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Issue #83 • ships from Apr 11 2007
News-stand Price UK £4.99 / US $9.99

In 148 packed pages…

We take a look at the journey of Stan Lee’s web-slinging superhero from his comic book origins to the spectacular big screen outings of Sam Raimi.

Plus we also delve into the new extended cut of Spider-Man 2 on DVD, which includes an extra eight minutes of new footage.

And if that weren’t enough, we also give you a sneak peek at what looks set to be the biggest blockbuster of the year, Spider-Man 3!

Still punching…Rocky Balboa
• We corner Sly Stallone to find out how tough it was bringing the sixth film in the franchise to the screen more than 30 years on from when he first stepped into the ring as the underdog boxer.
Plus check out our Ultimate guide to all the Rocky movies!

A matter of perspectiveNight at the Museum
• We meet with director Shawn Levy and comic Ricky Gervais of this action-packed family adventureas who tell us why nothing beats a Hollywood blockbuster.

Christian BaleChristian Bale
• The Brit actor reveals how starring as the lead in Batman Begins has meant he’s now able to tackle the independent films of his choice, such as the recent violent thriller Harsh Times

• We go behind the scenes on the effects-laden Fantasy to chat with the dragon-riding star, newcomer Edward Speleers, and with actress Sienna Guillory

Life on Mars
• With Series 2 arriving on DVD, we thought it was time to cuff series co-creator and writer Matthew Graham and take him in for interrogation. And under pressure, he divulged some interesting secrets about upcoming spin-off Ashes to Ashes…

Wim Wenders
• The German film-maker discusses his career and why he believes cinema is currently undergoing the biggest transition yet

Top 10 Fantasy Epics
• We rate the best Fantasy films currently on DVD

  • The Last Word
    Writer/director Eli Roth on how he joined forces with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez for Grindhouse, and how Stephen King will be his next Horror target

All this and…
  • The latest movie, DVD and technology news and reviews, including why the planned Star Wars box set might not be making an early appearance after all, news on the recent record-breaking release of Casino Royale on Blu-ray, more tried and tested hardware, plus our word on the new DVD and movie releases, including:
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:

  • Bobby
  • Borat
  • Happy Feet
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Spider-Man 2.1

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

  • Blood Diamond
  • Curse of the Golden Flower
  • Entourage – Season 3, Part 1
  • Freedom Writers
  • The Lost Room – Season 1
  • Turistas

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • Big Nothing
  • Harsh Times
  • Life on Mars – Series 2
  • Miss Potter
  • Perfume
  • Starter for 10

Technology Reviews

  • Playstation 3 console
  • Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD player

Game Reviews

  • Crackdown
  • Ghost Rider
  • Spectrobes
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Movie Reviews

  • Grindhouse
  • The Reaping

    This issue was produced in conjunction with Film Review

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: MGM, 20th Century Fox, Bauer Martinez Studios

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2007. Not for reproduction

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