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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Frank on Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:04 pm

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Frank wrote:New Japanese trailer is now out on the interweb. Fabulous. Posted it to my blog so you don't have far to look!
Wunderbar!

Let's hope this utterly ridiculous business with Fox doesn't hold up the release of this film.

The news is very positive. Both studios are in constructive talks and Warners are asking for a delay to the trial on the 20th Jan.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:10 pm

Frank wrote:The news is very positive. Both studios are in constructive talks and Warners are asking for a delay to the trial on the 20th Jan.
Very good news indeed. This is one film I'm not willing to be philosophical about any delay to its release.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:19 pm

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Frank wrote:The news is very positive. Both studios are in constructive talks and Warners are asking for a delay to the trial on the 20th Jan.
Very good news indeed. This is one film I'm not willing to be philosophical about any delay to its release.
What he said. It's seeming like too long a wait at its current release date, let alone a more distant one.

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Nick Barlow on Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:52 am

And Warners have settled the legal dispute with Fox, so there'll be no delay to the release: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jan/16/watchmen-dispute-settled

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:10 am

Nick Barlow wrote:And Warners have settled the legal dispute with Fox, so there'll be no delay to the release: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jan/16/watchmen-dispute-settled
And Fox pick up a hefty wedge of dosh for absolutely minimum effort. Nice work if you can get it.

Still, that aside at least now the release is set fair.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:15 pm

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Nick Barlow wrote:And Warners have settled the legal dispute with Fox, so there'll be no delay to the release: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jan/16/watchmen-dispute-settled
And Fox pick up a hefty wedge of dosh for absolutely minimum effort. Nice work if you can get it.

Still, that aside at least now the release is set fair.
Indeed. Oh, well...at least the movie won't be held up.

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Frank on Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:25 am

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Nick Barlow wrote:And Warners have settled the legal dispute with Fox, so there'll be no delay to the release: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jan/16/watchmen-dispute-settled
And Fox pick up a hefty wedge of dosh for absolutely minimum effort. Nice work if you can get it.

Still, that aside at least now the release is set fair.


That all depends on the box office, of course. It would be ironic if the film actually flopped at the box office and Fox only got a minimal return. Some sources are saying they've negotiated 5 - 8% of the takings. Not that I'm wanting the film to flop, mind.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:47 am

Frank wrote:That all depends on the box office, of course. It would be ironic if the film actually flopped at the box office and Fox only got a minimal return. Some sources are saying they've negotiated 5 - 8% of the takings. Not that I'm wanting the film to flop, mind.
It certainly would be ironic. But I suspect at the very least it will break even. Well, we'll know soon enough now.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Rich Flair on Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:50 am

I think that I'll give it a miss - then I'll have the satisfaction of a clean sweep of Alan Moore films boycotted.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Nick Barlow on Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:04 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:
Frank wrote:That all depends on the box office, of course. It would be ironic if the film actually flopped at the box office and Fox only got a minimal return. Some sources are saying they've negotiated 5 - 8% of the takings. Not that I'm wanting the film to flop, mind.
It certainly would be ironic. But I suspect at the very least it will break even. Well, we'll know soon enough now.
Well, seeing as studios have claimed that films with massive box office receipts have been making a loss so as to avoid paying any points on the gross, I'm sure Warners can manage it this time.

Now that would be an interesting court case - 'we know they're lying about the profits they're making because they're the same lies we use...'

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:39 am

Really lovely example of viral marketing for the film to be found Here from the very aptly named New Frontiersman site they've set up for the film.

Quality stuff.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:11 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:Really lovely example of viral marketing for the film to be found Here from the very aptly named New Frontiersman site they've set up for the film.

Quality stuff.
I saw that last night actually. Great stuff. Very Happy

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:09 am

Hmmmm...just came across the following ad for the US DVD release of the "Watchmen Motion Comic", on the 3rd of March. Unconfirmed rumour has it that "Tales of the Black Freighter", will be getting its own release on the same day.

It's a pity if that's the case, as I would have thought the two would be naturally suited for a single unified release.

Still, that's business I suppose. Here's the ad:

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Nick Barlow on Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:15 am

I would assume that Tales Of The Black Freighter will get an initial solo release, then the film will get its own release on DVD before the two are brought together for a special edition 3 or 4-disc set, probably just before Xmas.

(In other words, about the same way they did the Lord Of The Rings DVDs)

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:17 am

Nick Barlow wrote:I would assume that Tales Of The Black Freighter will get an initial solo release, then the film will get its own release on DVD before the two are brought together for a special edition 3 or 4-disc set, probably just before Xmas.

(In other words, about the same way they did the Lord Of The Rings DVDs)
Makes sense. Which means I'll almost certainly hold off buying until a special edition is released.*

*translation: somebody can buy me it for Christmas...
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:35 pm

Nick Barlow wrote:I would assume that Tales Of The Black Freighter will get an initial solo release, then the film will get its own release on DVD before the two are brought together for a special edition 3 or 4-disc set, probably just before Xmas.

(In other words, about the same way they did the Lord Of The Rings DVDs)
Yep, that's become standard practice. The studios hope the serious collectors will double and triple dip on new versions of the releases. It's an annoying but familiar trend.

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:35 pm

Zoltar wrote:Yep, that's become standard practice. The studios hope the serious collectors will double and triple dip on new versions of the releases. It's an annoying but familiar trend.
And one I refuse to buy into - especially for this film. Nope, it's either a superduper boxset bought at Christmas - or as a present.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:29 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:And one I refuse to buy into - especially for this film. Nope, it's either a superduper boxset bought at Christmas - or as a present.
Especially since features from the bare-bones DVDs will be out there to be found via "other means".

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:01 pm

Zoltar wrote:Especially since features from the bare-bones DVDs will be out there to be found via "other means".
Quite. Of course, not that we or any other forumeers would ever either condone or indulge such methods...

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:32 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:Quite. Of course, not that we or any other forumeers would ever either condone or indulge such methods...

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:29 am

Zoltar wrote:
Sid Seadevil wrote:Quite. Of course, not that we or any other forumeers would ever either condone or indulge such methods...

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Quite right too. Wink
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by millerqueen on Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:31 am

wee treat for you all [i]
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:03 pm

millerqueen wrote:wee treat for you all [i]
Nice, MQ. Very Happy

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:55 am

Here's the latest information on the “Tales of the Black Freighter/Under The Hood” DVD release.

Warner Home Video has released the DVD covers for Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood, which hits on March 24, 2009. Here some details from the official press release:

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. 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. Stars from the Watchmen movie team in the amazing live-action/CGI Under the Hood, based on Nite Owl's 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.

The DVD and Blu-ray will also include two special features “Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen” and “A First Look at Green Lantern.” The Blu-ray version will have two more special features including “The Two Bernies,” which is a scene from Watchmen not seen in theaters, and “The Why of Watchmen” with director Zack Snyder.

Tales of the Black Freighter is rated R for violent and grisly images and runs 26 minutes while Under the Hood is rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief violent and suggestive images and smoking, and it has a running time of 38 minutes.


Original report and cover art...Here
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