12 Monkeys finally gets stellar treatment on DVD from Universal Home Entertainment with this special edition of the 1995 hit. Two previous movie-only DVD versions have been released through the years, but neither was able to touch the laserdisc release, which included the incredible Hamster Factor documentary and the commentary from Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven. For those that have been waiting to throw those valuable discs in storage, this is your chance. Both features have been added to this DVD, and rightly so! For those who don't know, The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of 12 Monkeys is a 90-minute making-of from the same people that brought you the fabulous Lost in La Mancha documentary, which Gilliam granted permission to film because of Hamster's success. The commentary is just as entertaining and informative, with both bonus features acting as a complimentary story of the long and arduous shoot, which in itself provides just as much drama and comedy as the actual film. Other extras include the original theatrical trailer, along with the 12 Monkey Archives, which is packed with plenty of production sketches and storyboards. Production notes have been included if anyone is interested, though the real good stuff lies in the rest of the extras and the all-new digitally remastered picture, which showcases the truly incredible anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen image that paired with the Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks make for a well done and highly in-demand disc that should do quite well on the rental and retail shelves.
Feature commentary with director Terry Gilliam & producer Charles Roven
It's a shame that Terry Gilliam used filters on the cameras. It takes away from the clarity. This film will never look that great but it's a decent flick to watch and Pitt, Stowe and Willis bring their A-game to this one. Solid performances.
I really enjoyed rewatching this classic movie. It perfectly captures themes of 2020 with a global pandemic and tiger lovers. Terry Gilliam has created another magical world you always will enjoy revisiting. Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt are excellent.
I love this movie. This is one of Terry Gillian's best movies in my opinion. The cast is really good with Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. Arrow put out a really nice collector's edition with a lot of special features. Definitely a must for Sci Fi and time travel fans
This can almost always be found in BB's various "$7 discount bins" of blu-rays, and it's certainly worth that. The video isn't extraordinary, but certainly an upgrade over the DVD, and the audio is where it's at with an excellent lossless 5.1 track. It's also got some nice, and not overwhelming, amount of bonus material. Certainly worth a pick up for fans of the film or Terry Gilliam and/or Bruce Willis.
This review is from 12 Monkeys [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A fun movie thats overlooked
12 Monkeys has always been an enjoyable movie, even if you only enjoy it for the great sets and locations, never mind the psych ward cross eyed crazy haired Brad Pitt. For a movie in the 5 dollar Blu-Ray bin in my opinion it's worth it. The plot is interesting, I've always been a fan of post apocalyptic time travel movies and this has a Mad Max meets Terminator feel.