Jurassic World In Numbers

Thursday, October 29 2015
Jurassic World In Numbers

With its week one now firmly under its belt, Universal is planning to keep the latest Jurassic era going right through until Christmas. And here’s what it’s done so far and some of the plans for the next few weeks, as well as looking at some of the in-store implementation of its own take on […]

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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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Mr Cunningham Will See You Now…

Thursday, April 2 2015
Mr Cunningham Will See You Now…

If last year’s performance is what Universal can do in a relatively quiet year – 2014 saw impressive numbers at the box office and particularly on home entertainment, without a real tentpole film to hold its schedule up – then imagine what it can do when it has a phenomenal slate. And what a slate Universal has […]

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Making The Big Time

Monday, August 5 2013
Making The Big Time

You’ve got to feel sorry for Dave Calhoun, film editor at Time Out and host of a Q&A session with Belfast punk supremo Terri Hooley, the man whose life story is covered in Good Vibrations. Calhoun is meant to be asking questions of the great man, but he can barely get a word in edgeways. […]

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Mob Rules

Monday, May 20 2013
Mob Rules

A group of commuters at one of the country’s biggest train stations spontaneously burst into song… Buskers clad in French revolutionary-era peasant garb start belting out songs from a musical… Meanwhile, in stores around the country, HMV staff and their customers also join in the singalong fun… All these happeningswere linked to the event-sized launch […]

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More Moments

Sunday, May 12 2013
More Moments

Not content with one ad in recent weeks, the Industry Trust for IP Awareness has seen two big screen spots appearing in cinemas around the country. Both continue its hugely effective Moments Worth Paying For campaign, each highlights the value of “official”, legitimate films, the threats posed by piracy and further directs consumers to FindAnyFilm.com, […]

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The BVA Awards 2013 In Full

Tuesday, May 7 2013
The BVA Awards 2013 In Full

It’s a tradition now: at the end of the annual BVA awards ceremony, all the assorted winners of gongs at the video industry’s annual celebration of its achievements, line up for a group shot. And here, left, is that picture from the 2013 event, held at the now regular location of Old Billingsgate down by […]

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Store Wars

Wednesday, November 28 2012
Store Wars

With a CV that takes in writing, producing, directing and acting, the latter career boasting such notable appearances in everything ranging from science fiction to sword and sandals sagas, gritty urban drama to feelgood comedy and dramas, right through to arguably the  most  popular family entertainment series on TV, Noel Clarke is not one for resting on his laurels. […]

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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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Battle Stations

Friday, August 17 2012
Battle Stations

With Universal gearing itself up for the retail release of its tentpole release Battleship, launching, among other things, a 40 second spot on TV this weekend (you can see it in all its glory below), Blockbuster was making the most of its exclusive rental window by hosting a special event. The retailer organised a special […]

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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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The World Is Yours…

Monday, March 5 2012
The World Is Yours…

There’s nothing like getting a new look to mark a birthday or momentous occasion in your life, and that’s just what Universal has done to help celebrate its landmark 100th anniversary this year. The studio has given itself a makeover to help kick off its birthday celebrations, which are continuing throughout 2012. It’ll be featured […]

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A House Fit For Every Home…

Monday, September 26 2011
A House Fit For Every Home…

It’s hard to believe that House is now up to its seventh season, and as the massive rating American show arrives that that impressive figure, Universal Playback has created this unique viral for one of its key franchises.  The viral celebrates the seven elements that have helped make the Hugh Laurie starring show more than […]

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