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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Bean There, Done That, Bought The DVD

Wednesday, September 16 2015
Bean There, Done That, Bought The DVD

For anyone who’s been in the industry more than a few months, Mr Bean, Rowan Atkinson’s comic creation, has been a mainstay of the retail business for many years now, with big sales across first VHS and then DVD. And, along the way, as well as different iterations and incarnations (Bean the TV series, Bean […]

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King For A Day

Monday, June 1 2015
King For A Day

Fox marked the recent exclusive digital window release of comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service by fitting up assorted journalists, writers and media types. The major hosted an event in London’s most prestigious gentlemen’s address, Savile Row, London W1, with the man behind the props, David Cheesman, and one of the actioner’s stars, Taron […]

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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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Catching Up

Thursday, May 21 2015
Catching Up

Oscar contenders, both real (Foxcatcher) and snubbed (A Most Violent Year) were grappling for top slot in terms of winning the most coverage as our regular round up of coverage for film releases shows. The two were i a straight up bout for dominance of the DVD and Blu-ray columns, with only Into The Woods […]

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Everything Counts In Large Amounts

Monday, May 11 2015
Everything Counts In Large Amounts

This regular round-up of press coverage for home entertainment releases has been a bit quiet for the past few weeks, due to assorted commitments, but we’re back this week with a new, expanded look at reviews and coverage. Expanded how? Well, as well as looking at reviews for DVD, Blu-ray and assorted on-demand releases, and […]

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The Week in Video Part LXII

Tuesday, March 24 2015
The Week in Video Part LXII

Here’s our latest round-up of recent viewing, with a keen eye on a film’s trade potential… We were singing the praises of British gangster flick Assassin, a homegrown outing that boasted, thanks to the likes of Danny Dyer, a hugely commercial potential. Well, another week another commercial film from these shores, Hyena is, in fact […]

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Babadook Hits The Streets

Sunday, March 1 2015
Babadook Hits The Streets

Who’s this, strolling down Oxford Street? Performing some weird kind of meet and greet… Out and about, going for a shop… First in hmv then on to FOPP On a Monday, then he was gone Performing launch duties for Icon Out for PR, playing his part Helping his film get off to a great start […]

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Let Fury Have The Hour

Monday, February 23 2015
Let Fury Have The Hour

It was the Observer’s home entertainment reviewer Guy Lodge who noted that the releases which arrived the day after the Oscar ceremony were perhaps one day intended for an all-singing all-dancing release in the wake of a triumph the night before. But, he further added, “this week’s DVD release slate looks more like a boulevard […]

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Guest Stays Over For Christmas

Wednesday, December 31 2014
Guest Stays Over For Christmas

With 2014 top 10s, year-end Best Of lists, strange printing deadlines, supplements missing and other seasonal occurrences, it’s been a strange couple of weeks of coverage for DVD and Bu-ray releases, as our regular round-up of home entertainment reviews shows. There’s two weeks’ worth of coverage here, taking in both before and after Christmas. One […]

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The Week In Video Part XLXVI

Monday, December 1 2014
The Week In Video Part XLXVI

Here’s our latest round-up of our recent home viewing, with a particularly eye on the titles’ commercial potential… As regular readers of this column should have realised by now, the Week In Video likes to put one label under the spotlight every so often, with a round-up of the more prolific labels’ collected output, which, […]

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Apes Versus Guardians

Friday, November 28 2014
Apes Versus Guardians

It was apes versus raccoons and a tree, among other things, over the weekend, as two of the summer’s theatrical blockbusters shared a release date and review space, as our weekend round up of press coverage for home entertainment releases illustrates. For Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes went head to head in terms […]

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Right Up Your Street

Wednesday, November 19 2014
Right Up Your Street

The big releases are coming thick and fast and with a slew arriving n Monday November 17, the weekend’s home entertainment review columns in national newspapers were always going to be a battleground between the blockbusters, as our round up of press coverage for releases shows. Chief among these were Transformers: Age Of Extinction – all […]

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Monster Coverage

Friday, October 31 2014
Monster Coverage

With a huge monster as its star, Godzilla was always going to stand tall above the rest of the week’s releases and it stood out like a behemoth among the reviews in national press according to our regular round up of newspaper coverage of home entertainment titles. The Gareth Edwards-helmed big budget monster flick picked […]

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Rising High

Wednesday, October 1 2014
Rising High

Another weekend and another wealth of titles hitting the market, although, as our regular round up of DVD coverage in the national press shows, there was not an actual runaway leader in terms of column inches. It was, in effect, similar to last week, with lots of titles, many from the independent sector, all making […]

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