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VI Direct Catalogue : Ultimate DVD : Ultimate DVD 2006

Ultimate DVD #80, October - Christmas DVDs 2006 Ultimate DVD #80, October - Christmas DVDs 2006
(Reference #D80)

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 Film Review

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Ultimate DVD #79, Sept - Film Book 2006 Ultimate DVD #79, Sept - Film Book 2006
(Reference #D79)

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 filmmaker 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 Ultimate 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…

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Ultimate DVD #78, August 2006 Ultimate DVD #78, August 2006
(Reference #D78)

132 packed pages

Features
The Hottest TV Shows on DVD
Ultimate takes at look at some of the greatest TV shows that are currently heading to DVD

Rome Set Report! We travelled to Rome and meet with star Polly Walker and director Alan Poul
Lost Star Evangeline Lilly talks about the show’s phenomenal success
Supernatural Wiseguys Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki on their paranormal show
Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Veteran Galactica actor Richard Hatch candidly discusses his failed spin-off and why he returned to the re-vamped show
No Angels Star Kaye Wragg talks to Ultimateabout the demise of the nurse comedy and its upcoming US revival
Miami Vice Reflecting on the classic ’80s cop show
Doctor Who (2000s) Billie Piper on new Doctor David Tennant, her own imminent departure and coping with fame
V for Vendetta Actor Hugo Weaving on his controversial role
A Scanner Darkly Director Richard Linklater on why his Philip K Dick adaptation is the most innovative yet
The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Director Alexandre Aja on the DVD release of his Horror shocker
Snakes on a Plane We speak to star Sunny Mabrey to get the lowdown

With…
Follow That Film Things seem to be coming to a temporary standstill behind the scenes of the independent film Rise of the Footsoldier
Commentary Uncut Milla Jovovich on her new actioner Ultraviolet
The Last Word Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris gets verbal about his public feud with Oprah
Cutting Edge Brooke Burgess, creator of the online graphic novel and DVD Broken Saints on breaking the mould

Plus…
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
Broken Saints, Firewall, Rome – Season 1, Superman Returns, Syriana, V for Vendetta
Region 1, including:
Frasier – Season 8, Medium – Season 1, Mr & Mrs Smith – Unrated Edition, Night Watch, A Scanner Darkly, Ultraviolet
Region 2, including:
Capote, Inside Man, The Lake House, Lost – Season 2, Vol 1, Lucky Number Slevin, The Squid and the Whale
Technology
Sky High Definition
Philips 42PF9831D
Games
Forbidden Siren 2, Night Watch, X-Men: The Official Game

And more…

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Ultimate DVD #77, July 2006 Ultimate DVD #77, July 2006
(Reference #D77)

132 packed pages

Features
James Bond Our pictorial preview of Casino Royale will whet your appetite
PLUS… We take a look back at the 007 phenomenon
Superman Returns On Set We head off to Sydney, Australia to go on set of the film’s soundstages where we meet the (super)man himself, Brandon Routh. We also chatted with director Bryan Singer and cast members Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth
Johnny Knoxville The Jackass star discusses his latest role in the un-PC film The Ringer
The Fast and the Furious 3 We ponder the popularity of ‘motor porn’ and what to expect next from the movie
Top 20 Car Movies From Bullitt to Duel, we take a look at the most impressive car flicks that have torn onto our screens
Miami Vice Michael Mann’s remake of his hit 1980s cop show
Lucky Number Slevin Actor Josh Hartnett on playing the unluckiest man in the world
With…
Follow That Film Behind the scenes of the independent film, Rise of the Footsoldier
The Last Word Actress Lindsay Lohan on how she copes with the negative press that surrounds her personal life

Plus…
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
Boston Legal – Season 1, The Omen (1976) – Special Edition, The Omen (2006), The Ringer, Tsotsi, Underworld: Evolution
Region 1, including:
The Boondock Saints, Con Air – Special Edition, The Dead Zone – Season 4, Enemy of the State – Special Edition, Entourage – Season 2, Night Stalker
Region 2, including:
Bond – Ultimate Editions, Derailed, Good Night, and Good Luck, Grey’s Anatomy – Season 1, Ultraviolet, The Weather Man
Technology
JVC LT-32DX7, Sony KDL-325020
Games
The Da Vinci Code, Hitman: Blood Money

