Jurassic World In Numbers

Thursday, October 29 2015
Jurassic World In Numbers

With its week one now firmly under its belt, Universal is planning to keep the latest Jurassic era going right through until Christmas. And here’s what it’s done so far and some of the plans for the next few weeks, as well as looking at some of the in-store implementation of its own take on […]

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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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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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Finders Keepers

Wednesday, August 19 2015
Finders Keepers

It’s been almost three years since the Industry Trust took over running of findanyfilm.com, the website has now become an integral part of its work, its relaunch has made it, the Trust believes, an even more essential element of its ongoing efforts. The overhaul has seen it adding more content, including TV titles, easier navigation […]

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A Long, Long Time Ago… Star Wars On VHS

Friday, August 14 2015
A Long, Long Time Ago… Star Wars On VHS

The news that the original series of Star Wars films, along with the subsequent additions, are to get another lease of life in newly-packaged Blu-ray editions means yet another re-release for George Lucas’ films. The six, and in particular the first trilogy, have been mainstays of the home entertainment market for more than quarter of […]

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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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Flocking Marvellous

Sunday, May 31 2015
Flocking Marvellous

It’s not too long ago that  Studiocanal was considered something of a novice in the children’s and family sector, but, with one of the year’s bestselling titles under its belt – and with a family film at that – the company has proved itself more than adept at handling kids’ stuff. And with Shaun The Sheep, due […]

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The Gong Show

Monday, February 3 2014
The Gong Show

Cinema-goers settling down in to their seats with their popcorn ahead of big feature film releases from Friday January 31 will have been treated to a rare sight, as hmv took to the big screen as part of a new marketing push. It’s the first time the retailer has used cinema spots in its marketing […]

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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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Logan’s Run

Monday, November 25 2013
Logan’s Run

Walking through Oxford Circus tube station ahead of the release of The Wolverine was a claw-raising experience, as Fox took over great swathes of the London underground station to promote the release of the latest adventure of the most popular of the X-Men. And, as you can see from the pictures here, it really was […]

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Comedy Is Dead. Long Live Comedy…

Friday, November 15 2013
Comedy Is Dead. Long Live Comedy…

The stand-up comedy market is one of the UK video industry’s finest achievements. It was a homegrown phenomenon, one that labels and suppliers in the US look at enviously, while for comedians, it has helped push them out of pokey clubs and into arenas. But after a seemingly inexorable rise, last year saw the market […]

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Care In The Community

Monday, November 11 2013
Care In The Community

As the first series of his latest TV outing – and the one he says he’s more proud of than any other – arrives in stores, comic and multi-hyphenate Ricky Gervais is putting his full weight behind Derek. The programme, set in and around a care home and focusing on the titular star, played by […]

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Life In The Goldfish Bowl

Sunday, October 20 2013
Life In The Goldfish Bowl

Blinkbox has continued its assault on the home entertainment market with the launch of another burst of above the line marketing, this time focussing on a major burst of TV activity. In keeping with its modus operandi and overall message thus far, the Tesco-owned service’s new thrust continues to flag up the fact that films […]

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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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