Looping The Rewards

Thursday, January 31 2013
Looping The Rewards

It’s an immensely busy period for eOne, what, with its recent acquisition of Momentum adding to a hefty slate of releases planned for the first quarter. Last week The Sweeney dominated the release schedule, this time around, as our weekly round up of press coverage for DVD and Blu-ray releases shows, it was Looper’s turn […]

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High-rise, High Ideals

Thursday, January 24 2013
High-rise, High Ideals

Almost five years or so ago, this writer was working at a creative agency, during a short-lived stint on “the other side”. I met with a producer, Dominic Norris, who was putting together a film, entitled Comedown. The company I was working for ended up doing some artwork for the film, then seeking funding, investors […]

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A Big Deal(er)

Wednesday, January 23 2013
A Big Deal(er)

It’s the franchise that keeps on giving, having enjoyed a near decade’s worth of success. And now Pusher is back, albeit in a different form. Initially the brainchild of Nicolas Winding Refn, it has already provided two sequels, with a collected set of the original trilogy performing well in the six years since its release, […]

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The Top 10 Of Everything 2012

Tuesday, January 22 2013
The Top 10 Of Everything 2012

It’s taken us a few weeks to get there, but since the middle of December, we’ve been pulling together lists from all over the place to compile this, our annual look at the best of the previous 12 months. Our Top 10 Of Everything 2012 takes in the cold, hard facts, from sales data for […]

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Sweeney’s Nod

Monday, January 21 2013
Sweeney’s Nod

In a week when video-related stories dominated the news and business pages, with the fall of both HMV and Blockbuster into administration, it was good to see that despite their colleagues predicting the death of packaged media, journalists and reviewers were still writing about DVD and Blu-ray releases in their newspapers’ entertainment pages over the […]

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HMV Update: Conference Call And More…

Wednesday, January 16 2013
HMV Update: Conference Call And More…

Senior management at HMV are convinced that a buyer will be found for the business, which entered into administration late on Monday evening. And chief executive Trevor Moore and his finance director Ian Kenyon believe that they’ve got the ideas to help a new HMV emerge from the ashes of the retailer. That was one […]

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HMV: Stores Remain Open, Buyer Sought

Tuesday, January 15 2013
HMV: Stores Remain Open, Buyer Sought

HMV has confirmed that its stores will be open today (Tuesday January 15), that it will continue trading and that it is seeking a buyer after slipping into administration on Monday evening. After a fraught few days which saw the retailer locked in discussions with its banks, key stakeholders and suppliers, a further fall in […]

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Boys Keep Swinging

Monday, January 14 2013
Boys Keep Swinging

It’s a relatively recent event in the murky history of British crime, and yet the Essex Boys killings have gained a stunning notoriety among young(ish) males across the UK. It’s a case that comes with ready-made, pre-packed awareness, such is its infamy – the tale of a group of drug dealers and general nasty geezers who […]

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I Am The Law(less)

Monday, January 14 2013
I Am The Law(less)

It was a tale of two laws at the weekend, according to our regular round up of coverage for home entertainment releases in the national press. For the eponymous disregard for rules and regulations of Lawless and the law as enforced by Dredd dominated the coverage, with the two sharing the the honours in terms […]

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Tales Of The Tape

Friday, January 11 2013
Tales Of The Tape

As Momentum prepares for the launch of horror anthology V/H/S, on all formats, including VHS, The Raygun looks at its limited edition tape release, look at other VHS memorabilia, its launch for the film and, talking to collectors, the irresistible lure of the VHS… The advent of DVD should, by all rights, have signalled the […]

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Nothing Fake About Imposter Reviews

Wednesday, January 9 2013
Nothing Fake About Imposter Reviews

After patchy coverage in recent weeks, home entertainment coverage returned to the pages of national newspapers and their arts and entertainment supplements with a bang, as our regular round-up of reviews for DVD and Blu-ray releases shows. The year-end Best Of… charts and features had dried up and, apart from 2013 previews in Sunday’s quality […]

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Some Frank Talking

Monday, January 7 2013
Some Frank Talking

With an impressive CV that dates back to Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and beyond ­ through to more cent outings such as Screwed, taking in the likes of Rise Of The Footsoldier and The Football Factory along the way, Frank Harper is the ultimate Britflick star. His name is a fixture in the […]

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2012 In Numbers

Monday, January 7 2013
2012 In Numbers

The BVA has unveiled its figures for the year-end, revealing, as expected, a slight dip in the overall market, with growth in the digital arena and, to a lesser extent, the Blu-ray format. Similar figures have already been revealed by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) Here are the figures released by the two respective trade […]

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