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Watchmen triple dip

May. 26, 2008by:

<a href=WATCHMEN" /> If you love the upcoming WATCHMEN adaptation then you're going to absolutely love the fact that, in an effort to boost DVD sales with the rising popularity of Blu-ray, Warner Bros. plans on releasing no less than three separate WATCHMEN DVD's in quick succession. The film itself would be the first, the movie-within-a-movie, TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER, which was originally supposed to be live action but which will now be an animated film, would be the second and the third would be an "ultimate" edition combining the two. And as if all that WATCHMEN DVD goodness wasn't enough, the studio plans on releasing 22 to 26 minute webisodes titled the "Watchmen Motion Comic,” which will be "panel-by-panel slide shows of the graphic novel narrated by an actor" in order to fully flesh out the story for those not familiar with comic and although no decisions have been made, they'll more than likely land on DVD. That's right, quadruple dip. All probably in the same year. Read more about it HERE. The film will be release March 6th of next year.

Extra Tidbit: Check out pics of a new book by "Watchmen" comic artist Dave Gibbons on the genesis of the comic and characters over HERE.
Source: NY Times

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9:51AM on 05/31/2008

Great

...I wish more studios would announce this up front instead of putting out new expanded editions every 6 months for years on end. At least no one should be duped into double dipping. I find it a very dishonest practice.
...I wish more studios would announce this up front instead of putting out new expanded editions every 6 months for years on end. At least no one should be duped into double dipping. I find it a very dishonest practice.
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2:57PM on 05/27/2008

YIE

I'm looking so forward to this movie, but this is just insane. 4 Different releases? It's things like this that really help to drive movie piracy and make some people feel justified in doing it. Just seems like a typical grubby ploy to cash in.
I'm looking so forward to this movie, but this is just insane. 4 Different releases? It's things like this that really help to drive movie piracy and make some people feel justified in doing it. Just seems like a typical grubby ploy to cash in.
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11:39AM on 05/27/2008

YES!

Even though I have no intention of seeing this movie, I'm happy for the people who are excited about it. Go Snyder!
Even though I have no intention of seeing this movie, I'm happy for the people who are excited about it. Go Snyder!
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9:05AM on 05/27/2008
Cannot wait for this film! I reckon Snyder's done good with this so far! Only bad thing I hear is they've Hollywoodized the ending! Other than that, I'm there March next year!
Cannot wait for this film! I reckon Snyder's done good with this so far! Only bad thing I hear is they've Hollywoodized the ending! Other than that, I'm there March next year!
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5:42AM on 05/27/2008
Indeed.

But at least they let us know they're gonna double-dip... This way you wait for the final edition. At least, final for now.
Indeed.

But at least they let us know they're gonna double-dip... This way you wait for the final edition. At least, final for now.
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1:12AM on 05/27/2008
Sounds excessive.
Sounds excessive.
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