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Issue #58 • ships from Sep 2 2004
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

164 pages!

The Star Wars
Collectors' Edition

The Star Wars Trilogy
The most eagerly anticipated DVD release of all time? Almost certainly… But can it live up to the hype? How much ‘unnecessary’ surgery has George done on it? We find out…

• How the wearing of the years on the original films was removed

• Facts and figures on the three films

Gary Kurtz
• The producer recalls the incredible days in the 1970s when the movie changed the face of cinema

Carrie Fisher
• The actress shares her fascinating memories of life on set as Princess Leia

Anthony Daniels
• The actor describes his 28-year-long relationship with the fussy but heroic protocol droid C3P0

Simon PeggShaun of the Dead
• We catch up with everybody’s favourite zombie whacker Shaun, aka Simon Pegg, for a chat about the upcoming DVD release of the world’s first, and best, undead rom-com.

Watch the showDonnie Darko
• Richard Kelly’s director’s cut gets a theatrical and DVD release this month, meaning more time travel, more Frank the rabbit, and more creepy self-help gurus with kiddie-porn dungeons.

More than cricketWondrous Oblivion
• Paul Morrison’s film is about more than just cricket. The movie tackles many issues of life in 1950s Britain, and should make a wondrous addition to anyone’s DVD collection.

Frank Darabont
• The Shawshank Redemption director shares his thoughts ahead of the 10th anniversary special edition DVD release

Jonathan Hensleigh
• The Punisher director tells us to expect mind-blowing extras for the film’s DVD release

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:

  • Angels in America
  • Dogville
  • Donnie Darko – Director’s Cut
  • Jersey Girl
  • Laws of Attraction
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Star Trek: Original Series – Season 1
  • The Star Wars Trilogy
  • THX-1138

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

  • The Alamo (2004)
  • Angel – Season 4
  • Another Country
  • The Black Hole
  • The Ladykillers (2004)
  • Clerks – 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Connie & Carla
  • Duel
  • Godsend
  • Knight Rider – Season 1
  • Ned Kelly
  • Predator – Special Edition
  • Walking Tall

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • 21 Grams
  • 50 First Dates
  • Agent Cody Banks 2
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • Enter the Dragon – Special Edition
  • The Football Factory
  • Hellraiser – Special Edition
  • House of Sand and Fog
  • Northfork
  • The Party – Special Edition
  • Radio
  • Species
  • The Station Agent
  • Welcome to Mooseport
  • Wondrous Oblivion
  • Drew Barrymore
    We count down the sassy lassy’s ultimate best ever Top 10 DVD releases…

  • Hardware
    We check out Panasonic’s DVD-LX8 and the groundbreaking new ‘Ambilight’ plasma screen from Philips, and we reveal all the must-have hardware making its way to the market.

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Rogue Pictures, Pandora Cinema, Momentum

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

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