After receiving this after a long delay, I finally watched some of it on my 65 inch LG OLED TV. I’m quite disappointed with the video quality. Everything appears a little too overexposed (too bright). The opening credits have way too much visible noise as does the main feature compared to the dvd release. This is far from a cleaned up, totally remastered version. Other than a bit more resolution/detail, it’s not much of an upgrade over the 2001 DVD release, and in some ways, the DVD looks better. A waste of money in my opinion. Will not be buying the Final Battle Blu-ray if it’s ever released if this is the kind of crappy treatment a classic picture like this gets from Warner. So sorry I bought this.
Original review below:
I’ve read that this blu-ray HD release of this fantastic sci-fi miniseries will feature the widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio. Although the original TV release was in the old TV 4:3 aspect ratio, I’ve read that Kenneth Johnson originally shot his miniseries in the wide 1.85:1 wide aspect ratio. So the wide ratio is apparently the director’s original intent.
I already own the dvd. I hope they cleaned up the video quality quite well on this Blu-ray release, not just increased the resolution.
In any event, this is one of the best sci-fi pictures ever made. The story, character development, acting are all very good. The special effects are dated by today’s standards but were pretty good for a TV release in the early 80s. The original V Miniseries and its sequel, V The Final Battle, are much better than the remade V series of the 2000s. Nothing beats a great story, authentic characters, and realistic acting.
- Format: NTSC, Widescreen
- Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Warner Archives
- DVD Release Date: 27 Aug 2019
- Run Time: 197 minutes
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- ASIN: B07TLPBDLV
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- #1013 in Movies (Movies & TV)