The Week In Video Part XLXVIII

Thursday, January 15 2015
The Week In Video Part XLXVIII

Our latest update of our recent home entertainment viewing, with a keen eye on its trade potential… Just coming out as we pen this is Night Moves, the latest from American indie director Kelly Reichardt, whose quiet, understated films have quietly earned themselves a progressively bigger audience with each bow. Her previous outing, Meek’s Cutoff, […]

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The Week In Video part XXVIII

Tuesday, May 28 2013
The Week In Video part XXVIII

Another week, another raft of DTV titles, TV programmes and a lot more besides, as we round up all our home viewing… One of the big successes of the past year or so in DTV terms has been The Rise And Fall Of A White Collar Hooligan, and, something of a rarity, or at the […]

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The Week In Video Part XXIII

Thursday, March 21 2013
The Week In Video Part XXIII

Our regular look at our past seven days’ worth of viewing on DVD and Blu-ray, keeping a close eye on a title’s commercial potential… We’ll start our regular look at current and forthcoming releases by finishing off one of a batch of titles we hadn’t got around to having a look at last week. We […]

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The Week In Video Part XVIII

Tuesday, February 12 2013
The Week In Video Part XVIII

Our latest missive on our viewing over the past seven days… And as the late summer and early autumn crop of children’s titles have finally arrived on DVD in recent weeks, giving us the chance to catch up on some of the more recent excursions into the world of CGI. We’d be the first to […]

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The Week In Video Part XI

Friday, September 28 2012
The Week In Video Part XI

Our latest dispatch from our week at home, putting together The Raygun and working our way through our vast to watch pile… This column mostly concerns itself with what we’ve been watching at home over the past seven days and rarely with screenings, but we’ll make an exception this week for a major release from […]

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The Week In Video Part X

Friday, September 21 2012
The Week In Video Part X

More of our regular musings on what we’ve been watching on DVD, Blu-ray and other formats at home over the past seven days… It was with some excitement that we received the exclusive Steelbook edition of The Raid, a film that’s been dubbed the year’s best action film. And as our repeat viewing, albeit the […]

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The Week In Video Part XIV

Thursday, September 13 2012
The Week In Video Part XIV

Our latest missive from what we’ve been watching at home… The horror continued unabated last week, at times it felt purely like we were watching shocker after shocker, taking in every strand of the genre. It has come from close to home to further afield, has taken in remakes and classic themes, as well as updating […]

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The Week In Video Part VIII

Wednesday, September 12 2012
The Week In Video Part VIII

The latest in our regular updates on what we’ve been watching at home over the past seven days, with a view as much on whether titles will sell as whether they’re any good or not… The biggest event for home viewing buffs such as ourselves over the past week or so was Home Cinema Day. […]

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The Week In Video Part VI

Friday, August 24 2012
The Week In Video Part VI

Our latest missive on what we’ve been watching over the past seven days on our Blu-ray and DVD players… We’ll start off with a personal favourite of The Raygun’s Jodorowsky’s wonderful weird outing Santa Sangre. The film is due a new issue at cinemas before moving on to home entertainment, all in a newly remastered […]

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The Week In Video Part V

Sunday, August 19 2012
The Week In Video Part V

This column, in which we talk about our home viewing over the past week or so, is written with a slightly unusual slant this week, as most of our watching has taken place not in London, but in slightly sunnier climes, as we’ve been away on our annual summer holidays. All of which means we’ve […]

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The Week In Video Part IV

Friday, August 10 2012
The Week In Video Part IV

As a child, I had two favourite actors. One was Steve McQueen (in most of my creative writing stories at junior school, my name was Steve), the other was Doug McCLure. So the arrival of a batch of titles from the legendary Amicus production outfit was eagerly anticipated. First choice had to be The Land […]

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The Week In Video Part III

Friday, August 3 2012
The Week In Video Part III

Our latest regular musings on our week’s worth of home viewing… “You still watch VHS?” is the incredulous answer we often get from people when we discuss our film viewing. Usually the answer is a resounding yes, although for the past couple of months, we’ve reined it in, mainly because the cable guy (not that […]

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The Week In Video Part II

Thursday, July 26 2012
The Week In Video Part II

The Week In Video, for those short of memory or who haven’t checked in for a while here (or are even newcomers, to The Raygun’s website), is our newly-launched regular column which complements our existing Week In Screenings column. In the latter, penned by Alex Kidd, former HMV staffer, film club organiser (the Duke Mitchell […]

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The Week In Video

Thursday, July 19 2012
The Week In Video

A steady flow of check discs, screeners and finished copies of assorted Blu-rays and DVDs arrives on our doormat at The Raygun every week. There are regular updates on new films available through services such as Ready To Air, as wells our regular subscriptions to LOVEFiLM and, latterly, Netflix. We (inadvertently admittedly) get all Sky’s […]

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