Issue #23 • ships 8th Oct • UK £3.99 / US $7.99 R1 GLOBAL R2 FEATURE

Ultimate DVD #23: Special Features • Reviews

Shrek stars on DVD
• He's the green ogre who stole the summer at the box office away from Lara Croft, the Apes and the dinosaurs. Now DreamWorks' fantastic CGI fairy-tale is here on an amazing DVD - and we've got an in-depth review, as well as comments from the all-star cast including Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy!

Jim Carrey as The GrinchThe Grinch
• He's green too, but he wants to steal Christmas! Jim Carrey interprets the Dr Seuss creation on DVD in a fun festive pack - read our major review plus an interview with Carrey himself

Jackson and Willis in UnbreakableUnbreakable (disc review)
• Unbeatable! We've got writer/director M Night Shyamalan plus his stars Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson on this dark, atmospheric superhero movie

James Caan and Marlon Brando in The GodfatherThe Godfather trilogy
• Francis Ford Coppola's awesome epic arrives in a fantastic five-disc collection. We languish in all the extras, plus provide a handy guide to who's who in the Corleone family

1-star disc Play Movie 5-star disc
A huge range of reviews - read them here first!

Dual Region Reviews (The Global Picture)
New discs available in both Regions 1 and 2 including:

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Spy Kids
  • The Tailor of Panama

Region 1 Reviews
A wealth of new reviews including...

  • The Dish
  • Driven
  • A Knight's Tale
  • Play Misty for Me
  • The Princess Bride: Special Edition
  • When Worlds Collide

Region 2 Reviews
All the latest discs including:

  • Unbreakable
  • 102 Dalmatians
  • Bedazzled
  • Best in Show
  • The Emperor's New Groove
  • Halloween
  • Pocahontas
  • Planet of the Apes Collection
  • Ravenous
  • Terminator 2
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Three
  • The Avengers Files 3 and 4
  • The Best of One Foot in the Grave
  • Absolutely Fabulous Season Two
  • Porridge Season One
  • Big Brother 2
  • Plus music from Louise, Alice Cooper and Kylie

The Emperor's New Groove
• Disney's big hit of 2001 works its magic again on DVD, and the producer and animators behind the adventures of Emperor-cum-llama Kuzco talk to Ultimate DVD…

Woman on Top
• Top actress Penelope Cruz on life in Hollywood, being a sex symbol… and the joy of… cooking

A Knight's Tale
Stars Heath Ledger and Paul Bettany on one of 2001's hottest hits

• Review of the Sony DVP-NS300 player, and a preview of essential accessories from JVC

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 DVD scene: Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes taking over the planet on disc, Jurassic Park 3, Dirty Harry and Tomb Raider unearthed.. plus Reese Witherspoon, Ray Liotta and Colin Firth on their own discs in Spotlight on Hollywood

• 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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