Remember, remember the fifth of November…
Well, in this case it’s the third of November, because that’s when James McTeigue’s “V for Vendetta” is receiving its first-ever 4K Ultra HD treatment.
Set in a dystopian future Britain follows a young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) as she is rescued by a masked freedom fighter known as V (Hugo Weaving). Together, the unlikely duo fight against the nation’s totalitarian regime as their actions inspire other citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression.
Arriving on the United States’s Election Day and following a summer of political and civil unrest, a film revolving around returning freedom and justice to a society fraught with fear, cruelty and corruption could not have arrived at a better time.
If the modern classic itself isn’t enough, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack comes loaded with special features, including two hours of previously unreleased interviews, auditions and behind the scenes footage.
Let’s break down all those bonus features:
New Special Features on 4K UHD Disc
- “V for Vendetta” Unmasked – A making-of behind the scenes look at everything that went in to the production of the film, featuring interviews with the filmmakers, cast and crew.
- Natalie Portman’s Audition – Explore Portman’s character, Evey, in even more depth by taking a look at her never-before-seen audition tape.
- James McTeigue & Lana Wachowski in Conversation – Join director James McTeigue and writer Lana Wachowski for a look back on the significance of “V for Vendetta.”
Previously Released Special Features on Blu-ray Disc
- “Freedom! Forever!: Making V for Vendetta” – The cast and crew of “V for Vendetta” reveal the intense filmmaking process
- “Designing the Near Future” – A look at the artistic process of creating the frightening future world of V
- “Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot” – The history behind the story of Guy Fawkes
- “England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics” – The origins of the original V story is illuminated
- “Cat Power Montage” – Cat Power song played under images of the film
- Theatrical Trailer
- Easter Egg: Hidden Bonus: “Saturday Night Live” Digital Short
The Nuts and Bolts
4K Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper and more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.
For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR , a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a high-speed HDMI (Category 2) cable are required.
Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Raleigh, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.