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Win a 12 month unlimited rental pass at Blockbuster!

At New Empress Magazine we’re all about rewarding loyalty, dear readers, and consequently we have a special treat for all you social networkers. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a 12 month unlimited  rental pass courtesy of our good friends at Blockbuster. This very generous prize would usually cost £172! Continue reading

Film rises from the ashes of the Sony fire

By Amanda Leek

Eureka’s Masters of Cinema label have risen from the ashes after the destruction of the London riots. The company lost their entire DVD back catalogue in the fire at the Pias Sony distribution centre but are already in the process of  releasing new exclusive Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD titles in an attempt to recover from the crisis. Continue reading

In Review: Essential Killing on DVD

By Adam Glasspool


It can be frustrating when half way through a film you ask yourself why you’re watching it and can’t come up with a satisfying answer only, to continue watching it. Continue reading

Videogroan: Bemoaning the death of VHS

By Helen Cox

In the next thousand words or so I’m going to try and explain why I am still in love with the VHS format even though there is no added value on a technical level. The only glimmer of hope I’ve found, technologically speaking, after weeks of research is a vague suggestion by some that the sound quality of VHS can be slightly better. Hardly evidence enough to persuade people to lay off buying DVDs for a while and renew their vows to video cassettes. Continue reading