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Friday, 30 January 2009

Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter - Details of the DVD and screen shots

Warner Bros have now announced the release of Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Tales of the Black Freighter was the comic book within the Watchmen comic. All very meta plus it was very dark and twisted - lots of dead bodies, insanity, sharks and nastiness. The reasoning behind having a pirate comic in the Watchmen Universe was simply because in a world of superheroes why have superhero comics?

The image below shows what's one the disc along with some screenshots. Looks very, very nice and Gerard Butler has provided his voice.
“Theyre in the book. And on this disc. From the director of Watchmen and 300 come two tales from the celebrated graphic novel that do not appear in the extraordinary Watchmen Theatrical Feature. Tales of the Black Freighter (featuring the voice of 300s Gerard Butler) brings to strikingly animated life the novels richly layered story-within-a-story, a daring pirate saga whose turbulent events may mirror those in the Watchmens world. Stars from the Watchmen movie team in the amazing live-action/CGI Under the Hood, based on Nite Owls powerful first-hand account of how the hooded adventurers came into existence. Two fan-essential stories. One place to watch the excitement. Watching the Watchmen begins here.”

Also on the DVD/Blu-ray is Hollis Mason’s tell-all live-action expose on the MAsked Men of Watchmen titled Under The Hood, a featurette titled “Story Within A Story: The Books of The Watchmen” which takes a look at the comic book within the comic book, and a first Look at DC’s Animated Green Lantern DVD. The Blu-ray release features additional content including a featurette called “The WHY of Watchmen” featuring director Zack Snyder and The Two Bernies, a deleted scene from Watchmen which was not included in the theatrical cut of the film, and a digital copy of the film.

Personally I'll probably hold out for the all singing all dancing Watchmen DVD which will no doubt show up with the Black Freighter tale mixed in with the full film.

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Thatcher's Child said...

WOW!! - That is cooler than Animatrix was!!

I'm a big Watchmen fan and hope this and under the hood make up for the ending being altered!

Thanks for a great post!