V The Original Miniseries 1983
Our world changes forever with the arrival of the Visitors in mother ships. They seem friendly and human, but this familiar form hides a nasty enemy. The reptilian aliens have nefarious plans and will do anything to keep the populace from discovering them. Scientists are the primary target and are rounded up for “conversion” on the ships. Meanwhile, the Visitors mount a propaganda campaign to keep everyone subservient to their will. It’s a brilliant strategy, but individuals like investigative reporter Mike Donovan (Marc Singer) and Dr. Julie Parrish (Faye Grant) mount a resistance. Their odds of survival are slim, but the determined group has a chance if they stick together. As the casualties rise, they enact a daring mission to strike at the Visitors and discover their true plans.

The Original V Mini Series was one of the most popular Sci-fi Television events of all time. An estimated 65 million people in the US alone tuned in to watch it.

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Cast: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant
Country: USA
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 03:17:01 | 42.5 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English


-- Commentary features writer/director Kenneth Johnson. Johnson is clearly very passionate about the series and offers all manner of tidbits throughout the runtime that should fascinate any fan of the series.

-- Behind the Scenes (24:42, SD) is a fascinating look at the 1982 shoot for "V," which offers plenty of fly-on-the-wall footage of the production in motion, watching Johnson figure out shots, clarify design needs, and deal with actors. A few interviews are provided, with production designer Charles R. Davis exploring the visual look of the mini-series, including the specifics of Visitor shuttle design. Actors Marc Singer and Faye Grant provide story specifics, character motivation, and discuss the themes of the material. A short observance of stunt work is included as well.