RT on DVD: A Second Watchmen Movie and News of a Rambo Director's Cut
Should you buy Rambo this week or wait for Sly's cut?
Zack Snyder announces a second Watchmen movie (kinda) and Sly Stallone announces his director's cut of Rambo -- so should you pick up the theatrical cut on DVD this week? Find out more inside.
Who Watches the Watchmen Spin-off DVD?
Zack Snyder will direct a Watchmen spinoff DVD film based on the meta-story Tales of the Black Freighter, which will hit shelves the week after the comic adaptation is released in theaters next March. The story within a story, which appears in the original Watchmen comics, was originally planned as a 300-esque live-action movie, but will be shot as a more cost-effective animated film. According to the New York Times, the DVD, set for stores five days after Watchmen hits theaters, will also feature a character-focused "documentary-style film" -- and even Snyder knows the movie, spinoff, and resulting multiple releases means big bucks ("The überfans of this property are going to go crazy for that").
Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs
Special features and artwork have been released for the second Futurama DVD movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs. The feature length movie picks up after the events of Bender's Big Score, when an interplanetary alien declares Fry the new Pope and seeks Leela for his bride. Will intergalactic snu-snu ensue? Britney Murphy, David Cross, and Stephen Hawking provide guest vocals; expect TONS of great bonus features like commentary tracks, "A Brief History of Deathball," and a sneak peek at the next Futurama film, Bender's Game.
The name is Rambo. John Rambo.
Sylvester Stallone's Rambo-- the fourth onscreen bloodbath starring his iconic titular character -- is out on DVD this week. But before you count your pennies and head to the video store, be warned; he's already planning a director's cut. He said as much to Jay Leno, so it must be true. We say give Rambo a rental, but wait to buy Sly's cut (entitled John Rambo) from which all the proceeds might go to the people of Burma.
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