"V - The Final Battle" concludes the story started in the previous DVD "V - The Mini Series". The chances are if you are looking to buy this DVD you already know what to expect having purchased the previous one, but for newcomers, let me explain.
V was a popular mini series from the 1980's that told the story of an invading alien race who come to Earth to rob it of its water and process human beings for food. It was not an all out invasion as such, the aliens came in peace and gradually began to take over by "converting" people and through lies and deceit.
There are many parallels in the story to the persecution of the Jews in WWII and the aliens, the "Visitors", are portrayed in the same vein as an Earth based fascist society.
What makes V stand out from its peers is the great relationship that the various characters share, this is not so much an effects extravaganza (although they were good for the time and budget), as it is a story of how different people cope and react to a fascist regime and the threat of extinction.
Younger people who don't remember the series originally may not be particularly impressed by V, but for the older sci-fi fan, it is essential viewing. V inspired many of ideas in later sci-fi blockbusters including Independence Day and The Matrix, which just goes to show how influential it was.
The DVD itself contains two discs (one of which is double sided) and the final three episodes from the five part mini series at approximately an hour and a half running time per episode. There are precious little in the way of extras but you do get a lot of viewing for the money. Just remember you need to buy the first DVD as well!!!