Tell Me About V the Miniseries

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  1. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    I have never seen more than bits and pieces of this series when it first was broadcast. I don't know why I never got into it. Recently, I won an auction for a sealed copy of V: The Final Battle. I got it pretty cheap and intended to resell it and make a little. But --- now that it's in my possesion, I'm wondering if I should keep it instead and get the dvd of the miniseries. If I do this, where will I be? According to IMDB, there were 19 total episodes and, with the dvd and my box set, I seem to be short.

    Worth pursuing?
     
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    V was the cheesiest, funniest and hammiest Sci-Fi drama of all time. But in the best way. I loved the first 2 series when they first aired. It would be great to have one final mini-series to tie up the lose ends.

    The special effects are terrible in a charming sort of way but they obvioulsy did the best they could with the budget they had.

    The DVD of The Original Mini-series is great. The creator, Kenneth Johnson oversaw the DVD himself and comes with a brand new surround soundtrack - something which the original broadcasts never had - and a full 3 1/4 hour commentary by the man himself, which, considering the length is never dull and very entertaining and informative.

    Can't wait for The Final Battle, my VHS's are just about knackered!
     
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    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

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    V: The Final Battle should see it's way to DVD in summer. It will either be a DVD-14 or a two disc set (due to it's length of 4 and a half hours). If all goes well, we will see it in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 2.0 with extras including an audio commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and hopefully a gag reel (it wasn't on the V DVD due to most people wanted royalties for it, hopefully Warner will shell out some money this time around to put it on the disc).
    Hopefully Warner will put out V: The Series to DVD (they said they're considering it). Warner could put up to four - five episodes a discs meaning we can have the whole series in a four - five disc box set. Even if the series goes straight down the shitter half way into the season, I'd still purchase it to complete my V collection.
     
  5. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    I had not seen V at all before last weekend. I made an impulse buy in a local store, and didn't regret it one bit.

    The special effects actually work for me. Of course, I know it does look fake, but I don't let it bother me. Whether I start noticing effects or not depends on the story for me, and I found this to be so enjoyable that I did not bother with the look of the effects. The show does perhaps drag a little, but I still liked it, and I wouldn't know what to cut anyway. I ended upp seeing the whole DVD in one sitting (except for the commentary that is)

    I'd get the V: miniseries DVD first, and then decide whether I could wait for the final battle on DVD or not.
     
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    Watching Marc Singer's 'performance' is best. His technique for each scene is:
    1-Enter
    2-Pose
    3-Say Line
    4-Pose
    (Repeat 3 and 4 until all lines are said)
    5-Exit
    [​IMG]
    Very funny - especially the way they'd forget some makeup when time was tight, I guess.[​IMG]
     

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