V: the original miniseries
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Humankind's last stand.
Fifty spaceships, each five kilometres across, hover ominously above Earth's major cities. The visitors that emerge are human-like in appearance and extend the hand of friendship. Our planet's resources are just what these aliens need to survive. And for its future survival, unsuspecting humankind will need... a miracle!
Starring Jane Badler as Diana, Michael Durrell as Robert Maxwell, Faye Grant as Doctor Juliet Parrish, Peter Nelson as Brian, David Packer as Daniel Bernstein, Neva Patterson as Eleanor Dupres, Tommy Petersen as Josh Brooks, Marc Singer as Mike Donovan, Blair Tefkin as Robin Maxwell, Michael Wright as Elias Taylor, Bonnie Bartlett as Lynn Bernstein, Leonardo Cimino as Abraham Bernstein, Richard Herd as John and Evan C Kim as Tony Wah Chong Leonetti. Written and directed by Kenneth Johnson.
Cinematic intelligence sources
Secret Agent Acid Thunder
DVD is the perfect medium for series like V (and Friends) because you can skip a whole chapter in five seconds, including the time to find the remote - literally.
As a long-time fan of V, I really enjoyed this version. the picture and sound are even better than when it aired on TV. I was hoping that both of the mini-series would be packaged together, but no banana. Hopefully the second one will come out soon.
Media intelligence (DVD)
- Special features:
- Commentary: Kenneth Johnson
- Documentary: Behind-the-scenes
- Languages: English, French
- Picture: Widescreen 1.85:1
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Security censorship classification
PG (Medium level violence, adult themes)
196 minutes (3:16 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Disc: 1 October 2001
Disc: 16 June 2010