Watchmen – Tales of the Black Freighter

Watchmen - Tales of the Black Freighter
Available on DVD
Zack Snyder
Running time:
26 minutes

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“Watchmen” is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion, a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity… but who is watching the watchmen?

Gerard Butler…Voice of the Captain in Tales of the Black Freighter DVD Extra


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News ~ Reviews

Black Freighter Gallery

January 30, 2009 – Warner Home Video has announced DVD ($27.95) and Blu-ray ($35.99) releases of Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood which features the voice of Gerard Butler and other stars from the Watchmen movie team. Each will be available to own on March 24. Extras will include a Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen featurette, and a First Look at Green Lantern.

From Empire Online (February 29, 2008):And, speaking to Empire just the other day, he told us that he had committed to the project.”I’m going to do the voice of the captain,” said Butler. “They’re going to do it in the style of a Japanese anime and I’m totally stoked.

I actually read the script before reading the comic book and I thought it was awesome,” continued the 38 year-old. “Then I read the comic book and it’s great. The little bits that have been added define it so much more. It’s very dark and there’s just something so descriptive and scary. It’s this descent into madness but explained in such a sane way that you totally feel it yourself. By the end, my heart was pumping!”

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