Ted Bears All For Press

Thursday, November 29 2012
Ted Bears All For Press

Many of the Q4 big guns came out to play this week, with a slew of big, big movies hitting the stores, taking in the likes of Magic Mike, The Amazing Spider-Man, Ted and a raft of stand-up comedy and special interest titles. The winners? According to our regular round-up of press coverage for DVD […]

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Store Wars

Wednesday, November 28 2012
Store Wars

With a CV that takes in writing, producing, directing and acting, the latter career boasting such notable appearances in everything ranging from science fiction to sword and sandals sagas, gritty urban drama to feelgood comedy and dramas, right through to arguably the  most  popular family entertainment series on TV, Noel Clarke is not one for resting on his laurels. […]

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Trust Gets Animated

Sunday, November 25 2012
Trust Gets Animated

Following hot on the heels of the British Video Association, the Industry Trust for IP Awareness was the latest trade body to hold its annual general meeting. It unveiled a new look animation-style clip, outlining, among other things, what it does, as well as publishing its annual report, listing its impressive achievements over the past […]

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2012 In Review…

Sunday, November 25 2012
2012 In Review…

The BVA’s annual news review, a filmed statement looking at the work of the organisation over the past 12 months, has been a feature of its AGM for some years now. Eschewing drier speeches at its annual general meeting, the video industry’s trade body prefers to offer a snappier way of looking at its achievements […]

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10 Great Things About Brookside

Friday, November 23 2012
10 Great Things About Brookside

“In 1982 a twice-weekly drama burst onto our television screens on a brand new channel. A channel that promised challenging and taboo-breaking programmes. This drama blazed a trail in terms of television production, and heralded a braver new way of telling stories and highlighting issues that affected all our lives. Naturalistic, gritty and sometimes quite […]

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The Week In Video Part XVIII

Wednesday, November 21 2012
The Week In Video Part XVIII

Our latest update on what we’ve been watching at home over the past week or so, with our missive from the frontline taking in everything from zombies, to climate change and beyond… Everywhere you look these days, you’ll see zombies. On television, in comic and magazines (The Walking Dead alone straddles all three media), and, […]

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Christmas Comes Early For Arthur

Tuesday, November 20 2012
Christmas Comes Early For Arthur

A Christmas-themed film released at cinemas in the run up to December 25 always poses a problem for distributors – do you wait almost a year for home entertainment release, or bring it to the market out of season, but closer to its theatrical bow? Do the former and you may have the seasonal timing, […]

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Don’t Bash The Bishop

Friday, November 16 2012
Don’t Bash The Bishop

It was a week when all the big comedy guns came out to play. As well as taking up review slots, they proved their pulling power by commandeering front page features and acres of coverage in glossy weekend supplements. BBC Worldwide’s John Bishop was everywhere – an interview with him was even converted in to […]

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Mapping The Future

Wednesday, November 14 2012
Mapping The Future

Some months in the planning, The Content Map is the latest tool in the ongoing battle against piracy. Based on the original video landscape concept map put together by our very own British Video Association (our very own BVA), it lays out where consumers can stream or download legitimate content from, taking in not just […]

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House Rules

Wednesday, November 14 2012
House Rules

Here, in all its 30-minute plus glory, is the winner of the Film The House competition, an initiative backed by politicians aimed at spreading the word about the threat of piracy. Film The House, organised by MP Mike Weatherley, targeted budding amateur filmmakers and writers, asking them to submit their works, with their local MPs […]

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Teaser For Trust’s New Thrust

Monday, November 12 2012
Teaser For Trust’s New Thrust

There’s been another flurry of activity from the Soho Square HQ of the Industry Trust For IP Awareness, centred on its ongoing Moments Worth Paying For… campaign. There’s been a new strand added to the award-winning initiative, and, in a dream comes true tale, it’s one that has been designed by students as part of […]

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Who Exposes Himself

Sunday, November 11 2012
Who Exposes Himself

The arrival of a Timelord is not to be sniffed at at the best of times, but the current incarnation of the good Doctor’s arrival at the MCM Expo, the bi-annual film, comic and anime convention held at London’s Excel centre in the east of the city, gave a major boost to the event. For, […]

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Cav Some Of That

Sunday, November 11 2012
Cav Some Of That

Cyclist Mark Cavendish, one of the sport’s highest profile stars, champion sprinter and, by all accounts, thoroughly nice bloke, popped along to HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store in the heart of London’s West End for a special signing of the newly-released DVD charting his illustrious career. Cav, as he’s affectionately known by his adoring fans, […]

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A Little Bit Extra

Sunday, November 11 2012
A Little Bit Extra

No need to phone home when you have a bike to get you there… This bunch of cyclists took to the streets to celebrate the release of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on Blu-ray for the first time. Universal sent the cyclists out and about in London’s West End for the launch of the Blu-ray. Clad […]

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Joining The Monster Club

Sunday, November 11 2012
Joining The Monster Club

This is a smart little piece of social media-based promotion from Universal, put together to help promote the recent release of its hugely impressive Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-ray. It’s a spot the monsters-style graphic drawn up by the studio and, as well as appearing here on our website, it’s been pushed […]

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