Archive for November, 2000


Saturday, November 11th, 2000

If your movie loving friends have turned into squared-eyed zombies, it can only mean one thing- they’ve discovered Blackstar. This new service has every video and DVD on UK release to buy online, and the low prices (usually a 10-20 per cent saving) combined with free world wide delivery means this years Christmas shopping needn’t be the normal nightmare. With chart and new release info, it’s also a great way keeping up to date.


Monday, November 6th, 2000

More best service: video and DVDs from – this site really looks after you. When you e-mail them it, you receive a reply within hours and sometimes it sends you Christmas presents just for being a customer.

BlackStar Goes To Press With Ads

Monday, November 6th, 2000

Online video and DVD retailer BlackStar has launched a new advertising campaign. Based around the motif ‘Own It. Love It. Live It.’, the print campaign features five individual designs, each based around one of the main genres: comedy, horror, romance, sci-fi and action.

The campaign, in which BlackStar has invested half a million pounds, is run by London agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty and will feature in The Independent, The Sunday Times, NME, Heat and The Big Issue. And outdoor campaign will also be launched in November in Belfast and on the London Underground.

Director and founding partner Jeremy Glover said: “This new advertising clearly establishes BlackStar as the film-and-television enthusiast’s brand in the UK. It also marks the next big push for what we expect to be a very busy Christmas period.”

Meanwhile, BlackStar ceo Daryl Collins has been commenting about the internet retailer’s recent success at the BVA Awards with its Retail Online Success of the Year gong.

Collins said: “This award is a fantastic recognition of our continuing commitment to customer care and delivering on our promises. To be the first winner of this new category not only places us in the real world alongside traditional high street retailers but now sets the standard for e-tailers within the video industry.”