It looks like I got a Blu-Ray player just in time. The specs for the DVD/Blu-Ray release of Watchmen hit my email this afternoon, and I like what I see for Blu-Ray.

July 21st is the date, and you can choose from a single DVD theatrical cut or a double disc Director’s Cut for DVD and Blu. I hope the theatrical is included on the honking giant Ultra edition that should hit at the holidays (which I hope has a nice, understated Smiley face cover. This edition has a cover I can live without).

Here are the features:



Watchmen Director’s Cut 2-Disc Digital Copy Special Edition DVD:

·         Director’s Cut (additional 25 min.)

o                    Newly included footage contains more Rorschach and a scene of Hollis Mason’s death

·         The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics [Learn how the subversive, thematically complex, award winning comic that changed literature, inspired analytical debate, and won countless fans, was created]

·         Watchmen: Webisodes

o                    My Chemical Romance Desolation Row Music Video

o                    Digital Copy

 

Watchmen Director’s Cut Blu-ray Disc:

·         Director’s Cut (additional 25 min.)

o        Newly included footage contains more Rorschach and a scene of Hollis Mason’s death.

·         Warner Bros. Maximum Movie Mode [With Watchmen Director Zack Snyder as our host, we’ll dive deep into the intricacies of the Watchmen.]

o        Director walk-ons with scene analysis

o        Picture-in-picture video from the cast and crew

o        Side-by-side comparisons of the graphic novel and the film

o        Timeline comparisons of our world events to those from Watchmen

o        Photo galleries of production stills and storyboards

·         The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics [Learn how the subversive, thematically complex, award winning comic that changed literature, inspired analytical debate, and won countless fans, was created]

·         Real Superheroes, Real Vigilantes [Explores the fascination and psychology behind real-world vigilantes and where that behavior crosses over into actually donning the hood and behaving as superheroes.]

·         Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World [The creators of Watchmen had a great understanding of engineering and science, allowing for plausible mechanics in their characters tools and the world itself.  This featurette will guide the viewer through the filmmakers process of turning these technologies into cinematic reality]

·         My Chemical Romance Desolation Row Music Video

·         BD-Live with even more content

·         Digital Copy

The single disc will run you 28.98 while the 2 discer will be 34.99 on DVD and 35.99 on Blu.