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Issue #59 • ships from Sep 30 2004
News-stand Price UK £4.99 / US $7.99

132 pages

The fantastic Greek epic sails onto DVD with plenty of prime quality beefcake on board in the form of Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Sean Bean and Orlando Bloom. We catch up with the director and cast…

Orlando Bloom
• We speak to the hero figure of The Lord of the Rings about trying his hand at a more complex character with his portrayal of Paris in Troy

Wolfgang Petersen
• The German-born director talks us through the perils and pitfalls of filming a Hollywood blockbuster – including staying true to Homer’s 3000-year-old original…

Eric Bana
• We catch up for a chat with the antipodean action-hero who is a real scene-stealer as the awesome warrior Hector

Van Helsing
• Hugh Jackman’s monster-masher makes his way to DVD this month, so we hooked up with the folks at Industrial Light and Magic to find out how they re-designed his iconic enemies…

wheee!Free DVD…
• … with The Making of Van Helsing, a Van Helsing slideshow,
The Making of Cat’s Meow and a trailer for The Other Side of the Bed

(UK copies only while stocks last)

Windy…The Day After Tomorrow
• Roland Emmerich just can’t stop destroying the world! The Teutonic director on his latest effort, in which tornadoes, floods and storm surges take the place of aliens and reptiles

Animated funAladdin
• One of Disney’s finest films gets a deserving Special Edition release this month, so we spoke with the cast and crew about their magic carpet ride of a movie…

Charlie Kaufman
• The much-lauded writer of Being John Malkovich on his latest movie to hit DVD, the wonderful Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

JJ Abrams
• The Alias creator shares his thoughts on the series as Season Three makes its way to DVD

Jeff Garlin
• The Curb Your Enthusiasm star on comedy, smart people, and his secret stockpile of DVD extras…

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:

  • Aladdin – Platinum Edition
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm – Season 2
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • Deep Impact – Special Edition
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Mulan – Special Edition
  • Purple Rain – Special Edition
  • Van Helsing

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

  • The Alamo
  • Alias – Season 3
  • Coffee & Cigarettes
  • Greg The Bunny
  • Happy Days – Season 1
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Raising Helen
  • Rounders – Collector’s Edition
  • Star Trek: Generations
  • Straw Dogs
  • Unspeakabale
  • Without a Trace – Season 1
  • World at War – Special Edition

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • Cheers – Season 3
  • The Cooler
  • Donnie Darko – The Director’s Cut
  • The Five Obstructions
  • In The Soup
  • Japanese Story
  • The Life and Loves of a She Devil
  • Little Britain
  • Mean Girls
  • Monster
  • Osama
  • The Producers – Special Edition
  • The Return
  • Secret Window
  • Troy
  • Orlando Bloom
    We take a lingering look at the pretty Brit boy’s finest ever DVD moments

  • Hardware
    We check out Sony’s great new DVP-LS755P and the multimedia friendly Aspire 2023 notebook from Acer, as well as our usual look at all the must-have hardware making its way to the market

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures

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

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