Britain To Get Exclusive, Special, Shorter, Not-Quite-As-Good Watchmen on Blu-Ray

Britain To Get Exclusive, Special, Shorter, Not-Quite-As-Good Watchmen on Blu-Ray

Posted by June 4, 2009 Comment

51ok23lv74l_sl500_aa240_While Americans are looking forward to Zack Snyder’s extended director’s cut of Watchmen on Blu Ray format, pushing out to 189 minutes, full of opportunities to freeze frame, compare to comic book panels, and nip out for a bathroom break, it looks like Brits have been left out in the Arctic wasteland.

Brits get what’s described as 2 Disc+ Digital Copy Exclusive To The UK Limited Edition version of the movie coming in at a measly 162 minutes. Basically the theatrical cut and the extras from the two-disc DVD.

Of course the extras are different from the US version. Each version will have exclusive content –  and neither country would expect anything less. But, you know, isn’t the main film the real attraction?

Ah well, one for people in the UK with multi-region Blu Ray players to feel even more arrogant about I suppose.

Until the version with the Black Freighter and Under The Hood sections included comes out, leaving them to buy it all over again.

UK Extras, Blu Ray and DVD

  • The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics
  • Real Superheroes, Real Vigilantes
  • Video Journals (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

US Extras (Blu Ray):

• Maximum Movie Mode (BD exclusive split-screen, on-camera commentary)
• Watchmen: Focus Points
• The Phenomenon: The Comic that Changed Comics
• Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes (BD exclusive)
• Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World (BD exclusive)
• Music Video: Desolation Row (My Chemical Romance)
• Digital Copy (theatrical version)
• BD-Live

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(Last Updated June 4, 2009 4:12 am )

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