Warner Home Video has released the DVD and blu-ray covers for the “Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter” which will come with a live-action/CGI version of “Under the Hood” told by Hollis Mason. Here’s what they had to say about the 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.
Special features attached to the DVD and blu-ray will include “Story Within A Story: The Books of the Watchmen”, a first look at DC Universe’s Animated Green Lantern DVD, and Chapter 1 of the Watchmen Motion Comic. The blu-ray will, in addition, include a deleted scene from “Watchmen” called “The Two Bernies”, and a featurette with director Zack Snyder called “The WHY of the Watchmen”.
“Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter” hits stores March 24, 2009. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is rereleased together with “Watchmen” this summer in a collector’s set. Spend wisely, my friends 🙂