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Watchmen [videorecording]: The Ultimate

Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures present in association with Legendary Pictures, a Lawrence Gordon/Lloyd Levin production, a Zack Synder film ; produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder ; screenplay by David Hayter and Alex Tse ; directed by Zack Snyder
Video; DVD; Blu-Ray
"In an alternate reality, it's 1985, 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?" -- Axel music website.
Zack Snyder
Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson.
Release Date
Run Time
251 min.
In English with English, French and Spanish subtitles
MPAA rating: R; for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language (Watchmen) ; MPAA rating PG; for mild thematic elements, brief violent and suggestive images and smoking (Under the hood) ; Not rated (Watchmen motion comic)
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
  • Based on the graphic novel co-created by Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics.
  • Title and credits from container.
  • "Movie is the version never before seen in theaters, intgrating the animated 'Tales of the black freighter' into the director's cut of the film for a more in-depth experience, with 2 all-new commentaries by director Zack Snyder and graphic novel co-creater and illustrator Dave Gibbons." -- Container.
  • Special features: Over 2 hours of bonus content including four featurettes and the Watchmen video journals ; Under the Hood : a retrospective look at the biography by Hollis Mason, the original Nite Owl, and the world of those who stood for hooded justice.
Uniform Title
Watchmen (Motion picture : 2009)
Variant Title
Title on set box: Watchmen: the complete story
Ultimate cut
Related Title
Under the hood.
Tales of the black freighter.
Local Notes
Library is not retaining the digital copy.
Blu-ray version
  • Disc 1. Ultimate watchmen
  • Disc. 2: special features
  • Disc. 3: digital copy.
1419880438 (Box set), 9781419880438
Director of photography, Larry Fong ; edited by, William Hoy ; music by, Tyler Bates.
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2009.
Publisher no.
  • 3000025155 (Box set)
  • 2000009029 (Disc 1)
  • 2000009030 (Disc 2)
  • 2000034680 (Disc 3)
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
3 videodiscs (251min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray disc, widescreen (16:9); Dolby Digital, 1080p High Definition.
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