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Watchmen: Director's Cut (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Released on 30 November 2009

Featuring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino & Malin Akerman

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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Based on the graphic novel written by Alan Moore, Watchmen is a complex, multi-layered, mystery adventure which is directed by 300's Zack Snyder and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode and Patrick Wilson.

Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the 'Doomsday Clock' - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight.

When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity...But who is watching the Watchmen?

The Director's cut of the feature is approximately 25 minutes longer, incorporating more elements from the graphic novel. This eagerly anticipated version offers more violence and reworked scenes with additional dialogue to give greater depth to this visual masterpiece. Also included are new commentary contributions from Director Zach Snyder and Graphic Novel illustrator Dave Gibbons.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.




  • Audio Descriptive Track on Feature Film
  • The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics
  • Real Superheroes, Real Vigilantes
  • Mechanics: Technologies Of A Fantastic World Watchmen Making-Of Webisodes:
  • Minutemen
  • Sets & Sensibility
  • Dressing for Success
  • The Ship Has Eyes
  • Dave Gibbons
  • Burn Baby Burn
  • Shoot To Thrill
  • Blue Monday
  • Attention To Detail
  • Girls Kick Ass
  • Rorschach's Mask
  • Viral Videos:
  • 10 Years Of Dr. Manhattan (1970: NBS Special News Report)
  • The Keene Act & You (1977: US Public Service Announcement)
  • Who Watches The Watchmen? (1983: Celebrity News Feature)
  • World In Focus (1985: British Late Night Discussion Programme)
  • Music Video - My Chemical Romance, Desolation Row
  • Trailers

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| | See all Horatio4's reviews (1)

Only the special features disc has Spanish ; Portuguese ; German ; Danish ; Italian ; Swedish ; Norwegian ; Castillian ; Finnish and Dutch subtitles.
The movie disc has only english and english for hard of hearing.

 But 4 stars off for paramount...

| | See all aaronite1's reviews (1)

Great, atmospheric and immersive film. Shame on Paramount for "triple dipping" with this film - a theatrical cut, then a director's cut and then a (coming soon) Ultimate Cut - as this they've never heard of seamless branching. One release is more than enough. Four stars off for ripping off their customers.

 "..AWESOME BUT NOT COMPLETE.."

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This has got to be one of the best comic book movies ever made, watchmen easily stands up to anything before it, it has an amazing and deep and interesting storyline unlike allot of comic films, great effects, interesting characters with good back stories. it was rather a brave thing to do giving this an 18 certification and having it run at just over two and a half hours, but it was needed and well worth all the effort, plus with all the cool features you get on this disc its a must own film and already a classic, BUT if you want the real version of watchmen you need to see the ULTIMATE CUT which runs an hour longer! This is only available in the u.s but if you order it you will find it runs no problem as it is region free!!

 A Proper Adult Comic Book Movie

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Watched this on, DVD as it did not appeal to me at all when released on Cinema. My expectations were pretty low.
Was badly put off by the Special Effects for the Blue Guy Mr Manhattan. It all just looked a bit tacky. Also the 2hr 30mins time didnt entice me.
But 10 mins into the Film and I was hooked. The story is fairly fast paced, and has a lot to say. The Acting is spot on and the Direction holds it altogether nicely.
The feel and setting of the 1980s is captured perfectly.
The story is VERY VIOLENT at times, sometimes justified and sometimes not so much.
My Review probably is not summing it up correctly, but I really Liked the Movie.
A Sequel seems unlikely, given the disappointment of the overall Box Office.
Special mention also has to go to the Brilliant selection of Music that goes with the move. One of the Best Soundtracks of the past Decade.

 Get your expectations right and this can reward to no end.

| | See all DublinDrummer's reviews (6)

When I saw this movie in the cinema, the trailers had made me believe it to be an "18s" style X-Men. As such I was bored silly and couldnt get into the several stories that seemed very disjointed on first viewing.

However, as happened with other movies for me (magnolia, Southland Tales), I decided to give the film another try.

I decided to watch it again. I read up a little about it beforehand, but still didn't expect much from my second viewing.

When I saw it again, I really enjoyed the mood, the music, the dialogue (superbly written), the story and the characters. I dont think you can ask much more from a movie if the truth be told. I subsequently watched it again 3+ times and then bought this version. I must say, it only enhances the experience.

To me this represents everything that modern "movie hero's" lack. A human element, a vulnerable side, a dark side. Heck, even the villain has a curiously debatable master plan that many people will actually feel that while their actions were completely incomprehensible on one level, in many ways their dirty deeds were understandable.

At the risk of sounding pretentious, while its not that important in a movie, when you see something you really enjoy it only adds to the appreciation of it when you realise that it was a movie made by a director whose goal was to celebrate a popular comic, as opposed to the usual Hollywood mantra of making a movie to appeal to the masses just for financial reasons (No PG for the sake of it thank you very much). Its nice to see a movie made with quality in mind.

It certainly will not appeal to the masses, but in time (if not already) this is a guaranteed cult movie . . For me it just gets better the more I watch it. . 10 out of 10

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ActorsJeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, Matt Frewer, Danny Woodburn, Carrie Genzel, Niall Matter, Laura Mennell, Jay Brazeau & Rob LaBelle
DirectorZack Snyder
Certificate18 years and over
Year2009
ScreenWidescreen 2.40:1
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby True HD (5.1)
SubtitlesEnglish