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Vaytan's Avatar Vaytan
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Just finished watching it DVD. Has to be one of my favs in a while.





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Family and I saw "V for Vendetta" in the theater and were blown away (no pun intended) by the silky smoothness of Hugo Weaving's performance (limited as he was to that immobile mask), Natalie Portman's willingness to take such risks with her role and turn out such a remakably memorable performance - and of course the poetic script and revolutionary concepts.

Pardon if this sounds naive but how does one get the DVD ahead of the published August 1 release?
oink's Avatar oink
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Best Movie of the Year IMO.

Blown away by the superb script...terrific writing by WB.
We were speechless by the end-credits.

This movie cries out for HD...no dvd for me.
Kevin12586's Avatar Kevin12586
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How is the audio and video of the DVD?

I didn't see it in the theater, I guess it is worth the purchase?
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This film was really quite good. I enjoyed it a great deal and look forward to owning it on HD-DVD down the road. I'll just rent the regular DVD.
HTCrazy's Avatar HTCrazy
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Also saw this in the theaters and the whole family loved it. This one will be a special purchase for me and definitely only in an HD format.
oink's Avatar oink
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With the dark and murky scenes, this will look fantastic in HD.
I did manage to see the trailer in HD on cable.
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Just out of curiosity, is anyone planning on replying remotely on topic, and saying something about the actual DVD? All possible comments (including whiney stupid religious and policital ones) about the film have already been made a dozen times here on AVS...

...so who has the disc and what do they think of it?
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Just out of curiosity, is anyone planning on replying remotely on topic, and saying something about the actual DVD? All possible comments (including whiney stupid religious and policital ones) about the film have already been made a dozen times over on AVS...

...so who has the disc and what do they think of it?

lol. Get your forums mixed up, khyron.
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I loved this movie. Best movie of the year.
Scott Simonian's Avatar Scott Simonian
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When did this even come out? Never heard anything about its release on dvd at all.
khyron's Avatar khyron
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lol. Get your forums mixed up, khyron.

Yeah I need to coffee first, post later - corrected!
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When did this even come out? Never heard anything about its release on dvd at all.

I don't think the offical release date is until Aug. 1 for the US (according to video ETA).I'm really looking forward to it though.
Sean W. Evans's Avatar Sean W. Evans
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Waiting to ship from Amazon for me; saw it twice in theaters on release week. I think it may be my last regular dvd purchase, good one to end 8 years of dvd buying. :P
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Waiting to ship from Amazon for me; saw it twice in theaters on release week. I think it may be my last regular dvd purchase, good one to end 8 years of dvd buying. :P

Yeah, good luck with that. Keep us posted on your progress.
ChrisMcCarthy's Avatar ChrisMcCarthy
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Funny, but this will be my FIRST movie purchased only in HD-DVD. Unless it is one of those blasted hybrids.

Chris.
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I avoided this in the theater, but I am intruiged to know if it is as heinous as I read. DVD will be a way to check it out via NetFlix rental. I have no doubt it will look amazing, but my real interest is in the story, and the stir that caused.
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I am intruiged to know if it is as heinous as I read.
my real interest is in the story, and the stir that caused.


Heinous?
Where did you hear that?
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If you read the summaries at IMDB you can see that it is an interesting storyline. It's also easy to see how people with nothing better to do can make it out to be more than just the story that it is or some such. I haven't seen it but too many people say it was the best movie of the year. I look forward to it. However, it doesn't seem like the HD-DVD is going to arrive the same time as the DVD.

larry
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Oink, I read such vehemently negative comments about the "V" story on many sites; however, I cannot comment on their validity, having not yet seen it. Thus, I'm "intruiged."
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It was a pretty cool flick, UK. It ought to make you think; that's what it's supposed to do. The trick is not to let the movie affect you on a personal level by appearing to threaten your beliefs or the institutions you believe in. That's where the venom you speak of comes from.
Ron Temple's Avatar Ron Temple
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It's a movie made from a graphic novel...the themes represented have to be 2D, there's not enough time or room for backstory or to assign more than cursory parallels to reality. It works totally as a movie...great story. Anyone threatened by it's implied message is taking it way too seriously...time for a valium.
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Oink, I read such vehemently negative comments about the "V" story on many sites; however, I cannot comment on their validity, having not yet seen it. Thus, I'm "intruiged."



As Larry, Arch, and Ron point out, V is not a pushy or overblown political diatribe.
It is more of an updated Orwell 1984 piece.
V is only controversal IF one thinks it is.

George Orwell was a giant of Western Literature in the 20th century.
That is just a fact.
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I saw this movie in theaters as well thought it was very good. Can't wait for the dvd. Its always nice to watch a dvd at home with no distractions...
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I just saw it Yesterday, and if you can, wait for the HD-DVD, I've seen lots of better DVD's transfers than this one.

My 2 Cents.
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It seems that the movie has made stylistic choices here and there which may not appeal to some and there are quite a few dark scenes which always aggravates some displays/calibrations. I couldn't find a review out of the 4 or 5 that I read that spoke negatively of the transfer.

larry
oink's Avatar oink
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Trying to fend off the temptation to buy the dvd.
This is such a GREAT movie, I want the SUPER DUPER disk for my permanent collection....must wait....arghhh....
almostgoth's Avatar almostgoth
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Trying to fend off the temptation to buy the dvd.
This is such a GREAT movie, I want the SUPER DUPER disk for my permanent collection....must wait....arghhh....

I really wanted to like this movie, I'll still buy it, but overall, I was underwhelmed. I found it a little contrived and predictable, loved the imagery though. Good film, far from being a standout
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I really wanted to like this movie, I'll still buy it, but overall, I was underwhelmed. I found it a little contrived and predictable, loved the imagery though. Good film, far from being a standout

Why buy it then? lol
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Why buy it then? lol

Cause I'm a sucker for moody, characters in capes and masks...oh yeah and bald chix

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