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V for Vendetta SE

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4th August 2006 18:30  #1

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
V for Vendetta SE
... really blows.

To anyone considering spending the extra dough for the two-disc SE, save it. I wish I had. The extra material on disc two doesn't even amount to an hour, and all of the featurettes are short, heavy on the film clips, and edited for the short-attention span MTV generation.

I loved the flick, though. I planned on reviewing it until I realized I'm just not a good enough writer to touch on certain films... but damn. This set disapoints. Warner Brothers ordinarily makes wonderful SE sets, but they dropped the ball here.

4th August 2006 18:54  #2

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
That's usually a sign that they're going to release a different set down the line.  That's a shame.  I did waste the money and now wish I hadn't either.

4th August 2006 19:12  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I have it but I didn't get it from BestBuy, and I really want that mask... did anyone buy it? How does it look?

4th August 2006 19:56  #4

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,486 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
....like a Guy Fawkes mask?

4th August 2006 19:58  #5

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: I have it but I didn't get it from BestBuy, and I really want that mask... did anyone buy it? How does it look?

Buy it off Ebay.  I'm sure it will show up there and be cheaper than buying the whole set from Best Buy.

4th August 2006 20:34  #6

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
I bought my 2-Disk version, and have not had a chance to look at the extras... I was on the fence of picking up the single one... oh well, sometimes one does not choose well.  Now what is this about a mask from Best Buy??  I am thinking I missed something here, too.

4th August 2006 21:05  #7

MrStayPuft Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 146
I got two BB giftsets, one I have opened and one to keep sealed as a collector's item (V is my favorite movie of 2006 so far). The V mask is NOT a full-size replica, but rather a 1:2 scale miniature. It's hard to explain, but it comes with a display box that will hold up the mask and it looks great on display.

Here is an image I found on ebay:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c279/SBrooks2...

4th August 2006 22:07  #8

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
Yeah, I saw that at BB too.  It was like $35 and included the 4 posters of the movie in mini and the mask.  I didn't think it was worth it at all.

4th August 2006 23:04  #9

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
R2 wil have a 2 Disk witha Comic book (just like Constantine, Batman Begines)..i'll pick it for sure.

5th August 2006 3:54  #10

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
MrStayPuft wrote: I got two BB giftsets, one I have opened and one to keep sealed as a collector's item (V is my favorite movie of 2006 so far). The V mask is NOT a full-size replica, but rather a 1:2 scale miniature. It's hard to explain, but it comes with a display box that will hold up the mask and it looks great on display.

Here is an image I found on ebay:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c279/SBrooks2...
Thanks very much MrStayPuft.

Gabe, what I meant was kinda like what MrStayPuft said.

5th August 2006 6:41  #11

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Picked up both R3 Thai LE and Korean Tin Happy

so I got 2 v for ven comic books then :'Wink

6th August 2006 9:14  #12

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,486 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I was teasing Tony. £ukasz D, you'd be better off just buying the graphic novel, if you don't have it already. It makes a nice comparison.

6th August 2006 19:01  #13

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Can't see the point in spending a load on the UK R2. The HK R3 has all the features at a lower price. It seems that only the R1 has the Natalie Portman/Saturday Night Live Easter egg though.

The R3 is sitting in front of me, but I've yet to watch it. The film seemed to get equal parts praise and critical mauling...

6th August 2006 22:23  #14

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Holy crud, that SNL video had laughing so hard, I nearly cried. Fantastic.

7th August 2006 17:58  #15

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
I thought about buying the 2-disc, but after reading this forum I am glad I didn't. I ended up buying the single disc for $12.

8th August 2006 0:29  #16

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Finally watched it tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it, once again proving that I should always take the word of Mark Kermode over Jonathan Ross.

8th August 2006 0:40  #17

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Kermode seems to get things right a lot more than your usual famous critics. Am a regular listener to the Radio 1 based podcasts even if he does get annoying at times. You can tell Jonathan Ross enjoys what he does, but he's no expert at it. Still got to see V...

8th August 2006 0:58  #18

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,486 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I know not of your UK critics. They do not count towards the Tomatometer.

8th August 2006 1:20  #19

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Picked up the two-disc last week, but still haven't opened the shrinkwrap. Plan on doing so one night this week and checking it out, and maybe watch 1984 afterwards.

8th August 2006 1:31  #20

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,486 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
...or instead?

Seriously though, pretend V is a sequel and that John Hurt's character has really gone to hell.

8th August 2006 1:49  #21

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Gabe Powers wrote: I know not of your UK critics. They do not count towards the Tomatometer.

Actually they do, according to Rotten Tomatoes's critic guide Mark Kermode is one of their reviewers.

8th August 2006 2:58  #22

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
So am I, and everyone else who has ever written for this website.

8th August 2006 3:13  #23

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,486 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Shhhh

8th August 2006 16:31  #24

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Chris Gould wrote: So am I, and everyone else who has ever written for this website.

That explains some things. . . . .; however, I would guess you guys don't count toward new releases since the reviews are all of DVDs.

8th August 2006 17:31  #25

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Dunno how their system works. I only knew I was on there because it comes up pretty high in the Google rankings.

9th August 2006 3:05  #26

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
I wonder when they'll begin accepting new critics for the Tomatoe-meter thing again... been down for over a year, I think.

9th August 2006 3:51  #27

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,486 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
None of us count towards the Tomatometer. They don't even have half my reviews on that thing.

9th August 2006 4:11  #28

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
At least they have some....

23rd October 2006 4:43  #29

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Watched this over the weekend after getting it cheap from HMV's sale... fun film and I recommend others check it out.

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