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Absolute Watchmen

Aug. 20, 2008by: Omar Aviles

<a href=WATCHMEN" /> A few months ago, we told you about the three dvd's Warner Bros. is planning on releasing for their upcoming WATCHMEN, the Zack Snyder directed feature adaptation of the iconic Alan Moore graphic novel of the same name. We mentioned that the film itself would be the first, an animated version of the comic within the story, TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER, would be the second and the third would be a combination of the two. The folks at io9 recently learned from "Watchmen" comic animator Dave Gibbons, however, that this last dvd is an Absolute Edition in which the animated film isn't just packaged with the main film but will play alongside the main film as in the graphic novel, taking the film's runtime to more than 3 hours, LORD OF THE RINGS director's cut style. That's hella long but it should play out pretty great.

Extra Tidbit: If this is a phenomenal success (which is likely), you think they'd dare even consider a sequel? They're doing it for 300.
Source: io9

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4:35PM on 08/21/2008
If the success of this is as much as 300, (which is likely) then no, I doubt a direct sequel would come of it. Not for lack of WB trying, but because Snyder is a total geek, and even if the ending is different, it ain't gonna be real sequel-esque stuff.
If the success of this is as much as 300, (which is likely) then no, I doubt a direct sequel would come of it. Not for lack of WB trying, but because Snyder is a total geek, and even if the ending is different, it ain't gonna be real sequel-esque stuff.
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2:37PM on 08/21/2008
but...didn't the spartans become badass over the course of hundreds of years of cultural selectivism? That would be kinda boring to watch.

Then again, 300 was kinda boring to watch too, so maybe that would be appropriate.
but...didn't the spartans become badass over the course of hundreds of years of cultural selectivism? That would be kinda boring to watch.

Then again, 300 was kinda boring to watch too, so maybe that would be appropriate.
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1:48PM on 08/21/2008

300 prequel

If they make another 300 it will be a prequel to how they became so bad ass. It could also be intercut with what happened after the first film as they go to take down Xerces!
If they make another 300 it will be a prequel to how they became so bad ass. It could also be intercut with what happened after the first film as they go to take down Xerces!
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12:43PM on 08/21/2008

300 sequel?

What is a 300 sequel going to be about? The burying of 299 soldiers?
What is a 300 sequel going to be about? The burying of 299 soldiers?
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7:08AM on 08/21/2008

Awesome!!!

Exciting stuff! Can't wait for this movie!!!
Exciting stuff! Can't wait for this movie!!!
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10:50PM on 08/20/2008
While I love the Tales of the Black Freighter in the comic it isn't essential to tell the story. True it makes it a less layered story but I'm cool with it not being in the theatrical version. I will however get this Absolute version as soon as I can.
Sequels, prequels, no matter what its a bad idea. Watchman is an entity all its own. Its perfection in a comic and very well might be in a movie (who I'm I kidding the movie is gonna be awesome)but trying to create a new story would just be a
While I love the Tales of the Black Freighter in the comic it isn't essential to tell the story. True it makes it a less layered story but I'm cool with it not being in the theatrical version. I will however get this Absolute version as soon as I can.
Sequels, prequels, no matter what its a bad idea. Watchman is an entity all its own. Its perfection in a comic and very well might be in a movie (who I'm I kidding the movie is gonna be awesome)but trying to create a new story would just be a bastardization of one of the greatest works of literature ever. Moore would never agree to write anything new so anything some Hollywood d-bag would write would never compare.
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9:39PM on 08/20/2008
I need a change of underwear.
I need a change of underwear.
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9:34PM on 08/20/2008
I'm stoked either way. Odds are if the movie and animated movie end up being that amazing, I'll probably end up buying all 3 DVDs.

I wouldn'd mind a prequel if it used the excerpts from the end of each chapter in different ways, ala Animatrix and Gotham Knight. But a Sequel just could not happen.

And that image of Akerman as Silk Spectre II is lovely.
I'm stoked either way. Odds are if the movie and animated movie end up being that amazing, I'll probably end up buying all 3 DVDs.

I wouldn'd mind a prequel if it used the excerpts from the end of each chapter in different ways, ala Animatrix and Gotham Knight. But a Sequel just could not happen.

And that image of Akerman as Silk Spectre II is lovely.
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9:13PM on 08/20/2008

PREQUEL!

That's a brilliant idea you just had azwethinkweiz!!
That's a brilliant idea you just had azwethinkweiz!!
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9:07PM on 08/20/2008
I agree. I will watch all versions. If they do decide to make another I think they should do a prequel. Something about the Minutemen.
I agree. I will watch all versions. If they do decide to make another I think they should do a prequel. Something about the Minutemen.
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9:07PM on 08/20/2008

NO SEQUEL

If we're comparing to 300 anyway. Frank Miller is going to be behind the sequel, so...unless Alan Moore decides to do a Watchmen sequel, I highly doubt it.
If we're comparing to 300 anyway. Frank Miller is going to be behind the sequel, so...unless Alan Moore decides to do a Watchmen sequel, I highly doubt it.
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8:48PM on 08/20/2008
together, separate, i don't care...still excited.
together, separate, i don't care...still excited.
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8:36PM on 08/20/2008

Damn it

I had a bad feeling wen i first heard about the separate DVD for the pirate story. Now that feeling has proven correct. I knew they couldnt add in the side stories that really matter. So now the theatrical release probably wont include the crossover of the pirate story with the main story. And the novel pages part will probably be forgotten completely. Ugh.

But still something inside me is just anticipating the film. I really want to see it. And then gladly read the book again and again. :D
I had a bad feeling wen i first heard about the separate DVD for the pirate story. Now that feeling has proven correct. I knew they couldnt add in the side stories that really matter. So now the theatrical release probably wont include the crossover of the pirate story with the main story. And the novel pages part will probably be forgotten completely. Ugh.

But still something inside me is just anticipating the film. I really want to see it. And then gladly read the book again and again. :D
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