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#1 of 32 David Wilkins

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Posted May 12 2009 - 07:32 AM

According to HDD, 'Watchmen' will be coming to BD day and date with the DVD. One catch: only the Director's Cut will come on BD, which is 25 minutes longer than the theatrical release.

Warner Announces 'Watchmen' Blu-ray | High-Def Digest

#2 of 32 Lord Dalek

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Posted May 12 2009 - 08:06 AM

By that do you mean the DC is a BR exclusive? In which case... crap.

#3 of 32 cafink

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Posted May 12 2009 - 08:26 AM

I enjoyed Watchment a great deal, but I'm not sure that another almost half-hour of material will benefit it. I'm quite interested in seeing the director's cut, but I hope the theatrical version materializes on Blu-ray as well, at some point.
 

 


#4 of 32 Sam Posten

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Posted May 12 2009 - 08:33 AM

I'm sorry but this Facebook integration is the dumbest thing I have heard of in a long time.

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#5 of 32 Eric F

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Posted May 12 2009 - 08:54 AM

Waiting for the "Ultimate" cut (whenever that comes).

#6 of 32 David Wilkins

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Posted May 12 2009 - 09:07 AM

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Waiting for the "Ultimate" cut (whenever that comes).

You mean the one with the additional 24 minutes added to the 25 already additional minutes, and the nifty packaging that includes the reduced format graphic novel?

#7 of 32 cafink

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Posted May 12 2009 - 09:26 AM

What's this about Facebook? I didn't see any mention of it in the HDD article to which David linked.
 

 


#8 of 32 David Wilkins

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Posted May 12 2009 - 09:30 AM

Yeah, what's this Facebook thingy?

Oh, I just left an obscene comment on the Facebook HTF wall, for all forum members. (No relation to the question asked above.)

#9 of 32 TheBat

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Posted May 12 2009 - 09:31 AM

there will be a 2 disc set of watchmen that will include the directors cut on standard dvd.

Watchmen (US - DVD R1 | BD) in News > Releases at DVDActive

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#10 of 32 David Wilkins

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Posted May 12 2009 - 09:38 AM

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there will be a 2 disc set of watchmen that will include the directors cut on standard dvd.

Watchmen (US - DVD R1 | BD) in News > Releases at DVDActive

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Hmm... a slight conflict here. They're also saying July 28 instead of July 21. From their description though, it specifies 2-disc BD Director's Cut, whereas the DVD is specified as being available with both cuts.

I guess it's wise to wait for the actual press release, which Ron is good about posting on a regular basis.

#11 of 32 Eric F

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Posted May 12 2009 - 09:52 AM

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You mean the one with the additional 24 minutes added to the 25 already additional minutes, and the nifty packaging that includes the reduced format graphic novel?
Yes, there is going to be an edition released later on with parts of the Black Freighter edited in.

#12 of 32 TravisR

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Posted May 12 2009 - 10:29 AM

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Yes, there is going to be an edition released later on with parts of the Black Freighter edited in.
I want to see that version but to me, The Black Freighter stuff seems like it could stop the movie in its tracks every time they go to it. Obviously, these 25 minutes could do the same thing but I think adding material relating to the main characters will improve it (and not in the "It's longer so it's automatically better" way).

#13 of 32 Sam Posten

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Posted May 12 2009 - 12:45 PM

Gizmodo - The Watchmen Blu-ray Will Sync with Facebook - Watchmen blu-ray

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#14 of 32 cafink

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Posted May 12 2009 - 01:09 PM

So viewers can watch the film simultaneously with their Facebook friends. Sounds neat. What's so "dumb" about it?

What interests me more from that article is the claim that the Blu-ray "will feature a normal and director's cut of the film." I hope it's true.
 

 


#15 of 32 Ron-P

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Posted May 12 2009 - 01:56 PM

Awesome, and July is just around the corner.
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#16 of 32 nolesrule

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Posted May 12 2009 - 02:36 PM

I missed it in theaters. Just couldn't get out of the house, so I'm looking forward to this one.

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Posted May 23 2009 - 01:54 PM

Now apparently there will be a version with the longer movie and the video game as a ps3 exclusive game.
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Posted May 23 2009 - 02:20 PM

Looks great can't wait for this

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Posted May 26 2009 - 05:29 AM

I still want to know--has the extended, extra-long mega-edition been announced for release yet? The one with the extra footage AND the Black Freighter material edited into one big, massive, honkin' Peter Jackson-sized movie?
 

 


#20 of 32 Jefferson Morris

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Posted May 27 2009 - 08:35 AM

I loved this film. Saw it twice in the theater and I'd be surprised if it didn't end up being my favorite film of the year. I'm very excited about the blu-ray.

I'd like to think both the DC and theatrical cut will be available on the blu via seamless branching. This should be a no-brainer by now. But I guess we'll have to wait for detailed specs.

I'm intrigued by the new material. While usually I feel less is more, I do think that some early portions of the film might be improved with a bit more breathing room, to thin out the dense exposition. But we'll see. Either way, I definitely want the original cut.

I don't know about the Black Freighter material. Has anyone here seen it on the standalone disc that was released earlier this year? If so, what did you think of it? It's hard for me to imagine it not being jarring if it were integrated into the film, no matter how strong it may be on its own.

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