The Week In Video Part LXIII

Sunday, April 19 2015
The Week In Video Part LXIII

Here’s some of our recent viewing of new and forthcoming home entertainment releases and more… Currently performing strongly as a physical release, after a similarly strong showing as a theatrical and premium vod release is Predestination – and rightly so too. It’s an area that Signature is excelling in and after getting some unnecessary flak from […]

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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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The Week In Video Part LXI

Wednesday, March 4 2015
The Week In Video Part LXI

Here’s a look at some of our recent home viewing on the DVD and Blu-ray front, with a keen eye on their trade potential… We’ve focused on a few labels over the past week or two, with a raft of releases from the ever-busy Arrow Video and Academy imprints keeping us busy for starters. A […]

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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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The Week In Video Part LX

Sunday, February 1 2015
The Week In Video Part LX

The latest in our regular instalments rounding up our recent home viewing, paying a particularly keen eye on a title’s home entertainment potential… Currently sitting pretty in the top five overall Official Charts Company sales charts, Boyhood has had critics – and audiences – positively salivating in recent months. It not only made most critics’ […]

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The Week In Video Part XLXVII

Monday, January 5 2015
The Week In Video Part XLXVII

In spite of – or maybe because of – the onslaught of seasonal TV, Christmas Day soaps and specials and all, we still managed to catch up with a few current and forthcoming DVD releases over the festive period. Heck, we even watched Retribution, a rather serious drama about kids going off the rails, on […]

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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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The Week In Video Part XLXV

Friday, October 31 2014
The Week In Video Part XLXV

This column has been missing for a few weeks, for all manner of assorted reasons, but while there’s been little in the way of reporting of our recent viewing, we’ve still been watching plenty too. Let’s start with the biggest platform theatrical release of recent weeks, arguably the year too –Northern Soul. The film’s success […]

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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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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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Ruined In A Day

Wednesday, September 10 2014
Ruined In A Day

The combination of Zac Efron and Seth Rogen was enough to draw in plenty of reviews for their joint pairing in Bad Neighbours, although it was an impressive low-budget thriller that really punched above its weight in terms of coverage according to our weekly round-up of coverage for home entertainment releases. For while Bad Neighbours […]

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