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VI DIRECT Catalog : Ultimate DVD : Ultimate DVD 2007

Ultimate DVD #86, October 2007 Ultimate DVD #86, October 2007
(Reference #D86)

148 packed pages
The DVD Christmas Wishlist 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.
Plus
Our extensive round-up of all the biggest releases on sale to December 2007!
Spider-Man 3 We talk to…
• Spider-Man himself, Tobey Maguire
• Writer/director Sam Raimi
• Actor Thomas Haden Church on bringing villain Sandman to life
Heroes As Season 1 comes to disc, creator and executive producer Tim Kring discusses the brilliant box set and its ground-breaking extras
Die Hard 4.0 Star Bruce Willis on returning to the role after 12 years, and why a 'Die Hard 5.0' would have to happen soon!
Plus
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
The Last Word Former 24 star Elisha Cuthbert recalls her role in the ‘torture porn’ flick Captivity

Plus Reviews…
High Definition, including:
300, Brokeback Mountain, Dawn of the Dead, Heroes – Season 1, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead
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, including:
As You Like It, Brothers and Sisters – Season 1, Death Proof, Dexter – Season 1, Disturbia, The Office – Season 3
Region 2, including:
The Chumscrubber, Curse of the Golden Flower, Everybody Hates Chris – Season 1, Magicians, Spooks – Series 5, Taxi Driver Special Edition
Movies
Eastern Promises, Stardust
Technology
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
Games
Bioshock, Stranglehold

And more…

PLEASE NOTE: Contents same as Film Review Special #68, different cover.

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Ultimate DVD #85, August 2007 Ultimate DVD #85, August 2007
(Reference #D85)

148 packed pages

Features
300 We talk to…
• Director Zack Snyder
• The cast, including stars Gerard Butler and Lena Headey
• The special effects team
28 Weeks Later We also talk to director Juan Carlos Fresnaill and star Robert Carlyle
Sunshine We meet with director Danny Boyle, writer Alex Garland and star Cillian Murphy
Rome We bid bid farewell to the hit show
Al Pacino The screen icon reveals why he’ll always want to return to his independent film roots…
The Shooter Director Antoine Fuqua discusses his action thriller
Magicians TV comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb on leaving the small screen behind
Cagney & Lacey TV star Sharon Gless takes us back to the groundbreaking Seventies cop show
Straight to DVD Why a film heading ‘straight to DVD’ no longer has any stigma
The Last Word Nicolas Cage on fulfilling a childhood dream when he landed the role of comic book hero Jonny Blaze in Ghost Rider

Plus Reviews…
High Definition, including:
Batman Begins, Children of Men, The Fountain, The Matrix Trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean I & II, Planet EarthThe Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:`
28 Weeks Later, Black Snake Moan, Blades of Glory, Ghost Rider, Letters From Iwo Jima, Sunshine
Region 1, including:
Bridge to Terbithia, The Dead Zone, Fracture, Pacino: An Actor’s Vision, Primeval, Reno! 911 Miami
Region 2, including:
Black Book, Catch a Fire, Ghost Whisperer, The Illusionist, A Prairie Home Companion, Running With Scissors
Movies
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, Transformers
Technology
Panasonic TX-32LXD70 LCD TV, Toshiba SD-P1900 portable DVD player
Games
The Darkness, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia, Shadowrun

And more…

PLEASE NOTE: Contents same as Film Review Special #67, different cover.

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Ultimate DVD #84, June 2007 Ultimate DVD #84, June 2007
(Reference #D84)

300 pages bursting with Extra Value
Not just our DVD Update from Ultimate, but also including FULL ISSUES of Film Review and The Works


With...
Hot Fuzz Ultimate meets comedy giants Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright
Hannibal Rising Gaspard Ulliel on what it was like stepping into the Oscar-winning shoes of Anthony Hopkins to play Hannibal Lecter
Plus
A huge range of Reviews – read them here first!
Blu-rayA wealth of new reviews, including:`
The Departed, Dreamgirls, Superman Returns
GlobalNew discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:`
Apocalypto, Hannibal Rising,The Pursuit of Happyness
Region 1All the latest discs, including:`
The 4400, Donnie Brasco, Tsunami: The Aftermath
Region 2All the latest discs, including:
The Good Shepherd, Hot Fuzz, Supernatural

In the included issue of The Works (#15)…
Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End Stars Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom , director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer interviewed
The Simpsons We meet with creator and animation genius Matt Groening
Maxïmo Park Exclusive! We talk to the group's drummer, Duncan Lloyd
Iain Banks Exclusive! The Scottish writer to discusses his prolific writing career and fearless political views…
Including…
Reviews of TV, movies, DVDs, Computer Games, Music, Books
And much, much more…

In the included issue of Film Review (#683)…
Spider-Man 3 Star Tobey Maguire tells us about embracing the superhero’s dark side, PLUS director Sam Raimi and stars Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace and Thomas Haden Chur
Black Snake Moan We talk to stars Samuel L Jackson and Christina Ricci
This is England We hear from Brit film-maker Shane Meadows and actor Andrew Shim
28 Weeks Later Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Including…
14 pages of new movies, 27 reviews, 13 pages of DVDs, books, CDs and games
And much, much more…

All in one edition of 300 pages…

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Ultimate DVD #83, May 2007 Ultimate DVD #83, May 2007
(Reference #D83)

