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V For Vendetta (2006/Blu-ray/Warner Home Video)

 

Picture: B+     Sound: A-*     Extras: B     Film: B+

 

 

Warner Bros. is starting to catch up to issuing titles they once held as HD-DVD exclusives, including James McTeigue’s version of V For Vendetta (2006) as produced by The Wachowski Brothers.  My extensive look at the film can be found at this link:

 

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/4685/V+For+Vendetta+(HD-DVD)

 

 

The extras and the very good looking (and sometimes demonstration quality) 1080p digital High Definition image are all the same, so in that respect, the disc is a match.  The Dolby Digital Plus is replaced by a very similar regular Dolby Digital 5.1 track, one that even decodes with EX.  However, even with the best mix being the thankfully retained Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix, the problems with some of the dialogue are still here but were minor to me.  *However, we did have problems getting to the TrueHD through the menus, only giving us the standard Dolby Digital.  More languages in that codec are included versus the HD-DVD.

 

In some cases, you may have more trouble getting to the TrueHD, but it is worth the effort.  Especially after their disembowelment of Speed Racer was such a disaster, maybe this most mature and effective of all Wachowski films will finally get its due, no matter how British it was and is to U.S. audiences.

 

 

-   Nicholas Sheffo


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