V: The Original Miniseries [New DVD] Subtitled, Widescreen

V: The Original Miniseries [New DVD] Subtitled, Widescreen - WickedSunLight
V: The Original Miniseries [New DVD] Subtitled, Widescreen - WickedSunLight

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V: The Original Miniseries [New DVD] Subtitled, Widescreen

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V: The Original Miniseries [New DVD] Subtitled, Widescreen

In its day, V was a monumental event that for one generation remains a pop-culture touchstone. Close Encounters of the Third Kind may have reassured us that perhaps we have nothing to fear from alien visitors and E.T. introduced us to a benign extraterrestrial who only wanted to go home, but Kenneth Johnson's 1983 television miniseries knew better. Visitors who claim to come in peace are revealed to be nothing but human-looking reptilians on human conversion and conquest. As in the dark days of fascism, some collaborate with the enemy; others form the resistance.

At the time, the epic scale of this production was unprecedented. Those 50 motherships that hover over Earth's major cities anticipate Independence Day by more than a decade. The special effects and makeup are still awesome. Less so is the often-hackneyed dialogue. But thanks to their signature roles, the mostly no-star cast, most of whom would be reunited for a sequel and subsequent television series, have ensured themselves standing invitations to sci-fi conventions. Marc Singer is cameraman-turned-freedom-fighter Mike Donovan. Julie Parrish is a medical student-turned-rebel. Richard Herd is the aliens' supreme commander. Jane Bradler is Diana, the ravishing but ruthlessly ambitious alien science officer. Leonardo Cimino lends dignity to his heavy-handed allegorical role as a Holocaust survivor. Look for a pre-Freddy Krueger Robert Englund as one of the aliens.

The DVD is presented for the first time in widescreen format. Supplemental features include an amiable and enlightening director's commentary and a brief "making of" segment. --Donald Liebenson

Item specifics

Condition:
Brand New: An item that has never been opened or removed from the manufacturer’s sealing 
Studio:
Warner Home Video
Release Year:
2001
Format:
DVD
Runtime:
197
Genre:
TV Sci-Fi
UPC:
085391148920
Actor:
Thomas Hill, Marc Singer, Faye Grant, Jane Badler, Mich
Movie/TV Title:
V: The Original Miniseries
Rating:
UNR
Film/TV Title:
V: The Original Miniseries
Region:
1
ISBN:
085391148920
EAN:
085391148920