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VI DIRECT Catalog : Ultimate DVD : Ultimate DVD 2003

Ultimate DVD #49, December 2003 Ultimate DVD #49, December 2003
(Reference #D49)

BIGGEST EVER Issue – Get ready for your Christmas shopping…

Features
Pirates of the Caribbean Britain’s hottest export Orlando Bloom joins co-stars Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp to give Ultimate DVD the inside scoop on the biggest swashbuckling adventure of the year.
Hulk Ultimate DVD is granted access to the legendary halls of ILM to unwrap the incredible effects that made the Marvel comic legend come roaring to life.
The League of Gentlemen The talented trio behind the cult TV phenomenon talk about the third season of the show and divulge their love for the DVD format.
Legally Blonde 2 The director of one of the hottest comedies of the year is at hand to spill the beans on the behind-the-scenes antics of the bigger and blonder sequel.
Terminator 3 He told you he’d be back. Arnie discusses why he decided to bring back his most popular character without the help of its creator James Cameron.
The Hours Director Stephen Daldry on bringing Michael Cunningham’s moving novel to life in this multi-Oscar-nominated movie masterpiece.
Red Dwarf Craig Charles and Chris Barrie look back on the cult series’ turning point and reveal their thoughts on the long delayed movie.
Nicholas Nickleby Young British star Jamie Bell joins director Douglas McGrath and co-star Charlie Hunnam on the latest adaptation of Charles Dickens’ literary classic.
Free Coverdisc A must-have exclusive – Ultimate DVD's free disc goes behind the scenes of the year’s most thrilling blockbuster Hulk. With interviews, trailers and an exclusive featurette, this is not to be missed…
This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with UK editions only, while stocks last.

Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Extended, Hulk, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Bruce Almighty, Santa Clause 2, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
Firefly, Mimic 3: Sentinel, Whale Rider, Timecop 2, Treasure of Sierra Madre, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Ox-Bow Incident, Wrong Turn, The Shape of Things, Dark Angel: Season Two, 28 Days Later
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Fifth Element: Special Edition, Daddy Day Care, Far from Heaven, Dark Blue, The Hours, The Pink Panther Collection, Nicholas Nickleby, Agent Cody Banks, The Hunted, Phoenix Nights: Season Two, The League of Gentlemen: Season Three, Red Dwarf: Season Three
Plus: News from the DVD scene. Commentary: The hot news on next year’s possible release of the original Star Wars trilogy and the full specs for the Alien 'Quadrilogy' (yes, we know there's no such word!!). Plus the JVC PD-42D30 and NAD L56/L76 reviewed, and we reveal all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
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Ultimate DVD #48, November 2003 Ultimate DVD #48, November 2003
(Reference #D48)

Features
The Adventures of Indiana Jones Indy is back – in a stunning DVD box set of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade. We review this eagerly awaited release, and meet the people responsible for restoring the films for digital release, as well as the man who produces the stunning added value. Plus: Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall gives some clues about the upcoming fourth film, due for release in 2006!
X-Men 2 We track down 11 members of the cast to talk about the mutants. We go behind the scenes on the fights, look into the prosthetics, and learn some X-rated secrets! Plus the full review of the splendid two-disc release.
2 Fast 2 Furious …and 2 thrilling by half! Star Paul Walker talks about this Vin Diesel-less sequel, while director John Singleton tells us how he achieved the full throttle car scenes. All this and the review too…
Battlestar Galactica The complete series in one mammoth box set, packed to the brim with rarities. We meet star Richard Hatch, aka Captain Apollo, to recall this exciting ‘70s Sci-Fi adventure.
The Office Behind the scenes of the best British comedy show, with star Lucy Davis and producer Ash Atalla.
The Core Director Jon Amiel on destroying the world – and the scenes of devastation that didn’t make it into the movie…
Survivors We meet up with the stars of this chilling ‘70s drama as the record the DVD commentary.
M*A*S*H Writer Larry Gelbart reveals why the series is much improved on DVD.

Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
2 Fast 2 Furious, The Adventures of Indiana Jones, Anger Management, Battlestar Galactica – The Complete Series, The Core, The Dancer Upstairs, George of the Jungle 2, The Matrix Reloaded, X-Men 2
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
The Apple Dumpling Gang, City of Ghosts, Dreamcatcher, Escape to Witch Mountain, The Family Guy – Season Two, Finding Nemo, The House of Cards Trilogy, Identity, The In Laws, The Mark of Zorro, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Return from Witch Mountain, It Runs in the Family, Scarface – Special Edition, Soap – Season One, View from the Top, A Mighty Wind, The X-Files – Season Eight
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
Empire Records, Equilibrium, Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric, Fireball XL5 – The Complete Series, Friday the 13th, A Guy Thing, The Hills Have Eyes, Halloween – 25th Anniversary Edition, Igby Goes Down, Knowing Me, Knowing You – The Complete Series, The Lakes, Look Around You, M*A*S*H – Season Two, Miller’s Crossing, The Office – Season Two, Old School, The Recruit, Survivors – Season One, Welcome to Collinwood

Plus: News from the DVD scene. The hot news on upcoming blockbusters: Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomb Raider 2 and Bad Boys II.; plus the LG DVD6193 and Philips DVDR75 are reviewed, and we reveal all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.

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Ultimate DVD #47, October 2003 Ultimate DVD #47, October 2003
(Reference #D47)

Features
The Matrix Reloaded: We meet the cast of this amazing film – Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne share their thoughts on its philosophy, Carrie-Anne Moss reveals how she has applied its disciplines to her own life, and we discover how to make hundreds of Agent Smiths. Plus: A photo preview of the eagerly-awaited final instalment, The Matrix Revolutions.
Smallville: Stars Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum discuss the show’s development, while co-creator Alfred Gough tells us what’s to come. Plus a full review of the season one DVD box set.
Coupling: Writer Steven Moffat tells how Coupling grew out of his own relationship with the show’s producer, divulges how the American version will differ to the saucy British original, and discusses the DVD extras on the Season Three release.
Rules of Attraction: Roger Avary, friend of Quentin Tarantino and director of this brilliant adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis’s novel, on how to make a bad guy out of Dawson’s Creek’s James Van Der Beek.
Ken Annakin: The director of many Hollywood greats looks at his films on DVD.
Phillip Noyce: The Australian director behind the controversial movies The Quiet American and Rabbit-Proof Fence is interviewed, as those movies arrive on disc.
Pierce Brosnan: The name’s Doyle, Desmond Doyle. Pierce looks beyond Bond to his latest film on disc – the true-life tale Evelyn.
Doctor Who: The sixth Doctor Colin Baker on the DVD release of The Two Doctors.

Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
Bionicle: Mask of Light – The Movie, The Good Thief, The Kid Stays in the Picture, The Lion King – Special Edition, A Man Apart, NYPD Blue – Season 2
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
Angel – Season 2, Bowling for Columbine – Special Edition, Babylon 5 – Season 3, Confidence, Down With Love, ER – Season 1, Highlander – Season 2, Levity, The Office – Season 1, The Osbournes – Season 2, The Outer Limits – Season 2, Rocky and Bullwinkle – Season 1, Spin City – Volumes 1 and 2, The StoryTeller, Titanic (1953), The Vampire Lovers/Countess Dracula
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
Antwone Fisher, Around the World in 80 Days, Auto Focus, Barbershop, Cahill: US Marshall, The Chaplin Collection, Chisum, City of God, Coupling – Season 3, CSI – Season 2, Volume 2, Darkness Falls, Doctor Who:
The Two Doctors, Ealing Classics, Evelyn, Fame, Fear Dot Com, Halloween Resurrection, The Haunting, In Search of Shakespeare, The Omega Man, The Rules of Attraction, The Streisand Collection, Soylent Green, Sweet Home Alabama, Tenko – Season 2, Trapped, Urban Gothic – Season 1, The X-Files – Season


