News of WATCHMEN's running time, Blu-Ray release (Blog)

Category: Watchmen/Tales of the Black Freighter News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: February 19, 2009 | Publication: Obsessed With Film | Author: Matt Holmes
Publication/Article Link:Obsessed With Film

Collider have learnt the three different running times for WATCHMEN…

The theatrical cut we will see in just a matter of weeks will be 156 minutes long, just over 2 hours and a half in length.

The director’s cut, which will be found on the Blu-Ray and DVD release of the film will clock in at 156 minutes.

The director’s cut, which if you include the TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER release (the animated short starring Gerard Butler which tells the famous side story in the graphic novel) will make the movie a massive 205 minutes long.

An epic LORD OF THE RINGS style picture. Can’t wait to see it.

In the U.K, this DVD set will be released on April 9th, just as WATCHMEN is starting to leave theatres. Remember, it will have the full story of the TALES FROM THE BLACK FREIGHTER which is not included in the theatrical release of the film…

Priced at £9.99 RRP on DVD and £14.99 RRP on Blu-ray Disc, both sets include the main feature (25mins) and special features (84mins). The DVD is presented in anamorphic widescreen with English DD5.1 Surround audio, while the Blu-ray is 1080P with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio. Extras include:

Under the Hood
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
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 1
A First Look at DC Universe’s animated Green Lantern
Zack Snyder has confirmed to CHUD, that the controversy over the appearance of the Squid at the end of WATCHMEN is no longer controversial because the Squid is in.

You can read up about that HERE but be wary of spoiler material.

And finally, in the last few days t.v. spots and clips have been leaked onto the web which actually show us the first look at scenes from the film as they will appear on the big screen….

Another one HERE at Total Film.

And then another HERE at Sky Movies.

And then another HERE at The Sun.

source - aicn

NOTE: To view the clips or visit the sites mentioned click on the site link above.