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Issue #41 • ships from Mar 20 2003
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

• Unwrapping the secrets of Harry’s second movie. We hear from director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman on the magic of creating the Chamber of Secrets on film and DVD.

Plus we chat with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint – aka Harry, Hermione and Ron.

FarscapeFarscape Season Four
• It’s back – in widescreen! The most inventive Sci-Fi show of them all continues on disc, and we explore the phenomenon that has amassed a worldwide following.

LaughFree Coverdisc
• A complete and hilarious episode from the Carry On Laughing television series, The Prisoner of Spenda, plus a bonus of trailers for five Carry On films.

This VCD PAL disc is available, while stocks last, from VI Direct with the Harry Potter cover.

KlaatuThe Day The Earth
Stood Still

• Director Robert Wise looks back 50 years to this classic Sci-Fi movie, and explains his input to the new Special Edition DVD

My Little Eye
• The most daring DVD release ever? We talk to producer Jon Finn and director Marc Evans about this scary Horror film, which makes its transition to disc as a fully interactive, extended version. It could change the format forever…

Spotlight on Hollywood: The Simpsons
• The one and only Al Pacino on his biggest role on DVD

The Best of Friends
• Season Nine is out this month in the UK, and a box set of Season Three in the US. So it seems like a great time to flip through our collection of Friends discs and choose the funniest episodes that are worth watching again and again.

Treasure Planet
• Seasoned Disney directors Ron Clements and John Musker exclusively reveal how they brought Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic to a whole new galaxy – and how they helped create the excellent DVD extras.

Walking with Cavemen
• We take a stroll with the Human star of this third instalment of the BBC’s Walking with… series. Actor David Rubin explains how prosthetics helped him portray the evolving Human animal over a journey of many thousands of years, and tells why his own personal production video diary isn’t on the DVD.

Ben Affleck
• Riding high on the success of Daredevil, and sitting firmly on the Hollywood A-list, Ben Affleck discusses taking on the role of Jack Ryan from Harrison Ford in The Sum of All Fears.

Mr Deeds
• Director Steven Brill talks about the DVD version of this Adam Sandler comedy.

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:

  • All or Nothing
  • Daredevil vs Spiderman
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Killing Me Softly
  • Swimfan
  • Talk of the Town
  • You Can’t Take it With You

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

  • 8 Women
  • An Affair to Remember – Special Edition
  • Below
  • Cinema Paradiso – Director’s Cut
  • The Four Feathers
  • Full Frontal
  • Ghost Ship
  • I Spy
  • Maid in Manhattan
  • Moonlight Mile
  • Rodger Dodger
  • Stargate – Ultimate Edition
  • Treasure Planet
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • West Side Story – Special Edition
  • White Oleander

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • The 39 Steps
  • The Abduction Club
  • Bad Company
  • The Book Group
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling
  • Dragonfly
  • Dr Zhivago (TV)
  • Farscape – Volume 4.1
  • Frailty
  • The Guru
  • The Invisible Man – Box Set I
  • Manchild – Season 1
  • Marion and Geoff – Season 1
  • Mr Deeds
  • My Little Eye
  • Network
  • Nikita
  • One Hour Photo
  • A Private Function
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
  • Quatermass
  • Sex and the City – Season 4
  • Stargate SG-1 – Volume 26
  • The Sum of All Fears
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Them!
  • The X-Files – Season 6
  • X-Men 1.5
  • Unfaithful
  • Walking with Cavemen
  • Commentary
    Bond’s back with his 40th anniversary movie on DVD, Region 2 DVD celebrates five spectacular years in business, and we look ahead to Catch Me If You Can and Star Trek Nemesis.

  • Hardware
    The TEAC DV-3500 and JVC TH-V70R reviewed, and we reveal all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.

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