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Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic (+ BD-Live) [Blu-ray]
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Watched any great books lately? Now you can. The most celebrated graphic novel of all time that broke the conventional mold continues to break new ground WATCHMEN illustrator Dave Gibbons oversees this digital version of the graphic novel that adds limited motion, voice and sound to the books strikingly drawn panels. All 12 chapters of the story are here nearly 5 hours spanning everything from the mysterious demise of the Comedian to the crisscrossed destinies of loosely allied superheroes to their fateful impact on the world. Be in the know. Be watching. With Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic.]]>
- Includes standard-def Digital Copy of the film. Compatible with Windows Media devices. Download code expires 3/2/2010.
- Special sneak peek of DC Universe's animated Wonder Woman DVD
- Watchmen Production Diaries #4: Dave Gibbons (in high definition)
- Preview an exclusive Watchmen scene and access additional features via BD-Live
Top Customer Reviews
I decided to pick up the Blu-ray of the `Watchmen' motion comic as an alternative to reading the graphic novel in preparation for going to see the movie because I thought it was an interesting concept.
I must say I was stunned.
I won't get into the story and characters as most of you who are reading this are probably well versed already. Let's just say that I can see now what all the hoopla is about. Instead, let me talk about the actual presentation of the "motion comic".
The Blu-ray image is outstanding. Each image on screen is composed of a single panel from the comic complete with the dialog bubbles. The colors are vibrant and the lines are crisp. Many of the images seem to jump right off the screen at you. The score is quite good as the music helps to set the mood of what is going on. Having heard some excerpt's from the film score I have to say as of right now I think the `motion comic' score is more suiting to the story. The sound effects are also well done.
The voice acting is excellent for being performed by one person. Many of the reviews I have read seem to have a problem with a man reading a woman's part. Having listened to many audio books on the road or at work, I can say that I did not find it distracting in the least. Having said that, if this "motion comic" format becomes popular, I think having an actual voice cast would be a wonderful idea.Read more ›
There simply is no other way to experience the visual "harmonies" employed in the comic book in a live action movie. Zach Snyder is passionate, but he's already taken quite a few liberties with his production design. Ozymandias is horribly miscast (too bad, Jude Law didn't work out).
A perfect example is the iconic blood splash on the Comedian's "smiley" button. That splash motif is echoed throughout the 12 issues, effectively bookending the whole series. Snyder has "a" splash, but not "the" splash.
The voice work is initially off-putting, but he's a good actor, and his performance pulls you into the story. The background music sets the mood without overwhelming.
Despite the loss of Moore's chapter addenda ("Under the Hood" excerpts, Rorschach's psych eval and Journal entries, etc.), I like to think that he would enjoy these motion comics... at least a little. I'm confident that most fans of the comic will feel the same.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great interpretation of the watchmen but there needs to be different voices for the charactersPublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
Really great. If you love the graphic novel you'll love this. I saw they also did Red Son. Can't wait to watch/read that one too.Published 1 month ago by David E Wright
Excellent presentation of the greatest graphic novel of all time. The voice talent was superb in bringing personality to the characters, and the way the original Dave Gibbons art... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hume
The motion comic was the best thing to come out of the Watchmen movie. It would have been cool to see what this would have been like with individual voice actors, but as it stands,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tau Ceti
I usually hate motion comics but this one is actually pretty well done & a great introduction for new fans.Published 5 months ago by Claude Kane III
This was also a gift, and not only was my son thrilled to get it, he didn't know that this dvd even existed, so it was doubly exciting for him.Published 18 months ago by Linda Banting
Awful sound quality. Couldn't hear the characters speak. Unfortunate, since the material was really cool.Published 20 months ago by Ryan Unterbrunner
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