Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic

Published on February 6th, 2009

With only 30 days left before we all get to see Zack Snyder’s film base on Alan Moore’s graphic novel here some stuff you want look for. That is coming out from the people over at Warner Home Video

Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic

watchmenmotioncomicartworkRe-live the acclaimed graphic novel “Watchmen” in a whole new way or experience it for the first time prior to the highly-anticipated film’s theatrical opening when Warner Premiere’s Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 3rd from Warner Home Video. The 12 approximately 30-minute chapters were previously available exclusively as iTunes downloads.

Produced by Watchmen and 300 director Zack Snyder, Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic was colored by John Higgins and narrated by Tom Stechschulte.

The 2-disc standard and Blu-ray sets includes nearly 6 hours of content and both include Movie Cash, good for $7.50 off of a movie ticket for Watchmen beginning on March 6th.  In addition, the Blu-ray disc includes a first look at the theatrical film with an action-packed scene from the movie available exclusively through Warner Bros. BD-Live™.

2-Disc SD:

    • 12 original chapters

o   Enhanced Content:

  • Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess

Blu-ray Disc:

    • 12 original chapters
    • Enhanced Content:
      • Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess
      • Watchmen Theatrical Video Journal with Dave Gibbons
      • BD-live: Exclusive first look at the Watchmen theatrical film with a specially selected action-packed scene.

I know I have been enjoying  this Motion Comic but here is the one I can’t wait to watch we will  have a full review ones it comes out .

Watchmen: Tales from the Black Freighter and Under the Hood

blackfreighterartworkTales of the Black Freighter, the story-within-the-story in the acclaimed Watchmen features the voices of Gerard Butler (300) and Jared Harris (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and is directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio and Mike Smith and written by Alex Tse (Watchmen) and Zack Snyder.  Tales of the Black Freighter is produced by Brian McNulty and Karen Mayeda-Vranek.

Tales of the Black Freighter brings to strikingly animated life the graphic novel’s richly layered story-within-a-story.  Within the graphic novel, Tales of the Black Freighter, appears as a comic book read by a young man in New York City while the city is being destroyed.  This daring pirate saga chronicles a sailor’s journey home from being marooned.  During his journey, the young seaman is “forced by the urgency of his mission to shed one inhibition after another” and experience horrible events along the way.  The turbulent events the sailor endures seem to mirror those in the Watchmen’s world.

Hollis Mason’s tell-all autobiography, Under the Hood, chronicles the events in Hollis Mason’s life that led to him to become the masked avenger Nite Owl and discusses how the Minutemen were formed.   It features the original Sally Spectre, the Comedian, Moloch the Mystic, along with Hollis Mason, the original Nite Owl.

Under the Hood is directed by Eric Matthies, written by Hans Rodionoff and produced by Eric Matthies and Wesley Coller. Stars Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie and Jeffrey Dean Morgan appear as their characters from the theatrical Watchmen film in this live-action documentary style special.

DVD ELEMENTS FOR Standard Definition AND BLU-RAY

SD:

    • FEATURE CONTENT:
      • Tales of the Black Freighter
      • Under the Hood
    • ENHANCED CONTENT:
      • Story with a story – Exploring the comic-within-a-comic concept in Watchmen
      • Watchmen Motion Comic: Chapter 1
      • A first look at DC universe’s new animated Green Lantern DVD

Blu-ray:

    • FEATURE CONTENT:
      • Tales of the Black Freighter
      • Under the Hood
    • ENHANCED CONTENT:
      • Story with a story – Exploring the comic-within-a-comic concept in Watchmen
      • Watchmen motion comic: Chapter 1
      • A first look at DC universe’s new animated Green Lantern DVD
      • BD LIVE EXCLUSIVES:
  • The Why of Watchmen with Executive Producer and Director Zack Snyder
  • The Two Bernies – Additional footage from the Watchmen film not seen in theaters

I love that Under the Hood is a  live-action documentary.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@comicimpact.com