Ron Benson Remembered

Monday, October 26 2015
Ron Benson Remembered

Tributes have poured in to Ron Benson, industry stalwart and champion, the founder of Eureka and its Masters Of Cinema imprint, who has sadly died. Here’s a selection of tributes to the man and his work… I’ve lost a friend “I first met Ron Benson in the mid 1980s at the Vidtel exhibition or something similar, […]

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Top 10 Masters Of Cinema

Thursday, July 18 2013
Top 10 Masters Of Cinema

Eureka’s groundbreaking Masters Of Cinema label, often described as the UK’s answer to the Criterion imprint, has just unveiled its line up for the next couple of months, as is now the case, through an announcement on Twitter and elsewhere online. It’s an apt route for the MoC label, it has built its impeccable credentials […]

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Eureka’s Check-mate

Sunday, May 12 2013
Eureka’s Check-mate

Eureka is keeping itself busy. Not content with signing up milestone movies from cinema history for its Masters Of Cinema imprint, as well as inking deals with the likes of Universal to give a touch of its MoC magic to major studio fare, as well as releasing other titles, its own and its distributed labels, […]

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Human Behaviour

Friday, December 14 2012
Human Behaviour

There’s been something of a storm this week, swirling around Soho Square, the headquarters of the BBFC, as the organisation unveiled its  latest research into sexual violence in films. The seemingly uncontroversial announcement – that it was, in effect, toughening up its stance on material of that ilk, although it would still be viewing each […]

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A Monster Of A Movie

Thursday, October 18 2012
A Monster Of A Movie

As anyone who reads The Raygun, especially our regular The Week In Video column, will know that we watch a fair few films during our regular working week, working through our hefty to watch pile, only to see more and more  being added to this. In this never-ending task – as soon as you think […]

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A Franchise With Legs

Monday, October 31 2011
A Franchise With Legs

After having seen both his Human Centipede outings, The First Sequence and the most recent entrant into what is fast becoming one of the most notorious horror franchises of recent years, The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit nervous when meeting their director and creator Tom Six. And it […]

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Centipede Saga Has Legs

Tuesday, June 14 2011
Centipede Saga Has Legs

Bounty Films, the UK rights-holder for The Human Centipede 2, and its UK distribution partner Eureka, have jointly announced their decision to appeal against the BBFC’s refusal to grant the film a certificate. Here’s their full, joint statement and, below that, the BBFC’s original announcement :   “Within the last week, the BBFC (British Board […]

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Trunk Call

Tuesday, March 22 2011
Trunk Call

It brought us one of the more intriguingly titled releases of 2010, a film that was certainly one of the year’s most shocking, and now Bounty Films is returning to the fray with something that’s equally off the wall. And in Dead Hooker In A Trunk it certainly has one of the year’s more imaginatively […]

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This One’s Got Legs…

Saturday, July 24 2010
This One’s Got Legs…

We’d seen the trailer.We’d heard all about it. And when our check disc copy of the forthcoming release of The Human Centipede arrived on our doorstep recently, we must admit, we were a tad nervous about watching it. Our nervous disposition was not helped by these items that were enclosed in the envelope along with […]

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