Boys Keep Swinging

Monday, January 14 2013
Boys Keep Swinging

It’s a relatively recent event in the murky history of British crime, and yet the Essex Boys killings have gained a stunning notoriety among young(ish) males across the UK. It’s a case that comes with ready-made, pre-packed awareness, such is its infamy – the tale of a group of drug dealers and general nasty geezers who […]

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Tales Of The Tape

Friday, January 11 2013
Tales Of The Tape

As Momentum prepares for the launch of horror anthology V/H/S, on all formats, including VHS, The Raygun looks at its limited edition tape release, look at other VHS memorabilia, its launch for the film and, talking to collectors, the irresistible lure of the VHS… The advent of DVD should, by all rights, have signalled the […]

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Some Frank Talking

Monday, January 7 2013
Some Frank Talking

With an impressive CV that dates back to Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and beyond ­ through to more cent outings such as Screwed, taking in the likes of Rise Of The Footsoldier and The Football Factory along the way, Frank Harper is the ultimate Britflick star. His name is a fixture in the […]

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Painting A Picture

Friday, July 22 2011
Painting A Picture

It was around the time that Momentum’s Zombie Virus On Mulberry Street came out. This writer was having a sabbatical away from trade journalism and working on the creative and design agency side, and was chatting with another distributor. “All bets are off,” he said to us. “They got away with it and didn’t get […]

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Devil Has The Best Tunes

Thursday, June 30 2011
Devil Has The Best Tunes

A film about wartime exploits, in the Channel Isles, made by New Zealanders and now due for a UK release? The Devil’s Rock is a truly international effort, and it’s one of the more interesting DTV titles that’s come across our desk in the past month or two. Directed by Kiwi Paul Campion, who worked […]

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The Season Of The Sword

Wednesday, April 27 2011
The Season Of The Sword

It’s one of the most enduring genres and has been a staple of the video market for more than three decades, but swords and sandals are currently enjoying an even bigger resurgence. The Raygun talks to some of the key players and explains why sometimes, the sword is mightier than the pen… It can take […]

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War, What Is It Good For?

Wednesday, October 13 2010
War, What Is It Good For?

The huge success of HBO’s Band Of Brothers and, latterly, Metrodome’s Saints And Soldiers, has shown that the war genre is alive and thriving on DVD.The Raygun assesses how it has shown its longevity… A Quentin Tarantino film such as, say, Inglorious Basterds is always going to be a winner at theatrical and particularly on […]

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Down Comes Up

Wednesday, July 28 2010
Down Comes Up

New from Metrodome and already the recipient of some decent coverage for its short theatrical release (there was a fascinating feature on the making of this we mentioned in our PR roundup a few weeks back), is Down Terrace. It’s been so well received because, unlike the gung-ho, lor luvaduck me old chinas bluster of […]

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War! What Is It Good For?

Monday, April 26 2010
War! What Is It Good For?

Well, in answer to the above question, for Metrodome, it invariably means strong sales. Here’s a couple of Monday morning goodies for you, trailers from Metrodome for a brace of May 3 releases.  The independent sends them out as a regular promotional device to assorted websites, blogs and the like to embed (as we’ve done […]

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Devil’s in the details

Thursday, April 15 2010
Devil’s in the details

This is a real treat for children of the video nasty generation – a description that those on The Raygun are wont to use to describe their misspent youth watching entirely unsuitable horror films back to back during their school holidays. And for those that have only ever known DVD and, latterly, Blu-ray, it may provoke […]

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