Watchmen - Tales of the Black Freighter/Under the Hood

Watchmen - Tales of the Black Freighter/Under the Hood

Director: Daniel DelPurgatorio, Eric Matthies, Mike Smith Cast: Carla Gugino

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Overview

Watchmen - Tales of the Black Freighter/Under the Hood

They're 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 300's Gerard Butler) brings to strikingly animated life the novel's richly layered story-within-a-story, a daring pirate saga whose turbulent events may mirror those in the Watchmen's world. Next, stars from the Watchmen movie team up in the amazing live-action/CGI Under the Hood, based on Nite Owl's 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. Please note: Tales of the Black Freighter is rated R, and Under the Hood is rated PG.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2009
UPC: 0883929037513
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:04:00
Sales rank: 52,986

Special Features

Story Within a Story: The Books of the Watchmen; How Tales of the Balck Freighter and Under the Hood connect to and expand the world of Watchmen, with a unique analogy to the character Arc of Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias; Watchmen Motion Comic episode 1; Exclusive Forst Look at DC Universe's animated Green Lantern DVD

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Watchmen - Tales of the Black Freighter/Under the Hood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
When I first watched The Tale of the Black Freighter, I was scratching my head, because I was not sure what it had to do with The Watchmen. Baring in mind I had never actually read the full graphic novel, I did watch the featurette afterward though and realized that it was the comic book that you see this teenage kid reading near a newspaper stand in the movie. Silly me, I had forgotten about that from the movie. Once I understood what it was all about, I was like 'ok, yeah...cool.' It is pretty grisely and all together kinda dark, so it's definitely not a cartoon for kids (it'd probably give em nightmares for a week), but if you're a Watchmen fan and familiar with the graphic novel, it's a pretty neat addition to the movie. Gerard Butler contributes some great voice work to it as well. Also, Under the Hood was pretty cool...playing out like a documentary from back during the 60s in which certain members of the old superheros from the story, the Minute Men, are interviewed and talk about the old days of crime fighting...and shot much in the style of the 60s too. It's pretty neat. There's also a still motion animated bit included in this from part of the graphic novel that's pretty cool too, and a couple other fun little bonuses. All in all though, if you're a Watchmen fan, this is a good little companion movie to own along side the Watchmen. Check it out! I just need to get the graphic novel, and my Watchmen collection will be complete!