Watchmen rings in July

The glorious rebirth of Jackie Earle Haley (Bad News Bears) continues with Watchmen. Now you can see even more of his great performance as Rorschach with the director’s cut arriving soon. Here’s press release from Warner Home Video with a spoiler:

OWN THE ACTION-PACKED WATCHMEN Directors Cut
WHEN IT STORMS ONTO BLU-RAY AND DVD JULY 21 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

25 Minutes of Footage Not Seen In Theaters includes more Rorschach and a scene of Hollis Masons death.

New Groundbreaking Blu-ray Technology: Warner Bros. Maximum Movie Mode and BD Live

Burbank, CA, May 12, 2009 Be the first to own the one of the most anticipated films of 2009 when Watchmen Directors Cut arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 21. From director Zack Snyder, this new cut of the action-packed blockbuster includes an additional 25 minutes of footage not seen in theaters only available on Blu-ray and DVD. Watchmen as seen in theaters will also be available on DVD and ON DEMAND July 21.

Available on the Blu-ray disc of Watchmen Directors Cut is new interactive technology used for Warner Bros. Maximum Movie Mode, a first-of-its-kind bonus feature that showcases a seamless multi-story presentation of the Directors Cut. Hosted by Zack Snyder, the feature will offer in-depth scene analysis, picture-in-picture videos from the cast and crew, side-by-side comparisons of the graphic novel and the film, photo galleries and more.

From Director, Zack Snyder (300, Dawn of the Dead) Watchmen stars Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children, Semi-Pro), Malin Akerman (27 Dresses, The Heartbreak Kid), Billy Crudup (Mission Impossible III, Almost Famous), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TVs Greys Anatomy, Supernatural), Patrick Wilson (Lakeview Terrace, Little Children), and Carla Gugino (Race to Witch Mountain, Night at the Museum).

Warner Home Video has also implemented Facebook Connect to launch with Watchmen Directors Cut BD-Live. With Facebook Connect, users can interact with their friends from Facebook, update their Facebook status while in BD-Live and invite their Facebook friends to a Live Community Screening.

SYNOPSIS
Someones killing our super heroes. The year is 1985 and super heroes have banded together to respond to the murder of one of their own. They soon uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger. The super heroes fight to stop the impending doom only to find themselves a target for annihilation. But, if our super heroes are gone, who will save us?

Watchmen Directors Cut will be available on Blu-ray for $35.99, 2-disc special edition DVD for $34.99 and the theatrical version of Watchmen on single disc DVD for $28.98.

On July 21, Watchmen theatrical version will also be available ON DEMAND through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles. The Directors Cut and theatrical version can be downloaded for rental or purchase on iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand.

DVD and BLU-RAY ELEMENTS

Watchmen Theatrical Version (WS or FS) no bonus features

Watchmen Directors Cut 2-Disc Digital Copy Special Edition DVD:
• Directors Cut (additional 25 min.)
o Newly included footage contains more Rorschach and a scene of Hollis Masons death
• The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics [Learn how the subversive, thematically complex, award winning comic that changed literature, inspired analytical debate, and won countless fans, was created]
• Watchmen: Webisodes
o My Chemical Romance Desolation Row Music Video
o Digital Copy

Watchmen Directors Cut Blu-ray Disc:
• Directors Cut (additional 25 min.)
o Newly included footage contains more Rorschach and a scene of Hollis Masons death.
• Warner Bros. Maximum Movie Mode [With Watchmen Director Zack Snyder as our host, well dive deep into the intricacies of the Watchmen.]
o Director walk-ons with scene analysis
o Picture-in-picture video from the cast and crew
o Side-by-side comparisons of the graphic novel and the film
o Timeline comparisons of our world events to those from Watchmen
o Photo galleries of production stills and storyboards
• The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics [Learn how the subversive, thematically complex, award winning comic that changed literature, inspired analytical debate, and won countless fans, was created]
• Real Superheroes, Real Vigilantes [Explores the fascination and psychology behind real-world vigilantes and where that behavior crosses over into actually donning the hood and behaving as superheroes.]
• Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World [The creators of Watchmen had a great understanding of engineering and science, allowing for plausible mechanics in their characters tools and the world itself. This featurette will guide the viewer through the filmmakers process of turning these technologies into cinematic reality]
• My Chemical Romance Desolation Row Music Video
• BD-Live with even more content
• Digital Copy
BASICS
PRODUCT SRP
Single disc Amaray (WS or FS) $ 28.98
2-disc Digital Copy Special Edition $ 34.99
2- Disc Blu-ray disc $ 35.99

Standard Street Date: July 21, 2009

Languages: English, Quebec French, Latin Spanish (English only for the 2-disc Digital Copy Special Edition and Blu-ray)
Subtitles: English, French, Latin Spanish
Running Time: 161 min (186 min for Directors Cut)
Rating: R (for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language)
DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]

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