RT on DVD: The Future of Watchmen, Plus Sleeping Beauty, Touch of Evil Remastered
And did we mention the Zen master of martial arts (and the blues) has returned?Steven Seagal has returned to duty).
At a recent event for the press in which Zack Snyder wowed a room of journalists with 25 minutes of Watchmen and revealed that his current cut was running just under three hours (!), he also spoke a bit about Tales of the Black Freighter, a short film accompaniment to Watchmen that will appear on its eventual DVD release.
The Black Freighter storyline, a meta tale-within-a-tale about a castaway and a ghost ship, will appear as a standalone release on DVD five days after the film debuts in theaters next March. But Snyder and Warner Bros. eventually plan to integrate it into a future home video cut of the film itself, along with the mockumentary Under the Hood, which will be released as a supplement on the Black Freighter DVD.
"Those two pieces will be on there," Snyder told IGN Movies, "a tell-all documentary that talks about what's in the book, interviews with different characters, and then The Black Freighter. And then hopefully later on we're hoping for a Watchmen movie that has the Black Freighter in it."
What this means for Watchmen fans is that, as you may have suspected, you might opt to wait for an ultimate special edition of Watchmen that includes the Black Freighter/Under the Hood extras within the film itself. Then again, that home video release is pretty far away. Can you ignore the itch to snatch up Black Freighter come March?
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