RATED: NOT RATED
YEAR RELEASED: 1984
CAST: Sarah Douglas, Marc Singer, Jane Badler, Faye Grant, Michael Ironside, Richard Englund
V: THE SERIES CREATED BY KENNETH JOHNSON (ALIENATION TV SERIES)
DIRECTED BY: RICHARD T. HEFFRON
The following review does contain some spoilers.
I remember watching V: the Final Battle back in high school. A local channel would play both V: and V: TFB for 5 nights. Its was in Syndication. A teacher of mine taped the episodes for me. I mostly wanted to see V: TFB. I never saw it when it aired the first time around. I don't think I knew that Sarah had done V: TFB that until later. I do remembering liking it when I was a kid in high school. It had been a while since I watched it. I saw it again when The Scifi Channel played it years later.
Sarah plays the role of Commander Pamela. She is the boss for Diana (Jane Badler). Sarah doesn't appear into the miniseries until 30 minutes into the second episode. She plays her role like she did with Falcon Crest. The same relationship in a way that Pamela had with Melissa in Falcon Crest. Her character was also Pamela in the tv series of FC. Sarah's role is more of a supporting role in the miniseries. There are alot of characters in the movie. From the good guys to the bad guys.. Most fans of V know the story about the aliens coming to Earth and needing the humans for food. Only Marc Singer and Faye Grant is able to stop them. They also have other people to help including Michael Ironside and Robert Englund who would later play Freddy Krueger. He plays one of the aliens that turns good.
I liked the movie. I think it went on a little too long in a few spots. My favorite part of the series was when Robin gave birth to twins and then killed the father, who was an alien.. It was a very powerful moment in the movie. The movie was made in the 80s.The music and the look of the series was very 80s style. It did seem dated at times. I did like the main title theme. That was very cool.
The film was made for tv, and its not rated. There are some violence, some minor sexual content, and some scenes of scary themes, that might be intense for younger viewers. I think it would be rated PG if rated.
Sarah was asked to join the tv series of V. However she decided to do Falcon Crest instead. She was on FC for two seasons. V: The tv series only lasted one season.
FALCON CREST (1983-1985)
Sarah would later work with Marc Singer in the 1991 Sequel Beastmaster 2. They do not have any scenes together in V: The Final Battle. However they did have some scenes together in Beastmaster 2. They remain good friends.
BEASTMASTER 2 (1991)
V: TFB is in letterbox format. It's the international version. Its presented at 1.77. This is the first time I ever saw the movie in widescreen. I was very pleased with that. I have not seen the movie in a long time. I could not compare to the video version. The picture is pretty good for the most part. there are a couple of scenes where there are some grain. this is something that happens with older titles. Its not really a problem. The movie is presented on two discs. Part 1 and Part 2 are on disc 1. Part 3 is on the second disc. They are separated by each episodes. I have not seen the first V: miniseries on DVD. I can't compare the picture and sound to that DVD.
The film is presented in Mono. Its comes from the main speaker. There is no 5.1 track unlike the first film. There are no extras like a commentary or trailers either. Its just the movie.
DVD File has a review for V: TFB.
DVDFILE.COM: V - The Final Battle review
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V: THE FINAL BATTLE (1984)
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