Some Frank Talking

Thursday, September 18 2014
Some Frank Talking

No blockbuster single release this week to set the reviewers on fire, but a trio of independent titles – Frank, Only Lovers Left Alive and The Two Faces Of January – shared the spoils when it came to press coverage on their home entertainment release. The three were all pretty much neck and neck in terms of […]

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Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough

Wednesday, July 2 2014
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough

The release schedule is not exactly packed in the summer months – less so during the World Cup too (as one reviewer noted, it was “markedly lean”) – so it’s easy for one big title to dominate both in stores and in terms of coverage in the pages of the national press. And, as our […]

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Watching The Detective

Monday, June 16 2014
Watching The Detective

It’s dominated entertainment pages, spilled over in to the news sections and been a favourite of cultural commentators for the past six months or so and, on its home entertainment bow; True Detective once again ruled the waves. For the HBO series stood out from a predominantly bloke-friendly pre-Father’s Day crop of releases to become […]

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Cast-Iron Coverage

Tuesday, September 18 2012
Cast-Iron Coverage

“Let’s drop the clumsy UK title,” said one of our favourite DVD reviewers, The Guardian Guide’s Phelim O’Neill, this week while referring to what is now known in the UK as Marvel Avengers Assemble, but over in the States is merely  The Avengers. He was one of the few reviewers who did mention the thorny […]

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The End Of The World Gets Plenty Of Press

Monday, January 23 2012
The End Of The World Gets Plenty Of Press

You can say what you like about Lars Von Trier – and many people do – but his name alone is guaranteed to get coverage, as our weekly round-up of press coverage for DVD and Blu-ray in the national press and magazines shows. The latest release bearing the maverick director’s name, Melancholia, from Artificial Eye, […]

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Making A Killing

Monday, December 19 2011
Making A Killing

With plenty of titles already out and few new releases hitting the shelves on the Monday before Christmas, it was a strange week for coverage for home entertainment titles, as our regular round-up of reviews illustrates. Practically the only title released on December 19 was The Killing II (Arrow), and given journalists’ love of the […]

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In The City

Friday, July 1 2011
In The City

Former Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall breezed into a different city last week, London, to help promote Anchor Bay’s late June release of Meet Monica Velour, the DTV title that sees her starring as a former porn star who is eking out a living stripping, and the obsessed teenage geek who travels halfway […]

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Dreaming Up Coverage, Eclipsing All Else…

Monday, December 6 2010
Dreaming Up Coverage, Eclipsing All Else…

There was a ridiculous amount of home entertainment content littered throughout newspapers over the weekend. Our lengthy report here has barely scratched the surface, but with stars of film, TV and special interest content lining up to be interviewed, loads of big releases landing and advertising aplenty, it seemed as if DVD was dominating. Here’s […]

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‘Bad’ Meaning Good…

Monday, September 27 2010
‘Bad’ Meaning Good…

It was a weekend when Lionsgate’s Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call – New Orleans ruled the roost in terms of column inches, alongside eOne’s StreetDance 3D and Icon’s The Killer Inside Me, while it also saw the covermount DVD making something of a comeback too. The phenomenon was commonplace some five years or so ago, […]

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The Weekend’s Reviews

Monday, July 5 2010
The Weekend’s Reviews

The Raygun has again been perusing the weekend’s newspapers from Friday through to Sunday, seeing what DVD releases are getting the most coverage. One of the most reviewed titles this weekend was Universal’s Battle For Terra, which consistently received coverage. Running through from Friday’s film and DVD pages, wee were in London’s West End that […]

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More Weekend Reading

Monday, June 28 2010
More Weekend Reading

Here’s a round-up of what was being reviewed where in terms of DVD and Blu-ray-related product over the weekend in some of the newspapers we picked up… Most reviewed title of the weekend is almost certainly Paramount’s The Lovely Bones. It seems as if the DVD PR campaign worked where maybe theatrical didn’t, turning it […]

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Weekend Reading

Monday, June 21 2010
Weekend Reading

We spend most of our Fridays and a good part of the weekend trawling through a bunch of newspapers, partly for our own edification and enjoymet, but also because we get a chance to see who’s pulling in the most PR, who’s making waves in the review sections, which titles are getting coverage and we […]

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