Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood (2009)
Release Date: Mar 24, 2009 Wide
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 52,417
Named after the comic book that appeared in the original Watchmen graphic novel as a story-within-a-story, this animated companion piece to director Zack Snyder's feature film version of Watchmen finds an inner-city youth reading a story entitled "Marooned" from the eponymous comic book. In "Marooned," a young mariner cast adrift at sea attempts to return to his hometown in order to warn the locals of the approaching Black Freighter. In order to accomplish this formidable task, the desperate
Mar 24, 2009 Wide
Mar 24, 2009
Warner Home Video
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[A]ppropriately bleak and rife with animated horrors even more powerful than they were in the still illustrations of the graphic novel...
I really loved the Watchmen film, and this DVD (as well as the Complete Motion Comic DVD) make for a really wonderful way to experience this extraordinary world.
...to satisfy purists and completists, WB put them both on a single Blu-ray disc in high definition. (Blu-ray Edition)
Like Alice tumbling head over heels deeper and deeper into her own special rabbit hole, Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood are destined to overfeed a fanbase already rabid for anything Watchmen related.
A collection of content that would better serve the film's future DVD and Blu-ray iterations than exist as a standalone release.
It provides another angle on the Watchmen universe we might not otherwise get.
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