Sugar Is Sweeter

Monday, December 31 2012
Sugar Is Sweeter

It was a case of mixed fortunes when it came to home entertainment coverage in the national press over the Christmas period, as our regular round up of DVD and Blu-ray coverage shows. For while December 26 (and Christmas Eve this year, too) is a big release date, with more than a smattering of bloke […]

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The Week In Video Part XVI

Wednesday, December 19 2012
The Week In Video Part XVI

Our latest missive on our past week’s home viewing, with everything from blockbusters to rather more obscure titles, topped off with our unique marking system, with an eye on commercial and trade elements as much as the quality… We’ve been catching up with a whole raft of releases from the blockbuster season over the past […]

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That Lundy Feeling

Tuesday, December 18 2012
That Lundy Feeling

Even if the release schedule is slowing down somewhat, there’s no let-up in coverage for home entertainment titles in national newspapers and magazines, as our weekly round-up of coverage for DVD and Blu-ray releases illustrates perfectly. As well as the standard reviews, plenty of journalists took the time to carry on writing assorted gift guides […]

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Human Behaviour

Friday, December 14 2012
Human Behaviour

There’s been something of a storm this week, swirling around Soho Square, the headquarters of the BBFC, as the organisation unveiled its  latest research into sexual violence in films. The seemingly uncontroversial announcement – that it was, in effect, toughening up its stance on material of that ilk, although it would still be viewing each […]

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Book Review: Behind The Scenes At The BBFC

Friday, December 14 2012
Book Review: Behind The Scenes At The BBFC

In a week when the BBFC once again found itself in the headlines, with its updated research on sexual violence in films published, to a huge press and, particularly, online hubbub, it’s been fascinating dipping in to Behind The Scenes At The BBFC (BFI), a weighty, near-coffee table-sized tome just published to mark the 100th […]

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Always The Bridesmaids

Friday, December 14 2012
Always The Bridesmaids

Everyone’s seen the comps: Bridesmaids was one of the soaraway successes of 2011; what’s more it brought a hitherto untapped audience first into cinemas and then subsequently persuaded that same crowd – predominantly women, aged 16 to 34-years-old (and slightly older) – to buy the film on its home entertainment release. The video market has […]

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The Peak Of Her Powers

Wednesday, December 12 2012
The Peak Of Her Powers

Before we tell you about Nell McAndrew and her new fitness DVD Peak Energy, here’s a few things she is not… Nell McAndrew is not your average celebrity who dabbles in the fitness market. She’s certainly not the kind of celebrity recruited by a supplier or distributor for a star-driven fitness release. Nor is she […]

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The Week In Video Part XV

Monday, December 10 2012
The Week In Video Part XV

The latest musings from our week’s worth of home entertainment viewing… Regular readers of our column will know that we have a huge affection for the humble VHS cassette. It is, of course, the single object that got us into the industry in the first place. And while we must admit that when DVD came […]

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Expanding Coverage, Expendable Reviews…

Monday, December 10 2012
Expanding Coverage, Expendable Reviews…

Boxing clever, box of delights, even, a new one to our eyes, box-setiquettte… If it’s Christmas then it must be time to round up all the best DVD and Blu-ray releases, generally speaking box sets, for gift guides in the weekend supplements given away with newspapers. And that’s been the case for the past weekend […]

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Knight For Days

Friday, December 7 2012
Knight For Days

Given the barnstorming theatrical performance of The Dark Knight Rises, the final part of Christopher Nolan’s stylish trilogy was always going to dominate home entertainment coverage in newspapers and magazines, and, as our weekly round-up of reviews shows, Batman conquered all on its way to  release. The Warner release garnered coverage aplenty across the print […]

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The Top 10 Bestselling Titles Of 2012… So Far

Thursday, December 6 2012
The Top 10 Bestselling Titles Of 2012… So Far

The Official Charts Company has had a busy year, what with celebrating the 60th anniversary of the singles chart, among  other things. It is also increasing its consumer focus too, becoming as much for the public as it is the trade. This new consumer-facing strategy has seen it upping its game in the PR stakes, […]

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The Week In Video Part XIV

Tuesday, December 4 2012
The Week In Video Part XIV

Regular readers of this column will know how we tend to focus on a few different elements in our weekly round-up of what we’ve been viewing at home: DTV titles (probably the bulk of titles that we report on are straight to video, or direct to DVD, depending on which terminology you prefer); some new […]

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