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

SKU:6934249
Release Date:11/13/2012
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 10)

    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




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