Thursday, February 19, 2009

No Hurm, No Foul

Watchmen's visionary* director Zack Snyder went into some detail about the DVD release of his pending film based on the classic graphic novel. The running time of the DVD will be a whopping 3 hours and 25 minutes. Mostly because it will include the Tales of the Black Freighter which will not be in the theatrical release.

Of course Black Freighter will be released on it's own DVD to coincide with the release of the film but I can't imagine how fans of the book would want to see it any other way than included in the overall story since it parallels and complements the larger Watchmen narrative.

Here's the trailer for that DVD if you haven't seen it-

(*Warner Brothers requires under pain of broken fingers that you refer to Zack Snyder as "visionary" whenever you mention him in writing.)


TF said...

witness this EPIC dvd made by the EPIC creators of the EPIC graphic novel which includes this EPIC shitty manga cartoon version of blah... blah... blahh...

I'll stick to reading watchmen. The book.

Swinebread said...

I guess someone somewhere realizes that BF is important to the story

wiec? said...

At least they took the time to make the Black Freighter. That's good news.

it might be a little ass numbing to sit in the theatre and get the Watchman movie and the Black Freighter all at once. But on dvd at home you can make a day of it.

Dean Wormer said...

This actually made me more interested in seeing Watchmen after it leaves theateres.