V (1983)

2001 NR 3 seasons

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V (1983)

2001 NR 3 seasons
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Having depleted their own resources, an alien species flees to Earth, where their humanoid appearance and friendly attitude gain them the acceptance of their new cohabitants. But a group of astute humans soon uncovers the Visitors' sinister motives. As the Visitors quietly amass power and target scientists, a resistance movement led by a chemist (Faye Grant) and a news cameraman (Marc Singer) prepares to battle for ownership of the planet.
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Summary of Season 1 (1983) - 1 disc

Having depleted their own resources, an alien species flees to Earth, where their humanoid appearance and friendly attitude gain them the acceptance of their new cohabitants. But a group of astute humans soon uncovers the Visitors' sinister motives. As the Visitors quietly amass power and target scientists, a resistance movement led by a chemist (Faye Grant) and a news cameraman (Marc Singer) prepares to battle for ownership of the planet.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • Marc Singer
  • Faye Grant
  • Robert Englund
  • Jane Badler
  • Michael Durrell
  • Richard Herd
  • Thomas Hill
  • Michael Ironside
  • Evan Kim
  • Peter Nelson
  • David Packer
  • Neva Patterson
  • Tommy Peterson
  • Andrew Prine
  • Sandy Simpson
  • Blair Tefkin
  • Michael Wright
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this cult favorite 1983 TV miniseries (which later spawned a regular series) includes several battle scenes (with guns and other weapons), but the action isn't very intense, especially by today's standards. There's also some social drinking and a creepy alien/human relationship that clearly suggests -- but doesn't show -- inter-species sex. The aliens' rapid, insidious takeover of the planet's government is clearly meant to suggest parallels to the rise of the Nazis in pre-war Germany.

Sexual Content

Mostly just kissing shown. The aliens' arrival prompts widespread panic, leading one teenage girl to worry that she might die a virgin. She later falls hard for a handsome alien who has an ulterior motive -- human/alien sex between them is clearly implied, though not shown.

Violence

Plenty of fight sequences, though the aliens' blasters don't appear to do much visible damage, and the action isn't especially intense. The aliens' malevolence comes more through intimidation and manipulation, though the threat of force is always there. Some scary scenes involving the aliens' revelation of their true lizard-like selves. An intense childbirth sequence is one of the miniseries' most memorable scenes.

Language

Relatively infrequent use of words like "hell" and "damn."

Social Behavior

It's very clear who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are, and the former are definitely fighting for what's right. Despite the fighting and violence, the clear message is that a brave and united humanity can stand up against a much more powerful foe.

Consumerism

A few '80s products are visible in the background.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some social drinking at parties. One character gets drunk by himself and then picks a nasty fight with his family.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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