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Watchmen Collector's Edition: Ultimate Cut + Graphic Novel [Blu-ray]

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Watchmen: Ultimate Cut + Graphic Novel (Blu-Ray)

Someone's 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?

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Everybody's favorite graphic novel comes to the screen (after years of rumors and false starts), less a roaring work of adaptation than a respectful and faithful take on a radical original. Watchmen is set in the mid-1980s, a time of increased nuclear tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, as Richard Nixon is enjoying his fifth term as president and the world's superheroes have been forcibly retired. (As you can probably tell, the mix of authentic history and alternate reality is heady.) Things begin with a bang: the mysterious high-rise murder of the Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a masked hero with a checkered past, puts the rest of the retired superhero community on alert. The credits sequence, a series of tableaux that wittily catches us up on crime-fighting backstory, actually turns out to be the high point of the movie. Thereafter we meet the other caped and hooded avengers: the furious Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley), the inexplicably naked Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup, amidst much blue-skinned, genital-swinging digital work), Silk Spectre II (Malin Akerman), Nite Owl II (Patrick Wilson), and Ozymandias (Matthew Goode). The corkscrewing storytelling, which worked well in the comic book, gives the movie the strange sense of never quite getting in gear, even as some of the episodes are arresting. Director Zack Snyder (300) doesn't try to approximate the electric impact of the original (written by Alan Moore--who declined to be credited on the movie--and illustrated by Dave Gibbons) but retains careful fidelity to his source material. That doesn't feel right, even with the generally enjoyable roll-out of anecdotes. Even less forgivable is the blah acting, excepting Jeffrey Dean Morgan (lusty) and Patrick Wilson (mellow). Watchmen certainly fills the eyes, although less so the ears: the song choices are regrettable, especially during an embarrassing mid-air coupling between Nite Owl II and Silk Spectre II as they unite their--ah--Roman numerals. In the end it feels as though a huge work of transcription has been successfully completed, which isn't the same as making a full-blooded movie experience. --Robert Horton

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  • Actors: Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  • Directors: Zack Snyder
  • Format: Blu-ray, Box set, Director's Cut, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
  • Run Time: 215 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0093ICOE0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,472 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Mr. A. Razos on November 12, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
There is a sense of irony in writing this review. Mainly because when i first saw the movie, was overly clouded by judgement due to its content of violence. This is no story about a cliche superhero team. Set in an alternate 1985, parallel to our world, Watchmen tells the story of a "What if..superhero's existed in our world?" possiblility.

The story is a chronicle of the lives of these individuals tarnished by the events of history & a story which all starts with the murder of one of their very own...

Watchmen is a movie with many layers. That been said; you have to watch it more than once, twice, maybe three times to fully grasp it. I speak from experience. This new collection brings about a sigh of relief for fans. Back in 2010, the movie was released in a special edition format titled, "The Ultimate Cut". This was the fully uncut version of the movie which included the Directors Cut release as well as Tales of the Black Freighter. The story that was told in the graphic novel "A story within a story" bringing the movie to an unbelieveable 215 minutes! The original Ultimate Cut stopped being pressed and was out of print. This further led dozens of people selling off their copies for a fortune.

Now you can all rejoice! The ultimate Cut is back and even better than ever. The full uncut movie, The motion Graphic Novel, awesome special features and they even throwed in the classic graphic novel by legendary writer, Alan Moore. All this in a lovely package that screams just in time for Christmas, "Buy me!!!"
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When I saw the original cut in the theaters, I liked it (except for the "Halleleujah" scene); most people didn't share my opinion and I still considered the original graphic novel to be vastly superior, but I still liked it. A few years later I saw the Director's Cut, which is three hours long; I thought this version was WAY better (except for the "Halleleujah" scene) and I began recommending it to people again. Someone pointed out the "Ultimate Cut" on this version, which somehow incorporated the Black Freighter scenes from the GN; I bit the bullet and picked up the CE.

Turns out the Ultimate Cut is by far my favorite version of this movie (except for the "Halleleujah" scene): the scenes have enough time to breathe and revel in the period details; there's legitimately poignant footage added (I'm thinking of That Scene with Hollis); and my regard for Patrick Wilson's performance increases every time I watch this movie. I still think the movie is distinctly inferior to the GN, but the 3.5 hour cut of this movie is the best cinematic realization of this story we're ever likely to see. There are also bonus features which flesh out the world in interesting ways that aren't as engaging as I'd hoped (I'm thinking specifically of the faux Hollywood Tonight feature about the original Nite Owl book) but are still worth watching if you're curious to see everything this world has to offer. And I still maintain that people should definitely do that, because good as the GN or not, this is still a movie people should definitely see.
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If WB truly wanted to make a "definitive" Watchmen edition, the minimum they could do is include all the cuts of the film as well as all the features from previous editions. This release instead just features the Ultimate Cut, so you are missing out on the superior (in my opinion) Director's Cut as well as the "Maximum Movie Mode" feature. The one real exclusive of this release is a copy of the original graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

For what it's worth, the first release of Ultimate Cut is now out of print and is fetching for absurd prices on the third market so this is the better deal if you missed out the first time. That being said, WB could have easily just put the UC back in print with little fanfare. The only reason this exists is to squeeze more money out of hardcore fans, and the majority of them are just getting a fancy new packaging out of it; chances are if you're at all a fan of Watchmen you probably already own the book and if you're a fan of the film you probably already got the UC when it first came out.

As for the "Ultimate Cut" itself, I would recommend the Director's Cut over this. For those who don't know, the Ultimate Cut integrates the animated film "Tales of the Black Freighter" (also available by itself) into the main picture. It's a largely unrelated story (being a comic that exists in the world of 'Watchmen') that parallels the main one. While I admire that Snyder went out of his way to make the film as faithful of possible to the original text, this is a prime example of something that is lost in the translation between mediums. A comic-within-a-comic is far less jarring than a cartoon-within-a-live-action-movie and the segments grind the film to the halt. It works better in my opinion as a separate feature onto itself.
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The content itself was great. I loved the nice quality hard-back graphic novel, and the disc enclosures were nicely packaged. It definitely had a high quality feel to all of it.

The only two negatives were, the box that it all came in was nicely adorned with holograms and graphics, but it was split in two different spots, making it essentially useless as a means to store the discs or the novel. I know that is mostly irrelevant, but its worth noting.

The other thing is I wish this set would have included the Directors Cut, not just the Theatrical and Ultimate Cuts of the film. The Directors Cut is the best version, in my opinion, and it was disappointing to have that not included in this supposedly end-all be-all of box sets.

Overall though, it would have been a great purchase.
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