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Issue #30 • ships from May 9 2002
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

Discography: Tom Cruise
• With a Special Edition of Jerry Maguire amongst a host of Tom’s movies released this month (and covered inside), check out our comprehensive guide to Hollywood’s hottest star on disc, allowing you to complete your Cruise collection.

Buffy and the Season Four gangBuffy The Vampire Slayer
• Season 4 reviewed on DVD! We talk to the Chosen One herself, as Sarah Michelle Gellar and her co-stars survey the show's history, while we look at its villains and major deaths

Tom Baker, the most iconic Doctor WhoTom Baker: Doctor Who DVD
• More than just a Time Lord! The former scarf-wearing Doctor Who proves as witty and mercurial as his on-screen persona, giving us the low-down on the series' latest DVD, The Ark in Space

Lord of the Rings: soon to become a Special Edition. Or four.Special Edition Showdown
• Are they cool, or a con? We cast our beady eyes over the latest crop of Special Editions. Are they full of must-have material, or just another cynical marketing gimmick?

Bob and Rose
• Controversial writer Russell T Davies talks us through the release of his gay-man-in-love-with-woman comedy drama, what he thinks of the US version of his Queer as Folk, and how we can expect the second coming to happen in Manchester…

DVD Essentials - Thelma and Louise
• “Well, I’ve always believed that if done properly, armed robbery doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience.” The story behind Ridley Scott’s girl power classic is revealed, as we go behind the scenes on Thelma and Louise, released on DVD this month.

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A huge range of reviews - read them here first!

Dual Region Reviews (The Global Picture)
New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (or Sorcerer’s, if you prefer) Stone
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • Ghost World • David Mamet's Heist
  • Riding in Cars With Boys

Region 1 Reviews
A wealth of new reviews including...

  • Legend
  • Ocean’s 11
  • Jerry Maguire – Special Edition
  • Ali
  • Shallow Hal
  • The Others
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Waking Life
  • From Hell
  • I am Sam
  • Serendipity

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • Thelma & Louise
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Season 4 Set
  • Basic Instinct – 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Predator – Special Edition
  • The Great Escape – Special Edition
  • Delicatessen
  • Croupier
  • Bandits
  • Starman
  • Very Annie Mary
  • Mimic
  • Shooters
Plus all these extras…
  • Stargate SG-1
    We talk to recently departed cast member Michael Shanks – aka Daniel Jackson – about why he’s leaving the show after five years, and take a look at the Region 2 release of the initial fifth season box set.
  • Shooters
    How do you make a film with no experienced actors, and not even the semblance of a script? Director Dan Reed tells us why he chose to film a gangster film with actual gangsters…
  • Commentary - our news from the DVD scene:
    Red Dwarf finally catches up with the sci-fi format, the Superbit Collection picks up steam with Hollow Man and The Patriot, and Back to the Future’s finally coming, with an astounding collection of extras…
  • Spotlight on Hollywood
    Hard by name, hard by nature, The Rock tells us what to expect from The Scorpion King on DVD, while Ben Kingsley reveals his reluctance to use the commentary mic.
  • Hardware (Region 2 editions only)
    The latest players reviewed in depth, plus an essential look at what's to come, including how DVD-R is revolutionizing the camcorder, and the latest in projection technology
  • Your Letters
    Why not tear yourself away from the tube, and drop us a disc-related line?

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