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Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter (R1/US BD) in March

Warner Home Video have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood on 24th March 2009. From the director of Watchmen and 300 come two tales from the celebrated graphic novel that do not appear in the new Watchmen film. Tales of the Black Freighter (featuring the voice of 300’s Gerard Butler) brings to animated life the novel's story-within-a-story, a daring pirate saga whose turbulent events may mirror those in the Watchmens’ world. Stars from the Watchmen movie feature in the live-action/CGI Under the Hood, based on Nite Owl’s first-hand account of how the hooded adventurers came into existence.

Priced at $27.95 SRP on DVD and $35.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc, extras include:

  • Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen - How Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood connect to and expand the world of Watchmen, with a unique analogy to the character arc of Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
  • A First Look at DC Universe's animated Green Lantern DVD
  • Watchmen Motion Comic Episode 1
  • Digital Copy (Blu-ray only)

On DVD Tales of the Black Freighter is presented in anamorphic widescreen while Under the Hood is in its original Full Frame aspect ratio. Audio/subtitle options are English DD5.1 and English SDH.


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