V: The Final Battle

V: The Final Battle

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Director: Richard T. Heffron

Cast: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Robert Englund

     
 

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The story which began with the mini-series V comes to a stunning conclusion in this made-for-TV sci-fi adventure. A race of reptilian creatures from another planet arrive on Earth, disguised as humanoids and claiming to come in peace in a search for needed water and food. However, their true motives soon become evident when they take control of the world andSee more details below

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The story which began with the mini-series V comes to a stunning conclusion in this made-for-TV sci-fi adventure. A race of reptilian creatures from another planet arrive on Earth, disguised as humanoids and claiming to come in peace in a search for needed water and food. However, their true motives soon become evident when they take control of the world and begin eating humans for sustenance. A ragtag army of Earthlings form an underground resistance army, leading to a final apocalyptic showdown between the humans and their new rulers. V: The Final Battle reunites most of the original cast of V, including Marc Singer, Robert Englund, Jane Badler, Andrew Pine, and Faye Grant. Followed by a short-lived weekly series.

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/06/2002
UPC:
0085391407935
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Badler Actor
Michael Durrell Actor
Robert Englund Actor
Faye Grant Actor
Richard Herd Actor
Thomas Hill Actor
Michael Ironside Actor
Peter Nelson Actor
Andrew Prine Actor
Sandy Simpson Actor
Mark Singer Actor
Blair Tefkin Actor
Michael Wright Actor
Denise Galik Actor

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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