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Issue #86 • ships from Oct 12 2007
News-stand Price UK £4.99 / US $9.99

In 148 packed pages…

The DVD Christmas Wishlist
It’s that time of year when we start doing our Christmas shopping, and the studios release the biggest movies and TV shows on disc. From Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At Worlds End to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Doctor Who – Season 3 to Blade Runner – The Final Cut, we list the Top 25 discs to own this Christmas.
Our extensive round-up of all the biggest releases on sale between now and December 2007!

Tobey Maguire as Spider-ManSpider-Man 3
• Spider-Man himself, Tobey Maguire, chats about his work on the spectacular third entry in the movie series,
Writer/director Sam Raimi shares his experience of making the film – and talks about his possible involvement in three further sequels!
Actor Thomas Haden Church reveals the secrets of bringing villain Sandman to life, from his challenging gym regimen to the arduous CG effects.

Heroes saving the worldHeroes
• As Season 1 comes to disc, creator/exec producer Tim Kring discusses the box set and its ground-breaking extras, which include an unscreened pilot episode, featurettes and more

Bruce WillisDie Hard 4.0
• As John McClane comes back to thrill a new generation, Bruce Willis talks about returning to the role after a gap of 12 years, and why a Die Hard 5.0 would have to happen soon!
Director Len Wiseman and co-star Maggie Q reveal why the fourth film in the series is widely regarded as one of the best…

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
• The four – aka actors Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans – are joined by director Tim Story to discuss the effects-laden sequel

The Lives of Others
• Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on the Oscar-winning German language film, about a communist official who spies on the private life of a man he believes wants to defect to the West

  • The Last Word
    Former 24 star Elisha Cuthbert recalls her role in the ‘torture porn’ flick Captivity, in which she is buried alive and by a nutter

All this and…
  • The latest movie, DVD and technology news and reviews, including news of the latest shots in the HD war, as the Blu-ray and HD DVD formats gain new ground. Plus the announcement of Close Encounters of the Third Kind coming to Blu-ray, and news of the latest extras-packed DVD releases
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:

  • Alexander Revisited
  • The Ex
  • The Lives of Others
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Nip/Tuck – Season 4
  • Vacancy

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

  • As You Like It
  • Brothers and Sisters – Season 1
  • Death Proof
  • Dexter – Season 1
  • Disturbia
  • The Office – Season 3

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • The Chumscrubber
  • Curse of the Golden Flower
  • Everybody Hates Chris – Season 1
  • Magicians
  • Spooks – Series 5
  • Taxi Driver Special Edition

Technology Reviews

  • A different spin on our tech reviews this issue, as we stay with the festive theme and list the Top 10 Gadgets for Christmas. And there are some surprises

Game Reviews

  • Bioshock
  • Stranglehold

Movie Reviews

  • Eastern Promises
  • Stardust

High Definition Reviews
A next step in image quality...

  • 300
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Heroes – Season 1
  • Shaun of the Dead

    This issue was produced in conjunction with Film Review

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBC, 20th Century Fox

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

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