The Week In Video Part XLIX

Thursday, September 24 2015
The Week In Video Part XLIX

A round up of some of our recent home viewing, with a keen eye on the assorted titles’ trade potential… We’ll start with a bumper package of titles from eOne, with the company graciously sending us a selection of titles due from its Q4 range and we’ve watched a fair selection. “Something for everyone” is […]

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“We Start Industries…”

Friday, September 18 2015
“We Start Industries…”

“Who wants to watch the same film twice?” It’s the video industry’s equivalent of turning down The Beatles, but when Steve Ayres told his former boss at MGM/UA in the early days of the video industry, back in the early 1980s, that was the reply. It would, he was told, never work. But Ayres, one […]

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The Tin That Launched A Thousand Boxes

Thursday, September 17 2015
The Tin That Launched A Thousand Boxes

In the third and final piece of his fascinating look at how Star Wars changed the face of video publishing and catalogue sales in the early to mid-1990s, influencing packaging trends that continue to reverberate even in the digital era, former Fox staffer Steve Collins looks at the seminal Star Wars tin. Here’s how the […]

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Fuel To The Fire

Thursday, September 17 2015
Fuel To The Fire

More shenanigans on the streets of the capital, as Icon give the IMAX-friendly theatrical launch of The Transporter Refuelled a top-up in London. The company set a quartet of lookalikes – one natty, suited and booted Transporter and a trio of model types – on a course around the capital to publicise the release. Offering clues on Twitter, anyone […]

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Bean There, Done That, Bought The DVD

Wednesday, September 16 2015
Bean There, Done That, Bought The DVD

For anyone who’s been in the industry more than a few months, Mr Bean, Rowan Atkinson’s comic creation, has been a mainstay of the retail business for many years now, with big sales across first VHS and then DVD. And, along the way, as well as different iterations and incarnations (Bean the TV series, Bean […]

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A Vote Winner

Wednesday, September 16 2015
A Vote Winner

Never one to rest on its laurels and after successfully targeting other sectors of the business, the Industry Trust has now targeted more female-skewed audiences for the latest addition to its Moments Worth Paying For campaign. The profile of Suffragette has been building in the UK for some time and is certain to grow ahead […]

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Star Wars 1995: Global Domination

Wednesday, September 2 2015
Star Wars 1995: Global Domination

In the second part of what will now be a three part series, former Fox marketing executive Steve Collins follows on from looking at how the 1994 Star Wars VHS release set the template for the rest of the world by looking at global plans for a VHS release the following year, how George Lucas […]

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