V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

DVD - 2006
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Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2006.
Edition: Two-disc special ed.
ISBN: 9781419838835
1419838830
9781419817984
1419817981
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE V
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 133 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 10, 2018

This action/thriller film is about a post-war era where London has become overrun by a fascist government leading to the uprising of a vigilante who goes by “V” and destructively fights back. After rescuing a young woman, V learns that he is not alone in this fight. Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving deliver stellar performances in this fascinating dystopian film. Some scenes and moments seemed sloppy and rushed, but overall the movie was well put together with an interesting and new concept. I would rate this movie 3.5/5 stars and recommend it to those who enjoy action and mystery. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 07, 2018

V for Vendetta holds a high place in my heart. With wonderful acting from both Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving, the movie becomes a great retelling of the original comic book by Alan Moore. The movie has incredible dialogue and action sequences, and the story line itself will make you question a lot about your own government. It is extremely emotional and you will form an intense attachment to the characters as you watch. The movie never gets old to watch either, as it has a plethora of exciting scenes. The only take away is the way it differs from the original comic. It tones down the themes of anarchism by a lot, most likely to make the movie appeal to a larger audience, as some people may have been unnecessarily offended by the themes. 4/5 - @ecozones of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Bang_On
Apr 20, 2018

C'mon. There's gotta be 2 versions of this film out there. Right? There's the dismal version that I saw. And then there's that other "Wow!" version that so many others have raved about.

I mean, this film having 2 distinctly different versions is the only acceptable reason that I can think of to explain why there's such a divided opinion over this picture. Some people (like me) saw the crap version - While others enjoyed the thrill of viewing the dynamite version. What else could it be?

Anyways - The minute that "V" boasted to Evey that his all-time fave flick was, in fact, "The Count of Monte Cristo", I knew that "V For Vendetta" was gonna suck, big time. (And, I was right) I guess that "V" loved this film with all of his heart 'cause its title character probably reminded him so much of his own deluded image of himself. Like, why else would someone love such a crap movie as "The Count of Monte Cristo"?

I'd say that we (the audience) were all colossally cheated by the director/screenwriters of this disappointing film. For example - The fact that not even once were we ever given even a single glimpse of "V's" face is evidence of that. But, then again, maybe it was all just a cost-saving measure to try to save the producer a few bucks by cutting back on such things as expensive "burn-victim" make-up effects, or something like that.

All in all - "V For Vendetta" was 132 minutes of excruciatingly long and dragged out garbage.

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zschryburt
Feb 10, 2018

Ideas are bulletproof...

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reginator_22
Jan 26, 2018

Solid movie!

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elizabeth88_1
Apr 04, 2017

I think it is a brilliant indictment of how willing people are to give up their freedom for so-called "security"! Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving do a great job, as do John Hurt and Stephen Fry! Also, I love the 1812 overture, so a added bonus!

VaughanPLAlex Dec 13, 2016

In a post-war London, a fascist government rules, hiding truths in order to control and oppress its people. The population is lied to and abused, promised security, but not freedom. That is, until V. Disguised in a mask of Guy Fawkes, a man who attempted to blow up the houses of Parliament in 1605, V is a vigilante. He uses unconventional and terrorist-like tactics to fight and rebel against this government. He works quietly, he works quickly, and he works alone–until he saves the life of a young woman named Evey, who becomes his ally in this fight

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XGirl
Sep 08, 2016

C'mon, darlings - There's gotta be 2 versions of this film. Right? There's the pathetically dismal version that I saw. And then there's that other "wow!" version that so many others have raved about.

I mean, this film having 2 distinctly different versions is the only acceptable reason that I can think of to explain why there's such a divided opinion over this picture. Some people (like me) saw the crap version - While others enjoyed the thrill of viewing the dynamite version. What else could it be?

Anyway - I wasn't in the least bit impressed with Natalie Portman as Evey. The minute that she had her head shaved I suspected that she was desperately wanting us to perceive her as being some sort of modern-day "Joan of Arc", or something to that effect.

But - Let's face it, darlings - Natalie Portman is a mediocre actress, at best. Why-oh-why are so many people making such a fuss over this woman's so-called "talents" as an actress? Why?

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uugene
Feb 23, 2016

Well paced; really builds. I think I'd like to blow something up.

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n8mills
Feb 12, 2016

Entertaining and pertinent

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reginator_22
Jan 26, 2018

V: People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

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HiddlesUnite
Jul 14, 2012

"remember remember the 5th of november..."

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bdls206
Apr 11, 2011

V: What was done to me was monstrous.
Evey Hammond: And they created a monster.

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royalprincess99
Mar 23, 2011

People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Goverments should be afraid of their people.

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swbaek
Aug 06, 2009

"The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta. For the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous." - V -

After seeing a Koran on display: "Are you a Muslim?" "No, I'm in television."

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bdls206
Apr 11, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 11, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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jabey
Jun 14, 2008

Violence: People are stabbed.

MariePat Jan 12, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 11, 2011

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bdls206
Apr 11, 2011

A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.

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