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V For Vendetta
- Natalie Portman

Overview - V FOR VENDETTA: From DC comics and the Wachowski Brothers (THE MATRIX) comes this tale of revolution in an England of the future, one gone fearful and fascist; anyone different, from homosexuals to free thinking artists, is "black bagged" and subjected to torture and inhumane medical experiments.  Read more...

 
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Overview

V FOR VENDETTA: From DC comics and the Wachowski Brothers (THE MATRIX) comes this tale of revolution in an England of the future, one gone fearful and fascist; anyone different, from homosexuals to free thinking artists, is "black bagged" and subjected to torture and inhumane medical experiments. Hugo Weaving stars as V, the mysterious knife-carrying masked avenger who has lightning reflexes, lots of explosives, and intentions to blow up Parliament. He's also on a vendetta against the evil powermongers who made him the lonely monster he is. Natalie Portman is the innocent waif who saves him and winds up hiding out in his nifty secret lair, which is filled with forbidden books, art, and a jukebox that plays Cat Power and Julie London's "Cry Me a River." Meanwhile, there's a hangdog police inspector (Stephen Rea) picking up their trail, and a plethora of evil British government types regularly bullied into action by the intensely odious "Grand Chancellor" (John Hurt). Director James McTiegue keeps all these events unfolding at a hypnotically rhythmic pace, like the burning of a long, unstoppable fuse. Some may balk at the film's seemingly pro-explosive, pro-terrorist stance, but to look deeper is to realize the film merely provides a funhouse mirror of our actual messed-up world, something that is true of all the best science fiction. V certainly fits that category, especially with Natalie Portman in the lead, as lovely and riveting an actress as a beleaguered nation could ever hope for.

Cast List

Joel Silver - American Producer
Andy Wachowski - Screenwriter/Director
Natasha Wightman - Actress, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2001)
Stephen Rea - Irish Actor
Sinead Cusack - Actress
Owen Paterson - Production Designer, V FOR VENDETTA (2005)
Larry Wachowski - Screenwriter/Director
Rupert Graves - British Actor
Grant Hill - PRODUCER/UPM
Tim Pigott-Smith - British Actor
Hugo Weaving - Australian Actor/ Agent Smith in THE MATRIX
Natalie Portman - Actress/"Professional"
Martin Walsh - Editor, V FOR VENDETTA (2005)
Sammy Sheldon - Costume Designer, KINKY BOOTS (2006)
Adrian Biddle - Director Of Photography, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING (2006)
James McTeigue - Director, V FOR VENDETTA (2005)
Dario Marianelli - Composer, V FOR VENDETTA (2005)
John Hurt - British Actor
Stephen Fry - British Comedian/Actor
Alan Moore

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 133
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 012569736603
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (for strong violence and some language)
  • Release Date: January 2011

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Reviews:
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The explosive V FOR VENDETTA is powered by ideas that are not computer-generated. It's something rare in Teflon Hollywood: a movie that sticks with you." - 03/23/2006 Rolling Stone, p.74-75


"[M]any of Moore's concerns remain intact....It shares the stylistic panache of the MATRIX movies..." - 04/01/2006 Uncut, p.133


4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] compelling, rousing and at times strangely moving entertainment." - 04/01/2006 Premiere, p.32


"As the revolutionary V, Weaving is mostly marvelous..." - 05/01/2006 Sight and Sound, p.81-82


"This dark and stylized movie is visually exhilarating, provocative and disturbing. Set in a slightly futuristic world, V FOR VENDETTA is an action thriller that also stimulates thought." - 03/17/2006 USA Today, p.4E


3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he best adaptation of an Alan Moore graphic novel yet to hit the screen..." - 08/01/2006 Total Film, p.96


5 stars out of 5 -- "A bravura action romp with all the flair you might expect from a film produced by Matrix creators the Wachowski brothers....Excellent." - 08/01/2006 Ultimate DVD, p.85


"[T]his grandiose popcorn movie is slathered with ideas, theories, and intricate proclamations about he nature of freedom, government, and individual will..." -- Grade: B+ - 08/04/2006 Entertainment Weekly, p.53

 
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