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“Black Freighter” DVD Details

Warner Home Video has released the DVD covers for Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood, which hits on March 24, 2009. Here some details from the official press release:

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 novels richly layered story-within-a-story, a daring pirate saga whose turbulent events may mirror those in the Watchmen's world. Stars from the Watchmen movie team 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.

The DVD and Blu-ray will also include two special features “Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen” and “A First Look at Green Lantern.” The Blu-ray version will have two more special features including “The Two Bernies,” which is a scene from Watchmen not seen in theaters, and “The Why of Watchmen” with director Zack Snyder.

Tales of the Black Freighter is rated R for violent and grisly images and runs 26 minutes while Under the Hood is rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief violent and suggestive images and smoking, and it has a running time of 38 minutes.

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1.30.09 Source: WatchmenComicMovie.com

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