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Special Issue #64 • ships from Nov 22 2006
News-stand Price UK £9.99 / US $19.99

228-page Yearbook…

It's time to remind you of all of the films of the past year, the hits, the misses and the little gems that got overlooked.Every single film has been reviewed (that’s 375 films altogether in nearly 120 pages!!!) along with a handy actors and directors index to let you know who’s who

Supie scrutinizedSuperman Returns
• Director Bryan Singer talks to us about the success of his recent instalment to the Superman franchise and explains his vision for the film.
Actress Sarah Douglas tells us what it was like playing the Man of Steel’s nemesis, Ursa, back in the ’70s

Bill Nighy, somewhere in there…Pirates of the Caribbean 2
• Keira Knightley reveals why she insisted on having her character in more of the action scenes, and newcomer Bill Nighy tells us why playing the villain struck a blow to his dignity

More-defined Cruise?Mission: Impossible: III
• As the movie arrives on both HD DVD and Blu-Ray, we talk to the experts to find out which format currently has the upper hand.
Visual FX pro Roger Guyett reveals the stunts involved in shooting the action sequences

Miami Vice
• Director Michael Mann defends the film against the naysayers who felt it strayed too far from the TV series.
Colin Farrell sheepishly reveals how an undercover set-up nearly met with a nasty end and Jamie Foxx explains how he inspired the film’s raunchiness

• Actor Ray Winstone explains why he was persuaded to return for another series as the hard-boiled tv private detective Vincent and tells us what it was like acting alongside his daughter.

• Creator and writer Paul Abbott expresses his surprise at the hit show’s longevity and explains why the end isn’t even in sight yet

Sky HD+
• Is this the right time to convert to High Definition? We take a closer look at the selection of HD TV shows on offer

2006 Movies
• With technology taking the home viewing experience to whole new levels, we ponder how cinema is dealing with the fierce competition

  • The Last Word
    Gabriel Range tells us why his fictional documentary drama, Death of a President, is anything but anti-Bush propaganda

All this and…
  • The latest movie, DVD and technology news and reviews, including what are the best DVDs for extras content currently out there and news on the upcoming DVD of Lady in the Water, plus our word on the new DVD and movie releases, including:
Global DVD reviews
  • Miami Vice
  • Mission: Impossible: II
  • Nacho Libre
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 2
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • Superman Returns

Region 1 DVD reviews
  • Bad Santa – Director’s Cut
  • Black Rain – Special Edition
  • Ghost Whisperer – Season 1
  • Nip/Tick – Season 3
  • The Notorious Bettie Page
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Region 2 DVD reviews
  • Adrift
  • Cracker Box Set
  • Death of a President
  • The Ice Harvest
  • Vincent – Series 2
  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

  • Casino Royale

Tech reviews
  • Pioneer PDP-5000EX
  • Samsung BD-P1000

Game reviews
  • Destroy All Humans! 2
  • Just Cause
  • Tony Hawks Project 8

    This issue was produced in conjunction with Ultimate

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Warner Bros Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures, Paramount Pictures

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

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