Shadows

Monday October 8 didn’t offer up as many blockbusters as recent weeks and that meant, as our regular round-up of press coverage for home entertainment titles shows, no one title stuck out as being the weekend’s most reviewed. In terms of studio offerings, both Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and Wrath Of The Titans led the […]

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The Week In Video Part XIII

Sunday, October 14 2012
The Week In Video Part XIII

Whenever a doom and gloom merchant tells me about the kind of state our industry’s in, how it’s all over, we at The Raygun will always point to the plethora of new labels still lining up to join our business. It can’t be all that bad, we’ll say, have you seen how many companies want […]

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Never Say Never Again

Friday, October 12 2012
Never Say Never Again

It started off as a relatively straightforward film about a Chinese artist, following his work in his homeland and his burgeoning global reputation; Weighty, maybe, and complex, yes. But as filming of what became the powerful, acclaimed documentary Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry drew to a close, things in his native country began to change. […]

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Let’s Twist Again

Thursday, October 11 2012
Let’s Twist Again

Not content with producing one of the season’s better looking box sets, the Mad Men set complete with whiskey glasses, Lionsgate has done it again to put together this  sumptuous set. And what’s more, it comes complete with a cracking title too, one that elevates it even further. This, then, is the wonderfully named Titty […]

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Playing It For Laughs

Thursday, October 11 2012
Playing It For Laughs

4DVD has gone from a standing start to becoming one of the biggest players in the comedy sector in the past decade and now commands an impressive market share. Where it’s succeeded in recent years is in developing a fully-formed strategy, one where it is signing acts on A&R deals, watching the comedians develop routines, […]

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ill Wind Blows Good For Revolver

Monday, October 8 2012
ill Wind Blows Good For Revolver

As the releases pile up as things get busier and busier for Q4, so the pressure to get column inches increases. There may also be a few more column inches and a bit more space to be had too – our weekly round-up of press coverage for DVD and Blu-ray releases is longer than normal […]

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