And more…

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Ultimate DVD #76, June - SummerMovieBlockbusters 2006 Ultimate DVD #76, June - SummerMovieBlockbusters 2006
(Reference #D76)

132 packed pages

Features

Summer Blockbusters Our Ultimate guide hones in the best blockbusters this summer and reveals what the buzz is for each and every one.
From Pirates of the Caribbean 2 to Lady in the Water, from Superman Returns to The Omen


X-Men: The Last Stand On Set We go to Vancouver to talk with director Brett Ratner, stars Ian McKellen, Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman
Eva Green The French actress discusses her role in Ridley Scott’s epic Kingdom of Heaven
Fun With Dick and Jane Stars Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni discuss their glee at poking fun at corporate America
Life on Mars We meet star Phil Glenister to rediscover 1973 and find out the future of the ingenious time-travelling show
Game On Alan Cumming, AKA X-Men’s Nightcrawler, leads us into the gaming world of X-Men: The Official Movie Game
The Top 10 DVD Blockbusters We present the Ultimate verdict on the best of the biggest films and they’re even bigger DVD releases

With…
Commentary Uncut Director David Finch and stars Edward Norton and Brad Pitt discuss violence in film and the controversy that Fight Club sparked on its release
The Last Word Hard man Vinnie Jones shows no signs of slowing down. He talks about living the Hollywood lifestyle and his upcoming film roles.
Plus…
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
Æon Flux, Fun With Dick and Jane, Kingdom of Heaven – Director’s Cut, Munich, The New World, United 93
Region 1, including:
Event Horizon – Special Edition, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Ringer, Transamerica, West Wing – Season 6, The World’s Fastest Indian
Region 2, including:
The Fly – Special Edition, The Libertine, March of the Penguins, Marilyn Monroe Box Set, Prison Break – Season 1, Part 1, Walk the Line

And more…

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Ultimate DVD #75, May 2006 Ultimate DVD #75, May 2006
(Reference #D75)

148 packed pages

Features
Scarlett Johansson The outspoken actress comes clean about her hatred of paparazzi and love of London
Casino Royale Daniel Craig discusses taking on the ambitious part of the new 007, and his experiences working on the politically-charged Munich
Milla Jovovich The Ukranian actress discusses making her mark in violent actioner Ultravoilet
Walk the Line Director James Mangold discusses bringing legendary singer Johnny Cash to the screen
Prison Break Stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell captivate us with talk of the show's next season
Claire Danes The actress on her latest role in the romantic comedy The Family Stone
Kevin Bacon We met with the actor to talk about his latest role in Where the Truth Lies
The Notorious Bettie Page Actress Gretchen Mol discusses her portrayal of the infamous yet iconic 50s pin-up
Night Watch Russian director Timur Bekmambetov candidly talks about his hesitant move to Hollywood
50 Cent The American rapper speaks out about his filmic biopic Get Rich or Die Tryin’

Hollywood DIY We explore the latest trend in homemade movies: the ‘fan-film’, and the unprecedented impact it’s having on the film industry
Commentary Uncut Director Peter Yates provides his spiel on the greatest car chase sequence in cinema as seen in Bullitt
The Last Word Heath Ledger on his career so far, his joy at being a father and his admiration for women’s pain endurance

Plus…
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
Brokeback Mountain, The Family Stone, Match Point, Memoirs of a Geisha, Over There – Season 1, The Producers
US Reviews, including:
Capote, Casanova, Crash – Special Edition, Derailed, The Notorious Bettie Page, Rent
UK Reviews, including:
American Dad! – Season 1, The Game – Special Edition, Jarhead, Just Like Heaven, Night Watch, Nip/Tuck – Season 3

And more…

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Ultimate DVD #74, April 2006 Ultimate DVD #74, April 2006
(Reference #D74)

