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V for Vendetta DVD Review

Published August 1, 2006 in DVD News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros.
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Here you will find one of the most bias DVD reviews for Warner Bros' V for Vendetta. Now that I have gotten that off my chest, let me say that -- after watching the DVD -- I am still convinced that this adaptation of the graphic novel by Alan Moore is simply incredible. No, I am not grading the film on the politics or the message; though I do appreciate a smart movie. If you have read my review (here) for V for Vendetta, you do know that I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this DVD ever since, well, I left the theatre showing V for Vendetta.

As a movie, V for Vendetta excels beyond all. Taking a look back at 2006, this film is easily a Top 5 contender and performances from both Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman (*cough* Oscar nod) fit in with the production perfectly. It seems like forever ago since a smart movie has figured out how to be smart even in the most dialogue-less moments.

V for Vendetta DVD Review

As you can tell from above, the movie V for Vendetta gets a solid 'A' grade. As a DVD the grade has somewhat diminished to an 'A-'. The DVD has both its ups and downs, so let's have a look.

Watching this adaptation on the smallscreen is bliss. You can rewind to your favorite moments of dialogue, acting and explosions anytime you want. Since each element is strong in this film, it could take you over three hours to get through the film. So, when it comes to watching a film on your home theatre, V for Vendetta is a prime choice. But where did it go wrong?

Though the story behind V for Vendetta is heavy, the extra features are not. For a double-disc I must admit that this film is surprisingly light on the goodies. The features that do exist, however, are pretty cool including one featurette titled "Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot." Since the film does kick off with a reference to this story, why not explain its history in a little more detail.

I had hoped for the explosive featurettes featured on the film's official website to show up segmented like they were online but, as far as I can tell, they are to no avail. Bummer.

V for Vendetta is a film that belongs in everybody's household. Even if you are not a fan of the political message -- which, must I remind you, was actually written a long time ago -- the film is just too good of a buy to pass up.

Long live the revolution!

The V for Vendetta DVD hit retail shelves today.

For movie stills, movie trailers, movie posters, review, synopsis and additional movie info, go to the V for Vendetta Movie Page.

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