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Issue #54 • ships from May 13 2004
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

132 pages!

Frankenstein, Dracula and The Wolf Man!
• As Van Helsing opens at cinemas, the classic Universal monsters come to DVD in three very special editions. We explore the history of these great movies, and take a look at the exclusive DVD release of the Van Helsing spin-off The London Assignment.

More TroopersStarship Troopers 2
• The Bugs are back – and this time they’re heading straight to DVD. Director Phil Tippett tells us about bringing a whole new generation of Starship Troopers to the screen…

Tim BurtonTim Burton
• The most individual of film-makers talks about his latest release, the moving Fantasy Big Fish.
Plus we take a look at the best of Burton on DVD.

Dead End
• The director on this latest hit chilelr Horror on DVD, in which family members are massacred one by one on a deserted stretch of road while heading off for the Christmas holidays.

Out of Time
• Star Dean Cain on the DVD, which includes his original screen test.

The Mother
• Star Anne Reid on this superb British movie, in which she plays an elderly woman who falls for her daughter’s boyfriend.

Hayley Mills
• The British film star on the Special Edition release of Whistle Down the Wind.

Jennifer Aniston
• The Friends star on her latest film comedy, Along Came Polly.

Jason Isaacs
• The Harry Potter villain on playing Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

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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:

  • Big Fish
  • Girl with the Pearl Earring
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Independence Day – Limited Edition
  • The Last Samurai
  • The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  • Paycheck
  • Ripley’s Game
  • Scary Movie 3
  • Starship Troopers 2
  • Stuck on You
  • Timeline
  • Universal Classic Monsters
  • Van Helsing: The London Assignment

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

  • Along Came Polly
  • ER – Season 2
  • The Flintstones – Season 1
  • Friends – Season 7
  • Ghosts of the Abyss
  • The Jetsons – Season 1
  • A League of Their Own – Special Edition
  • Monster
  • Osama
  • Scooby-Doo: Where Are You – Seasons 1 & 2
  • The Third Wheel
  • Torch Song Trilogy
  • The West Wing – Season 2

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • Battle of Britain – Special Edition
  • Blow Up
  • A Bridge Too Far – Special Edition
  • Cadfael – Season 2
  • Doctor Who: The Green Death
  • Friends – Season 10 Volume 3
  • The Longest Day
  • Midsomer Murders
  • A Mighty Wind
  • The Mother
  • My Fair Lady – Special Edition
  • Out of Time
  • Secret Army – Season 2
  • The Simple Life
  • Spartacus – Special Edition
  • Trilogy of the Dead
  • Whistle Down the Wind – Special Edition
  • Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
  • Commentary
    The hot news on the DVD scene – Buena Vista announces its schedule into 2005, plus we’ve got the specs for Star Wars.
  • Hardware
    The Lafayette LFDV969 and Panasonic DMR-E55 are reviewed, and we reveal all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: TriStar Pictures, Big Fish, Fox-Pathé

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2004. Not for reproduction

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