The Week In Video Part XLXIV

Tuesday, September 9 2014
The Week In Video Part XLXIV

Our latest look at current and forthcoming releases, with an eye on their trade potential… You can say what you like about Seth Rogen and his merry band of stoners, but you can’t fault Universal’s campaign for its new release Bad Neighbours, starring Rogen, who’s taking on Zac Efron when the pair end up living […]

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Web Rules Over Print

Friday, September 5 2014
Web Rules Over Print

In a summer with a seemingly never-ending flow of comic book films at both cinemas and in homes, it’s no surprise to see Spidey on top when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray reviews, as our regular round-up of coverage for home entertainment releases shows. For The Amazing Spider-Man 2 got more coverage than any […]

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The Week In Video Part XLXII

Monday, August 18 2014
The Week In Video Part XLXII

Some more home viewing from the past week or so, with a keen eye on a title’s trade prospects. Although rather than at our normal abode, we’ll start off in a cinema… We’ll start away from home, instead heading to the prestigious BFI Southbank, where Universal was airing one of its latest home entertainment acquisitions, […]

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eOne’s Smash And Grab Raid

Thursday, August 14 2014
eOne’s Smash And Grab Raid

It was a big week for eOne, with a trip of titles in the shape of Divergent, The Raid 2 and Calvary all out on the same day and its dominance of chart placings was reflected in the weight of reviews for its triumvirate. For, as our regular round up of press coverage for DVD […]

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The Week In Video Part XLXI

Wednesday, August 6 2014
The Week In Video Part XLXI

We’ve been away for a few weeks, so here’s a bumper selection of our recent viewing with a distinct eye on its home entertainment potential… We’ve been a bit slack in viewing Signature titles on here, stranger still seeing as they regularly send them to us, so now’s as good a time as any to […]

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A Star Is Born

Tuesday, August 5 2014
A Star Is Born

It’s not often violent, brutal homegrown dramas get the nod over star-ridden, gentler Brit fare, but that was the case this week as our weekly round up of coverage for DVD releases shows. For Starred Up edged ahead of The Double to become the best-reviewed film of the weekend across the national press, the quality […]

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The Week In Video Part XLX

Tuesday, July 8 2014
The Week In Video Part XLX

Back after a few weeks away from the fray, here’s our look at some of our recent viewing at home… It never ceases to amaze just how many new labels keep cropping up. “The industry’s dead on its feet,” says The Guardian and assorted pro-illegal downloaders. “Let’s start a label,” shout a million others. To […]

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Few Reservations About Hotel

Monday, July 7 2014
Few Reservations About Hotel

He may be – as at least three reviews noted this weekend, “quirky”, he may be, as others stated, an acquired taste, but, as our weekly round-up of coverage for home entertainment titles shows, the critics still love talking about Wes Anderson. For the latest outing by the director, The Grand Budapest Hotel, was easily […]

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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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Some Folk Pleases People

Monday, May 26 2014
Some Folk Pleases People

Another week, another critically lauded, award-winning film arrives (albeit one that, many believe, didn’t pick up as many awards as it should have), with the release of Studiocanal’s Inside Llewyn Davis. And the film was easily earned more column inches than any other releases in the national press, as our regular round up of coverage […]

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Wolf Strikes Again

Tuesday, May 20 2014
Wolf Strikes Again

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street was head and shoulders above the other releases, not only in its box office haul but also the coverage it got on its home entertainment release, according to our regular round-up of the weekend’s press coverage. The Leonardo DiCaprio starrer was covered everywhere, as one sharp reviewer (The […]

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Slave Earns More Raves

Wednesday, May 14 2014
Slave Earns More Raves

With a slew of awards already in its pocket, 12 Years A Slave was always going to make an impact at retail and so it did in terms of the press coverage it garnered ahead of its home entertainment bow, according to our weekly round up of press coverage for DVD and Blu-ray releases. Steve […]

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The Week In Video Part XLIX

Monday, May 12 2014
The Week In Video Part XLIX

This column – our regular round up of our recent viewing with an eye on its commercial potential – hasn’t talked much about subscription vod offerings recently, but that’s not to say we haven’t been keeping an eye on the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video (ne LOVEFiLM), it’s just that it’s not […]

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The Week In Video Part XLVIII

Saturday, April 26 2014
The Week In Video Part XLVIII

It’s been a while since we’ve reported on their product, but we’ve been working our way through a raft of products from the Signature label, leading lights in the DTV sector in recent weeks. Moving loosely through release date by order, we’ll start with Badge Of Fury. It stars Jet Li and will be aided […]

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The Secret’s Out

Tuesday, April 22 2014
The Secret’s Out

Ben Stiller may not have warmed every critic’s heart with his portrayal of the eponymous hero of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but that didn’t stop the film getting across the board coverage on its home entertainment bow. For the second filmed adaptation of the James Thurber tale was the most reviewed DVD and […]

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