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VI Direct Catalogue : Film Review : Film Review Specials 60 - 69

Film Review Special #69, Yearbook 2008 Film Review Special #69, Yearbook 2008
(Reference #FS69)

194 packed pages
A-Z of 2007
• Our ULTIMATE guide to the films of 2007
• Reviewed
• Fully indexed, including stars and directors
Review of the Year An irreverent look back at the movies of 2007
Plus...
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson
Transformers Director Michael Bay and his cast, including Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel
Blade Runner: The Final Cut The director and his cast, including Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer and Edward James Olmos
The Bourne Ultimatum Star Matt Damon, director Paul Greengrass and the supporting cast including Paddy Considine, Julia Stiles and Joan Allen
The Last Word Geoffrey Rush on facing sea battles, squid-faced monsters and Keith Richards as the inimitable Captain Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Plus Reviews…
High Definition, including:
2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition, Spider-Man 3, Transformers, Troy, Director’s Cut, Vacancy
The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:`
The Bourne Ultimatum, Evan Almighty, Hairspray, Hostel II, Shrek the Third, The Sopranos Season 6, Part 2
Region 1, including:
1408, Ocean’s Thirteen, Mr Brooks, Planet Terror, Ratatouille, Scrubs Season 6
Region 2, including:
Blade Runner The Final Cut, Doctor Who (2000s) Season 3, Lead Balloon Series 1, Life of Brian Immaculate Edition, Torchwood Season 1, La Vie en Rose

PLEASE NOTE: Contents same as Ultimate #87

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Film Review Special #68, Christmas Preview 2007 Film Review Special #68, Christmas Preview 2007
(Reference #FS68)

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 Ultimate #86, different cover.

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Film Review Special #67, 300 2007 Film Review Special #67, 300 2007
(Reference #FS67)

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 Ultimate #85, different cover.

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Film Review Special #66, Spiderman 2007 Film Review Special #66, Spiderman 2007
(Reference #FS66)

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 Ultimate #83, different cover.

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Film Review Special #65, Bond/Casino Royale 2007 Film Review Special #65, Bond/Casino Royale 2007
(Reference #FS65)

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 Ultimate #82, different cover.

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Film Review Special #64, Yearbook 2007 Film Review Special #64, Yearbook 2007
(Reference #FS64)
SORRY SOLD OUT

But if you don't mind a slightly different cover, then the Ultimate Film Yearbook (Issue #81) has the same contents

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Film Review Special #63, Christmas DVDs Special 2006 Film Review Special #63, Christmas DVDs Special 2006
(Reference #FS63)

164 packed pages

Features
The Christmas Wish List We preview and review all of the upcoming releases of the next few months. From every single desirable discto the must-have hardware (PS3, Sky+ HD and more), you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The High Def Revolution We takes a closer look at the battle between HD DVD and Blu-Ray and explains how you don’t need to replace your DVD set just yet
Stan Lee The legendary Marvel Comics creator gives his verdict on the recent film adaptations of his work, and we get a taste of the upcoming Spider-Man 3
Apocalypse Now We spoke with seminal film maker Francis Ford Coppola to find out just how bad it really got, and why the latest DVD release, The Complete Dossier, is closest to his initial vision.
The Da Vinci Code Cast and crew reveal the many challenges of bringing Dan Brown’s controversial thriller to the big screen
The Omen (666) Actor Live Schreiber reveals the real curse behind the film
Smallville Erica Durance talks about stepping into the shoes of Lois Lane and seeing Tom Welling naked!
ER Shane West, aka Dr Ray Barnett, discusses his traumatic first day on the fast-paced medical show

With…
Follow That Film The latest from behind the scenes of the independent film Rise of the Footsoldier
DVD Spotlight The cast of Western TV classic Daniel Boone reunite to discuss the show’s imminent DVD release
The Last Word Ben Affleck on his award-winning performance as TV’s Superman George Reeves in Hollywoodland

Plus…
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:`
The Break-Up, Brick, Hard Candy, Invasion – Season 1, Smallville – Season 5, United 93
Region 1, including:
Apocalypse Now – The Complete Dossier, Arrested Development – Season 3, Grey’s Anatomy – Season 2, Nightmare on Elm Street – Special Edition, The Office (US) – Season 2, The Sentinel
Region 2, including:
Confetti, Green Wing – Season 2, The Grudge – Director’s Cut, The Hustler – Special Edition, Paradise Now, Prime
Movies
Click, Jackass Number 2, World Trade Center
Technology
Philips HTS9800W, Sony KDL-46X2000 Plus Ultimate’s guide to buying the best High Def TV!
Games
Kingdom Hearts II, Reservoir Dogs, Scarface: The World is Yours, Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run, Plus we take a look back at the greatest games of the past year!

And more…

This issue was produced in conjunction with Ultimate

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Film Review Special #62, Special - Film Book 2006 Film Review Special #62, Special - Film Book 2006
(Reference #FS62)

Special Bumper Edition – 228 pages!

