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V For Vendetta
Special Edition
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 112 (Sept 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry & John Hurt

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
The only special feature on Disc One of this two-disc set is a 16-minute featurette entitled Freedom! Forever! Making V For Vendetta. Disc Two includes three featurettes: Designing The Near Future (17 minutes), Remember Remember: Guy Fawkes And The Gunpowder Plot (10 minutes), and England Prevails: V For Vendetta And The New Wave In Comics (15 minutes), a two-minute montage accompanied by Cat Power

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Bros. Pictures
(Catalog Number): 82379
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong violence and some language
(Retail Price): $34.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 132
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/01/2006
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): James McTeigue
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Story Synopsis:
After breaking curfew one night, the lovely Evey (Portman) is being manhandled by a couple of corrupt cops when a Guy Fawkes-type character arrives and saves the day. V (Weaving) is out For Vendetta, and the powers that be are convinced that Evey is aiding and abetting the masked stranger. But is he for or against her, and is he a good guy or bad? Whatever his intentions may be, the only thing for sure is that he has destruction on his mind. Based on the graphic novel illustrated by David Lloyd and published by Vertigo / DC Comics. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
While the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture can look quite good, blacks in outdoor scenes can be a milky gray, which really removes from what should have been one of the true

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