Ever since Watchmen came out we’ve heard tale of an “ultimate cut” that would offer fans the TOTAL Watchmen experience, including the full-length director’s cut of the movie, with the added bonus of having animated segments from the Tales of the Black Freighter tie-in film spliced in with the live-action footage, much in the same vein as was done in the original Watchmen graphic novel.

Back in July we gave you some early details about the extras Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut would offer, but now you can find out for yourself as this super-special edition is slated to hit stores everywhere next week!

Amazon is pre-selling both the DVD and Blu-ray versions of Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut for around $30. You can take advantage of that low price by going HERE. As for what special features the new edition(s) will offer, check out this break down:

Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut Blu-ray:

Disc 1:
• Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut Film
• Audio Commentary with Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons

Disc 2: Over 3 Hours of Special Features
• The Phenomenon: The Comic that Changed Comics
• Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes
• Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World
• Watchmen: Video Journals
• My Chemical Romance Desolation Row
• Under The Hood
• Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen

Disc 3: Digital Copy of the Theatrical Version

Disc 4: Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics; BD-Live

Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut DVD:

Disc 1:
• Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut Film
• Audio Commentary with Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons

Disc 2: Over 3 Hours of Special Features
• The Phenomenon: The Comic that Changed Comics
• Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes
• Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World
• Watchmen: Video Journals
• My Chemical Romance Desolation Row
• Under The Hood
• Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen

Disc 3: Digital Copy of the Theatrical Version

Disc 4 and 5: Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics

I know that true Watchmen fanboys like me have been holding off for months from buying their home copy of the film, wanting to get the full-on,  9.6-hour, all-format, full special feature Watchmen experience. I like that they haven’t left out a single thing – the spliced Black Freighter scenes, Hollis Mason’s Under The Hood documentary, the full director’s cut version of the film, even the motion comic! And it doesn’t matter if you’re a fancy-pants Blu-ray owner, or a run-of-the-mill DVD owner, you won’t get shorted a thing. It’s all there.

If you were a fan of Zack Snyder’s take on Alan Moor and Dave Gibbons’ legendary comic book yarn, I recommend you take advantage while the prices are low (I know I will be!).

As stated, both DVD and Blu-ray versions of Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut will be available this Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Let us know what you thought once you’ve seen the full version of the movie.

Source: Amazon