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Issue #80 • ships from Sep 27 2006
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164 packed pages

The Christmas Wish List
• We get ready for the festive season as we preview and review all of the upcoming releases of the next few months. From every single desirable disc (Pirates of the Caribbean 2, The Da Vinci Code, The Sopranos – Season 6 and much more) to the must-have hardware (PS3, Sky+ HD and more), you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Better pictures on the way, probably…The High Def Revolution
• The home viewing experience is to change again. We takes a closer look at the battle between HD DVD and Blu-Ray and explains how you don’t need to replace your DVD set just yet.

Stan LeeStan Lee
• The legendary creator of so many Marvel Comics superheroes gives his verdict on the recent film adaptations of his work, and we get a taste of the upcoming Spider-Man 3!

Return to the jungle…Apocalypse Now
• We spoke with director Francis Ford Coppola to find out just how bad the filming really got, and why the latest DVD release, The Complete Dossier, is closest to his initial vision

The Da Vinci Code
• Cast and crew reveal the many challenges of bringing Dan Brown’s controversial thriller to the big screen

The Omen (666)
• Actor Live Schreiber reveals the real curse behind the film and explains why he hates watching his own films

Smallville
• Erica Durance talks about stepping into the shoes of Lois Lane and seeing Tom Welling naked!

ER
• Shane West, aka Dr Ray Barnett, discusses his traumatic first day on the fast-paced US medical show

Plus…
  • Follow That Film
    The latest from behind the scenes of the independent film Rise of the Footsoldier, as they begin scouting for locations

  • DVD Spotlight
    The cast of Western TV classic Daniel Boone reunite to discuss the show’s imminent DVD release

  • The Last Word
    Ben Affleck on his award-winning performance as TV’s Superman George Reeves in Hollywoodland

All this and…
  • The latest movie, DVD and technology news and reviews, including why we haven’t seen the last of the Terminator yet and how Star Trek is getting the re-mastered treatment, plus our word on the new DVD and movie releases, including:
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 Break-Up
  • Brick
  • Hard Candy
  • Invasion – Season 1
  • Smallville – Season 5
  • United 93

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

  • Apocalypse Now – The Complete Dossier
  • Arrested Development – Season 3
  • Grey’s Anatomy – Season 2
  • Nightmare on Elm Street – Special Edition
  • The Office (US) – Season 2
  • The Sentinel

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • Confetti
  • Green Wing – Season 2
  • The Grudge – Director’s Cut
  • The Hustler – Special Edition
  • Paradise Now
  • Prime

Technology Reviews

  • Philips HTS9800W
  • Sony KDL-46X2000
  • Plus Ultimate’s guide to buying the best High Def TV!

Game Reviews

  • Kingdom Hearts II
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Scarface: The World is Yours
  • Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run
  • Plus we take a look back at the greatest games of the past year!

Movie Reviews

  • Click
  • Jackass Number 2
  • World Trade Center

    This issue was produced in conjunction with Film Review

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: The Sci-Fi Channel, Zoetrope Studios

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2006. Not for reproduction

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