If Paradiso Is Half As Nice…

Thursday, November 28 2013
If Paradiso Is Half As Nice…

Normally the phrase pop-up cinema is enough to strike fear into anyone’s hearts. It’s the preserve of cramped, uncomfortable venues, crammed to the rafters rake in as much cash as possible, with poor projection and even worse sound; they’re also the last refuge of corporate clients trying to make their product seem cool. This, however, […]

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Strange And Sinister Goings-on

Thursday, February 14 2013
Strange And Sinister Goings-on

It’s not just eOne that is looking to invest in Momentum. The acquisition is now complete and the companies are in the process of merging together, but it’s now collectors who are eyeing the Momentum brand. The company’s recent canny work in the genre arena is already picking up traction on marketplace and auction sites […]

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A Class Act

Thursday, August 16 2012
A Class Act

With the BBFC celebrating a momentous occasion in its history – this year marks its 100th anniversary – what better time for the classification organisation to launch its own line of merchandising? The line – T-shirts and mugs pictured here, as well as canvas bags – trade on the iconic status the British Board Of […]

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Heads You Win…

Thursday, August 16 2012
Heads You Win…

Two current trends that seem to accompany every video release: a crack PR team visits a number of magazine offices with some scantily-clad females or hunky fellas, an out-of-work actor (or over-enthusiastic intern) dressed up in appropriate garb, bearing gifts and a newly-released DVD; a package arrives with some great free stuff and a copy […]

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Pirate Treasure

Thursday, April 19 2012
Pirate Treasure

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum… Well not necessarily a bottle of rum, but this haul of precious booty, picked up at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s recent screening of The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, was worth its weight in gold doubloons. The treasure chest, or rather goodie bag, included a mini-chest […]

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Desert Island Freebies

Thursday, April 19 2012
Desert Island Freebies

The essential spring summer wear for 2012 among The Raygun’s junior correspondents, especially our four-year-old, has been this hooded, zipped red sweatshirt with a huge A on the back, given out at the recent Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked launch courtesy of Fox and its agency Premier PR. It mirrors the outfit worn by the […]

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Making Lots Of Lolly

Thursday, March 15 2012
Making Lots Of Lolly

The first major film excursion for Tintin, the Belgian reporter and amateur detective whose adventures have excited generations for almost 100 years, is set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray SKUs (we hear the 3D BD is pretty much a game-changer for the fledgling format and one of the best 3D titles this far) arrives […]

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Grinding Us Down

Thursday, March 15 2012
Grinding Us Down

Cancer films are not necessarily an easy sell: they’re either going to end in tragedy or, even if there is remission at the end, it can be a depressing journey. But Lionsgate is overcoming that problem with the release of 50/50, one of last year’s better comedies and certainly one of the few films that […]

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From The Throne Room

Thursday, March 1 2012
From The Throne Room

We’re going to have more of this in the coming days – expect to see some pictures of the event and some actual footage too – but we thought we’d whet your appetites for our coverage of HBO’s lavish launch for  the home entertainment release of Game Of Thrones by showing you the content of […]

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Paranormal, Paralytic

Thursday, March 1 2012
Paranormal, Paralytic

When the second Paranormal Activity was released, Paramount’s agency Eulogy! sent out a large Moses basket to assorted journalists to promote the film, tying in neatly with the sequel to what has proved to be one of the most profitable horror franchises ever (the low costs of the found footage-style films have helped them make […]

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Bound But Not Gagged

Thursday, October 20 2011
Bound But Not Gagged

“I can normally keep my freebie envy in check,” said our old pal Jez from Name Creative, when we sent him this picture (he kindly made it look nice, cutting it out and taking the background out), “but I WANT ONE OF THOSE BIG TIME!” We’ve sent the picture to a few mates too and […]

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Keeping Us Entertained

Friday, September 30 2011
Keeping Us Entertained

Last week’s edition of The Raygun newsletter  featured a report on BBC Worldwide’s open day held  to show off the commercial arm of the corporation’s wares for Q4. Its home entertainment arm 2 entertain was at the heart of much of the event, entitled Big British Christmas, highlighting its packed slate for the last part of […]

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A Nice Surprise, D’ye Ken?

Thursday, September 29 2011
A Nice Surprise, D’ye Ken?

The Raygun is fully prepared to nail its colours to the mast when it comes to British film director Ken Loach. We’ve oft stated our love for arguably the greatest living English director. We’ve been lucky enough to both meet and interview him on a number of occasions, even getting the opportunity to sit in […]

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Stop! Hammer Time!

Thursday, September 29 2011
Stop! Hammer Time!

We were sent this freebie a week or two ago, but to be honest with you, we’ve been so busy playing with it, running around Raygun towers, firing missiles and making thunder noises with it, that we haven’t had time to post it up yet.  But Paramount’s release of Thor on a multitude of SKUs […]

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This’ll Cheer You Up

Thursday, September 29 2011
This’ll Cheer You Up

Most premieres we’re lucky enough to be invited too, the best you’ll get, if you’re lucky, is a cold bottle of water and a bag of popcorn. We’re grateful for that, of course, but every now and then, usually when you’re in finer surroundings than Leicester Square, you’ll get a bit more. And more often […]

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