An Epic Tale

Thursday, January 30 2014
An Epic Tale

“Immersion is not enough, you think you know everything, then discover you’re miles off. I discovered things about it bit by bit. There’s things I’ve discovered about it here today by reading the DVD notes.” So says composer Simon Fisher Turner, the composer behind the brand new score for The Epic Of Everest, the latest […]

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Rush Release Picks Up Speed

Wednesday, January 29 2014
Rush Release Picks Up Speed

Rush has already proved its mettle at UK cinemas in terms of both box office and its ability to win over critics as well as audiences. Its DVD and Blu-ray release gave it a chance to further cement its reputation, as our weekly round-up of coverage for DVD and Blu-ray releases shows. The Ron Howard-directed […]

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The Week In Video Part XLI

Tuesday, January 28 2014
The Week In Video Part XLI

Or what we’ve been watching over the past week, paying particular attention to their commercial prospects… The start of a new year means predictions for 12 months ahead. As ever, one or two pundits were predicting that the DTV market was going to struggle in 2014. But events towards the end of December and in […]

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BBFC’s Role In An Online World

Friday, January 24 2014
BBFC’s Role In An Online World

During the brouhaha that followed the unveiling of the BBFC’s classification guidelines, some of the more important elements of the findings – and the research efforts that went in to them – went almost unnoticed. For as the Daily Mail went into overdrive about the supposed loosening of some of BBFC’s ratings, frothing about a […]

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A Full House

Wednesday, January 22 2014
A Full House

If it was a simple first past the post system, then Olympus Has Fallen would have won the race for US presidential action flicks in 2013, but the arrival of rival White House Down on home entertainment formats in January 2014 still saw the Channing Tatum starrer garner plenty of coverage, as our weekly round […]

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Image Is Everything

Monday, January 20 2014
Image Is Everything

The end of each year brings about the naysayers and doommongers predicting the death of the ever-lucrative DTV sector. And yet this remarkably resilient part of our industry continues to defy its critics and, for the past two years, January has seen events prove that it is far from dead. In 2013, it was Signature […]

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The Top 10 Of Everything 2013 (Part II)

Friday, January 17 2014
The Top 10 Of Everything 2013 (Part II)

Film Poster Art is one of the more welcome additions to if not quite the video business, then at least its periphery this year, a website specialising in theatrical artwork from around the world. Some of its familiar, some not, smany of them are rare, more or less all of them are gorgeous. Its founders, […]

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The Top 10 Of Everything 2013

Thursday, January 16 2014
The Top 10 Of Everything 2013

And so, as we usually say, that was the year that was. With 2013 now firmly behind us, we’ve assessed the best, the worst and most successful of the past 12 months by pulling together charts from as many sources as possible to present a composite picture of the year. From those based on sales […]

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The (Last Few) Week(s) In Video Part XL

Wednesday, January 15 2014
The (Last Few) Week(s) In Video Part XL

This column has taken something of a breather in recent weeks, but that hasn’t necessarily slowed our viewing habits, albeit with a slight hiccup over Christmas, but the kids’ Christmas DVDs made up for that and January has been seen us ramp up our viewing once more. We’ll start with a few things we watched […]

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Next In Line

Wednesday, January 15 2014
Next In Line

A mixed bag of releases over the past week or two led to a wide variety of titles being covered in the national press, as our regular round-up of coverage for DVD and Blu-ray releases shows. The smartly-timed release of The Great Beauty meant many broadsheet critics were keen to usher in awards season by […]

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Frances Has The Last Laugh

Wednesday, January 8 2014
Frances Has The Last Laugh

Coverage for home entertainment releases has been somewhat patchy over the Christmas period, and with the industry shutdown, we’ve left this aside for a few weeks, meaning we’ll round up not just the past weekend for our regular look at DVD and Blu-ray releases, but also the weeks around the holidays. When it came to […]

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