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Issue #51 • ships from Jan 29 2004
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

Finding Nemo

• It was little surprise that Pixar’s computer-animated feature was one of the biggest box office draws of 2003. What wasn’t expected was that Finding Nemo would, within two weeks, make even more money during its release on DVD than at theatres. We examine a digital success story.

Kate Hudson and Naomi WattsLe Divorce
• Indian-born producer Ismail Merchant reveals why Merchant Ivory, making quality films since 1963, decided to adapt Diane Johnson's novel for its 46th cinematic production

Round StargateCover disc
• To celebrate the release of Season 7 of Stargate SG-1, we’ve a whole episode to whet your appetite, the cliffhanging finale to Season 6, Full Circle. (UK copies only)

Colin FirthColin Firth
• Next month he’s on DVD with Love Actually, and this month he’s starring in both Hope Springs and What a Girl Wants. We meet the acclaimed British actor.

American Wedding
• The third part of the American Pie saga on disc – and stars Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan talk about the extras.

Stargate on DVD
• With some of the best extras for any TV show issued on DVD, we look at MGM’s hit series on disc. Plus: actor Don S Davis speaks!

Robert Rodriguez
• The multi-talented film-maker talks about his singular vision for his DVDs, in particular with new releases Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Spy Kids 3-D.

• Stars Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges on the uplifting horse racing film

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
• Leading lady Peta Wilson discusses the comic book adaptation – and we ask her about the on-set conflicts between the leading man and director….

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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:

  • American Wedding
  • Bad Boys II
  • Le Divorce
  • Hope Springs
  • Intolerable Cruelty
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • Red Dwarf – Season 4
  • Underworld

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

  • Alice in Wonderland – Masterpiece Edition
  • Anything Else
  • Avalon
  • Cheers – Season 2
  • Ed Wood – Special Edition
  • Frasier – Season 2
  • Green Acres
  • Jeremiah – Season 1
  • Mister Ed – Best of
  • My Boss’s Daughter
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Open Range
  • Profiler – Season 2
  • Rain Man – Special Ediiton
  • Runaway Jury
  • Tremors 4
  • Under the Tuscan Sun

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • 25th Hour
  • Basic
  • Blake’s 7 – Season 1
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Best of
  • Calendar Girls
  • City of Ghosts
  • Confidence
  • The Conversation
  • Doctor Who: The Visitation
  • Down With Love
  • ER – Season 1
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Four Feathers
  • Frida
  • Friends – Season 10, Vols 1 and 2
  • Gigli
  • Humphrey Bogart Classics
  • Lost in Space – Season 1
  • Ned Kelly
  • Pop Idol – Living the Dream
  • POW
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Special Edition
  • Seabiscuit
  • Tears of the Sun
  • A Touch of Frost – Series 1
  • Wrong Turn
  • Victim
  • Commentary
    The hot news on the DVD scene – including a look ahead to the extended version of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

  • Hardware
    The Cyber Home CH-MDV 110 and Pioneer HDMI Plasma screen are reviewed, and we reveal all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.

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