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Issue #70 • ships from Aug 31 2005
News-stand Price UK £4.99 / US $7.99

116 packed pages!

• The show everyone’s talking is about will soon be landing on DVD. Executive Producer JJ Abrams tells us why he was initially uninspired by the show’s premise and reveals the unusual approach to casting the characters.
plus the Season 1 DVD reviewed

Monochrome with colourSin City
• Taking graphic films to a whole new level, director Robert Rodriguez talks to us about Frank Miller as co-director and what we can expect from the exciting Special Edition.

Plus we talk to stars Rosario Dawson, Clive Owen and Jessica Alba.

• Featuring episodes from the first seasons of the classic 1970s detective dramas Kojak (Before the Devil Knows) and The Rockford Files (The Kirkoff Case).

(UK store copies only, while stocks last)

• We spoke with stars Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey about their roles in the desert-bound adventure, the challenges they had to overcome, and why they would love to revisit the film.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
• It’s taken a while to get there, but the big-screen version of Douglas Adam’s intergalactic comedy comes to DVD this month, so we met up with the stars and director to discuss their journey into the fantastical unknown.

Be Cool
• A decade after the original Get Shorty, and actor John Travolta proves he still has what it takes. So we caught up with the King of Cool and his not-so-cool posse, to find out what makes this sequel so, well, cool.

Robin Williams
• The comedian treats us to an improvized performance when we met up with him to talk about his vocal part in the CGI animation comedy Robots

Ridley Scott
• As the historical epic receives its spectacular Extended Edition, we met with the Gladiator director to find out what new footage and extras will be included

• As the historical epic receives its spectacular Extended Edition, we met with director Ridley Scott to find out what new footage and extras will be included

One Tree Hill
• Star Hilarie Burton discusses why her role as the complex cheerleader in the hit teen show is so unique

Seed of Chucky
• Creator Don Mancini enlightens us on the latest DVD release in the Child’s Play franchise, which sees the homicidal doll playing happy families

Bruce Willis Top 10
• We explore the Sin City actor’s greatest DVDs from his prolific career

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:

  • Sin City
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Sahara
  • Downfall
  • The Pacifier
  • Gladiator – Extended Edition
  • Six Feet Under – Season 4

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

  • Lost – Season 1
  • Monster-in-Law
  • Toy Story – 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Look at Me
  • Off the Map
  • Revelations
  • Monk – Season 3

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • Be Cool
  • The Assassination of Richard Nixon
  • The Final Cut
  • Seed of Chucky
  • The Breakfast Club
  • L Word – Season 1
  • Doctor Who 2005 – Volume 4

  • Commentary
    The latest news on the DVD scene, including what we can expect extras-wise on October’s flurry of DVD releases.

  • Hardware
    Details of all the must-have products hitting the market soon, including the UMD (Universal Media Disc)

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Dimension Films, Paramount Pictures

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2005. Not for reproduction

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