Synopsis: Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V for Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a dire situation by a masked vigilante (Hugo Weaving) known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he detonates two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with fear, cruelty and corruption.
Main Features: I was still a novice to current events and politics when I first saw "V for Vendetta" upon its initial release. Now, being a more advanced and knowledgeable in the world I live in and a right to speak up about, this film resonates now so much for me now. Natalie Portman plays someone who could be any one of us in a society that dives into autocratic government. And speculate which side in the US that could go, it only shows a government meant for the people is fragile and vulnerable, leaving it to drop in despair at any moment. The timing of this release is no doubt more than coincidental.
Bonus Features: It is great to see new extras part of this release, and on the 4K disc. Director James McTeigue & producer Lana Wachowski discuss the film's inception and evolution in a short featurette. The audition tape for Portman in a low quality is visceral to watch, and proof they got that casting right. A 2006 TV short featuring cast and crew interviews with behind the scenes shots makes its home entertainment debut. Remaining extras are carryovers from past releases but only on the standard Blu-ray disc accompanying in the set.
Final Call: "V for vendetta" may never get the true appreciation it deserves, but will nevertheless be a relevant gem to be discovered by real world film fans seeking life imitating art.