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DVD REVIEW
aka "DVD AND BLU-RAY REVIEW"
DVD Monthly Magazine from United Kingdom
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1999-2011
- 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

Last updated:
17 July 2020

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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

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