Issue #22 • ships 10th Sept • UK £3.99 / US $7.99 REVIEWS

Ultimate DVD #22: Special Features • Reviews

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
• On one hot, very exciting weekend in August, Ultimate DVD was allowed to borrow an advance copy of the most eagerly awaited DVD so far… A full review appears in this issue: hear of the many, many deleted scenes, the documentaries, the commentary...

I am your father, Luke - Darth VaderPLUS: We do a little daydreaming and, with the knowledge of what does exist in the Star Wars archives, wonder what might be on the DVDs of the original trilogy when they finally arrive

The Rock feature

The Mummy Returns
• We talk to The Rock about his villainous role in the mother of all sequels - as he recalls the trials of desert filming and looks forward to next year's spin-off film, The Scorpion King

PLUS: It's not out until late Autumn, but we've already seen the R1 DVD. Hear all about it in this issue...
Doh! It's Homer - The Simpsons

Meet the Simpsons
• Homer, Monty Burns, Bart, Lisa… we attempt to analyze those unforgettable inhabitants of Springfield. PLUS: An extensive overview of the Season One DVD Box Set

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
• As Disney bring their first-ever animated feature to DVD in style, we look back to the making of a film that critics once dubbed a 'folly'

Pussycat, Pussycat...
Josie and the Pussycats, the live-action take on the animated 1970s TV series, is now on Region 1 DVD, and we talk to star Rosario Dawson about her role as the gorgeous, gregarious Val

Batman Forever!
• Holy digital transfers! The original 1960s Batman film is remastered for DVD, with a wealth of extra features. Star Adam West tells us what it's like to be back - and what DVD means for Catwoman's cleavage

The Stanley Kubrick Collection
• As the great film-maker's works are released in a Box Set, we talk to his long time collaborators Jan Harlan and Leon Vitali, who have now made the documentary Stanley Kubrick - A Life in Pictures

Michelle Pfeiffer
• One of Hollywood's greatest leading ladies reveals why she hates getting wet, but conquered her phobia to make Robert Zemeckis' crowd-pleasing chiller What Lies Beneath

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A huge range of reviews - read them here first!
Region 1 Movie Reviews Region 2 Movie, TV, Music Reviews

18 new reviews including...

Dozens of new reviews including:

  • Star Wars: Episode 1
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Basic Instinct: Special Edition
  • Batman: Special Edition
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • Meet Joe Black: Ultimate Edition
  • Memento
  • The Mummy Returns
  • Notting Hill: Ultimate Edition
  • Ordinary People
  • Star Trek Volumes 29 and 30
  • Total Recall: Special Edition
  • Wallace and Gromit
  • Manhunter
  • Gandhi
  • Captain Scarlet
  • Battlefield Earth
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Best of Morecambe and Wise
  • Best of The Two Ronnies
  • Born Romantic
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Armageddon Double Disc
  • Jaws 2,3,4
  • Kramer vs Kramer
  • Almost Famous
  • Nurse Betty
  • Platoon: Special Edition
  • Proof of Life
  • Shallow Grave
  • Sliding Doors
  • Stanley Kubrick: The Collection
  • Superman I and II
  • What Lies Beneath
  • The Wonder Boys

More TV (Region 2):

Middlemarch, Our Mutual Friend, Wives and Daughters...

Plus music from The Who, Earth Wind and Fire and The Old Grey Whistle Test

Note: Region 1 discs are intended for North America Note: Region 2 discs are intended for Europe, Middle East, South Africa, and Japan

• We fly off to Berlin for the massive IFA electronics exhibition, and meet with Samsung to discuss their latest must-have home entertainment hardware

The Ultimate DVD Guide
• Listings for hundreds of titles currently available on Region 2, in conjunction with our friends at HMV. Includes Top 10 recommendations by genre


• Our regular look at the changing DVD scene including more Matrix, Shrek stomps onto DVD, Angel gets a crop and Pearl Harbor gets a release in three waves

• Your Letters. Why not drop us a disc-related line now?

• Also there's your chance to Ask the Anorak about those nagging DVD queries

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Universal, 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm, Visual Imagination

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2001. Not for reproduction

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