V: Final Battle

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Overview

Spread over two DVDs are the three episodes that comprise this feature. Each episode is presented in a matted 1.85:1 widescreen version that appears to be a solid effort by Warner. Sporting vivid colors and solid black levels, these transfers are all clean of most defects or imperfections that might otherwise mar the image. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital Mono and sounds very flat. While the soundtrack is nothing special, forgiveness can be granted since V: The Final Battle was originally produced ...
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Overview

Spread over two DVDs are the three episodes that comprise this feature. Each episode is presented in a matted 1.85:1 widescreen version that appears to be a solid effort by Warner. Sporting vivid colors and solid black levels, these transfers are all clean of most defects or imperfections that might otherwise mar the image. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital Mono and sounds very flat. While the soundtrack is nothing special, forgiveness can be granted since V: The Final Battle was originally produced for TV in the early '80s. Also included on this disc are English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Portuguese, and Bahasa subtitles. V fans will be sorely disappointed that there are no extra features on these discs.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Scene access; Subtitles: English, Français, Español, Português, Chinese, Bahasa, Thai & Korean
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A true milestone in the history of sci-fi television, this three-part miniseries (which originally aired on NBC in 1984) provides a suspenseful, action-packed conclusion to the original V. As Final Battle opens, mankind seems ready to share Earth with extraterrestrials known as the Visitors, whose humanoid appearance conceals not only their hideous, lizardlike form but also their genocidal aspirations. Having insinuated themselves into daily life on our planet, the Visitors are opposed by a relatively small, intrepid band known as the Resistance. Mike Donovan (Marc Singer) and Ham Tyler (Michael Ironside) lead a race against time to turn Earth's people against the Visitors and forestall the planned nuclear annihilation of Homo sapiens (and, mind you, pretty much everything else around). Series creator Kenneth Johnson once claimed that V was inspired by a 1935 Sinclair Lewis novel, It Can't Happen Here, in which America gradually succumbed to fascism; the scripting of this 272-minute epic certainly reflects this inspiration, but it also reflects the influences of many other sci-fi movies and series. Director Richard T. Heffron (Futureworld) maintains a surprisingly mature and serious tone throughout, eschewing the simplistic conventions of old-fashioned space opera to make Final Battle more believable and, therefore, truly gripping. A large cast performs without any trace of camp or condescension, and what were then state-of-the-art special effects are employed to heighten realism. Epic in scope and painstakingly crafted, V: The Final Battle is an unforgettable adventure whose new DVD edition sci-fi fans will treasure for years to come.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2002
  • UPC: 085391414629
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,996

