"Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic" DVD details, specs released

Tue, February 3rd, 2009 at 4:17pm PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Re-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.

Overseen by “Watchmen” illustrator Dave Gibbons, Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic contains all 12 chapters of “Watchmen,” the most celebrated graphic novel of all time, adding motion, voice and sound to the book’s strikingly drawn panels, spanning everything from the mysterious demise of the Comedian to the crisscrossed destinies of loosely allied superheroes to their fateful impact on the world. 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™.

Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic will be available in a 2-disc set for $29.98 and a Digital Copy Special Edition Blu-ray set for $34.99.

SYNOPSIS
Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic takes viewers through the critically acclaimed DC Comics and Hugo award-winning graphic novel “Watchmen” by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. Set in 1985 at the height of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, costumed avengers have been banned with the exception of two – The Comedian and Rorschach. During this time the mysterious murder of a United States government official named Edward Blake occurs in New York, possibly by Soviet Communists. It is later confirmed that Blake is actually a costumed avenger – The Comedian. The news of the murder is discovered by his fellow costumed avenger, Rorschach, who sets out to discover the murderer.

During his search viewers discover whether Rorschach is really insane or if he's uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians. On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives. But what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet. Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story — the story of The Watchmen.

DVD ELEMENTS FOR 2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION AND BLU-RAY

2-Disc SD:
12 original chapters
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.

PRODUCT SRP
SD 2-disc set (WS) $29.98
Digital Copy Blu-ray® Special Edition set $34.99

Standard/Blu-ray® Street Date: March 3, 2009
Languages: English
Subtitles: ESDH
Runtime: appx. 360 minutes
Rating: NOT RATED
Contains mature content that some viewers may not find suitable. Not recommended for viewers younger than 17.
DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]

Warner Premiere
Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainment’s new production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length content for the growing direct-to-consumer market. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-DVD business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

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