Watchmen’s Dr. Manhattan On The Thames

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To celebrate the Paramount Pictures UK release of Watchmen, London’s River Thames had a Watchmen spectacle that was bigger than life. Dr Manhattan, the blue skinned super-powered being rose above the Thames to a height of over 70 feet, towering over all those who attended the event.

This dramatic spectacle was created using the world’s biggest water screen projector.

The water screen, moored in the middle of the Thames between the London Eye and The Shell Building, created an enormous vertical screen of water that extended 72 feet in height and 100 feet across.

Specially created Watchmen footage was projected onto the screen to showcase Dr Manhattan’s translucent and shimmering form in dramatic and gigantic effect.

That would have been something to see in person!

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Images via Getty Images

Watchmen opens tomorrow, March 6 2009.

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  1. I presume your reporter didn’t actually go to the event then – as it most certainly wasn’t 70ft tall, more like about 20ft and a huge disappointment to the people who had turned up to watch.

  2. Yes, it was a great event. I was there! I have some images and exclusive film footage on my blog.

  3. David, what is your blog address? I would like to see it!

  4. Here is David’s blog:

    http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles

    Vic

  5. In the immortal words of Bubbles,
    “much obliged! much obliged!”

  6. I’m a time traveling super agent and I zoom back and forth around the globe capturing events on my camera… (end snarky mode)

    Or I’m a victim of the stats in the press release that was delivered to me with the pics from Getty Images…

    Was it really that much of a downer? Only 20 feet???? Dang… it looks like it might have been a wee bit bigger than that next to the Houses of Parliament.

    The vid supplied to me didn’t seem that much more exciting, and these were the better images of the lot that I received.

    David’s video is better than the one I had. Thanks for the input gang.

  7. don’t care how tall it should have been
    I think this is a nice way of advertising!

  8. Smart marketing for them and the movie and cheap to produce as well.

  9. From the North bank it looked big, I saw it on the way home and despite the cold it was very impressive.

  10. Too awesome! Thanks for the live feedback everybody! It’s really appreciated.