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Issue #43 • ships from May 22 2003
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

The Animatrix

• Whoa! The Matrix franchise gets even bigger, with this collection of nine animated shorts made exclusively for DVD. As well as reviewing the cutting edge disc, we meet the producer, and explore the fantastic Year of The Matrix.

• Ben Affleck straps on the cowl of the man without fear. We’ve got an advance review of the DVD, plus we talk to Affleck and his gorgeous co-star – Alias’s Jennifer Garner

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• Exclusive 35-minute Featurette on the making of Reign of Fire, behind the scenes, how the dragons were made and meet cast & crew. This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with the Daredevil cover.

FarrellColin Farrell
• We interview the Irish superstar who plays the villainous Bullseye in Daredevil – and also explore Farrell’s collaboration with Al Pacino, The Recruit, also out on disc this month in Region 1!

Spotlight on Hollywood
• More Matrix! Star Keanu Reeves and producer Joel Silver tell us their hopes for The Matrix Reloaded on DVD.

Reign of Fire
• The incendiary Sci-Fi actioner, in which dragons lay the world to waste, comes to R2 DVD this month. We meet Richard Hoover, the effects genius who brought the creatures to fire-breathing life…

Richard Fleischer
• The director behind many classic films talks exclusively to us, as The Vikings and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea come to disc this month.

Betty Thomas
• The director of Doctor Dolittle and The Brady Bunch Movie discusses her new DVD – Eddie Murphy’s I Spy.

Ross Kemp
• Formerly Grant Mitchell in EastEnders, Ross Kemp tells Ultimate DVD about his starring role as an SAS officer in the action series Ultimate Force, our on disc this month.

• The director of this chilling Horror film talks about its release on disc.

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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:

  • The Animatrix
  • Babylon 5 – Season 2
  • Charlie’s Angels – Season 1
  • Daredevil
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Season 2

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

  • The 25th Hour
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • The Andromeda Strain
  • Dances With Wolves – Special Edition
  • Equilibrium
  • The Emperor’s Club
  • Just Married
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence
  • The Recruit
  • There’s Something More About Mary
  • Two Week’s Notice

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • Anita and Me
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Boys from the Blackstuff
  • Brideshead Revisited
  • Donnie Darko
  • Edge of Darkness
  • Nightwatch
  • Reign of Fire
  • Serving Sara
  • Spy Kids 2
  • Trainspotting – Definitive Edition
  • Commentary
    The Indiana Jones territory is confirmed for November, details for The Two Towers are confirmed, plus the extras for upcoming titles are revealed
  • Hardware
    The Schneider DVD-857 and Panasonic TX-22LT2, and we reveal all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.

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

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