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Monday, November 15, 2010

V: The Complete First Season Blu-Ray Review

V: The Complete First Season Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: They arrive. Earth’s first alien encounter begins when huge motherships appear over 29 major cities. The visitors – the Vs – are human-like beings who know our languages and bring awesome gifts of healing and technology. People everywhere welcome them as saviors. But a fledgling resistance is on the rise, determined to reveal the shocking truth. Among the underground cadre: an FBI Counter Terrorism Agent who uncovers a terror cell no one ever expected…and finds that her teenage son is drawn to the beauty and promise of the Vs. Get in the know with the amazing first season of the series that combines sci-fi thrills with the uncertainties of the post-9/11 world. Here. Now. Adventure begins.

Review: When I heard that they were going to remake the 1980s mini-series V I thought it was an absurd idea.  I mean, back in the day it was rather ground-breaking, but since then its become a shallow parody of itself.  An absolute campy joke.  So, could they possibly re-do the show and make it worth watching now?  The answer certainly made me eat my words.

The new V is definitely a step above the old version.  The basic concept is still there, but the build-up is almost better, while the special effects are, of course, lightyears ahead the acting quality and the almost cinematic feel make this show more like a weekly movie than an episode.  In high-definition the show looks its best with every special effect and great looking cast member shining.

The blu-ray special features include: The Actor's Journey from Human to V featurette: Featuring the principal cast of V discussing the techniques, challenges and rewards they faced in terms of bringing V alive for a new generation, An Alien in Human Skin: The Makeup FX of V featurette: Contemporary techniques of special effects makeup application and execution are revealed, Breaking Story: The World of V featurette: An in-depth look into how the producers were able to create a fresh perspective on the V mythology, The Visual FX of V featurette: A primer on the visual effects used to help enhance V, featuring a guided tour through ZOIC studios, the visual FX powerhouse responsible for the amazing CGI, Commentary by executive producers Scott Rosenbaum and Steve Pearlman, Bloopers and Deleted scenes


Interest Range: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Classic TV Remakes