‘Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut’ In Stores November 10th

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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.

watchmen group photo Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut In Stores November 10thIf 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


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  1. AWESOME!!

  2. I don’t know. The special features are certainly tempting, but I just don’t see how splicing The Black Freighter into the movie can work. It’s one of those distinctly comic-book kind of things that I feel Snyder left out of the other two cuts for a reason.

    Not to mention, the changed ending renders Black Freighter completely pointless. In the book it was an allegory for a man going to hell, and was supposed to relate to Ozymandias and the choices he made. I just feel that, with the way the movie was shot, its going to be a pointless addition.

  3. Does this film really need to be longer than it already was?

    I’ll admit that i was a Watchmen virgin before seeing the film, but I don’t see what the big deal was. And it was so long!

  4. HELL-FRACKIN-YEAH!

  5. It was a long movie but I liked it and I think I might purchase this one. The director’s cut versions are always better and this is the ultimate lol!

  6. Will be buying it on 10th with UP as well…Then comes STar Trek on the 17th!!!

  7. The Directors cut is the best version of this film.

    What’s the deal with all the changes in this release?
    First it was Dec then Nov 3rd now the 10th,,,wtf????

  8. I won’t be getting this movie on DVD or Blue Ray, EVER. I watched it online a while back out of curiousity, and decided to never again lay eyes on this JLA wanna be movie.

  9. But doesn’t this exclude the director’s cut? Then they have one more package to sell. An anniversary edition that will throw that in as well.

  10. finally.
    the real question for me is how many discs do i want ????
    5 or 4

    Lol

  11. I actually already have this, my Wal-Mart started selling it on Tuesday, and it is sweet.

  12. Just like you and lots of my friends, I have been waiting patiently for this, but will the U.K. get the DVD (not Blu-ray) version? We did not get the DVD version of the directors cut and there is no announcement here of the DVD of this. It’s looking like the pirates are going to have a bumper Watchmen Christmas in Region 2.

  13. I have the Director’s cut and thats good enough. Like, someone said earlier the movie is long enough.

  14. Sorry folks, I don’t mean to be a snob but if you haven’t read the book you probably won’t appreciate the movie. This graphic novel broke all the old comic book rules. It led the way for folks to appreciate and accept graphic novels as true novels rather than comics.
    The movie simply mimics what the original established. The movie seems long and boring because all the subtle nuances could not be fully appreciated without reading the book. The book provides much more depth in the humanity, shortcomings and motives of the various characters.
    This ultimate cut gets much closer to reaching what the book is all about and I for one am looking forward to it. I still think the best way to appreciate Watchmen, by far, is to read the book and then watch the ultimate cut which is truly a visual feast for the enlightened mind. Case closed.

  15. Well Tihanyi that view might work for some, but I did it the other way around and was pleased with the results. The time I sat in the theater passed surprisingly quickly and the experience was very good. I thought and felt, a story like this is once in a lifetime because the film industry doesn’t make this kind of movie. With such serious issues within as much as about fantastical subjects. Having both at the same time, would seem like they should cancel each other out. You couldn’t take the social issues seriously with grownups, even a small number, living out such fantastical ideologies and taken seriously by the public in general within the story. Yet they had done it and the whole thing works. The authors are even able to make you want to see more, even though their’s no need. That’s good film making.

    It may take a long time 30 maybe 50 years but people will look back and make the argument that it’s the only super hero movie one ever needs to see.

  16. Does anybody know if the date the Ultimate Cut is release in Australia?
    Whether it be DVD or Blu-Ray.

    Cheers.
    And to the others, Yes, The Black Freighter does need to be spliced into the film. For fans like me. Apart from my name, Ringo.

  17. nice

  18. nice