WHV Announcement: Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Very cool.
     
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    $35 SRP for advertising? no thanks. This would be fine it it was $15 maybe, but even then it would be pricey for something that should be a special feature.
     
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    quite interesting that this is announced after a deal has been reached between Fox and Warner.
     
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    What the hell is this? Any wonder why Alan Moore hates theatrical licensing of his works?

    Go buy the book. It's cheaper and better. Then see the movie afterwards (provided it's any good).
     
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    i have the original comics, the graphic novel and the hard cover absolute version.
    I'll also have the blu-ray of the motion comic.
    This is equal to a 12 episode half hour tv show.
    so i'm not surprised at the msrp.
    I'm sure it will be under $30.
     
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    So this is scans of the comic book pages, read by a narrator?
     
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    Was a deal finally made between Fox and Warner?

    I wonder if Fox got everything that was rumored they
    were asking for out of that deal.
     
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    It is read by a narrator, but it's more involved than just scans. It's not "true" animation, but there is some there, using the original comic elements.

    If you have iTunes, you can see clips of it in the iTunes Store--that'll give you a better idea of what I'm talking about. [​IMG]
     
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    How is that book? I have the Absolute Sandman books and I've thought about buying the Watchmen one a couple of times but I'm curious about the 'extras' in the book.
     
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    Well It's huge from what i have gathered the book was recolored to fix some
    mistakes and also to just simply look better.

    I comes in an extra thick slip cover.
    the book has a eautiful paper book
    cover.
    the is an afterword by Moore, not sure if it was in the graphic novel.
    Includes there is about 20 pages discussing the characters and
    were the idea came from with sketches and character redesigns.

    Alt cover art ideas.
    A copy of select sections of the script.
    Hand drawn thumbnail panels.
    Copies of the hand drawn promo art.

    Ending with an after from Dave Gibbons.
    The one i just got is a 4th printing that just was released a couple months ago.
    The price is $75 but i got it for under $30 with coupons.
    You have to look around, I'm not sure if it is still in print right now.

    Most of the DC absolute books are great and this is one of them.
     
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    I'm just reading the Absolute version now. Haven't got to the extras yet, but the comics never looked better! I read WATCHMEN nearly every year, never fails to entertain and I keep finding new stuff in it. If your leary about shelling out $60 for this edition, pick up the paperback (also recoloured I believe) for cheap just to read it.

    now I have the problem of having the GN fresh in my head and thinking there's no way the movie will come close to it. [​IMG]
     
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    I've got the trade, I'm just trying to convince myself to re-buy the Absolute edition. Between you, Tony and owning and knowing how great the great Absolute Sandman books are, it might happen. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm rereading the Absolute Edition right now to follow along with the ComicGeekSpeak podcast commentaries that go in-depth on each issue, and it's given me a much deeper appreciation for this book especially all the little things that I missed before.

    For example, I never realized that Chapter V (which centers on Rorschach) was itself a Rorschach blot in that the pages mirror each other (page 1 mirrors page 29, etc).

    If you haven't picked up the book Watching the Watchmen I would highly recommend doing so before I would recommend rebuying the Absolute Edition.
     
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    How about meeting it halfway, as i mentioned earlier it's $25 at amazon.
     
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    Nah. As I said, I read the book so I really don't know how many times I can take watching this "still motion" style animation stuff. Like I said earlier I'd just rather use the money for a movie ticket (IMAX, weeeeeee!) and the BD thereafter if it's any good.
     
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    Ew. The voices are a bit beyond overdone. And the word-balloons distract me. I think I'll pass. Maybe I'll get the graphic novel instead. AFTER I see the film though -- I want the film content to be a surprise.
     

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