The Week In Video Part LVI

Tuesday, April 26 2016
The Week In Video Part LVI

After a brief absence, our regular look at current and forthcoming releases across the industry, returns. As ever, we’re paying particular attention to how the film might perform in the market… Out on the shelves as we write this is Sisters, a comedy that woos both the Will Ferrell crowd and a Bridesmaids audience too, […]

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The Week In Video Part LV

Tuesday, March 15 2016
The Week In Video Part LV

A round-up of our recent viewing across the home entertainment spectrum, taking in recent, current and forthcoming releases, paying particular attention to their trade potential… Tangerine finally arrives on physical formats on March 28, and while it has been winding a slow path to DVD since it first aired towards the latter part of 2015, […]

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The Week In Video Part LIV

Tuesday, January 26 2016
The Week In Video Part LIV

Our regular look at our recent viewing, paying particular attention to a film’s potential on home entertainment releases… We’ll start with a brace of wildly differing titles from Soda Pictures now, which, as we noted on our newsletter, is in the process of branching out more into the world of DTV and similar video-friendly genres, […]

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The Week In Video Part LII

Thursday, November 19 2015
The Week In Video Part LII

We’ve been busy with a few other projects in recent weeks, or home viewing has been curtailed not just by that, but also by something of a paucity of titles sent to us recently; the postman has hardly been weighed down by checkdiscs and screeners over the past week or two – so much for […]

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The Week In Video Part LI

Saturday, October 17 2015
The Week In Video Part LI

Our latest round up of titles we’ve been watching, complete with a look at their commercial potential and trade prospects… Kevin Bacon is on fine form as a bent copper in Cop Car, as solid and as strong a DTV title as,your likely to see this year. It’s got elements of other films here. Not […]

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The Week In Video Part L

Tuesday, October 6 2015
The Week In Video Part L

Back with out regular look at our recent home viewing, paying close attention to its trade potential… And as noted on The Raygun newsletter last week, we’re still playing catch up with some of our Film 4 FrightFest viewing, so our round up here is going to focus mainly on two elements, horror, alongside a […]

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The Week In Video Part XLIX

Thursday, September 24 2015
The Week In Video Part XLIX

A round up of some of our recent home viewing, with a keen eye on the assorted titles’ trade potential… We’ll start with a bumper package of titles from eOne, with the company graciously sending us a selection of titles due from its Q4 range and we’ve watched a fair selection. “Something for everyone” is […]

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The Week In Video Part XLVIII

Tuesday, August 25 2015
The Week In Video Part XLVIII

This column has been a bit quiet of late, thanks, in no small part, to the school holidays limiting our viewing (and writing opportunities) and a few days away too, so here’s a bumper crop of current and forthcoming releases we’ve watched over the past few weeks, paying particular attention to there trade potential… We’ll […]

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The Week In Video Part XLVII

Thursday, July 2 2015
The Week In Video Part XLVII

Fifty Shades Of Grey finally arrived on shelves and online on Monday June 22, if not hours then days after the publication of the latest book from EL James, Grey, which was, if not fortuitous then well worked between publisher Arrow and studio Universal. The two sat nicely together as you entered majors supermarkets throughout […]

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The Week In Video Part XLVI

Friday, June 19 2015
The Week In Video Part XLVI

Our latest round-up of our recent home viewing, paying close attention to each release’s potential in stores and online… Released with little fanfare, but a title that caught our eye, was martial arts sequel Man With The Iron Fists 2. Directed by hip hop maven the RZA, the mastermind behind the kung fu friendly Wu […]

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The Week In Video Part LXV

Friday, May 29 2015
The Week In Video Part LXV

Here’s out latest look at our recent home-based viewing, with a keen eye on a film’s potential for the trade… After missing numerous opportunities to see it in previous months, it was good to finally catch up with the rather wonderful Foxcatcher, which thoroughly deserved most of the superlatives thrown in its direction. It’s one […]

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The Week In Video Part LXIV

Wednesday, May 20 2015
The Week In Video Part LXIV

Our regular round-up of recent, current and forthcoming home entertainment releases, with a keen eye on their commercial potential and trade prospects… When it comes to the platform or collapsed window release, Universal is becoming as effective as an independent company in terms of working its titles. It is working with small, independent theatrical operators […]

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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 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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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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