V 2009 Blu Ray

Season 2

V 2009
Cover Art US & UK Release

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/V Season 2

 

Release date [US] October 18, 2011

Release date [UK] October 18, 2011

Release date [NL] December 7, 2011

 

V 2009 - Season 2 - It was almost a miracle, V renewed for season 2! After the pilot viewers turned away from V, at the end of season 1 everybody thought that this was the end for V but ABC renewed V for a second season, a new chance for the re-imagened V. But before the second season even started ABC seemed already to have lost faith in the show because the originally planned 13 episodes were brought back to 10 episodes. The quality of the show was better but the viewers mostly stayed away, only the hardcore sf fans kept on watching and hoping for a season 3.

 

Unfortunately V got cancelled with a huge cliff-hanger, we will never know how it all ends. Still the Blu-Ray release is simple but good, all 10 episodes on 2 discs, picture and soundquality is very good. Regarding the special features, could have been more but it will keep you busy for a while.

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Two-disc set (2 BDs)
  • Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • French: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1  Note: (Japanese only available if the player menu language is Japanese)
  • Subtitles : English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Packaging : Standard BD case with slipcover
  • Region code : US & UK Region free

 

Special Features:

 

  • The Arc of Story : Mining The Mining the Human Emotion - Cast Members and Writers recall the season 2 highlights
  • A Visual Masterpiece for the small screen - Take a look at the visual effects
  • Detached Memories - Unaired scenes for every episode
  • Blooper Reel

Season 1

V: The First Season
Cover Art US Release

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/V Season 1

 

Release date [US] November 2, 2010

Release date [UK] November 8, 2010

Release date [NL] December 7, 2011

 

When thinking of V, we all think of that classic miniseries from the 80's, Rarely was an invasion series so thrilling and exciting. The miniseries got a follow-up in the form of another miniseries which certainly was thrilling and exciting too. They even created a weekly show but this lacked in quality, did not come even close to the quality of the miniseries and got cancelled after only one season. 25 years later, 2009, a V reboot has been announced!

 

As exciting as they original is simply not possible and indeed, it wasn't as exciting. The reboot is enjoyable, the cast is impressive : Elizabeth Mitchell [Lost], Morena Baccarin [Firefly & Stargate SG-1], Joel Gretch [The 4400 & Taken] & Scott Wolf [Party of Five] but it never gets to the same level as the original or the follow-up miniseries. Despite all that, it's an enjoyable show, season 1 contains 12 episodes, there are special features on it, although, it should be more, perfect opportunity to re-visit the original show for instance. What's also a minus is the use of a lot of green screen special effects, the viewer does not want to know it's NOT real but these green screen special effects are often too obvious.

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Two-disc set (2 BDs)
  • BD-Live
  • Video codec: VC-1
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • French: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Subtitles : English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Region Code : Region Free
  • Packaging : Slipcover in original pressing

 

Special Features:

 

  • Audio Commentary: Executive producers Steve Pearlman and Scott Rosenbaum deliver the first season's lone audio commentary on Episode 11, "Fruition." The pair manage to cover a lot of ground, but not enough to make their dissection of the series comprehensive.

 

  • The Actor's Journey from Human to V (HD, 17 minutes): Morena Baccarin and her castmates share their memories of the original '80s miniseries and ongoing series, discuss the showrunners' new take on old material, unravel their characters a bit and touch on the storylines that dominate the first.

 

  • Breaking Story: The World of V (HD, 17 minutes): Rosenbaum and key members of the production dig into the series' creative vision, storytelling, script writing, pacing, editing and more.

 

  • An Alien in Human Skin: The Makeup FX of V (HD, 12 minutes): Cue nostalgic shiver. Peel back the skin of V's crafty creatures in this decent behind-the-scenes quickie.

 

  • The Visual Effects of V (HD, 16 minutes): Motherships, backdrops, attack sequences, alien technology and other CG goodies abound in this digestible featurette.

 

  • Unaired Scenes (HD, 17 minutes): Twenty-four scenes are included from the pilot episode, "There is No Normal Anymore," "John May," "We Can't Win," "Hearts and Minds" and "Fruition."

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