Plus: News from the DVD scene. The hot news on the coming blockbusters: X-2, Charlie’s Angels, Hulk and Terminator 3; plus the Hyundai 50 Box and Toshiba RD-XS30 are reviewed, and we reveal all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
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Ultimate DVD #46, September 2003 Ultimate DVD #46, September 2003
(Reference #D46)
Features
Alias – Season 1: The entire first season hits DVD! We’re so excited we’ve got the stunning star Jennifer Garner on the cover, plus an in-depth feature on this complex, sophisticated spy series.
Free Coverdisc: An exclusive 23-minute featurette looking behind the scenes of the spy spoof Johnny English, including interviews with star Rowan Atkinson and the crew. This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with UK editions only.
Spoof Spies: From Modesty Blaise to Austin Powers and beyond, we check out the many, many movies on DVD that spoof James Bond and the spy genre.
The Ring: “Seven days…” The scariest film of the year comes to disc – be warned, don’t watch it alone! Star Martin Henderson tells us about this American version of the Japanese hit, and reveals the secrets of the DVD’s deleted scenes…
DVD Essentials: Animal House: It’s the 25th anniversary of the original gross out comedy, and we meet the cast and producers as a brand new Special Edition comes to DVD.
Phillip Noyce: The Australian director behind the controversial movies The Quiet American and Rabbit-Proof Fence is interviewed, as those movies arrive on disc.
Sir Alan Parker: The acclaimed British director discusses the DVD of The Life of David Gale.
Rebecca Miller: The director of this searing drama reveals how to make an acclaimed movie on a low budget.

Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
Alias – Season 1, Bulletproof Monk, The Life of David Gale, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Quiet American, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Season 4, Stitch: The Movie
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
Bringing Down the House, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Head of State, The Howling – Special Edition, Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The Lizzie Maguire Movie, M*A*S*H – Season 4, Sleeping Beauty – Platinum Edition
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever, Bottom – Season 1, Danger UXB, The Deer Hunter – Special Edition, Dr Terrible’s House of Horrible, The Evil Dead Trilogy, The Fast Show – Season 2, Femme Fatale, Friends – Season 9 Vols 4-6, Heaven, Johnny English, Just Married, The Magdalene Sisters, Maid in Manhattan, Misery – Special Edition, Personal Velocity, Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Ring, The Rookie, Stargate SG-1 – Volume 30, Teachers – Season 1, Tuck Everlasting, Two Packets of Lager and a Pint of Crisps, Two Weeks Notice


Plus: News from the DVD scene. The hot news on The Matrix Reloaded, plus there’s a date for Hulk.; plus all the latest news from the DVD scene, the Denon DVD-2900 and LG DV-2000 reviewed and all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
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Ultimate DVD #45, August 2003 Ultimate DVD #45, August 2003
(Reference #D45)
Features
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: We have the ultimate coverage of one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated discs. As Two Towers arrives, we speak with Sir Ian McKellen, Gandalf himself, about the his thoughts on the new release…PLUS: Michael Pellerin, the producer of the whole magnificent trilogy on disc, talks exclusively about the November release of the four-disc Two Towers and what we might expect from the final film, Return of the King
Final Destination 2: Director David R Ellis on the stunning Horror sequel, and his involvement in its transition to DVD…
24 – Season 2: The second year of the real-time thriller comes to DVD – and we hear from star (and producer) Kiefer Sutherland.
DVD Essentials: Giant: A look behind the scenes of James Dean’s final film as it get a global release.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Actor Eric Szmanda, alias CSI team member Greg Sanders, on the Year Two DVD.
The Forsyte Saga – Season 2: Star Damian Lewis, who plays the emotionally repressed Soames, on new developments in the Forsyte household.

Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
24 – Season 2, Adaptation, Chicago, Giant – Special Edition, Phone Booth, Punch-Drunk Love
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
Anastasia, Basic, Dracula II: Ascension, Felicity – Season 2, Final Destination 2, Heaven, The Hours, Nicholas Nickleby, Old School, Profiler – Season 1, The Real Cancun, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Extended Edition, Shanghai Knights, Valley Girl – Special Edition
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
8 Women, Blue Crush, Cambridge Spies, Catch Me If You Can, Clear and Present Danger – Special Edition, Cruise of the Gods, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Season 2, Box Set 1, Dawson’s Creek – Season 1, Doctor Who: Earthshock, The Forsyte Saga – Season 2, Ghost Ship, Human Nature, The Hunt for Red October – Special Edition, Jackass The Movie, Life or Something Like It, Master of Disguise, Near Dark, Not the Nine O’Clock News (Best of), The One Game, Patriot Games – Special Edition, Planet of the Apes – The Series, Tenko – Season 1, Treasure Planet, The Tuxedo, Undercover Brother, Up in Town, The West Wing – Season 2, Box Set 2, The Young Ones – Season 2
Plus: News from the DVD scene, Looking ahead to November, and the extras scenes on the Two Towers Extended Edition; plus all the latest news from the DVD scene, the Sharp SD-AT50DVH & KiSS DV-500 reviewed and all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
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Ultimate DVD #44, July 2003 Ultimate DVD #44, July 2003
(Reference #D44)
Features
Action on DVD!: It’s a month of big bangs, gunfire and car chases as we celebrate new Special Edition releases of The Fast and the Furious and Terminator 2.
Jerry Bruckheimer: The acclaimed producer of the biggest action movies ever talks about the fantastic Region 1 Special Edition of Black Hawk Down.
Star Trek: Nemesis: Director Stuart Baird tells us what he got right, star Patrick Stewart delves into the Deleted Scenes, and we’ve got the full review.
Spotlight on Hollywood: Jennifer Aniston reveals why she hates recording Commentaries.
Christopher Nolan: The brilliant British director on the extras-laden DVDs of his three films: Following, Memento and Insomnia
George Clooney: Sci-Fi goes art house, as Clooney and Stephen Soderbergh make their own version of the Russian futuristic tale. Plus: Clooney on his finest films on disc.
Martin Scorsese: As Gangs of New York arrives on DVD, we appraise the Oscar-free career of this most loved of Hollywood directors.
The Right Stuff: We attend the LA launch of the Special Edition of this Space-race movie.
Kurt Russell: The star of Dark Blue on this compelling cop drama, set during the LA riots.
The Banger Sisters: Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon on their comedy hit, in which they play two ageing groupies.
Six Feet Under: Meet the stars of the wonderful American black comedy: Rachel Griffiths, Michael C Hall and Peter Krause.
Spooks: An interview with David Oyelowo about the Season One DVD.

Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
Atlantis: Milo’s Return, The Death of the Incredible Hulk, The Fast and the Furious – Special Edition, Gangs of New York, Solaris, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Season 3, Star Trek: Nemesis
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
About Schmidt, Black Hawk Down – Special Edition, Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Season 4, Children of Dune, Dark Blue, Friends – Season 3, The Love Bug, The Pianist, Tears of the Sun, Terminator 2 – eXtreme Edition
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
The Banger Sisters, Blood Work,Changing Lanes, Citizen Kane – Special Edition, City by the Sea, The Color Purple – Special Edition, Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Following, The Hitcher – Special Edition, I Spy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Insomnia, Law and Order – Season 1, Once Upon a Time in America, Six Feet Under – Season 1, Spooks – Season 1, The Transporter
Plus: News from the DVD scene, ER comes to disc in Region 1 in August, The Matrix reloads in October, and the Terminator is back… again., the Celestion Soundstyle Electronics DVD300 & AVR300 and Cyber Home CH-DVD 400 reviewed and all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
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Ultimate DVD #43, June (Daredevil) 2003 Ultimate DVD #43, June (Daredevil) 2003
(Reference #D43)
Cover 1 of 2 – Daredevil, with free coverdisc on Region 2 copies (More contents listed with Animatrix cover).
Free VCD PAL coverdisc An exclusive 35-minute Featurette on the making of Reign of Fire. Look behind the scenes, discover how the dragons were made and meet the cast and crew . This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with the Daredevil cover while stocks last.
Features
Daredevil: We’ve an advance review of the DVD, plus we talk to star Ben Affleck and his gorgeous co-star – Alias’s Jennifer Garner.
Colin Farrell: We interview the Irish superstar who plays the villainous Bullseye in Daredevil – and also explore Farrell’s collaboration with Al Pacino, The Recruit
The Animatrix: We review this cutting-edge disc of nine animated shorts made exclusively for DVD and meet the producer.
Spotlight on Hollywood: : Star Keanu Reeves and producer Joel Silver tell us their hopes for The Matrix Reloaded on DVD.
Billy Campbell: TV’s Mr Nice turns bad for Enough, and discusses working with Jennifer Lopez, the much-missed series Once and Again, and his starring role in Tales of the City – also out on DVD this month.
Reign of Fire: Richard Hoover, the effects genius who brought the dragons to fire-breathing life interviewed…
Betty Thomas: The director of Doctor Dolittle and The Brady Bunch Movie discusses her new DVD – Eddie Murphy’s I Spy.
Ross Kemp: He tells us about his starring role as an SAS officer in the action series Ultimate Force.
Nightwatch: The director of this chilling Horror film talks about its release on disc..
For reviews see Animatrix cover, D43A, entry.
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Ultimate DVD #43A, June (Animatrix) 2003 Ultimate DVD #43A, June (Animatrix) 2003
(Reference #D43A)
Cover 2 of 2 – The Animatrix (More contents listed with Daredevil cover)
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
The Animatrix, Babylon 5 – Season 2, Charlie’s Angels – Season 1, Daredevil, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Season 2
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
The 25th Hour, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Andromeda Strain, Dances With Wolves – Special Edition, Equilibrium, The Emperor’s Club, Just Married, Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Recruit, There’s Something More About Mary, Two Week’s Notice
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
Anita and Me, Bowling for Columbine, Boys from the Blackstuff, Brideshead Revisited, Donnie Darko, Edge of Darkness, Nightwatch, Reign of Fire, Serving Sara, Spy Kids 2, Trainspotting – Definitive Edition
Plus: News from the DVD scene, The Indiana Jones territory is confirmed for November, details for The Two Towers are confirmed, plus the extras for upcoming titles are revealed, the Schneider DVD-857 and Panasonic TX-22LT2 reviewed and all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
For features see Daredevil cover, D43, entry.
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Ultimate DVD #42, May (Buffy) 2003 Ultimate DVD #42, May (Buffy) 2003
(Reference #D42)
Cover 1 of 2 – Buffy The Vampire Slayer, with free coverdisc on Region 2 copies (More contents listed with Bond cover).
