So yeah, I'm not planning to go see Watchmen at the theater. On the one hand, I don't really need to see a film that's practically shot for shot a comic I have in my library. On the other, three plus hours in a theater seat is ergonomically excruciating for me. No, I'll be waiting for the very nice DVD package that's bound to come out. That way, I can watch it from the comfort of my own couch, perhaps even with the comic on my knees, following along with the panels as they appear on the screen. And from what I hear, there are going to be some great bells and whistles to make it worth my while.
A handsome Owlship shaped carrying case for all those discs and goodies.3 extra hours!
I found Lord of the Rings only mildly interesting in theaters and engrossing at home. Why? Nothing left on the cutting room floor! Now we'll be able to get the full, nerdfested experience of Watchmen AS IF WE WERE REALLY READING IT IN REAL TIME!
Alternate ending with cosmic vagina monster!
Now you can have it any way you want it.
Shot by shot with the Watchmen
A version of the film that freeze-frames every time a panel is matched perfectly, which should be for every panel in the 6-hour version.
If you're going to follow along, this option rings a bell to make you turn the page. No word yet if we'll also get actual whistles.
The text pieces as read by famous voices!
Interludes between chapters by the world's best reading voices. Under the Hood read by Patrick Stewart. The pirate stuff by Brian Blessed. And Jack Black reads Rorschach's arrest record and pornographic sketch.
The entire comic with the characters replaced by the Charlton heroes they were based on!
A CGI schlong shrinker!
For those fanboys who feel threatened by a blue man-god's giant piece--oh sorry, I mean who prefer Dr. Manhattan's more discreet genitals from the comic.
Alan Moore's credit!
The bloody smiley button and all this too!