Batch 5

Batch 5 is a particular formulation in a series of mixtures of Pituarin and Pinearin. A potent and unpredictable mutagen, it was administered to several inmates at the Larkhill Resettlement Camp during 1993. It frequently caused the development of supernumary organs in those it was administered to, often accompanied by the atrophy of other organs.

In at least once case, that of the individual known only as “codename V”, Batch 5 caused no deleterious physical effects, instead apparently enhancing strength and agility, although it is possible that the drug did drive “V” mad. No known samples of Batch 5 survived the destruction of the Larkhill camp.

Graphic novel review: “V for Vendetta” by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Just to get one thing straight from the front: I am not talking here about the toned down movie version of this story here. I am talking about the original graphic novel, in all its glory and with all its warts.

V for Vendetta may not be Alan Moore’s greatest work, but it would certainly be one of the best of them. It’s worthy to stand alongside Watchmen and Promethea, which damned few things are. And it’s not just the quality of the writing, although as usual, Moore’s dense yet light prose startles with humour, horror and an underpinning of cultural allusions (here perhaps more integral to the tale than in anything else he’s written). Nor it it the plotting, with its peculiar pacing that somehow always feels right.

No, it’s the sheer iconoclasm of the work.
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V for Vendetta (2006)

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Soundtrack Track Listing:

  1. Remember Remember — Dario Marianelli
  2. Cry Me A River (1991 Digital Remaster) — Julie London
  3. “…Governments Should Be Afraid Of Their People…” — Dario Marianelli
  4. Evey’s Story — Dario Marianelli
  5. Lust At The Abbey — Dario Marianelli
  6. The Red Diary — Dario Marianelli
  7. Valerie — Dario Marianelli
  8. Evey Reborn — Dario Marianelli
  9. I Found A Reason — Cat Power
  10. England Prevails — Dario Marianelli
  11. The Dominoes Fall — Dario Marianelli
  12. Bird Gurhl — Antony And The Johnsons
  13. Knives And Bullets (And Cannons Too) — Dario Marianelli

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