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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Taken The Mickey

Thursday, July 2 2015
Taken The Mickey

“I don’t know who you are, I don’t know your dad, but I bet he has a very particular set of skills… Skills he has acquired over a very long career of being a dad… Skills that I bet you don’t even appreciate because he’s Taken For Granted, isn’t he?” Aping Liam Neeson’s speech as […]

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Way In, Anchor

Sunday, April 27 2014
Way In, Anchor

For someone raised on B-movies, with a love of rockabilly and the writing of the likes of Joe Bob Briggs and Danny Peary, it’s somewhat surprising that it took until as recently as last week (April 16, to be precise) to get round to actually going to a drive-in cinema. Equally surprising was the location. […]

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Crystal Clear

Tuesday, December 3 2013
Crystal Clear

The story of Breaking Bad, how it has become arguably the biggest cult TV series of the modern era, has been told and retold in features in broadsheets and tabloids alike, on websites and in print, for the past few years as journalists and bloggers discovered the series and then spread the word. And even […]

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If Paradiso Is Half As Nice…

Thursday, November 28 2013
If Paradiso Is Half As Nice…

Normally the phrase pop-up cinema is enough to strike fear into anyone’s hearts. It’s the preserve of cramped, uncomfortable venues, crammed to the rafters rake in as much cash as possible, with poor projection and even worse sound; they’re also the last refuge of corporate clients trying to make their product seem cool. This, however, […]

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Who Exposes Himself

Sunday, November 11 2012
Who Exposes Himself

The arrival of a Timelord is not to be sniffed at at the best of times, but the current incarnation of the good Doctor’s arrival at the MCM Expo, the bi-annual film, comic and anime convention held at London’s Excel centre in the east of the city, gave a major boost to the event. For, […]

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Cav Some Of That

Sunday, November 11 2012
Cav Some Of That

Cyclist Mark Cavendish, one of the sport’s highest profile stars, champion sprinter and, by all accounts, thoroughly nice bloke, popped along to HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store in the heart of London’s West End for a special signing of the newly-released DVD charting his illustrious career. Cav, as he’s affectionately known by his adoring fans, […]

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A Little Bit Extra

Sunday, November 11 2012
A Little Bit Extra

No need to phone home when you have a bike to get you there… This bunch of cyclists took to the streets to celebrate the release of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on Blu-ray for the first time. Universal sent the cyclists out and about in London’s West End for the launch of the Blu-ray. Clad […]

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Joining The Monster Club

Sunday, November 11 2012
Joining The Monster Club

This is a smart little piece of social media-based promotion from Universal, put together to help promote the recent release of its hugely impressive Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-ray. It’s a spot the monsters-style graphic drawn up by the studio and, as well as appearing here on our website, it’s been pushed […]

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The RECing Crew

Wednesday, September 19 2012
The RECing Crew

It started with a tweet on a Friday afternoon, sent in the direction of @theraygun. It told us, with some severity: “[REC] Genesis review discs are INFECTED!” Within 24 hours it was boasting scores of tweets, new followers and a  whole piece of Twitter theatre – an industry first – as scores of horror writers and […]

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Reaping The Rewards

Wednesday, September 12 2012
Reaping The Rewards

The launch of The Hunger Games on DVD, Blu-ray and other formats was one of the first big event releases as we move into the busiest period of the year, signifying near week after week of blockbuster titles arriving.   It’s Lionsgate’s biggest release ever in the UK and the fast-growing company showed that it […]

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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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Keeping It Real

Tuesday, May 1 2012
Keeping It Real

Scream as dinosaurs run free outside Buckingham Palace… Flee in terror as a giant ape climbs up the side of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square… Stand open-mouthed as a futuristic De Lorean car quite literally flies past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament… These may seem like scenes from sequels to blockbuster films such […]

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It’s A Mystery

Monday, October 31 2011
It’s A Mystery

WIth their pre-teen appeal and cartoon-like appearance, twins Jedward are the perfect vehicle to help promote Warner’s long-running franchise Scooby-Doo! and here are the duo alongside the cartoon mutt to help push the major’s latest activity surrounding the dog and his pals.  As we reported on our most recent newsletter, supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has put […]

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Rio Dancing, Not Quite On The Sand

Thursday, October 27 2011
Rio Dancing, Not Quite On The Sand

Here’s a brace of stars from current primetime Saturday evening hit show Strictly Come Dancing marking the launch of Rio with a special samba workshop. Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite turned up at the giant Westfield shopping centre in west London to help promote the Fox release this Monday (October 24). The release was neatly […]

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