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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Film I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray + Digital  | Warner Bros.  | 2006 |  133 mins |  Rated R  | Nov 3, 2020

Director:   James McTeigue

Starring:   Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt

73 %

Video:

Codec: HEVC / H.265 (65.64 Mbps)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 (192kbps)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
German: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)

| Film Synopsis |

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

| Video |

“V for Vendetta” makes its debut on 4K UHD Blu-ray in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range. This 4K visual presentation comes from a new 4K scan of the original film elements. The HDR adds more realistic lighting in darker scenes, solid black levels, accurate flesh tones, and a more realistic set of colors.  The film grain looks incredibly natural as well.

| Audio |

“V for Vendetta” makes its debut to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format in Dolby Atmos, with a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core. Vocals are sharp and crisp through the center channel speaker.  The music and sound effects get mostly presented in the front left and right channels but they’ll get their share through the other Atmos speakers.  The Dolby Atmos mix will blow you away from start to finish. 

| Special Features |

New Extras (4K disc only)

 

  • James McTeigue & Lana Wachowski in Conversation  

  • Natalie Portman's Audition  

  • V for Vendetta Unmasked 

 

Extras (Blu-ray disc only)

 

  • In Movie Experience Director's Notebook

  • Designing the Near Future 

  • Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot 

  • Freedom! Forever!: Making V for Vendetta 

  • England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics 

  • Natalie Portman Rap  - SNL skit

  • Cat Power: Montage - Music video

  • Theatrical Trailer 

  • Soundtrack Album Info

| Overall Reaction |

Based on the 1980s DC graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, written and produced by The Wachowskis, and directed by James McTeigue, 'V for Vendetta' is a solid comic book adaptation.  The video and audio quality serves as a nice improvement from the 2008's Blu-Ray release. Highly recommended.

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  4.5   Video:  4.5    Audio:  4.5    Extras:  4.0    Overall:  4.5