Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Warner Bros Home Video has officially announced that Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 24th. The companion story was featured in the original Watchmen graphic novel as a comic book inside the comic book. Complete fact sheet after the jump featuring screenshots from Black Freighter and more!
The official production description follows:
“Theyre in the book. And on this disc. From the director of Watchmen and 300 come two tales from the celebrated graphic novel that do not appear in the extraordinary Watchmen Theatrical Feature. Tales of the Black Freighter (featuring the voice of 300s Gerard Butler) brings to strikingly animated life the novels richly layered story-within-a-story, a daring pirate saga whose turbulent events may mirror those in the Watchmens world. Stars from the Watchmen movie team in the amazing live-action/CGI Under the Hood, based on Nite Owls powerful first-hand account of how the hooded adventurers came into existence. Two fan-essential stories. One place to watch the excitement. Watching the Watchmen begins here.”
Also on the DVD/Blu-ray is Hollis Mason’s tell-all live-action expose on the MAsked Men of Watchmen titled Under The Hood, a featurette titled “Story Within A Story: The Books of The Watchmen” which takes a look at the comic book within the comic book, and a First Look at DC’s Animated Green Lantern DVD. The Blu-ray release features additional content including a featurette called “The WHY of Watchmen” featuring director Zack Snyder and The Two Bernies, a deleted scene from Watchmen which was not included in the theatrical cut of the film, and a digital copy of the film.