Watchmen: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Details & Deleted Scene

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:50 am,

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So for some time now Watchmen director Zack Snyder has been saying there would be two versions of Watchmen released on DVD/Blu-ray: a directors cut, featuring the full-length version of Watchmen not shown in theaters, as well as an “ultimate edition” of the film, which would include the full-lentgh film interwoven with the animated Tales of the Black Freighter side-story, just like in the original graphic novel.

After learning that Watchmen: The Director’s Cut will be coming to DVD/Blu-ray (and three movie theaters) this month, we now have the first details of what Watchmen: Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be all about, as well as a highly-anticipated deleted scene from the full-length film: Check out the death of Nite Owl!

It’s funny, last week I wrote a post about the new scenes featured in Watchmen: The Director’s Cut. In that post I made special mention of the fact that in the Watchmen graphic novel, one of the keystone story elements was the life (and subsequent violent death) of Hollis Mason, the first Nite Owl, who is wonderfully portrayed in the film (and the “Under The Hood” documentary tie-in) by Stephen McHattie.

I went on to say that McHattie (arguably the best actor in the film besides Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach) deserved more screen time than he got in Watchmen, and how it was especially disappointing that his climatic death had been axed from the theatrical version.

Cut to a week later and now Warner Bros. has released the deleted scene of Hollis Mason’s death to help spark intere$t in Watchmen: The Director’s Cut. Funny coincidence…

Whether by providence or power of the press, check out Hollis Mason’s death scene from Watchmen: The Director’s Cut:

Now that we’ve seen that, is there really any other reason to see Watchmen: The Director’s Cut? To answer that question for yourself, take a look at some of the other deleted scenes you’ll be seeing by going here.



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SHOCKING: The “ultimate edition” of Watchmen is going to include pretty much what we expected – multi-discs, the “interwoven” format, tons of extras – but what’s this about a limited release?!?!?!

That’s right: It seems Watchmen: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray will go on sale around the holidays and only be available until the end of June, 2010! If that’s the case, then Watchmen fans better get it while it’s hot!

Watchmen: The Director’s Cut Blu-ray hits stores on July 21, 2009. For details on the limited theatrical release, go here.

Watchmen: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray will be out around the holidays. We’ll let you know details on the exact date (or the DVD version) when we hear more.

Source: The Blu-ray Blog

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  1. I hope it goes out for DVD too. I don’t have a Blu-ray yet. But until December? Ahh… damn

  2. Great idea … release a film that didn’t do as well as hoped in the theater … but only for a limited time then shelve it. The unbelievably idiocy surrounding this movie is mind-boggling.

  3. That scene was great!!! The acting at the beginning from the three hams was awful but the rest of it was fantastic!!

  4. This will be my first Blu-Ray purchase!! Double dipping for sure but wattayagonnado?

  5. he put on a pretty decent fight for his age!
    can’t wait for the longer version

  6. I hope it comes out on DVD, is all I can say!

    What exactly is the deal with Blu-ray anyhow? What features does a disc include that DVD has not?

  7. I’ll end up getting the Directors cut and the Limited edtion. I loved this film!!!

  8. they should have kept that scene in the Theatrical Cut of the Film.
    i feel it would have gotten a reaction out of bothe the FAns and the public audiance.
    and it Brought sum of the miniteMen’s Foes to fruition.
    including one pointy-eared magical villain in full costume.

    Moloch in cotume.
    god, this film is gunna drain alot of my hard earned cash.
    cuz im gunna buy the director’s cut on DVD.
    & owning a PS3 i’ll buy the ultimate cut.

    even tho i usualy never buy BluRay, unless theres a DVD Ultimate cut.
    i guess i have no choice.
    then again the only BluRay Discs i own are Lord of war and Full metal Jacket. Because they came with the PS3.

  9. I heard in the UE, there not going 2 have the ‘movie maximum mode’ in which kinda sucks

  10. Is it goting to come out only to the bluray? or also to the DVD?