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3.0 out of 5 stars Contains Incomplete Graphic Novel, September 15, 2006
This review is from: V for Vendetta (Two-Disc Limited Edition w/ Lenticular Cover and Comic Book) (DVD)
This isn't a review of the actual film (there are plenty of reviews for that). I just wanted to give people an idea of what they're buying with this edition so as to avoid any potential disappointment. The following is an opinionated description of the contents:

The DVD package itself is identical to the two-disc widescreen special edition. Thumbs up.

The lenticular slipcase has three modes (red circle-V, circle-V in flames, movie poster). The lenticular part is pretty cool. However, the dimensions of the slipcase are not ideal. Both the DVD case and the book must be contained inside the slip case to ensure a snug fit and to avoid colapsing the slip case. Not so great.

However, the real sore spot for me is the inclusion of the "64-page 'V for Vendetta' graphic novel". It's not the complete graphic novel, but only the first half or so (spoiler: it ends when V appears in the coroner's / Larkhill doctor's bedroom). This was no mistake since the last page of the books states "to be continued in the 'V for Vendetta' graphic novel". Thus, while the marketing blurb is not an outright lie (had I done my homework, I would have known there was no way the graphic novel would fit in 64 pages, and would have thus avoided disappointment), the marketing is indeed misleading. Stating "Includes the first half of the 'V for Vendetta' graphic novel scaled to the size of a DVD case" would be much more accurate.

I would suggest not going out of your way or spending extra money for this edition over the two-disc special edition, unless you're out to collect an abridged version of the graphic novel. If you're interested in the graphic novel proper, I'm sure you'll know where to start your search.

Cheers, and I hope this helps.
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Initial post: May 10, 2009 3:14:40 AM PDT
civiclx says:
thanks for the comments on this set. I was just wondering what store this exclusive came from. I never bought the film when it first came out but I did get the Best Buy exclusive with mask not too long ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2009 1:14:42 PM PDT
gudfooht says:
Cool! I'm pretty sure I bought this edition at Target.

Posted on Sep 3, 2012 8:25:05 PM PDT
Galo Romero says:
Many thanks for adding the clarification of the graphic novel's length. It would be have been neat if it was packaged with the complete story.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 7:30:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 6, 2012 7:32:14 PM PDT
Joyce says:
Hi!
i just ordered the two disc dvd set of this movie, and there was no 60 somewhat page 'abridged' graphic novel included...can you please tell me if you know if it was supposed to be in this set or not....anyone?? if not, does anyone know which product (on amazon??) contained the graphic novel booklet.... much appreciated......
thanks to all in advance.....

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 3:22:31 AM PST
Andy says:
Thank you for reviewing the contents and not the movie.
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