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Issue #46 • ships from Aug 14 2003
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

Alias – Season 1

• It’s one of the hottest shows on TV, and now the entire first season hits DVD. We’re so excited we’ve got the stunning star Jennifer Garner on the cover, plus an in-depth feature on this complex, sophisticated spy series.

Special Lion releaseDisney on DVD
• A Platinum Edition of Sleeping Beauty in September, and a stunning re-mastered and extended release of The Lion King in October. We talk to the people behind the Disney DVD successes.

Spinning spyFree Coverdisc
• An exclusive 23-min behind-the-scenes featurette of the spy spoof Johnny English with interviews. This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with UK editions only.

HeThe Lord of the Rings: 2
• We present the first review of the new DVD release of The Two Towers. Find out what all the extras are going to be in this amazing next installment of the saga.

Spoof Spies
• From Modesty Blaise to Austin Powers and beyond, we check out the many, many movies on DVD that spoof James Bond and the spy genre.

The Ring
“Seven days…” The scariest film of the year comes to disc – be warned, don’t watch it alone! Star Martin Henderson tells us about this American version of the Japanese hit, and reveals the secrets of the DVD’s deleted scenes…

DVD Essentials: Animal House
• It’s the 25th anniversary of the original gross out comedy, and we meet the cast and producers as a brand new Special Edition comes to DVD.

Phillip Noyce
• The Australian director behind the controversial movies The Quiet American and Rabbit-Proof Fence is interviewed, as those movies arrive on disc.

Sir Alan Parker
• The acclaimed British director discusses the DVD of The Life of David Gale.

Rebecca Miller
• The director of this searing drama reveals how to make an acclaimed movie on a low budget.

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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:

  • Alias – Season 1
  • Bulletproof Monk
  • The Life of David Gale
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Quiet American
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Season 4
  • Stitch: The Movie

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

  • Bringing Down the House
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • Head of State
  • The Howling - Special Edition
  • Inn of the Sixth Happiness
  • The Lizzie Maguire Movie
  • M*A*S*H – Season 4
  • Sleeping Beauty – Platinum Edition

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever
  • Bottom – Season 1
  • Danger UXB
  • The Deer Hunter – Special Edition
  • Dr Terrible’s House of Horrible
  • The Evil Dead Trilogy
  • The Fast Show – Season 2
  • Femme Fatale
  • Friends – Season 9 Vols 4-6
  • Heaven
  • Johnny English
  • Just Married
  • The Magdalene Sisters
  • Maid in Manhattan
  • Misery – Special Edition
  • Personal Velocity
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence
  • The Ring
  • The Rookie
  • Stargate SG-1 – Volume 30
  • Teachers – Season 1
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Two Packets of Lager and a Pint of Crisps
  • Two Weeks Notice
  • Commentary
    The hot news on The Matrix Reloaded, plus there’s a date for Hulk.
  • Hardware
    The Denon DVD-2900 and LG DV-2000 are reviewed, 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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