Last Rewatch: 10/08/2021 - 22/08/2021
Plot both Miniseries' (IMDb): When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.
A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.
V: The Original Series and V: The Final Battle premiered in 1983 and in 1984. During the 1984-1985 season there even was full season of V but this was not really successful to be honest. About 10-15 years ago I purchased the one and only full season on DVD and although I am a huge fan of the two miniseries, the full season was not of the same quality. Of course when I last saw the full series before I purchased it on DVD it was at least 20 years since I had last seen it. When watching the full series again on DVD, I stopped around episode 7 or something, it really wasn't that good, that enjoyable. I sold it after that.
Somewhere in the 90s, not sure anymore if this is begin 90s or mid 90s but in my country the miniseries was released on VHS cassette! Some of you, the young folks, probably only heard of it but never watched a TV show or a movie on VHS. I had purchased both miniseries on 5 VHS cassette or tapes as it is also called (Below you can see the coverart). I remember being quite impressed with both miniseries, certainly as a young man, V can be very scary, I watched them many times on VHS and later on also on DVD in those snap cases. I recently also purchased both miniseries on Blu-ray but I have yet to watch them on Blu-ray.
Of course there also was a remake in 2009. Although this wasn't awful, it was okay but not in the same league as both miniseries, not by a long shot. Somehow the old miniseries where more real, perhaps because I was a young man back then, perhaps it is nostalgia but the 2009 version has nowhere near the same rewatch value as the miniseries from the 80s do. In part this was also because of the very, very obvious blue and green screen scenes. Like Santuary, V 2009 relied very heavily on blue and green screen and in 2009 they just weren't very good on a TV budget, which certainly made it not more believable, which is a shame. Perhaps if V was rebooted or remade in this time period, it would have been more believable in terms of CGI.
V: The Original Miniseries Intro
V: The Final Battle (Intro HD)
Blogs written about V - The Original Series / The Finale Battle
V: The Original Miniseries & The Final Battle on Blu-Ray + All Miniseries VHS Covers from NL