Adam Rayner  |  Jun 14, 2012  |  0 comments

People in the home cinema industry – manufacturers, PRs and the like – know me for being keen on mad, huge potent audio. Giant 18in subwoofers and speakers the size of Stonehenge. I think they sometimes forget that I am also impressed by the delicate and the clever. So much so, that with this set of skinny tower-style speakers, all housed in an aluminium toothpaste-tube squeezed-out extrusion, I could feel palpable fear from the PR chap as he kept on politely enquiring how I was ‘getting on’ with the Revel Concerta speaker system.

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 14, 2012  |  0 comments

The glory days of the film noir were long gone by the time director Roman Polanski joined forces with screenwriter Robert Towne in 1973 to craft a gripping thriller about corruption, deceit and murder in ‘30s Los Angeles. The film they concocted became one of the defining movies of the genre – a remarkable thriller powered by astonishing performances and themes that still resonate today. Cinema rarely gets much better than this.

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 13, 2012  |  0 comments

North by Northwest and Psycho. Other than the fact they were both directed by Alfred Hitchcock, what else links these two movies?

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 13, 2012  |  0 comments

This fourth outing in this enduring franchise finds director Brad ‘The Incredibles’ Bird making a successful jump from animation to live action with an enjoyable tale of international espionage.

Adrian Justins  |  Jun 13, 2012  |  0 comments

With a turnover exceeding $4bn and a portfolio of brands that includes AKG, JBL, Infinity, Lexicon and Mark Levinson, Harman is not exactly small potatoes in the deep fat fryer of consumer electronics. But in this part of the market – all-in-one systems – its Harman Kardon sub-brand has to compete against the AV giants of Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Sony. And because it can’t match those box-shifters on price or features, it needs to out-do them in performance and desirability.

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 13, 2012  |  0 comments

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has confirmed that Avengers Assemble will be exploding onto Blu-ray and DVD in the UK on September 17 - one week prior to the US release.

Martin Pipe  |  Jun 12, 2012  |  0 comments

The proud owner of this stunning cinema room in South Africa – complete with unique 5000-element fibre-optic star ceiling – is a true movie-holic, to the point where the cinema was the first room to be completed during a comprehensive home-renovation project. In fact, the property already featured a home cinema, but during initial discussions with installer Sphere Custom it became clear that the existing room would not accommodate what the film-mad owner had in mind. It was decided instead to start from a ‘clean slate’, and a dedicated extension for the proposed 12m x 7m room was constructed.

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 12, 2012  |  0 comments

UK independent label 88 Films has made a name for itself in recent months by resurrecting cult 80's and 90s shockers like The Pit and the Pendulum, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Tourist Trap and Castle Freak on DVD. And now it's revealed just what it has in store for fans this Summer...

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 11, 2012  |  0 comments

With Ridley Scott's Alien prequel Prometheus having opened at cinemas you'd think that activity at the official website would be winding down. But it appears that there are still a number of mysteries surrounding the film yet to be revealed.

Steve May  |  Jun 07, 2012  |  0 comments

The LG DM2350D is a jack-of-all-trades 3D display. A combination Freeview TV and PC monitor, it’s aimed at both 3D gamers and/or those that hanker after a multifunctional screen.