Hijacking The Headlines

Thursday, August 29 2013
Hijacking The Headlines

Terrorists threatening the White House and modern-day terrorists cum pirates on the high seas… Palpable current threats and hot topics du jour were among the weekend’s most-talked about home entertainment releases according to our weekly round up of press coverage and reviews for DVD and Blu-ray titles. The duo of Olympus Has Fallen and A […]

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Hammering Home The Message…

Friday, August 23 2013
Hammering Home The Message…

Making films with a keen eye on their home entertainment potential is nothing new, ever since the first video era boom, direct to video (DTV) releases have been a staple of every film market and production meeting. And in recent years even major studios have set up their own arms to produce or acquire films […]

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Stone The Crows

Friday, August 23 2013
Stone The Crows

4DVD has had a consistently strong slate for Q4 periods in recent years and 2013 is no different. In fact, it sees it cementing its reputation as one of the market’s biggest players in the live comedy arena,a raft of excellent comedies (it feels as if it is at the forefront of something of a […]

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The Public’s Top 10 Favourite BFI Releases

Wednesday, August 21 2013
The Public’s Top 10 Favourite BFI Releases

The public has spoken and the public loves nuns getting up to all kinds of Sapphic stuff, self-flagellation, Catholicism, burnings at the stake and a whole lot more controversy. For in a poll of regular BFI fans, visitors to the organisation’s website were given the chance to vote on their favourite BFI releases. More than […]

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Bach To The Future

Monday, August 19 2013
Bach To The Future

Friday August 16 marked another momentous occasion as Lionsgate, along with partner Icon, launched Bachelorette on the same day in cinemas and across a wide variety of video on demand and download to own channels. It was what the duo claim to be the widest and biggest day and date digital and theatrical release thus […]

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Can’t Start A Fire Without A Spark…

Thursday, August 15 2013
Can’t Start A Fire Without A Spark…

It’s arguably the hottest day of the summer; temperatures have soared outside even though it’s still morning. It’s even hotter where we are, in a cinema foyer in Leicester Square, in the heart of the cinemagoing district of London’s West End, along with the great and the good from the worlds of theatrical and home […]

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The BFI Statistical Yearbook In Numbers

Thursday, August 15 2013
The BFI Statistical Yearbook In Numbers

The BFI Statistical Yearbook for 2013 makes for some fascinating reading, compiling everything you need to know about the video and film industries and providing as true a snapshot as you can find of our industry. We’ve been through the whole thing from beginning and end, all 250-plus pages of it, and here we’ve pulled […]

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Punching Above Your Weight

Sunday, August 11 2013
Punching Above Your Weight

Browsing through the shelves of your local High Street retailer (more often than not HMV) or local supermarket, the consumer is presented with a dazzling array of choices in terms of titles on offer. And as well as the choice of films, from blockbusters that they’re fully aware of, through to DTV titles that have […]

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In The Right Place

Sunday, August 11 2013
In The Right Place

Studiocanal’s decision to release two big titles on the same day, namely The Place Beyond The Pines and Evil Dead, paid off not just in terms of pooling marketing resources for above the line activity, as our weekly round up of press coverage for home entertainment releases highlighted. The pair were among the weekend’s best […]

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The Week In Video Part XXXV

Thursday, August 8 2013
The Week In Video Part XXXV

Our latest home viewing analysed with a view to its trade potential… The explosion of the DTV market some years ago caused many of the studios to sit up and take note. Where were all these titles coming from? Why were they selling so well? And, perhaps most pertinently, how can we get a slice […]

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Making The Big Time

Monday, August 5 2013
Making The Big Time

You’ve got to feel sorry for Dave Calhoun, film editor at Time Out and host of a Q&A session with Belfast punk supremo Terri Hooley, the man whose life story is covered in Good Vibrations. Calhoun is meant to be asking questions of the great man, but he can barely get a word in edgeways. […]

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The Week In Video Part XXXIV

Thursday, August 1 2013
The Week In Video Part XXXIV

Our latest round up of what we’ve been watching with a keen eye on its trade potential… Artificial Eye’s video arm has been in operation for more than 20 years – this writer remembers ringing the company up weeks in advance to discuss the impending launch of its own home entertainment arm, riding on the […]

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