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DVD REVIEW
aka "DVD AND BLU-RAY REVIEW"

- First and last issue: July 1999-November 2011
- Extensive reviews of films and of course the dvd contents.
- Published by Paragon Publishing Ltd (until #80), Future Publishing Ltd (since #81).
- Name change to "DVD & Blu-Ray Review" in 2008.
- Published by Paragon, Future Publishing

DVD
Monthly
Magazine
from
United Kingdom

Ceased publication
Last updated:
30 January 2013

Special thanks for this page goes to:
Garry Malvern
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162 listed issue(s)
Completed listing

Issue 160
November 2011



Issue 159
October 2011



Issue 158
September 2011

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Issue 157
August 2011

  • Doctor Who Set Visit! - We hang  out with the Doctor Who crew as they buckle some swash!
  • Gemma Arterton Interview - Bond babe Gemma Arterton on witch-hunting in Hansel And Gretel.
  • William Fichtner Interview - Drive Angry's ultra-cool villain on why it's cars before kids.
  • Justin Lee Collin's Movie Heroes - You know the truck from Duel? JLC loves it...
  • They Came from Outer Space - From Body Snatchers to Predator, prepare to have your player invaded by these essential alien-invasion flicks.


  • Issue 156
    August/Summer 2011



    Issue 155
    July 2011



    Issue 154
    June 2011



    Issue 153
    May 2011



    Issue 152
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    Issue 151
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    Issue 150
    February 2011



    Issue 149
    January 2011



    Issue 148
    December 2010

    FRONT ROOM
    THE BIG NEWS
    First DVD and Blu-ray details on Edgar Wright's day-glo comic-book adap Scott Pilgrim Vs The World - "more extras than there are virgins at ComicCon," as our correspondent puts it...

    DVD NEWS
    Stallone on shooting viking funerals, and the iron-pumping extras behind ultimate beefcake action-party The Expendables revealed...

    EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT
    Everyone's favourite dodgy antiques dealer Ian McShane turns dodgy cleric in epic medieval potboiler The Pillars Of The Earth.

    HD NEWS
    Magical adventure The Sorceror's Apprentice, M Night's anime adap The Last Airbender and dystopian kiddie fight-fest Battle Royale on HD.

    ON THE COUCH...
    Ruta Gedmintas, star of the lesbian drama Lip Service, tells us about suffering for her art and the DVDs she likes to kick back with...

    FEATURES
    DREAM TEAM
    He messed with minds in Memento. He busted blocks in the Batman films. Now Chris Nolan joins Leo DiCaprio to discuss the mind-melting mix of high-concept and action in Inception.

    ALL IN THE MIND...
    Inception's nap-invading plot got Review thinking about films that turned out to be all just a dream, or something. OR DID THEY?

    MARTIAL LAW
    Can you believe that leap-before-you-look action star Jackie Chan was born three months late? The legendary, endlessly cheerful action star talks about The Karate Kid, his tough childhood and his lofty acting ambitions...

    SHOW & TELL
    Got complex plots to impart to your popcorn-munching, ADHD audience? Check out the best bits of visual exposition from the movies.

    ABOUT A TOY
    As Toy Story bows out, the clever clogs at Pixar reveal the secrets behind their success, while Tom Hanks and Tim Allen pay homage.

    FUTURE PERFECT
    With 25 minutes of footage thought lost, Fritz Lang's Metropolis has existed as a shade of its original self. Review investigates how, after 83 years, it finally gets the DVD and Blu-ray release it deserves...

    SELECT REVIEWS
    NEW FILM
    Including the return of Woody and Buzz in Toy Story 3, Russell Brand falling off the wagon in Get Him To The Greek, and the year's least successful rom-com, The Human Centipede.

    RETRO
    Including the six-disc Alien Anthology, the reunited Grindhouse, hot tentacle sex in arthouse video nasty Possession, plus the classic temporal anom-com trilogy Back To The Future hits Blu-ray (at 88mph).

    TV
    Including sitcom klutz Miranda, acco-laden new US comedy Modern Family, the final season of torture-fest 24 and James Bond on the dole in Our Friends In The North.

    MUSIC
    Including music-video brilliance from Hammer & Tongs, The Beatles bringing the British Invasion to The Ed Sullivan Show, and more Leonard Cohen than anyone could ever need.



    Issue 147
    November 2010



    Issue 146
    October 2010



    Issue 145
    September 2010



    Issue 144
    Summer ? 2010



    Issue 143
    August 2010



    Issue 142
    July 2010



    Issue 141
    June 2010

    HE BIG NEWS
    It's the end of the world as we know it, yet again - but not in the usual continent-smashing vein, as Cormac McCarthy's none-more-bleak apoco-thriller The Road hits disc.

    DVD NEWS
    He is not a number, he is... Jesus? Jim Caviezel dons the white-piped golf jacket and fights weather balloons in the remake of ultra-weird '60s spy-fi classic The Prisoner.

    EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT...
    ...the second German director called Florian (after the one who did The Lives Of Others). Florian Gallenberger talks about his biopic of
    John Rabe, China's answer to Oskar Schindler.

    HI¨-DEF NEWS
    Hiayo Miyazaki strikes gold again with another impeccably polished, heartstring-tugging anime. Ponyo, about a goldfish who wants to be a human, is out on BD soon...

    ON THE COUCH WITH...
    ...Shauna MacDonald. When the actress isn't getting attacked by terrifying troglodyte-monsters in The Descent: Part 2, she enjoys nothing more than kicking back with a John Cassavetes boxset.


