» Warner Bros Home Entertainment
» 3 Discs
» - 2 BDs
» - 1 CD (digital copy)
» Nite Owl Ship
(w. lights, sound and stand)
» 2 Disc Trays
» Plastic Box
» Watchmen (director's cut) (movie)
» Maximum Movie Mode with director Zack Snyder
» BD, RABC, NTSC
» 2.40:1 Anamorphic
» English DTS-HD Master 5.1
» French Dolby Digital 5.1
» English HoH, French, Spanish
» Watchmen: Focus Points (HD)
» - The Minutemen
» - Sets and Sensibility
» - Dressed for Success
» - The Ship Has Eyes
» - Dave Gibbons
» - Burn Baby Burn
» - Shoot to Thrill
» - Blue Monday
» - Attention to Detail
» - Girls Kick Ass
» - Rorschach's Mask
» The Phenomenon: The Comic that Changed Comics (HD) (27m 38s)
» Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes (HD) (25m 25s)
» Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World (HD) (16m)
» My Chemical Romance - Desolation Row (music video) (HD) (03m 09s)
» BD, RABC, NTSC
» Watchmen (theatrical cut) (movie)
» Zack Snyder
» Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie, Laura Mennell, Rob LaBelle, Gary Houston, James M. Connor, Mary Ann Burger, John Shaw
Despite the incredible success of Watchmen and the hard work put into the Blu-Ray release of the film, I don't think to many people noticed this particular edition. Packaged with a miniature Nite Owl ship and sold exclusively through Amazon in Canada and the US, this box set combined good features with an eye pleasing design.
However, seeing as there had been a lot of buzz surrounding an upcoming ultimate edition being release later the same year, I guess this set just wasn't worth the money for most people. But gladly, I'm not most people.
Starting off with the miniature Nite Owl ship, this set is actually pretty high quality. Granted, it is made of plastic but the paintjob and little details make up for the lack of size. Now, personally I would have preferred it if they had made the ship bigger and maybe used the ship itself as a place to put the discs, but this way works just as good.
To access the discs you simply slide out a couple of fold out plastic trays sitting in the base of the display stand. The ship is detatchable (!) and also comes with battery-powered lighthing effects and a fly-by sound for when you turn it on.
Overall I think this set is a very nice choice and I also want to make special mention of the fake (plastic) water that holds up the ship. This looks a bit weird at first glance but actually works really well together with the lights of the ship as you got two blue spotlights aimed directly at it from beneath the ship.
Last but not least the outer case for the ship is a simple see-through plastic box, which I actually think is a lot better than your typical cardboard set - mainly cause it allows you to keep the ship sealed in the case but still have i somewhat visible, and also the empty box doesn't take up a lot of room for those of us who want to store it away in a closet somewhere.
When it comes to special features and quality, this is one of the titles that's been marketed as part of the new wave of high tech movies that will give new meaning to the word "Blu-ray". And granted, everything looks spectacular.
The first disc features the director's cut version of the film and also includes the soon to be standard (?) "maximum movie mode" feature, which allows you to view the film together with the director, who jumps in to show you related behind the scenes stuff and whatnot in a way that hasn't really been done before.
Special features are all interesting and informative but there's no sign of the original "Motion Comic" or your standard audio commentary track. And to be fair, even though this is an okay set of disc, there is a far better edition out there with the all new "Ultimate Cut" box set, so if you're more into discs than packaging that would definetly be the choice for you.
However, seeing as each edition has it's own version of the film, a true fan would probably consider owning both.
Exclusive to Amazon US and Amazon Canada.