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Issue #39 • ships from Jan 30 2003
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

X-Men 1.5

• They’re back – bigger and better than before on a new two-disc set, with heavenly new extras. We’ve got the first in-depth review of this new release, plus a fantastic photo preview of the upcoming theatrical sequel X2!

Creepy scuttlers…Eight Legged Freaks
• Producer Dean Devlin talks about the disc of his latest special effects spider extravaganza, and reveals why his StarGate sequel will never see light of day…

Turns your head…Free Coverdisc
• Behind the scenes of Men in Black II, Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate discuss The Sweetest Thing and there's more! This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with the X-Men 1.5 cover.

WhoThe Bourne Identity
• Co-star German-born Franka Potente tells us why she's looking forward to the DVD release, what is was like, working with Matt Damon, and her favourite movies.

Dog Soldiers
• Director Neil Marshall on the British Horror movie with bite, in which a squadron of troops are dropped into the Scottish highlands, where they face cunning, deadly lycanthropes.

Nicolas Cage and John Woo…
• …discuss their latest project, just arriving on DVD, a World War II movie about the role of Native American Indians in the conflict.

One Hour Photo
• Mark Romanek, director of this brilliant independent psycho-thriller, tells about his brave casting of Robin Williams as the obsessive worker in an express photo developing store, and reveals why the out-takes won’t be on the DVD.

DVD Essentials: A Fish Called Wanda
• The much-loved British comedy, starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin and Kevin Kline, is reborn as a special edition. We look at the history of Wanda, and its less successful ‘sequel’.

Extended Editions
• You want more – you get it! Film-makers from Peter Jackson to James Cameron to Oliver Stone have used DVD as an excuse to show the full versions of some of their best films. We track down the DVDs that give you more than at the movies…

The Count of Monte Cristo
• Star Jim Caviezel interviewed.

Spielberg Commentaries
• The master director talks about his latest films, and why he won't do any DVD commentary tracks…

1-star disc Play Movie 5-star disc
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:

  • The Bourne Identity
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 7

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

  • Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever
  • Bloodwork
  • One Hour Photo
  • The Road to Perdition
  • Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Undercover Brother
  • X-Men 1.5
  • xXx

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • 24 Hour Party People
  • Ally McBeal – Season 5
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Dog Soldiers
  • The Doors – Special Edition
  • Eight Legged Freaks
  • A Fish Called Wanda – Special Edition
  • The Lost Prince
  • Roadkill
  • The Sweetest Thing
  • Windtalkers
  • The X-Files: The Truth
  • Commentary
    News from the DVD scene including a round up of the stunning performance of the format during 2002, and a look ahead to what's coming in 2003
  • Hardware
    The Cyber Home CH-DVD 405 and Arcam DV88+ reviewed, and we reveal all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Warner Bros, Universal Pictures

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2003. Not for reproduction

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