Opening Up The Gate

Wednesday, June 3 2015
Opening Up The Gate

It’s been a strong start to the year for Lionsgate. Its biggest franchise, The Hunger Games, still has one more film to go, while the penultimate outing, Mockingjay Part 1, has already lit up the DVD and Blu-ray charts in 2015, proving to be one of the year’s bestsellers thus far. But arguably of equal […]

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Life After Netflix

Tuesday, June 3 2014
Life After Netflix

The release of Orange Is The New Black marks the latest addition in what is becoming something of a trend in the video industry. The subscription video on demand services may have been dominating the headlines when it comes to discussing television programming, while others may have been proclaiming the box set is dead, and […]

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A Capitol Idea

Monday, March 17 2014
A Capitol Idea

What the Effie? Here’s a whole host of Effie lookalikes dolled up to the nines for a special flash-mob-style event held to mark the launch of The Hunger Games Catching Fire on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats from Lionsgate. They’d donned the distinctive and colourful garb worn by the flamboyant character in the films for […]

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10 Things We Learned From The Filth Commentary

Thursday, February 20 2014
10 Things We Learned From The Filth Commentary

The Filth Blu-ray not only looks fantastic – in both its luminous O-ring and Steelbook SKUs (the latter with embossed lines of cocaine) – but it is also a carefully crafted, lovingly put together package too. In an age when additional features and goodies are seemingly pared down on disc, reduced to additional electronic press […]

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Knife To See You

Monday, February 3 2014
Knife To See You

From doing time in tough US prisons and falling in and out of trouble with the law, to appearing as an unnamed heavy in action films, right up to starring in his own movies, Danny Trejo’s career path has hardly followed a the normal trajectory. And while he’s not traditional leading man material – not […]

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God Forgives, Refn Judges

Wednesday, October 16 2013
God Forgives, Refn Judges

Here it is, the Steelbook version of Only God Forgives, the epic tale from Nicolas Winding Refn. In a unique move, as reported on The Raygun newsletter, Icon and Lionsgate, as well as director Refn himself, partnered with Empire magazine’s online arm for a competition to design the Steelbook version of the film. The director’s […]

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Fighting Fire With Fire

Monday, October 7 2013
Fighting Fire With Fire

“Remember who the enemy is” runs the tagline to one of the early pieces of artwork for Lionsgate’s forthcoming blockbuster The hunger Games: Catching Fire. For anyone in the trade, there is one common enemy and Lionsgate has joined forces with the Industry Trust, with that same foe in their collective sights. For Catching Fire, […]

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Bach To The Future

Monday, August 19 2013
Bach To The Future

Friday August 16 marked another momentous occasion as Lionsgate, along with partner Icon, launched Bachelorette on the same day in cinemas and across a wide variety of video on demand and download to own channels. It was what the duo claim to be the widest and biggest day and date digital and theatrical release thus […]

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Can’t Start A Fire Without A Spark…

Thursday, August 15 2013
Can’t Start A Fire Without A Spark…

It’s arguably the hottest day of the summer; temperatures have soared outside even though it’s still morning. It’s even hotter where we are, in a cinema foyer in Leicester Square, in the heart of the cinemagoing district of London’s West End, along with the great and the good from the worlds of theatrical and home […]

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Chain Reaction

Tuesday, May 28 2013
Chain Reaction

A seemingly abandoned warehouse. Long, dark corridors and stairways. Blood on the floor. Severed body parts. A victim screaming. A chainsaw exploding in to life. A masked maniac, clad in a butcher’s apron… It’s all the ingredients for a horror film, right? Well, yes. It sounds like something from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And for those […]

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Soldiering On

Saturday, April 20 2013
Soldiering On

It’s a grim day in what should be early Spring, in north Yorkshire. A group of raw recruits are experiencing freezing cold temperatures on windswept, barren landscapes, moving through vigorous, SAS-style manoeuvres. But this is no real-life training for the elite fighting force, rather the set of I Am Soldier, then latest collaboration between Lionsgate, […]

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Always The Bridesmaids

Friday, December 14 2012
Always The Bridesmaids

Everyone’s seen the comps: Bridesmaids was one of the soaraway successes of 2011; what’s more it brought a hitherto untapped audience first into cinemas and then subsequently persuaded that same crowd – predominantly women, aged 16 to 34-years-old (and slightly older) – to buy the film on its home entertainment release. The video market has […]

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The First Watch

Thursday, November 1 2012
The First Watch

The arrival in London on a whistlestop tour of Arnold Schwarzenegger was proof, if any were needed, that he really is one of Hollywood’s superstars. He may have been out of blockbuster films for some time, fulfilling his political duties as California’s governor, but he’s still a hugely popular attraction.  Arnie was in town primarily […]

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Let’s Twist Again

Thursday, October 11 2012
Let’s Twist Again

Not content with producing one of the season’s better looking box sets, the Mad Men set complete with whiskey glasses, Lionsgate has done it again to put together this  sumptuous set. And what’s more, it comes complete with a cracking title too, one that elevates it even further. This, then, is the wonderfully named Titty […]

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A Taste Of Madison Avenue

Thursday, September 27 2012
A Taste Of Madison Avenue

In an age where TV programmes are ruthlessly and brutally cancelled even when they have a dedicated fanbase, where quality programming sometimes struggles to find an audience despite boasting critical acclaim and where some truly outstanding series can’t even get regular transmission on UK TV screens, Mad Men is a true rarity. For it not […]

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