Hooligan On Tour

Tuesday, April 23 2013
Hooligan On Tour

The Rise And Fall Of A White Collar Hooligan was one of the bona fide DTV hits 2012, one that’s used in every other distributors’ sales notes to show just how well the core elements of violence, geezers, the odd football reference, some dolly birds, blags, crime, drugs and booze can still do, as long […]

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The Magnificent Seven

Friday, April 5 2013
The Magnificent Seven

In honour of its impending (April 15) release, here are seven reasons why Seven Psychopaths, the latest from director Martin McDonagh, will work on its home entertainment release… 1. The In Bruges effect Martin McDonagh’s debut feature was a runaway success, outstripping what many observers thought it would achieve. What’s more, it’s proved to be […]

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Spilling Blood In Q2…

Friday, February 15 2013
Spilling Blood In Q2…

Business as usual has been the stock phrase at Momentum ever since the planned acquisition of the distributor by eOne was announced last year. That phrase has become even more pronounced since the acquisition was finally confirmed by Canadian regulatory authorities at the start of 2013, it has also coincided neatly with something of a […]

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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 Big Deal(er)

Wednesday, January 23 2013
A Big Deal(er)

It’s the franchise that keeps on giving, having enjoyed a near decade’s worth of success. And now Pusher is back, albeit in a different form. Initially the brainchild of Nicolas Winding Refn, it has already provided two sequels, with a collected set of the original trilogy performing well in the six years since its release, […]

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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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Laying Down The Law

Wednesday, October 31 2012
Laying Down The Law

After a relatively quiet Q4 – the independent usually ducks out of the fray, its biggest theatrical successes of recent years (think The Woman In Black and The King’s Speech) have come towards the end of the year, with hugely successful video launches in the first part of the following year – Momentum is back […]

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Tails, You Win

Wednesday, September 19 2012
Tails, You Win

Momentum is, as oft-stated before, one of the masters of making titles work on their home entertainment release; the company’s successes in this sector in recent years speak for themselves. One area where it’s really succeeded is in its packaging, smartly deciding which releases deserve some form of foil-blocking, O-rings or other flourishes. And within […]

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A Smash And Grab Raid

Wednesday, August 22 2012
A Smash And Grab Raid

Some time ago, a film-loving pal of ours sent us a trailer, for a film from Asia that seemed to defy description. We didn’t know what it was called – we couldn’t make out the title – but it looked pretty darned exciting. There were guns, explosions and action aplenty. “This,” we thought, “is something […]

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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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Brawl In The Game

Monday, August 6 2012
Brawl In The Game

July 2011 and The Raygun, along with hordes of other film fans, are queuing in the pouring rain outside XOYO, a relatively new venue in London’s fashionable east end, for the premiere of Hobo With A Shotgun. It’s organised the event as part of a brief theatrical campaign for the launch of the film. Brief […]

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Smash And Grab

Monday, August 6 2012
Smash And Grab

In its relatively short time on the collective radar, The Raid has gone from being one of the most-talked about films of the year, its most eagerly anticipated and, after its resounding box office success, one of 2012’s biggest foreign langugage earners. And now, with the DVD and Blu-ray on the way, it’s set for […]

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Paranormal Activity

Monday, July 2 2012
Paranormal Activity

Momentum put together a spook tabular campaign for its supernatural thriller The Woman In Black, released on June 18. The title Was supported by impressive marketing, both above and below the line, a fact outlined in The Raygun newsletter and here on the website. One of the elements that helped give the title more than […]

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Sweet And Tender Hooligans

Thursday, June 21 2012
Sweet And Tender Hooligans

It will, come the end of the year, prove to be one of the best limited theatrical platform releases of the year and probably one of its most successful too. We are, of course, referring to The Rise And Fall Of A White Collar Hooligan, the hooligan to credit car fraudster tale due from Momentum […]

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On The Firm

Monday, June 18 2012
On The Firm

The Rise And Fall Of A  White Collar Hooligan arriving in July (see trailer below) could, it be argued, mark the next stage in development of the homegrown, DTV-style British flick. For while it contains the requisite elements needed for this kind of outing – not least in its title – it is, both Momentum, […]

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