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Batman: Under the Hood – First look at DC’s new animated film

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2010

This is from the Crisis on Two Earths DVD

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Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter – New images

Posted by LiveFor on March 24, 2009

MTV Splashpage had these cool looking images from the forthcoming Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter DVD. There will be a super deluxe directer’s cut version of Watchmen with this animated segment spliced in.
“Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter” — features the vocal talents of “300” star Gerard Butler — ships out tomorrow on DVD and Blu-ray, and includes the Minutemen pseudo-doc, “Under the Hood,” starring the cast from the film reprising their roles as the original do-gooders gone horribly bad. Along with the headlining movies, the 2-disc set also includes a first-look at “Green Lantern: First Flight,” and bonus featurettes “Story Within a Story: The Books of the Watchmen” which explores the comic-within-a-comic of “Watchmen,” “The Why of the Watchmen” by Zack Snyder, and “The Two Bernies” showing a scene from “Watchmen” not seen in theaters (the latter two only available on the Blu-ray edition of the set).

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Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter – Details of the DVD and screen shots

Posted by LiveFor on January 31, 2009

Warner Bros have now announced the release of Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Tales of the Black Freighter was the comic book within the Watchmen comic. All very meta plus it was very dark and twisted – lots of dead bodies, insanity, sharks and nastiness. The reasoning behind having a pirate comic in the Watchmen Universe was simply because in a world of superheroes why have superhero comics?

The image below shows what’s one the disc along with some screenshots. Looks very, very nice and Gerard Butler has provided his voice.

“Theyre 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 300s 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 Watchmens world. Stars from the Watchmen movie team in the amazing live-action/CGI Under the Hood, based on Nite Owls 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.”

Also on the DVD/Blu-ray is Hollis Mason’s tell-all live-action expose on the MAsked Men of Watchmen titled Under The Hood, a featurette titled “Story Within A Story: The Books of The Watchmen” which takes a look at the comic book within the comic book, and a first Look at DC’s Animated Green Lantern DVD. The Blu-ray release features additional content including a featurette called “The WHY of Watchmen” featuring director Zack Snyder and The Two Bernies, a deleted scene from Watchmen which was not included in the theatrical cut of the film, and a digital copy of the film.

Personally I’ll probably hold out for the all singing all dancing Watchmen DVD which will no doubt show up with the Black Freighter tale mixed in with the full film.

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Carla Gugino talks about Under the Hood. The Watchmen documentary for DVD

Posted by LiveFor on October 23, 2008

Carla Gugino (Silk Spectre) has been talking to MTV about some of the extra work they have been doing on the Watchmen movie that won’t be seen on the big screen.

An inter-chapter filler in the graphic novel, the memoirs of the first Nite Owl, “Under the Hood,” will be a bonus feature on the DVD — bringing together all the old Minute Men for a mockumentary-style biography. The idea, Gugino insisted, was to try not to lose anything from the source material.

“That is what was so amazing too about working on this movie. Zack and Debbie, the producers, were continuously thinking of new ways to get more of the graphic novel into the movie in really creative ways,” Gugino enthused. “‘Under the Hood’ was something they just came up with and they were like, you know, in the next few weeks I think we are going to shoot this as a documentary. And then all of a sudden I ended up doing all of this research on what my character had said in certain things that were not actually said in the movie. We had such a great time doing it and I can’t wait to see it.”

Since it details certain events which aren’t exactly in the novel (or are, but only shown from secondhand accounts or memories), “Under the Hood” left the cast with a lot of room for improvisation, Gugino said.

“We had sort of a script we worked off of loosely and then I just improvised a bunch in character,” the woman soon to be known as Silk Spectre I revealed. “At the point [they film the documentary in the timeline of the novel] my character was in her 50s, so I’m wearing prosthetics. It was really fun to do.”

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