Free VCD PAL coverdisc behind the scenes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Six, including a special look at the hilarious musical episode Once More, With Feeling. PLUS An exclusive Featurette containing cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes shots and clips from the chilling Hannibal Lecter movie Red Dragon. This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with the Buffy The Vampire Slayer cover.
Features
Die Another Day: The anniversary 007 spectacular blasts onto DVD with a two-disc set, and we celebrate the release with a special nine-page extravaganza. Including stars Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Stars James Marsters (Spike) and Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn), with the trio of Danny Strong, Adam Busch and Tom Lenk.
28 Days Later: Writer Alex Garland and producer Andrew Macdonald.
NYPD Blue: The cast and crew of the decade-long running cop drama celebrate the arrival of Season One on disc.
Billy Campbell: TV’s Mr Nice turns bad for Enough, and discusses working with Jennifer Lopez, the much-missed series Once and Again, and his starring role in Tales of the City – also out on DVD this month.
Leonardo DICaprio: Catching up with the star of Catch Me If You Can.
Sunset Boulevard: Restoring a classic – we meet Barry Allen, Paramount’s director of film presentation, and discover how a vintage movie is painstakingly revived for DVD.
Antwone Fisher: Star Derek Luke on the DVD début of his star-making movie.
For reviews see Bond cover, D42A, entry.
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Ultimate DVD #42A, May (Die Another Day) 2003 Ultimate DVD #42A, May (Die Another Day) 2003
(Reference #D42A)
Cover 2 of 2 – Bond: Die Another Day (More contents listed with Farscape cover)
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
8 Mile, Die Another Day, Inspector Gadget 2, Red Dragon, Swept Away, X-Men: The Legend of Wolverine
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
Antwone Fisher, Bushwhacked, Catch Me If You Can, Darkness Falls, Drumline, Empire, Evelyn, Far From Heaven, Futurama – Season 1, The Ghost and Mrs Muir, Personal Velocity, Quest for Fire, The Secretary, Tales of the City, The Transporter, The Truth About Charlie, Windtalkers – Special Edition
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
28 Days Later, Brazil, Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Season 6, Cold Feet – Season 5, Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Ealing Comedy Collection 2, Enough, Fargo – Special Edition, Friends – Season 9 Vols 1-3, The Good Girl, Joe Somebody, Juwanna Mann, Like Mike, The Lost World, Manhunter – Director’s Edition, M*A*S*H – Season 1, NYPD Blue – Season 1, Possession, The Salton Sea, Stargate SG-1 – Volume 27, Sunset Boulevard, The West Wing – Season 2, Volume 1, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Plus: News from the DVD scene, the Pacific DVD 1002 and JVC TH-A75R reviewed and all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
For features see Buffy The Vampire Slayer cover, D42, entry.
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Ultimate DVD #41P, April (Harry Potter) 2003 Ultimate DVD #41P, April (Harry Potter) 2003
(Reference #D41P)
Cover 2 of 2 – Harry Potter (More contents listed with Farscape cover)
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
All or Nothing, Daredevil vs Spiderman, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Killing Me Softly, Swimfan, Talk of the Town, You Can’t Take it With You
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
8 Women, An Affair to Remember – Special Edition, Below, Cinema Paradiso – Director’s Cut, The Four Feathers, Full Frontal, Ghost Ship, I Spy, Maid in Manhattan, Moonlight Mile, Rodger Dodger, Stargate – Ultimate Edition, Treasure Planet, Tuck Everlasting, West Side Story – Special Edition, White Oleander
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
The 39 Steps, The Abduction Club, Bad Company, The Book Group, Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling, Dragonfly, Dr Zhivago (TV), Farscape – Volume 4.1, Frailty, The Guru, The Invisible Man – Box Set I, Manchild – Season 1, Marion and Geoff – Season 1, Mr Deeds, My Little Eye, Network, Nikita, One Hour Photo, A Private Function, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Quatermass, Sex and the City – Season 4, Stargate SG-1 – Volume 26, The Sum of All Fears, Sweet Sixteen, Them, The X-Files – Season 6, X-Men 1.5, Unfaithful, Walking with Cavemen
Plus: News from the DVD scene, the TEAC DV-3500 and JVC TH-V70R reviewed and all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
For features see Farscape cover, D41, entry.
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Ultimate DVD #41, April (Farscape) 2003 Ultimate DVD #41, April (Farscape) 2003
(Reference #D41)
Cover 1 of 2 – Farscape, with free coverdisc on Region 2 copies (More contents listed with Harry Potter cover).
