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Ultimate DVD #26 • ships Jan 11 • UK £3.99/US $7.99
Reviews include Planet of the Apes

TV on DVD – tracking down the world's best
• The times are changing, and now discs of the best TV shows can prove as popular as some blockbuster films. But why does the release policy differ across the world? Why do extras vary so much between regions? What's the best product available, and what do we most want to see? Ultimate DVD investigates, taking in such hit series as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Friends, Star Trek and Ally McBeal

Tim Roth in Planet of the ApesPlanet of the Apes review here
• "I find chimps more frightening than any other ape..." Stars Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth and director Tim Burton on this controversial re-imagining of the classic story

Peter Weller, under the Robocop maskRoboCop
• As the half-man, half-machine lawmaker trilogy (now 15 years old) comes out on one boxset, we give star Peter Weller 20 seconds and more to recall his time inside the metal suit

• 20 years on, director Steven Lisberger recalls the making of this imaginative and ground-breaking cyber-adventure, with an in-depth look at the remastered two-disc DVD

Guy Pearce in MementoMemento
Producer Jennifer Todd on this unique film - a thriller that runs backwards! Plus we look at the new Region 2 disc release, with its amazing Easter Egg: a chronological re-edit of the film!

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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:

  • Moulin Rouge
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply
  • Replicant
  • Rush Hour 2

Region 1 Reviews
A wealth of new reviews - over 30 titles, including...

  • 8½: Criterion Edition
  • Almost Famous - Untitled
  • Babylon 5
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1
  • The Elephant Man
  • Frankie and Johnny
  • Ghosts of Mars
  • Made
  • M*A*S*H - Movie & TV Season One
  • Murder By Death
  • Scary Movie 2
  • The Score
  • The Sixth Sense: Vista Edition
  • Soapdish
  • Til There Was You
  • Twin Peaks
  • Walt Disney Treasures
  • What's the Worst That Could Happen?

Region 2 Reviews
Almost 100 new discs including:

  • Bullets Over Broadway
  • Everyone Says I Love You
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • The Life of Brian
  • Men of Honour
  • Mighty Aphrodite
  • Nosferatu The Vampyre
  • Out of Africa
  • Planet of the Apes
  • The Rescuers
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • The RoboCop Trilogy
  • Thirteen Days
  • Wayne's World
  • Wayne's World 2
  • White Christmas
  • TV includes:
  • Ally McBeal Season Four
  • The Avengers 1967 Collection Vol 3
  • Doctor Who; Tomb of the Cybermen
  • Futurama: Season One
  • Lexx Season Two Volume 1
  • Stargate SG-1 Volume 19

Apologies for the reduced content available this month.
We are working to bring you more online content in 2002 across Thank you for your patience


The Ultimate DVD Preview
It's an exciting year ahead, with such titles as The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, A.I. and Back to the Future on their way to DVD. Read all about them in the Ultimate DVD Preview…

The Ultimate DVD Awards
You chance to vote for 2001's best movie and TV releases, Best Distributor, Best Feature, Best Menus, Most Dsirable DVD… and the Biggest DVD Complaint!

The Best Job in the World
Meet Michael Stradford, the lucky guy who holds the enviable job of searching the world for added value for Columbia Tristar's titles

Star interviews
Robert De Niro on Men of Honour and Matt Damon on The Legend of Bagger Vance

• Our regular look at the DVD scene: The biggest hits of 2001, Star Wars for 2006 plus the extras line up for The One, K-Pax and Hearts in Atlantis

Spotlight on Hollywood
Giving us their own disc perspectives this month: Cameron Crowe, director of Almost Famous, and one of his stars - Stillwater's Jason Lee

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

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20th Century Fox, MGM, Disney/Buena Vista, Visual Imagination

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2002.
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