The BBFC Annual Report… In Numbers

Thursday, July 23 2015
The BBFC Annual Report… In Numbers

“When’s the report going to be ready?” The patient folk at the BBFC have been asked that question since January 2015, at least by us at The Raygun and very probably beyond that too. For anyone interested in the film and video business, the arrival of the annual BBFC report is an exciting time. Stretching back […]

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The Going Rate

Tuesday, July 21 2015
The Going Rate

If anyone has any doubts as to trends in the entertainment business, to the sea-change affect the film and video industries, then they need look no further than the annual BBFC report. The 2014 tome has just been published, offering up a sweeping look at our business in terms of where it’s heading. What’s more […]

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Go Diego, Go!

Sunday, July 19 2015
Go Diego, Go!

Comic Con. Those two words may be used at different comic, film, anime and all kinds of genre-fare conventions and events around the world, but for many, the simple phrase is synonymous globally with one particular show: San Diego Comic Con. The huge event, drawing more than 130,000 through the doors of its vast convention […]

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The Frozen Years

Tuesday, July 7 2015
The Frozen Years

Some time back, when our pals at the Official Charts Company were compiling assorted charts putting together the bestselling singles and albums of the decade so far, since 2000 and beyond, we suggested they compile something similar for the DVD market. And, lo and behold, here’s one the organisation has compiled, pulling together the top […]

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Paddington Stationed At Number One

Tuesday, July 7 2015
Paddington Stationed At Number One

From darkest Peru into nearly a million homes… Paddington’s rehabilitation, which has seen the character once again becoming a firm family favourite is complete, a fact highlighted by the bestselling DVD and Bu-rays of 2015 so far issues by Official Charts Company. The chart sees the marmalade-loving bear well ahead of his closest rival, selling […]

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Shouting Out Loud

Monday, July 6 2015
Shouting Out Loud

Arrow Films has been making plenty of noise about The Voices since the spring, shouting out loud about the blacker than black comedy starring Ryan Reynolds in both traditional and more innovative ways. After its high profile theatrical release earlier this year, complete with an amazing stunt aimed at passers-by in Westfield, London (see below), […]

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Taken The Mickey

Thursday, July 2 2015
Taken The Mickey

“I don’t know who you are, I don’t know your dad, but I bet he has a very particular set of skills… Skills he has acquired over a very long career of being a dad… Skills that I bet you don’t even appreciate because he’s Taken For Granted, isn’t he?” Aping Liam Neeson’s speech as […]

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The Week In Video Part XLVII

Thursday, July 2 2015
The Week In Video Part XLVII

Fifty Shades Of Grey finally arrived on shelves and online on Monday June 22, if not hours then days after the publication of the latest book from EL James, Grey, which was, if not fortuitous then well worked between publisher Arrow and studio Universal. The two sat nicely together as you entered majors supermarkets throughout […]

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I Second That Emotion

Wednesday, July 1 2015
I Second That Emotion

It’s been described as a return to form for Pixar (although some of its rival companies would die for the run of Toy Story, Cars and Monsters University sequels that have made up the bulk of the Disney-owned company’s slate in recent years), but given the current buzz building around Inside Out, it’s something of […]

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