148 packed pages

Features
Spider-Man A look at the journey of Stan Lee’s web-slinging superhero from his comic book origins to the spectacular big screen outings
Plus the new extended cut of Spider-Man 2 on DVD
And... A look at Spider-Man 3
Rocky Balboa We corner Sly Stallone to talk about the sixth film
Plus… Our guide to all the Rocky movies!
Night at the Museum We meet with director Shawn Levy and comic Ricky Gervais
Christian Bale The Brit actor reveals on how Batman Begins led to the recent violent thriller Harsh Times
Eragon We chat with the film’s dragon-riding star, newcomer Edward Speleers, and actress Sienna Guillory
Life on Mars We talk to series co-creator and writer Matthew Graham, with some interesting secrets about upcoming spin-off Ashes to Ashes…
Wim Wenders The German film-maker discusses his career
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

Plus…
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, including:
Blood Diamond, Curse of the Golden Flower, Entourage – Season 3, Part 1, Freedom Writers, The Lost Room – Season 1, Turistas
Region 2, including:
Big Nothing, Harsh Times, Life on Mars – Series 2, Miss Potter, Perfume, Starter for 10
Movies
Grindhouse, The Reaping
Technology
Playstation 3 console' Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD player,
Games
Crackdown, Ghost Rider, Spectrobes, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

And more…

PLEASE NOTE: Contents same as Film Review Special #66, different cover.

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Ultimate DVD #82, March 2007 Ultimate DVD #82, March 2007
(Reference #D82)

148 packed pages

Features
Casino Royale Star Daniel Craig and director Martin Campbell
Plus
• Set designer Peter Lamont
• Special effects expert Chris Corbould
• Stunt co-ordinator Gary Powell
Borat We meet Kazakhstan’s world-renowned irreverent reporter Borat
The Prestige Director Christopher Nolan and stars Hugh Jackman, Andy Serkis and Michael Caine talk tricks of the trade and the magic of cinema
Children of Men Star Clive Owen and director Alfonso Cuarón explain why they struggled to distance themselves from the present in their new futuristic thriller
Right At Your Door Film-maker Chris Gorak on tackling terrorism head on in his controversial début feature film
TV on DVD We hook up with some of TV’s biggest stars as their shows make their way to DVD, including Primeval’s Lucy Black, Fallen Angel’s Emilia Fox and Robin Hood’s Richard Armitage
Blu-ray Guide We take a closer look at some of the Blu-ray titles currently on offer, including The Transporter, Rocky, Ice Age and X-Men: The Last Stand
The Last Word Not convinced about buying into Blu-ray? 20th Century Fox executive Danny Kaye explains why consumers should be getting excited about the new format

Plus…
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:`
The Black Dahlia, Casino Royale, Children of Men, The Departed, Little Miss Sunshine, World Trade Center
Region 1, including:
Babel, Flags of Our Fathers, The Good Shepherd, The Illusionist, Little Children, The Night Listener
Region 2, including:
Angel-A, Extras – Series 2, The History Boys, The Queen, Primeval, Snow Cake
Movies
300, Ghost Rider including how Oliver Stone’s epic Alexander is receiving yet another cut, news on the upcoming DVD release of Blood Diamond
Technology
Samsung LE40F71B Screen, Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD player
Games
Arthur and the Invisibles, Final Fantasy XII, Lost Planet, Superman Returns

And more…

PLEASE NOTE: Contents same as Film Review Special #65, different cover.

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Ultimate DVD #81, Film Yearbook Ultimate DVD #81, Film Yearbook
(Reference #D81)

228 packed pages

Features
The Ultimate 2007 Yearbook The hits, the misses and the little gems that got overlooked. Every single film has been reviewed (that’s 375 films altogether in nearly 120 pages!!!) along with a handy actors and directors index to let you know who’s who
Superman Returns Director Bryan Singer talks about the success of his recent instalment to the Superman franchise and explains his vision for the film.
Plus
Actress Sarah Douglas tells us about playing Ursa back in the ’70s
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 We meet with some of the cast to discover how it was filming the adventure sequel.including Keira Knightley and Bill Nighy
Mission: Impossible: III As the movie arrives on both HD DVD and Blu-Ray, we find out which format has the upper hand.
Plus
Visual FX pro Roger Guyett reveals the stunts involved in the action sequences
Miami Vice Director Michael Mann defends the film against the naysayers
Plus
Colin Farrell sheepishly reveals how an undercover set-up nearly met with a nasty end and Jamie Foxx explains how he inspired the film’s raunchiness
Vincent Actor Ray Winstone explains why he was persuaded to return for another series as the hard-boiled tv private detective
Shameless Creator/writer Paul Abbott explains why the end isn’t in sight yet…
Sky HD+ Is this the right time to convert to High Definition? We take a closer look at the selection of HD TV shows on offer
2006 Movies With technology taking the home viewing experience to whole new levels, we ponder how cinema is dealing with the fierce competition

Plus…
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:`
Miami Vice, Mission: Impossible: II, Nacho Libre, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, Snakes on a Plane, Superman Returns
Region 1, including:
Bad Santa – Director’s Cut, Black Rain – Special Edition, Ghost Whisperer – Season 1, Nip/Tick – Season 3, The Notorious Bettie Page, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Region 2, including:
Adrift, Cracker Box Set, Death of a President, The Ice Harvest, Vincent – Series 2, The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Movies
Casino Royale
Technology
Pioneer PDP-5000EX, Samsung BD-P1000
Games
Destroy All Humans! 2, Just Cause, Tony Hawks Project 8

And more…

This issue was produced in conjunction with Film Review

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VI DIRECT Catalog : Ultimate DVD : Ultimate DVD 2007

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