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Badler
Michael Durrell
Robert Englund
Faye Grant
Richard Herd
Thomas Hill
Michael Ironside
Peter Nelson
Andrew Prine
Sandy Simpson
Mark Singer
Blair Tefkin
Michael Wright
Denise Galik
Technical Credits
Richard T. Heffron Director
Michael F. Anderson Editor
Daniel H. Blatt Executive Producer
Patrick Boyriven Co-producer
Craig Buck Screenwriter
Joseph Conlan Score Composer
Paul Dixon Editor
Diane Frolov Screenwriter
Peggy Goldman Screenwriter
Stevan Larner Cinematographer
Dennis McCarthy Score Composer
Dean O'Brien Producer
Mort Rabinowitz Production Designer
Robert Singer Executive Producer
Brian Taggert Screenwriter
Barry De Vorzon Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1, Side A
1. Credits. [2:01]
2. Not Big on Unity. [3:05]
3. Processing Plant. [6:06]
4. Donovan's Promise. [2:22]
5. Marked Woman. [3:18]
6. Lizard City. [4:18]
7. Power and Snack Trips. [4:42]
8. Meeting Martin. [5:20]
9. Card Players. [4:15]
10. Shoot Your Own Son? [3:16]
11. Opinions and Cravings. [3:40]
12. Bridle Path Peril. [5:18]
13. Section 34. [2:29]
14. No Wrong Turns. [4:22]
15. Don't Be So Negative. [2:17]
16. Specimen Willie. [4:15]
17. "I Want It Gone." [2:44]
18. Robin's Procedure. [4:14]
19. The Unknown. [2:35]
20. Arriving Guests. [3:25]
21. Unmasked on the Air. [4:31]
22. Two Left Behind. [3:23]
23. A Ride Home. [2:51]
24. Diana's Masterpiece. [4:11]
25. End Credits. [1:04]
Side #2 -- Disc 1, Side B
1. Credits. [2:03]
2. Ham Tyler. [4:23]
3. Waste of Good Luggage. [4:38]
4. New Spokesperson. [2:01]
5. Battle for Julie's Mind. [8:46]
6. Do As We're Told. [5:02]
7. Two Tormented Women. [5:24]
8. On Edge. [3:27]
9. Role Players. [5:09]
10. Rescuing Julie. [4:50]
11. Ruby's Final Performance. [1:38]
12. Sean Out, Ham In. [4:34]
13. Water Plant Inspection. [3:57]
14. Stopping for a While. [2:51]
15. Matters of Trust. [5:43]
16. Raid Underway. [5:06]
17. Under Fire. [3:24]
18. Mark's Last Stand. [1:54]
19. Boom! Splash! [1:45]
20. Son for Father. [7:30]
21. The Ways Out. [3:18]
22. Robin Gives Birth. [3:29]
23. End Credits. [1:03]
Side #3 -- Disc 2
1. Credits. [2:03]
2. The Children's Horror. [1:28]
3. Freefall Escape. [2:28]
4. Breakthrough. [2:26]
5. Striking Tongues. [4:16]
6. Leadership's Rewards. [4:14]
7. On a Serving Platter. [3:20]
8. Test Subject Brian. [4:55]
9. Sacred Mission. [2:17]
10. No Answers. [2:51]
11. Duking It Out. [3:28]
12. Heated Debate. [5:02]
13. Under Suspicion. [2:50]
14. Vulnerable. [1:54]
15. Informant's Report. [3:19]
16. Direct Approach. [2:59]
17. Forces Into Position. [7:17]
18. Invading the Mother Ship. [3:25]
19. Headquarters No More. [2:13]
20. Final Battle Begins. [4:13]
21. Fatal Miscalculation. [3:33]
22. Breath of Freedom. [2:21]
23. Queen Diana. [3:11]
24. Will Power. [3:17]
25. Peace. [3:24]
26. End Credits. [2:04]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1, Side A
   Scene Selections
   Cast & Crew
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Português
      Subtitles: Chinese
      Subtitles: Thai
      Subtitles: Korean
      Subtitles: Bahasa Indonesia
      Subtitles: Off
   V: The Final Battle - Episode One
   V: The Final Battle - Episode Two: Flip Disc
Side #2 -- Disc 1, Side B
   Scene Selections
   Cast & Crew
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Português
      Subtitles: Chinese
      Subtitles: Thai
      Subtitles: Korean
      Subtitles: Bahasa Indonesia
      Subtitles: Off
   V: The Final Battle - Episode One: Flip Disc
   V: The Final Battle - Episode Two
Side #3 -- Disc 2
   Scene Selections
   Cast & Crew
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Português
      Subtitles: Chinese
      Subtitles: Thai
      Subtitles: Korean
      Subtitles: Bahasa Indonesia
      Subtitles: Off
   V: The Final Battle - Episode Three
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Better than the remake!

    In this, the second V miniseries, they really hit their stride. After the secrets and betrayals and reveals of the first, this installment ramps up the ick factor as the Visitors' true mission becomes clear. The effects are fancier than in the first but the story hinges on the characters, who are layered and complicated. Your spirits will soar as high as the balloons that mark the Earth's freedom!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the visitors V

    i loved the movie v the final battle.i love the actors in the movie.i loved robins daughter in the movie she saved everyone from the lizard people.its been years since i saw the v the final battle i wanted to see it after so many years.i loved the costumes and the cloths that they were wearing.there was something scary about the movie when dian was trying to convert the leader it was scary eventho it is fake.ant there was another thing ididn,t like it why they didn,t show how they made the actors int lizards i thought that would have been cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A hooking story

    Watching the same basic theme over and over again I stared to look in the past. There I found ' V: The Final Battle' one of the greatest stories ever told , which is so realistic that I almost believed it to be true. My hope is that other people see it as I did at the age of seventeen. Ramming popcorn in their mouths watched the film not noticing that they had spilt upon the floor, or that they are sitting on the very edge of their sets until they are over whelmed with fulfillment when the film ends. I now know that when I watched that thriller, it became my curse to find something just as great. So will the next person who dares to satisfy their desire for adventure within their home.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    if you don't love V, you ain't stuck in the 80s

    sucks you in after the first 4 minutes....fx not to date, but sufficient........long live diana.....4 stars, exept for the pathetic potrayal of daniel bernstein....please ignore the non existence of david packer's almost coma like acting, and see the movie for what it really is...pure genious, excluding david packer's bone headed interferrence witht he integrity of a scifi cult classic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2002

    Great SCI-FI with morals that is safe for kids!

    V: The Final Battle A good old fashion sci-fi from the 80's. I grew up when this movie first came out, now I want my kids too see it. Parents who are tired of what is on tv nowdays, a must see. Also, check into the first V which is a must see.

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