V for Vendetta/Watchmen [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 6934249
  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
78% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 9)

Special Features


  • V For Vendetta
  • Includes Freedom! Forever!: Making V for Vendetta
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Watchmen
300's Zack Snyder brings Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' critically acclaimed comic book Watchmen to the big screen, courtesy of DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures. Set in an alternate universe circa 1985, the film's world is a highly unstable one where a nuclear war is imminent between America and Russia. Superheroes have long been made to hang up their tights thanks to the government-sponsored Keene Act, but that all changes with the death of The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a robust ex-hero commando whose mysterious free fall out a window perks the interest of one of the country's last remaining vigilantes, Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley). His investigation leads him to caution many of his other former costumed colleagues, including Dr. Manhattan, Night Owl (Patrick Wilson), Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), Sally Jupiter (Carla Gugino), and her daughter, The Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman). Heralded for bringing the world of superheroes into the literary world, Watchmen gave the super-powered mythos a real-life grounding that had been missing in mainstream comics to that point. The film adaptation had languished in one form of development hell or another for years after the book's release, with various directors on and off the project, including Terry Gilliam, David Hayter, and Darren Aronofsky, as well as Paul Greengrass, whose eventual dismissal stemmed from budget conflicts with the studio. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

V for Vendetta
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) -- a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning a mask of vilified would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by assassination and destruction. Evey becomes his unlikely ally, newly aware of the cruelty of her own society and her role in it. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Malin Akerman
    Malin Akerman - Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II
  • Billy Crudup
    Billy Crudup - Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
  • Matthew Goode
    Matthew Goode - Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
  • Carla Gugino
    Carla Gugino - Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre
  • Jackie Earle Haley
    Jackie Earle Haley - Rorschach/Walter Kovacs



Customer rating

4.1
78%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love movies with LGBT inclusivity.

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    CHRYSOAR
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    The movies are great, but, exchanging it constantly from SF to LA to the website trying to find one that doesn't freeze is getting very annoying. I think I've exchanged it 5 times and received the same problem in the same spot. I've now contacted the video's producer to address the issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2 Great Movies for Cheap

    Posted
    MeulTrain61
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    I couldn't believe that both of these movies came in one bundle at such a low price. I love both of these movies and jumped at the chance to get them for a steal. Great movies and an even greater price for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great gift

    Posted
    klusxxx
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    I bought this for a friend, and they absolutely love it. It was very affordable, and basically two films for the price of one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    jtulik02
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    Meh its an okay combo package not awesome just okay

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    double pack

    Posted
    FilmFan76
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    This is a great double pack to have. I highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good if you like comics

    Posted
    elgato
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    V for Vendetta has an Ok plot Natalie Portman saves the movie. Watchmen puts me to sleep

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movies

    Posted
    Lars
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    I liked both of these movies enough to watch them again but we weren't overly excited

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two great movies

    Posted
    WhyDoIWriteReviews2
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    These are two beautiful adaptations from graphic novels to cinema.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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