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Thursday, 25 June 2009

Watchmen Director's Cut to have limited theatrical release

Collider spoke with Zack Snyder and got confirmation that the extended Director's Cut of Watchmen will be officially hitting theaters on 17th July. That is the weekend before Comic-Con.
Mr Beaks over at AICN has seen some of the extra footage and had this to say "I can verify that you will get to see the brutal murder of Hollis Mason by a bunch of top-knotted thugs. As with most of the violent scenes in WATCHMEN, Snyder has taken a dozen or so panels from the graphic novel and transformed them into breathtaking cinema. He's also turned the sequence into a half-clever, half-heartbreaking homage to Raging Bull, with Hollis flashing back to his crime-fighting heyday as the "Intermezzo" from CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA briefly dominates the soundtrack. The music - and his punch-drunk reverie - ends abruptly when the gang's ringleader busts open Hollis's skull with his Nite Owl trophy. This is a brilliantly shot-and-edited sequence."
Snyder said that it will only show for one weekend in one theater in only Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, and New York City. Get your tickets as soon as you can. I can' wait to see the director's cut and it is meant to have an extra 25 minutes worth of footage. There will also be a new poster for the release. Will you be going to see the new cut?

The 188-minute Director's Cut of Watchmen will hit Blu-ray and DVD on 21st July.
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