164 packed pages

Features
Superman Returns We chart the superhero’s protracted journey from his last appearance on the big screen in 1987 to the new movie, and we also reveal the latest on a 14-disc box set
V for Vendetta Star Natalie Portman discusses her role in the new political thriller
Basic Instinct 2 Sharon Stone discusses why she wanted to return to the role after 14 years
Jake Gyllenhaal Hollywood’s rising star talks with us about his roles in Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead and the upcoming thriller Zodiac
16 Blocks Star Bruce Willis talks about his choice of film roles and expresses his outspoken views on violence and terrorism
Rachel Weisz The British actress discusses her passion for the uncompromising political thriller The Constant Gardener
Doom The latest computer game to get the big screen treatment, we spoke with the creators on the mammoth adaptation, plus fire 20 Questions at The Rock
Over There Creator Chris Gerolmo on his hard-hitting Iraq War TV drama
Hex The show’s female cast members tell us why this season it’s all about the women
Claudia Black The actress on leaving the intergalactic realm of Farscape to join the cast of Stargate SG-1
In Her Shoes Cameron Diaz on playing the self-centred tramp in Curtis Hanson’s latest film
Top 28 Sexiest Films Our list of cinema’s sexiest flicks
The Future of Home Entertainment We investigate where technology is taking Entertainment
Commentary Uncut Director Kevin Smith asks the loaded question, “When did you see my Mom naked?”
The Last Word Actor Bruce Campbell on the future of cinema

Plus…
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
V For Vendetta, King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia, A History of Violence, Saw II, Corspe Bride, Lord of War, Into the Blue
US Reviews, including:
16 Blocks, Walk the Line, Jarhead, The Weatherman, The Batman – Season 1, Zathura, Proof, Prime
UK Reviews, including:
Hostel, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Revolver, Green Wing – Series 1, Steamboy, Murderball, Silence of the Lambs – Special Edition, Red Dwarf – Series 8

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Ultimate DVD #73, Feb/March-Action Film Special 2006 Ultimate DVD #73, Feb/March-Action Film Special 2006
(Reference #D73)

164 packed pages
Evolving along with the film and home entertainment industries, we've teamed up with Film Review Special to take a giant leap into the future of film magazines…

Features

Mission: Impossible 3 Exclusive! We interview the writer/director JJ Abrams and discover more about the under-wraps production than ever before. There's also talk of a certain tv series, Lost
The Da Vinci Code We look behind the story to the real facts. Did Jesus have a baby? Find out what we think…
Serenity In a packed feature, writer/director Joss Whedon explains why his Sci-Fi concept worked so well
Keira Knightley The British actress discusses her roles in both Pride and Prejudice and Domino and why she thinks none of the directors she’s worked with wanted her
Charlize Theron The Oscar-winning actress tells us why she wanted to slip into skin-tight lycra and head to the future in Sci-Fi flick Æon Flux
Jessica Alba The curvaceous star tells us why she wanted to take part in bikini-filled thriller Into the Blue
The Fog (2006) Actresses Maggie Grace and Selma Blair discuss the Horror remake
Transporter 2 British action star Jason Statham on this action sequel
Movie Downloads We look at the phenomenon which is certain to change the theatrical and home entertainment markets
The Top 25 Thrillers Our definitive list
Girls on Film New Feature! We give glamour models the opportunity of reviewing DVDs and film. This month Britain’s sexiest cover star Charlene Hart give The Perfect Catch a good going over.
The Last Word Quentin Tarantino discusses his feelings about the DVD and theatrical worlds as well as his plans for the Kill Bill movies

Plus…
Reviews: The Global Picture – New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:
Serenity, Flight Plan, Elizabethtown, Domino, Dark Water, The Brothers Grimm, Red Eye
Reviews Region 1. A wealth of new reviews including:
Sin City Recut – Extended – Unrated, Transporter 2, Battlestar Galactica, Nighty Night, Empire, Elektra Director’s Cut
Reviews Region 2. All the latest discs including:
Ben Hur Special Edition, The Ipcress Files Special Edition, Lost 1.2, The Lone Gunmen, Arrested Development Season Two, Kinky Boots, The Mighty Celt

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