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Issue #40 • ships from Feb 27 2003
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99


• The vampire with a soul raises the DVD stakes on both sides of the Atlantic with season box sets. And we’ve an exclusive interview with the show’s creator and sometime writer and director Joss Whedon.

• It gave Bond a run for its money at the box office. Now the stellar action movie is on DVD. We talk to director Rob Cohen about his passion for the format, and just why this is a unique release…

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• Clips from Angel and Dark Angel, in a special presentation focusing on two kick-ass action series from 20th Century Fox. Available only with UK copies of the Region 1 cover.

Dark Angel
• The rise and fall of James Cameron’s scorching series: we hear from stars Jessica Alba and Michael Weatherly, plus co-creator Charles Eglee and Cameron himself.

PLUS: The top 5 James Cameron kick-ass babes.

DVD Essentials: Pinocchio
• We look behind the scenes of Disney’s classic animated movie.

Spotlight on Hollywood: The Simpsons
• Join creator Matt Groening and the cast for a celebration of their 300th episode, and a look at the show on DVD…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
• Seven years on the final frontier comes to disc, and we hear from the cast about the trials and tribulations of the most controversial Trek.

PLUS: Actor Armin Shimerman chooses the five episodes you mustn’t miss on DVD!

The Osbournes
• Ozzy, Sharon and the clan on their unuque MTV series, now being released on an extras-packed DVD.

The Road to Perdition
• Director Sam Mendes on the DVD of his acclaimed mob movie, which stars Tom Hanks and Jude Law.

• Director Ian Softley on making Kevin Spacey an alien – possibly – in the unusual Hollywood Sci-Fi drama.

• Director Ray Lawrence appraises the DVD content of his brilliant Australian drama, and reveals why there are not any Deleted Scenes.

The Second Coming
• Writer Russell T Davies has created a stir with this brilliant two-part drama about the Son of God emerging in Manchester. He discusses the controversy, and looks at the many Deleted Scenes.

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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:

  • 101 Dalmations II
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Osbournes
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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

  • Auto Focus
  • Angel – Season 1
  • City by the Sea
  • The Color Purple – Special Edition
  • Doppleganger
  • An Evening with Kevin Smith
  • Igby Goes Down
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • NYPD Blue – Season 1
  • The Rules of Attraction
  • Victim
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • Alligator – Special Edition
  • Angel – Season 3
  • Carry on – Special Editions
  • Dark Angel – Season 1
  • Dinner Rush
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Doctor Who The Seeds of Death
  • The Four Musketeers
  • Goodbye Mr Chips – TV
  • Jabberwocky
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • K-PAX
  • Kissing Jessica Stein
  • Lantana
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Pinocchio
  • Pollock
  • The Second Coming
  • The Shining – Mini Series
  • The Three Musketeers
  • xXx
  • Commentary
    News from the DVD scene including a new version of The Matrix, plus a run down of the content on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

  • Hardware
    The Thomson DTH7000 and Hitachi 42PD3000 reviewed, and we reveal all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.

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

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

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