Above is the cover art for both the Blu-ray release of the direct-to-video Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter animated feature. The title is also available on DVD. Warner Home Video has provided the following official details on this new direct-to-video release, as seen below.
Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter
Studio: Warner Home Video
Release Date: March 24th, 2009
Synopsis: They’re 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. Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter, featuring the voice of 300‘s 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 Watchmen’s world. Also, stars from the Watchmen movie team in the amazing live-action/CGI bonus feature 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.
–Watchmen: Under the Hood Bonus Feature
–Watchmen: Story Within the Story Featurette
–Watchmen: Motion Comic – Chapter One
–Green Lantern: First Flight First Look
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In related news, Warner Home Video has released three hi-res images from the Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter direct-to-video animated feature. Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look.
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