    IN-DEPTH FEATURES
    RETURN TO SHERWOOD
    Ridley and Russell tell us how they're at it again, turning dusty old tales of boring history into gallivanting romps of derring-do. Russell Crowe IS Robin Hood. Personally we thought he'd be trying out for Friar Tuck. Mmmmmm... fryer...

    RIDLEY SCOTT ON BLU¨RAY
    Shiny discs for shiny movies: Scott's slickest action flicks hit hi-def, and we've got the guide to the lot...

    MAN AND BOY
    "Everyone in the front row just sharpen your pencils..." We
    go back to John Lennon's schooldays with Aaron Johnson, as the ... Kick-Ass pretty-boy and Nowhere Boy director Sam Taylor-Wood chat about the latest Lennon biopic...

    TAMING THE WILD THINGS
    Let the wild rumpus commence! From 339-word children's picture-book to an $80 million feature that spent years in development hell: we reveal the story behind Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are and pray he hasn't ruined our childhood...

    KING OF THE UNIVERSE
    Not content with proclaiming himself King of the World after bagging statues for Titanic, James Cameron - or JAM¨CAM as we've renamed him on Review - is now setting his sights on a whole new dimension with the 3D sci-fi epic Avatar....


    SELECT
    It's still the planet's best home entertainment reviews section and we repeat last month's challenge to fight anyone who disagrees.

    NEW FILM
    Including Avatar, Where The Wild Things Are, Nowhere Boy, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Departures, Me & Orson Welles, The Descent: Part 2, The Fourth Kind, The Box and Zombeak.

    RETRO
    Including Blu-rays of Doctor Strangelove, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Last Emperor and The Passion Of The Christ, plus Melody and Night Of The Living Dead 3D on DVD.

    TV
    Including Glee: Season 1 - Part 1, Mad Men: Season 3 on Blu-ray, Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America, Supernatural: Season 5.1, Caprica: Feature Length Pilot and Chocky.

    MUSIC
    Including Ultravox: Live At The Roundhouse, The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland and Tom Petty: Damn The Tornadoes on BD.



    Issue 140
    May 2010



    Issue 139
    April 2010



    Issue 138
    March 2010



    Issue 137
    February 2010

  • 15 pages of gore! - Sam Rami exclusive, plus a horror DVD masterclass!
  • Wolverine and the marvel movie preview - Hugh Jackman reveals the real origins of Logan's fury...plus the latest on Iron Man 2, Captain America and Thor!
  • Robot wars!  Transformers and The Terminator in the ultimate DVD showdown
  • Revealed:  The making of Coraline!
  • Over 200 reviews inside the magazine!


  • Issue 136
    January 2010



    Special Issue - Annual
    2009

    DVD Review's special edition 501 DVDs You Must Own
    228-page special draws on DVD Review's eight years of reviewing to offer the definitive guide to building your DVD collection.
    We've divided our top 501 discs into 23 chapters by genre - from Action to Westerns, Family to Music, TV Comedy to Documentaries - with extended reviews of the key DVD for each, helping you to grow your collection step-by-step.
    501 DVDs You Must Own offers the essential guide to seeking out only the best editions available, scouring the various regions, boxsets, Special, Collector's and Extraordinary Deluxe Editions for the cream of the DVD crop.
    We've celebrated the very best special features and revealed the hidden Easter eggs for you to crack. And for those entering the choppy waters of high-definition, we've handily highlighted whether each of our 501 DVDs are also available on HD DVD or Blu-ray, allowing you to take your collection to the next level.
    501 DVDs You Must Own is a veritable feast of DVD - a must for any DVD Review reader and an ideal Christmas present for any home entertainment lover, whether they're an aficionado or beginner. Beautifully illustrated and bound in a silver-foil cover, this DVD Review special is strictly limited edition and exclusive to WH Smith, priced £9.99.


    Issue 135
    December 2009

    TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN NEWS!

    Stuff explodes when Michael Bay is around. And the Transformers 2 cast dish the dirt on the director's other on-set blow-ups...

     

    THE HANGOVER

    Everyone's Talking About... beardy Hangover star Zach Galifianakis, who chats to Review about "being weird" (specifically, in his pants).

     

    FRANCIS ROSSI

    The legendary frontman takes a perch on our couch and reveals how his heart races when he watches a live Status Quo DVD. But he can handle living in an episode of The Sopranos...

     

    FRONT ROOM

    In other news, we chat to Orphan screenwriter David Leslie Johnson, who discusses evil kids, while David Attenborough brings Life to the small screen.

     

    SEX, POTIONS AND ROCK'N'ROLL!  

    Take your floo powder and travel with us to the set of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince as we chat to Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates...

     

    1939: A VINTAGE YEAR FOR MOVIES

    Seventy years ago, with the world on the brink of a second world war, Hollywood kept spirits high with what's still acclaimed as its greatest year of movies: 1939.

     

    MOON MAKER

    First-time director Duncan Jones talks us through the movies that inspired and influenced his sci-fi debut, Moon, from 2001 to Silent Running...

     

    SELECT

    Our comprehensive reviews section this issue includes Star Trek, Public Enemies, Drag Me To Hell, Looking For Eric, Last Chance Harvey, Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past, £45 horror phenomenon Colin, plus Blu-ray releases of Braveheart, Easy Rider, Ghost In The Shell 2.0, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Twelve Monkeys, Bridget Jones's Diary and Love Actually... Meanwhile, our TV reviews include season boxsets of True Blood, Spooks, Rome (on Blu-ray), House, Bones, Family Guy, Chuck and At Last Smith & Jones, plus a double Doctor Who Dalek special, while our music roundup offers an evening with Spinal Tap's Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer out of costume, plus Eminem, Status Quo, X-Ray Spex and Toto live...



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    November 2008


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