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Anton van Beek  |  Dec 07, 2013  |  0 comments

Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar shot to fame a little over a decade ago with a series high profile gigs for DC Comics and Marvel including The Authority, The Ultimates, Superman: Red Son and Marvel Knights Spider-Man.

Mark Craven & Anton van Beek  |  Nov 01, 2013  |  0 comments

It's the highest-quality video format around and the basis of any home cinema system, but as Team HCC reveals, the bigwigs behind Blu-ray have occasionally dropped the ball...

Mark Craven & Anton van Beek  |  Oct 29, 2013  |  0 comments

Everyone loves a good horror movie. Well, maybe not everyone, but the longevity of the genre suggests there are plenty of us who enjoy being frightened as we fumble for our popcorn. And whether you get your thrills from haunted houses, masked stalkers, shuffling zombies or cursed videotapes, there are plenty of flicks to choose from when it comes to planning your Halloween home cinema entertainment.

Mark Craven  |  Oct 02, 2013  |  0 comments

So you watched all of Walter White's antics, have enrolled with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and can recite Doctor Who line for line – but there are plenty of other great TV shows you may be missing out on. We round up a dozen must-own TV boxsets...

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 31, 2013  |  0 comments

With its bravura mix of violence, intrigue, action and sex, Cinemax's recent hit series Banshee quickly established itself as a firm favourite here at HCC.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 09, 2013  |  0 comments

Having got his start working in New York's George Eastman House archives - home to one of the largest collections of silent films in the world, as well as a good portion of Martin Scorsese's own private collection - James White has become one of the leading lights of film restoration in the UK.

Adrian Justins  |  Jun 14, 2013  |  0 comments

Few Aces up its sleeve

Acetrax offers new movies to both rent and buy, but in use it's somewhat frustrating

Steve May  |  May 03, 2013  |  0 comments

Joe Letteri has been responsible for the visual effects for many of the major box office blockbusters of the past two decades. The original Lord of The Rings trilogy, I, Robot, King Kong, Rise of The Planet of The Apes and this Summer’s Man of Steel are just some of the landmark titles that Weta Digital’s senior visual supervisor has toiled on. 

Team HCC  |  Apr 18, 2013  |  0 comments

Welcome to the second part in out roundup of the 25 Greatest Movie Cops of all time. Missed Part I? Click here...

Team HCC  |  Apr 17, 2013  |  0 comments

25: John 'Scottie' Ferguson (Vertigo)

Tenacity and perseverance are key strengths in any cop – traits that James Stewart's detective 'Scottie' Ferguson displays both before and after retirement in Hitchcock's thriller. As Vertigo opens, even latent acrophobia can't stop Ferguson pursuing a criminal in a rooftop chase (although, sadly, it does prevent him stopping a fellow officer falling to his death). Later, an old friend's suicide leads to the kind of obsessive behaviour that's necessary to solve even the most complicated cases – but also causes Ferguson to have a nervous breakdown. Still, imagine what he would be capable of if he was working on a case he was less personally involved with. And which didn't involve heights…

Steve May  |  Apr 05, 2013  |  0 comments

Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List is the latest high profile classic to be digitally restored by Hollywood giant Universal. Hot on the heels of the studio’s acclaimed 2012 centenary Blu-ray restorations, this 20th anniversary release makes its HD bow courtesy of the cutting-edge mastering techniques, although offered a few unique challenges all its own.

Team HCC  |  Mar 08, 2013  |  0 comments

Welcome to the second part in our roundup of awesome-sounding Blu-ray discs. If you're looking for multichannel platters that will test your system's mettle, look no further...

Team HCC  |  Mar 07, 2013  |  0 comments

On a mission to find the platters that both test your system's mettle and provide a treat for your ears, Team HCC rounds up its favourite multichannel mixes – be they sci-fi extravaganzas, raucous 'toons or old-school classics.

Sean Hannam  |  Feb 23, 2013  |  0 comments

Bond is back, bigger and better than ever. Cinema’s longest-running film franchise is celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012 and to coincide, MGM and 20th Century Fox released Bond 50, a Blu-ray boxset featuring all 22 films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace – nine of which (GoldenEye, Octopussy, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, The Living Daylights, Tomorrow Never Dies, Diamonds are Forever, A View to a Kill and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) are available on Blu-ray for the first time ever.

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