A Big Slice Of Pi

Monday, April 29 2013
A Big Slice Of Pi

With Oscar plaudits still ringing in its ears, The Life Of Pi arrived on DVD, Blu-ray and other formats this week (Monday April 29) and the release dominated the weekend’s newspapers, as our regular round up of home entertainment coverage shows. Ang Lee’s epic tale had a lot to live up to on home entertainment […]

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The Full Story

Sunday, April 28 2013
The Full Story

Anyone trawling through video sharing sites, particularly YouTube, recently, may have noticed an increasingly annoying phenomenon – the growth of the “full movie” available to the billions of online users. Type in those magic words and you’ll be offered any number of films, including recent and current releases, both from cinemas and home entertainment and […]

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Hooligan On Tour

Tuesday, April 23 2013
Hooligan On Tour

The Rise And Fall Of A White Collar Hooligan was one of the bona fide DTV hits 2012, one that’s used in every other distributors’ sales notes to show just how well the core elements of violence, geezers, the odd football reference, some dolly birds, blags, crime, drugs and booze can still do, as long […]

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Reaching For The Stars

Tuesday, April 23 2013
Reaching For The Stars

Tom Cruise is still a hugely bankable star, and is still one who has plenty of pull when it comes to national newspapers and magazines, as this weekend’s round up of press coverage for home entertainment releases shows. For Jack Reacher, the actor’s latest outing, was the best-reviewed title of the weekend and was, despite […]

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Bullet To The Head?

Monday, April 22 2013
Bullet To The Head?

And so, after not just weeks, but months of speculation, Revolver Entertainment has finally succumbed to what many thought was inevitable and fallen into administration. Administrators including Cameron Gunn and Simon Harris from ReSolve Group were reportedly appointed at the company on Friday, April 19. Staff have been informed and ReSolve officials will now be […]

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Soldiering On

Saturday, April 20 2013
Soldiering On

It’s a grim day in what should be early Spring, in north Yorkshire. A group of raw recruits are experiencing freezing cold temperatures on windswept, barren landscapes, moving through vigorous, SAS-style manoeuvres. But this is no real-life training for the elite fighting force, rather the set of I Am Soldier, then latest collaboration between Lionsgate, […]

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The Week In Video Part XXV

Wednesday, April 17 2013
The Week In Video Part XXV

Our regular update on recent viewing, with a particular bent towards trade potential… We’ve been on an Artificial Eye binge over the past week or so, catching up with viewing from the independent. And, as you’d expect from a company with one of the most diverse release schedules around, it was a suitably eclectic range […]

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All Paths Lead To McDonagh

Tuesday, April 16 2013
All Paths Lead To McDonagh

There’s nothing a film or DVD reviewer likes more than an in-joke, better still a film about Hollywood positively bristling with them. Seven Psychopaths is such a film and, unsurprisingly, the film was the best reviewed of the weekend according to our regular round up of DVD and Blu-ray coverage across national newspapers. Director and […]

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The Hobbit: Filling More Gollum Inches

Monday, April 15 2013
The Hobbit: Filling More Gollum Inches

With sales expected to top the 1 million mark in its first week, the arrival of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Warner’s big release for the first part of 2013, was another big seller for the first half of the year. It didn’t quite make the Skyfall numbers, but it still made for a hugely […]

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The Week In Video Part XXIV

Wednesday, April 10 2013
The Week In Video Part XXIV

Our latest round up of current releases and some forthcoming titles from across the home viewing sector… We’ve been off the radar for the last couple of weeks, hampered somewhat bny the Easter break, but here’s a look at some recently released films, as well as one or two due in the next few weeks. […]

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Excess Baggins

Tuesday, April 9 2013
Excess Baggins

The arrival of the latest Peter Jackson take on JRR Tolkein, the first in a trilogy of films based on The Hobbit, on home entertainment formats is nothing short of a major event, a fact proved by the wealth of coverage the film got across national newspapers and magazines, as our weekly round up of […]

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The Magnificent Seven

Friday, April 5 2013
The Magnificent Seven

In honour of its impending (April 15) release, here are seven reasons why Seven Psychopaths, the latest from director Martin McDonagh, will work on its home entertainment release… 1. The In Bruges effect Martin McDonagh’s debut feature was a runaway success, outstripping what many observers thought it would achieve. What’s more, it’s proved to be […]

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No Clouds For Silver Linings

Thursday, April 4 2013
No Clouds For Silver Linings

Silver Linings Playbook may be one of the last of this year’s Oscar contenders to make it to DVD, but the time lag had not caused the Academy Award winning film to lose any of its lustre, as our weekly round up of press coverage for home entertainment releases shows. For the DVD, Blu-ray and […]

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Trust Recruits Superhero

Wednesday, April 3 2013
Trust Recruits Superhero

Anyone visiting the cinema over the Easter weekend may have caught a glimpse of this, the latest Moments Worth Paying For advert from the Industry Trust For IP Awareness. Representing something of a coup for the anti-piracy group, which has been at the forefront of the fight against copyright theft, educating the public about why […]

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