Free VCD PAL coverdisc An entire episode of Carry On Laughing, The Prisoner of Spenda, plus trailers for five Carry On films. This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with the Harry Potter cover.
Features
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman on the magic of creating the Chamber of Secrets on film and DVD. Plus we chat with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint – aka Harry, Hermione and Ron.
Farscape Season Four: The most inventive Sci-Fi show of them all continues on disc – in widescreen! – and we explore the phenomenon that has amassed a worldwide following.
My Little Eye: We talk to producer Jon Finn and director Marc Evans about this scary Horror film, which makes its transition to disc as a fully interactive, extended version. It could change the format forever…
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Director Robert Wise looks back 50 years to this classic Sci-Fi movie, and explains his input to the new Special Edition DVD.
The Best of Friends: A great time to flip through our collection of Friends discs and choose the funniest episodes that are worth watching again and again.
Treasure Planet: Seasoned Disney directors Ron Clements and John Musker exclusively reveal how they brought Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic to a whole new galaxy.
Walking with Cavemen: Actor David Rubin explains how prosthetics helped him portray the evolving Human animal over a journey of many thousands of years, and tells why his own personal production video diary isn’t on the DVD.
Ben Affleck discusses taking on the role of Jack Ryan from Harrison Ford in The Sum of All Fears.
Mr Deeds: Director Steven Brill talks about the DVD version of this Adam Sandler comedy.
Spotlight on Hollywood: : The one and only Al Pacino on his biggest role on DVD.
For reviews see Harry Potter cover, D41P, entry.
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Ultimate DVD #40, March (Angel) 2003 Ultimate DVD #40, March (Angel) 2003
(Reference #D40)
Cover 1 of 2 – Angel, with free coverdisc on Region 2 copies (More contents listed with xXx cover).
Free VCD PAL coverdisc Clips from Angel and Dark Angel, in a special presentation focusing on two kick-ass action series from 20th Century Fox. This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with the Angel cover.
Features
Angel: We’ve got the exclusive interview with the show’s creator and sometime writer and director Joss Whedon.
xXx: Director Rob Cohen about his passion for the DVD format, and just why xXx is a unique release…
Spotlight on Hollywood: The Simpsons: Join creator Matt Groening and the cast for a celebration of their 300th episode.
DVD Essentials: Pinocchio: We look behind the scenes of Disney’s classic animated movie.
Dark Angel: We hear from stars Jessica Alba and Michael Weatherly, plus co-creator Charles Eglee and Cameron himself. Plus: The top 5 James Cameron kick-ass babes.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: We hear from the cast about the trials and tribulations of the most controversial Trek. Plus: Actor Armin Shimerman chooses the five episodes you mustn’t miss on DVD!
The Osbournes: Ozzy, Sharon and the clan on their unique MTV series.
The Road to Perdition: Director Sam Mendes on the DVD of his acclaimed mob movie.
K-PAX: Director Ian Softley on making Kevin Spacey an alien – possibly.
Lantana: Director Ray Lawrence appraises the DVD content of his brilliant Australian drama.
The Second Coming: Writer Russell T Davies discusses the controversial TV serial, and looks at the many Deleted Scenes.
For reviews see xXx cover, D40A, entry.
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Ultimate DVD #40A, March (XXX) 2003 Ultimate DVD #40A, March (XXX) 2003
(Reference #D40A)
Cover 2 of 2 – xXx (More contents listed with Angel cover)
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
101 Dalmations II, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Osbournes, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
Auto Focus, Angel – Season 1, City by the Sea, The Color Purple – Special Edition, Doppleganger, An Evening with Kevin Smith, Igby Goes Down, The Importance of Being Earnest, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, NYPD Blue – Season 1, The Rules of Attraction, Victim, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
Alligator – Special Edition, Angel – Season 3, Carry on – Special Editions, Dark Angel – Season 1, Dinner Rush, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death, The Four Musketeers, Goodbye Mr Chips – TV, Jabberwocky, Jacob’s Ladder, K-PAX, Kissing Jessica Stein, Lantana, Lilo & Stitch, Pinocchio, Pollock, The Second Coming, The Shining – Mini-Series, The Three Musketeers, xXx
Plus: News from the DVD scene, the Thomson DTH7000 and Hitachi 42PD3000 reviewed and all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
For features see Angel cover, D40, entry.


