VENDETTA (WIDESCREEN TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION) (2006)
V for Vendetta (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition) (2006)
Actors: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John
Directors: James McTeigue
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Special Edition,
Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 2
Run Time: 133 minutes
- Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1),
French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- "Freedom! Forever!: Making V for Vendetta" ? The cast
and crew of V for Vendetta reveal the intense filmmaking process
- Theatrical Trailer
- The Two-Disc Special Edition features these exclusive
"Designing the Near Future" - A look at the artistic process of creating
the frightening future world of V
"Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot" - The history
behind the story of Guy Fawkes
"England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics" - The
origins of the original V story is illuminated
Cat Power Montage ? Cat Power song played under images of the film
- Easter egg: Saturday Night Live digital short
thinly veiled political parable about a masked vigilante bringing a future
British fascist government to a violent fall is more of a cautionary tale
about where the eradication of civil liberties in a post-9/11 milieu will
bring us than it is your standard action movie.
It may have a masked knife-wielding superhero, but those in search of a pure
brainless Jean Claude van Damme type movie would probably be disappointed as
it requires them to think about issues such as fascism, when can one employ
violence against one's government, can terrorist tactics be justified and so
The film's hero is also morally ambiguous
not only because he partakes in the wanton destruction of property, but
because he is more motivated by personal vengeance at times than political
idealism. Also, a deception he pulls on the story's heroine (Natalie
Portman) is quite cruel when one thinks about it.
THE DISCS: How the makers of the Matrix
managed to get a huge corporation to sign the check for a blockbuster movie
about an anarchist terrorist is definitely a story that needs to be told.
Unfortunately it isn't told on this DVD set as the film's major participants
aren't included amongst the host of talking heads interviewed.
course referring to the ultra-secretive Wachowski brothers and author Alan
Moore upon whose graphic novel the film is based. Ever since the Matrix
movies, the Wachowski brothers have shunned the public eye (maybe they're in
hiding from people who paid good money to see
Matrix Revolutions) and Alan Moore doesn't want anything to do with film
adaptations of his books
? even when they're
good (like this one)
- ever since they
screwed up his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
The various features included on the two discs are interesting and worth
checking out, but one somehow feel that somehow more stuff could have been
crammed onto the second disc.
WORTH IT? Yes. Much more than your usual masked action hero movie,
V for Vendetta will probably become
required viewing whenever dissatisfaction is expressed with the ways of
which means it'll live forever.
RECOMMENDATION: Do your bit for the anti-capitalist revolution today
and buy it.