The Ultimate Film Book
What have the 2000’s given to us? What films have been notable, or best forgotten? In over 120 pages we list almost 2000 films from 2000 onwards, indexing the stars, the directors, and with reviews of those we think worth noting – for good and bad reasons!
Remember the good films, the bad films, and discover the ones you should be sure to see…


Features
Star Wars We revisit George Lucas’s original trilogy in anticipation of their imminent CGI-free release on DVD. Plus we highlight the 10 reasons you gotta love these originals and also discover what life is like now for those post-Empire Stormtroopers…
Clerks II Ultimate meets with the outspoken cult writer/director Kevin Smith
• PLUS: We speak to stars Jeff Anderson and Brian O’Halloran
The Films of Kevin Smith We profile the career of the inimitable indie film-maker so far, including plot, background and iconic quotes
Spike Lee The provocative-film maker discusses his move into more mainstream territory with his latest film Inside Man
Eva Longoria The diminutive beauty on ditching her Desperate Housewives image to show Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland how to really handle a gun in the recent cop thriller The Sentinel
Invasion Creator and executive producer Shaun Cassidy talks to us about the DVD release of his now-cancelled tv show

With…
Follow That Film The latest from behind the scenes of the independent film Rise of the Footsoldier
DVD Spotlight Brittany Murphy on her 10-year job on King of the Hill and voicing the 200th episode
The Last Word Kevin Smith alumni Jason Mewes discusses reprising his role of stoner Jay in Clerks II, finally moving out of Smith’s house and life post-rehab

Plus…
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:`
Curb Your Enthusiasm –Season 5, Hostel, Miami Vice (theatrical), Silent Hill, Scary Movie 4, The Wire
Region 1, including:
b>The Comeback, Commander in Chief – Part 1, Evil, Find Me Guilty, Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby (theatrical), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – Special Edition
Region 2, including:
Angel Heart – Special Edition, Crash – Director’s Cut, Lady in the Water (theatrical), The Proposition, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Will & Grace – Season 8
Technology
Toshiba 42WLT66
Archos AV 700 TV
Games
Dead Rising, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Miami Vice

And more…

This issue was produced in conjunction with Film Review

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Film Review Special #61, Yearbook 2006 Film Review Special #61, Yearbook 2006
(Reference #FS61)

SUPER-POWERED 228 pages
We look back at 2005 and the movies that shook the multiplexes

We’ve all of 2005’s releases covered IN DETAIL–
That’s 13 WHOLE ISSUES WORTH OF REVIEWS all packed into one magazine
With every movie scrutinized and rated by our eagled eyed critics.


And we’re not just looking back over the year, we’re looking to the future as well…

Superman Returns
• An exclusive preview of director Bryan Singer’s Man of Steel movie
• An in-depth look at the production of the original films
• An interview with Paul Bernbaum, screenwriter of Truth, Justice and the American Way which investigates the mysterious death of the original Fifties tv Superman, George Reeves

Plus the stars of 2005 interviewed…
Will Ferrell The frenetic funny-man put in a show stealing cameo in The Wedding Crashers and looks set to be a hit as an escaped Nazi with musical theatre pretensions in The Producers
Natalie Portman She has electrified audiences this year with performances in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Closer – two films that couldn’t be much more different
Don Cheadle He is at the very top of his game. The actor tells us why it feels good to do films that carry a message, and what it was like to be nominated for an Oscar
Mickey Rourke In Sin City he showed that his best is yet to come. We talk to the acting heavyweight about where he has been and where he is going…
Jessica Alba The young star reveals all about her role as a pole dancer in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City and why she’s far more than just a pretty face
Bill Murray The actor for whom the term ‘laconic’ seems to have been invented tells us why he has never compromised his work and how he manages to juggle fatherhood with his hectic career

And…
Don't forget, OVER 300 films reviewed

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Film Review Special #60, King Kong 2005 Film Review Special #60, King Kong 2005
(Reference #FS60)

132 pages of monkey business!

We lead an intrepid expedition into the jungles of Skull Island to locate the eighth wonder of the world, King Kong
Peter Jackson On-Set Interview Including how the original King Kong inspired him to become the film-maker he is today.
Plus!
A detailed retrospective of his other work from Meet the Feebles to Heavenly Creatures
Naomi Watts reveals her intense preparation for her role as Ann Darrow and how it felt to step into the shoes of scream queen Fay Wray
Jack Black discusses what attracted him to the role of film-maker Carl Denham and how much of his performance was based on Peter Jackson himself!
Adrien Brody tells us what led him to take the role of playwright Jack Driscoll
Andy Serkis reveals how he got up-close and personal with real silver-back gorillas in order to get his portrayal of Kong just right
Kong Effects Special effects wizards WETA on their considerable contribution
Kong is King In a World Exclusive, we talk to Michael Regina, editor-in-chief of the ground-breaking Kong is King website
King Kong 1933 An in-depth look at the making of the original RKO movie, plus sequels, re-makes and rip-offs

Plus…
The Chronicles of Narnia
Tilda Swinton The queen of the British Indie scene explains why she decided to take part in this Disney blockbuster as the White Witch
James McAvoy The star discusses his time as the fawn Mr Tumnus
The Brothers Grimm
Matt Damon and Heath Ledger The two discuss their friendship on and off screen and why director Terry Gilliam is such a draw
Monica Bellucci The Italian actress on playing the dreaded Mirror Queen

With…
The Film Review Directory Two months' worth of films reviewed, all in one place!
Trailer Park Our take on five of the latest Trailers, Jar Head, Zathura, Mirror Mask, The Fog remake, and Unfinished Life

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