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Anton van Beek  |  Mar 05, 2012  |  0 comments

Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who first visualised an array of iconic Star Wars characters including Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Darth Vader, C-3PO and Chewbacca died on March 3, due to complications from Parkinson's disease.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 01, 2012  |  0 comments

Following months of speculation, Paramount Home Entertainment and Lucasfilm have officially announced that The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection will be arriving on Blu-ray before the year is out.

Ed Selley  |  Feb 29, 2012  |  0 comments

Tannoy has released details of the new TS2 range of subwoofers. The two strong line up intend to deliver "the deepest, tightest and loudest bass response at the price." To this end all three models make use of high power Class D amplification and opposed drivers.

Ed Selley  |  Feb 29, 2012  |  0 comments

SIM2 has unveiled the new M.150 projector. This combines the company's highly regarded 3D technology with an LED projection system. This consists of a trio of new, more powerful Phlatlight LED modules to act as both light and colour source for the DLP chipset. This LED light source lasts the projector’s entire life cycle of around 30,000 hours with very stable colour characteristics and an average lumen decay of less than 5%.

Anton van Beek  |  Feb 23, 2012  |  0 comments

Paramount Home Entertainment has revealed that the fourth instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise will be hitting BD and DVD in the US on April 17. 

Anton van Beek  |  Feb 22, 2012  |  0 comments

StudioCanal has parterned with La Cinematheque de Toulouse to present a brand-new restoration of Jean Renoir's 1937 meditation on class and war, La Grande Illusion.

Ed Selley  |  Feb 22, 2012  |  0 comments

 

Elipson has launched a new surround system. This makes use of the new Planet M. A smaller version of the well regarded Planet L, the M is also a Spherical design. It makes use of a 10cm treated paper membrane driver with a coaxial 20mm silk dome tweeter.

HCC News Team  |  Jan 26, 2012  |  0 comments

Champagne corks are popping at Hannspree's HQ today following the news that it had ranked second in a report of TV sales in Ireland. According to the report, by industry analyst Meko, only Samsung managed to outperform Hannspree in Ireland during Q3 of 2011, with Philips, Sony and LG all trailing behind.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 25, 2012  |  0 comments

Revel is promising great things from its new Concerta on-wall speaker range, which will be arriving in the UK next month. 

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 24, 2012  |  0 comments

Euerka Entertaiment has revealed that it has secured the rights to release Alfred Hitchcock's 1944 classic Lifeboat as part of its Masters of Cinema range of Blu-ray releases.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 24, 2012  |  0 comments

Revolver Entertainment has announced that the harrowing Australian thriller Snowtown will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD in the UK on March 30. Based on the true story of serial killer John Bunting, the movie marked the feature film debut of director Justin Kurzel and has picked up numerous plaudits from critics around the world.

HCC News Team  |  Jan 10, 2012  |  0 comments

Bang & Olufsen has used the CES trade show, currently taking place in Las Vegas, to highlight three new hi-end products that will be hitting available through its approved dealers in the very near future.

HCC News Team  |  Jan 10, 2012  |  0 comments

On April 30, 1912, Universal Film Manufacturing Company came into being. Flash-forward 100 years and Universal Studios is now one of the biggest players in Hollywood. To celebrate a century of film production, Universal Studios is planning a yearlong celebration of its cinematic legacy, including a series of extensive film restorations and the long-awaited Blu-ray debut of a number of its classic films from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg.

HCC News Team  |  Jan 06, 2012  |  0 comments

LG has today announced that it will launch its first Google TV at next week's CES tech show in Las Vegas.

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