Watchmen: Tales Of The Black Freighter DVD and Blu-Ray

Watchmen Tales Of The Black Freighter PackshotParamount Home Entertainment: Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter, also featuring Nite Owl’s autobiography Under the Hood

Offering audiences two essential Watchmen background stories, experience the exclusive and dramatic origin – essential to the Watchmen experience – as the comic-within-the-comic and Night Owl’s autobiography are brought to life when Paramount Home Entertainment releases Watchmen: Tales Of The Black Freighter, featuring Under The Hood on DVD & Blu-ray on April 6 2009.

THE BLACK FREIGHTER
The story within the highly anticipated Watchmen series features the voices of Gerard Butler (300) and Jared Harris (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). Executively produced by Watchmen director Zack Snyder, the feature is directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio and Mike Smith.

It brings to strikingly animated life the graphic novel’s richly layered story. Within the graphic novel, Watchmen: Tales Of The Black Freighter, appears as a comic book read by a young man in New York City while the city is being destroyed.

This daring pirate saga chronicles a sailor’s journey home from being marooned. During his journey, the young seaman is “forced by the urgency of his mission to shed one inhibition after another” and experience horrible events along the way. The turbulent events the sailor endures seem to mirror those in the Watchmen’s world.

UNDER THE HOOD
Hollis Mason’s tell-all autobiography, Under The Hood, chronicles the events in Hollis Mason’s life that led to him becoming the masked avenger Nite Owl and discusses how the Minutemen were formed. It features the original Sally Spectre, the Comedian, Moloch the Mystic, along with Hollis Mason, the original Nite Owl.

Under The Hood is directed by Eric Matthies and also stars Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie and Jeffrey Dean Morgan appear as their characters from the theatrical Watchmen film in this live-action documentary-style special.

DVD Technical Details
Title: Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter, featuring Under The Hood
Release Date: April 6 2009
Discs: 1 Disc Set
RRP: £9.99
Cert: 18 TBC
Sound: Dolby Digital English 5.1 surround
Running time (main feature): Approx. 25 minutes
Running time (special features): Approx. 84 minutes

Special features
- Under the Hood
- Story Within a Story: The Books of Watchmen
- Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 1
- A First Look at the Green Lantern

BLU-RAY Technical Details
Title Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter, featuring Under The Hood
Release Date: April 6 2009
Discs: 1 Disc Set
RRP: £14.99
Cert: 18 TBC
Sound: 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby True HD
Running time (main feature): Approx. 25 minutes
Running time (special features): Approx. 84 minutes

Special Features
- Under the Hood
- Story Within a Story: The Books of Watchmen
- Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 1
- A First Look at the Green Lantern

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