Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter/Under the Hood [DVD]

  • SKU: 9222236
  • Release Date: 03/24/2009
  • Rating: R
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Special Features

  • Story Within a Story: The Books of the Watchmen
  • How Tales of the Balck Freighter and Under the Hood connect to and expand the world of Watchmen, with a unique analogy to the character Arc of Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
  • Watchmen Motion Comic episode 1
  • Exclusive Forst Look at DC Universe's animated Green Lantern DVD


Under the Hood
Discover how Hollis Mason became the masked avenger known as Nite Owl while learning how the original Minutemen were formed in this live action, documentary-style special starring Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. A faux, tell-all autobiography written by Hans Rodionoff and directed by Eric Matthies, Under the Hood was produced by Wesley Coller in tandem with Zack Snyder's 2009 film Watchmen. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Tales of The Black Freighter
Named after the comic book that appeared in the original Watchmen graphic novel as a story-within-a-story, this animated companion piece to director Zack Snyder's feature film version of Watchmen finds an inner-city youth reading a story entitled "Marooned" from the eponymous comic book. In "Marooned," a young mariner cast adrift at sea attempts to return to his hometown in order to warn the locals of the approaching Black Freighter. In order to accomplish this formidable task, the desperate seaman must shed his inhibitions, using the bodies of his dead shipmates as a raft, and killing anyone unfortunate enough to get in his way. Arriving back in town under the assumption that the crew of the Black Freighter has already taken over, the mariner mistakenly attacks his own wife in the darkness of the couple's home. Realizing his tragic mistake, he ventures back to the shore to see the Black Freighter approaching, and swims out toward the ship to confront the crew. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Carla Gugino
    Carla Gugino - Sally Jupiter
  • Matt Frewer
    Matt Frewer - Moloch the Mystic
  • Stephen McHattie
    Stephen McHattie - Nite Owl
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan
    Jeffrey Dean Morgan - The Comedian

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buy the Graphic Novel, not worth the price.


    This dvd is 20 bucks and even more for the BluRay. Anyone buying this DVD is not getting their money's worth. I rented it from Netflix and I consider it a wasted rental. Whoever put this out was out of his mind. This is something they should have put onto the end of the Watchmen DVD, it shouldn't have been released on its own as it is. Unless you see it for 5 bucks or less without shipping costs, save your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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