Wednesday, August 02, 2006

New on video 8/1/06

I would have posted this earlier but I've been having trouble with blogger...

V for Vendetta (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he detonates two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself - and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
Special Features include:
"Freedom! Forever!: Making V for Vendetta" – The cast and crew of V for Vendetta reveal the intense filmmaking process
Theatrical Trailer
The Two-Disc Special Edition features these exclusive supplements:
"Designing the Near Future" - A look at the artistic process of creating the frightening future world of V
"Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot" - The history behind the story of Guy Fawkes
"England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics" - The origins of the original V story is illuminated
Easter egg: Saturday Night Live digital short

A suprisingly great film, I highly reccomend it!



Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein Bloodsucking menace Count Dracula (Howard Vernon) seems to have met his match in the form of courageous Dr. Seward (Alberto Dalbes)... but no one counted on the arrival of Dr. Frankenstein (Venus in Furs' Dennis Price), who carts along his monster and devises a plan to bring the count back to life for his own insidious means. Soon the countryside is overrun with seductive vampire vixens, a bloodthirsty werewolf, leering servants, and two horror titans at each other's throats! It's another wild, colorful, Euro-flavored creature feature from director Jess Franco (Rites of Frankenstein, Vampyros Lesbos), also known as The Screaming Dead and Dracula vs. Frankenstein. No special features.

1 comment:

Haggiswurst said...

I saw V for Vendetta at the cinema earlier this year, I didn't know what to expect having originally read the graphic novel but I enjoyed the screening. Looking forward to picking up the DVD at some point