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Ultimate DVD #39, February (X-Men) 2003 Ultimate DVD #39, February (X-Men) 2003
(Reference #D39)
Cover 1 of 2 – X-Men 1.5, with free coverdisc on Region 2 copies (More contents listed with Bourne Identity cover).
Free VCD PAL coverdisc with a look behind the scenes of Men in Black II, plus Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate discuss their star turns in the comedy The Sweetest Thing. Featurettes, music video – and loads of behind-the-scenes secrets to savour! This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with the X-Men cover.
Features
X-Men 1.5: A new two-disc set, with heavenly new extras. We’ve got the first in-depth review, plus a fantastic photo preview of the upcoming theatrical sequel X2!
Eight Legged Freaks: Producer Dean Devlin talks about the DVD, and why his StarGate sequel will never see the light of day…
Dog Soldiers: Director Neil Marshall on the British Horror movie.
The Bourne Identity: Co-star Franka Potente on the film, working with Matt Damon, and the DVD.
The Count of Monte Cristo Star Jim Caviezel interviewed.
Nicolas Cage and John Woo discuss Windtalkers, just arriving on DVD.
One Hour Photo: Director Mark Romanek on his brave casting of Robin Williams as the obsessive worker in an express photo developing store, and why the out-takes won’t be on the DVD.
DVD Essentials: A Fish Called Wanda: The much-loved British comedy, starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin and Kevin Kline, is reborn as a special edition. We look at the film's history nd its less successful ‘sequel’.
Extended Editions: We track down the DVDs that give you more than at the movies…
For reviews see Bourne Identity cover, D39B, entry.
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Ultimate DVD #39B, February (Bourne Identity) 2003 Ultimate DVD #39B, February (Bourne Identity) 2003
(Reference #D39B)
Cover 2 of 2 – The Bourne Identity (More contents listed with X-Men cover)
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
The Bourne Identity, Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 7
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever, Bloodwork, One Hour Photo, The Road to Perdition, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Sweet Home, Alabama, Undercover Brother, X-Men 1.5, xXx
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
24 Hour Party People, Ally McBeal – Season 5, The Count of Monte Cristo, Dog Soldiers, The Doors – Special Edition, Eight Legged Freaks, A Fish Called Wanda – Special Edition, The Lost Prince, Roadkill, The Sweetest Thing, Windtalkers, The X-Files: The Truth
Plus: News from the DVD scene, the Cyber Home CH-DVD 405 and Arcam DV88+ reviewed and all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
For features see X-Men cover, D39.
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Ultimate DVD #38, January (Men in Black2) 2003 Ultimate DVD #38, January (Men in Black2) 2003
(Reference #D38)
Cover 1 of 2 – Men in Black II, with free coverdisc on Region 2 copies (More contents listed with Casablanca cover).
Free VCD PAL coverdisc features John Cleese in The Muppet Show and an exclusive interview with writer/director Nicholas Meyer on Star Trek II and Star Trek VI. This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with the Men in Black II cover.
Features:
2003 DVD Preview: What to watch out for in 2003.
The Film Buff’s Guide to DVD: The 20 must-have all-time classic titles currently available on DVD.
Men in Black II: The executive producers and getting the Men in Black back together and the disc reviewed.
Back to the Future: Writer/producer Bob Gale discusses the DVD and the sequel that will never happen…
Out-takes: We examine the best out-takes available on the format – from A Bug’s Life to Amélie to Doctor Who
Blackadder: Tony Robinson, aka not-so-cunning sidekick Baldrick, discusses the DVD releases.
For reviews see Casablanca cover, D38C, entry.
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Ultimate DVD #38C, January (Casablanca) 2003 Ultimate DVD #38C, January (Casablanca) 2003
(Reference #D38C)
Cover 2 of 2 – Casablanca (More contents listed with Men in Black II cover)
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Men in Black 2, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection, Spider-Man: Return of the Green Goblin, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 6
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
Bad Company, Barbershop, Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Season 3, Glengarry Glen Ross – Special Edition, Halloween Resurrection, Reign of Fire, Signs, Solaris – Criterion Edition
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
40 Days and 40 Nights, Blackadder Christmas Carol, Domestic Disturbance, Don’t Say a Word, Happiness, Interview with the Vampire – Special Edition, Kate and Leopold, Kung Pow, ‘Orrible, Rollerball 2001, The Shipping News
Plus: News from the DVD scene, the Thompson DTH220 and Toshiba SD-9500 reviewed and all the must-have hardware coming to the market soon.
For features see Men in Black II cover, D38.
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