Punching Above Your Weight

Sunday, August 11 2013
Punching Above Your Weight

Browsing through the shelves of your local High Street retailer (more often than not HMV) or local supermarket, the consumer is presented with a dazzling array of choices in terms of titles on offer. And as well as the choice of films, from blockbusters that they’re fully aware of, through to DTV titles that have […]

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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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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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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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The Perfect Package

Monday, October 31 2011
The Perfect Package

Print and packaging specialist AGI was celebrating this week after picking up a couple of prestigious gongs at the PrintWeek awards.  It won the Packaging Printer Of The Year for the second year running, after impressing the judges with samples of its work over the previous 12 months. One entry, an O ring for Disney’s […]

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Making A Noise About The Silence

Tuesday, October 4 2011
Making A Noise About The Silence

This is, as 2 entertain rightly says, the kind of stuff that will get the Doctor Who fans positively salivating. On the left we present the latest limited edition SKU for Doctor Who, the sixth in an ongoing series of specially packaged complete collections that come at a premium price and get the fans rushing […]

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An Annual Event

Friday, September 30 2011
An Annual Event

To say that the WWE runs a to an annual calendar is something of an understatement. Wrestling fans know the formula and dates almost off by heart; Clear Vision builds it’s release schedule around them and anyone who’s been in the industry, especially retail, for more than a few months will have a fairly good […]

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Monsters, Ink

Friday, March 11 2011
Monsters, Ink

Here’s the sleeve for Momentum’s Monsters in all its 3D lenticular glory. Look how it moves, look how it excites! (Oh, the wonders of the Internet.) The April 11 title is part of an exciting time for Momentum, and this flash sleeve is just part of an impressive campaign for the film that takes in […]

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News In Brief(case)

Friday, September 3 2010
News In Brief(case)

Warner has today (September 3) confirmed the official release date for Inception – December 6. And as well as coming in more traditional formats – triple play, DVD and digital – it is also putting together this sumptuous box set for the release. The box, or rather briefcase, will contain the triple play version of […]

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The Perfect ‘Gift’

Thursday, August 26 2010
The Perfect ‘Gift’

We’ve covered this extensively on this week’s newsletter, but here’s a closer look at the sumptuous packaging for Revolver’s Banksy film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, complete with free 2D glasses… Expect Banksy stunts aplenty come the September 6 release.

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Looking Hot…

Thursday, August 26 2010
Looking Hot…

We covered this on last week’s Raygun newsletter, but it really is worth closer inspection. It’s the latest from Arrow Video, the Arrow Films imprint that deals in classic old video fare, films predominantly from what we’d called the golden age of video – the 1970s and 80s – often wrongly dubbed nasties, but horror […]

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