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Special Issue #53 • ships from Aug 5 2004
News-stand Price UK £5.99 / US $9.99

148 pages...

With two of Hollywood’s most iconic beasts about to go head-to-head in Alien vs Predator, we bring you the most comprehensive coverage of the battle of this, or any century!
Not only do we get the behind-the-scenes gossip from director Paul WS Anderson, star Lance Henriksen and our AvP preview, but we also talk to the effects maestros that created the incredible effects for the film, as well as the original writer of the comic book series on which the movie is based. There’s only one place to find everything there is to know about this blockbuster Sci-Fi punch-up and that’s here! !

Plus: !
We have tons of interviews for upcoming movies such as The Chronicles of Riddick, The Bourne Supremacy, Catwoman and The Village!

Paul WS Anderson
• The young British director explains how his love for the Alien franchise compelled him to take on the dream project of a movie that almost didn’t happen.

Lance HenriksenLance Henriksen
• The veteran genre actor explains his part in the ever-evolving Alien movie series and how his charcater Bishophas managed to return – in a sense, that is….

Creating Creatures
• Effects experts Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr reveal the secrets behind the latest incarnation of both the Aliens and the Predators.

Comic Carnage
• Dark Horse comic series writer Randy Stradley talks exclusively about the inception of the Alien vs Predator idea and how he became involved in what became a massive franchise.


AvP Retro
• We look back at the films which lead up to the two franchises converging, including trivia and background information

Weaver and ScottCall Sheet: Alien
• What better time than now to go back to the movie that started it all. Director Ridley Scott and star Sigourney Weaver reveal how the low-budget B-movie became a Sci-Fi classic.

The Top 10 Sci-Fi Babes
• Who is our Number One Sci-Fi babe of all time? From Ripley in Alien to Princess Leia in that golden bikini, we uncover the sexiest ladies in Science Fiction.

Retrospective: The Quatermass Xperiment
• Before Ridley Scott went in search of alien life, one of them was on Earth, in Berkshire! We look back at one of the most influential Sci-Fi movies of the ’50s.

Vin DieselThe Chronicles of Riddick
• Director David Twohy discusses the genesis from Pitch Black to a $100 million production which has taken the anti-hero Riddick into a new galaxy.

Plus: Riddick’s nemesis Lord Marshall (played by actor Colm Feore) reveals why the world loves a good villain.

The Village
• The cast of M Night Shyamalan’s latest twisting thriller reveal the lengths they went through to keep the script a secret and reproduce mediaeval living.

The Bourne Supremacy
• Matt Damon explains why he risked everything to perform many of his own stunts in the latest episode of the kinetic thriller franchise.

• The director and producer of the feline superhero movie disclose Nicole Kidman’s early involvement and why Halle Berry has the perfect body to play a cat.


The Film Review Directory
• Two months’ worth of films all in one place!

Trailer Park
• Our take on the latest Trailers, from the effects-filled Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow to the upcoming CGI comedy Shark Tale and British romantic comedy Wimbledon.

This is one Special you won’t be able to put down (until your arms get tired).

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2004. Not for reproduction

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