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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Frank on Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:40 am

Tales From The Black Freighter trailer is now up on my blog.

Very excited as I've just bought my tickets for the IMAX screening of Watchmen in Manchester. Woo hoo!
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Kate on Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:31 am

Cool beans...

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:56 pm

Frank wrote:Tales From The Black Freighter trailer is now up on my blog.

Very excited as I've just bought my tickets for the IMAX screening of Watchmen in Manchester. Woo hoo!
Hrmm, looks good. Can't wait to see it. Smile Thanks for posting it, Frank.

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:47 am

I'm definitely ramping up my anticipation levels as the release date draws near. Definitely a trip to the cinema on the cards for this release.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:59 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:I'm definitely ramping up my anticipation levels as the release date draws near. Definitely a trip to the cinema on the cards for this release.
Same here. Few films draw me out to the theater these days, but I'll make the time for Watchmen.

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:17 am

Absolutely. And it's not just because I'm a long time fan of the graphic novel either. This is a film I'd genuinely want to see even if I was unaware of its origins.

I think the handling of the film's marketing has been superbly executed.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Rich Flair on Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:02 am

I'm still not convinced that it will be any good. What else has the director done?
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:30 am

Rich Flair wrote:I'm still not convinced that it will be any good. What else has the director done?
He ain't got a long CV - but he does posses visual flair and he appears to be totally committed to sticking as true to the source material on this project as possible.

Here's his credits:

# Dawn of the Dead (2004) – Director
# 300 (2007) – Writer, director
# Watchmen (2009) – Director
# Guardians of Ga'Hoole
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Rich Flair on Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:03 am

300? Oh dear! drunken
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:06 am

Rich Flair wrote:300? Oh dear! drunken
It could have been worse. It could have been "I'm Frank Goddamned Miller!" himself directing.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:38 am

And if what I'm hearing is correct, the film has received an classification by the BBFC. So the studio can wave a tearful bye, bye to massive kiddie generated revenue.

Which can only be a good thing for us.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Frank on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:41 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:the film has received an classification by the BBFC.

A what classification?
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:42 am

A "Mr Q. continues to leave out key words and/or numbers" classification. Wink

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Frank on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:43 am

The Co=Ordinator wrote:A "Mr Q. continues to leave out key words and/or numbers" classification. Wink

Oh, well that narrows it down then!
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:53 am

Frank wrote:
Sid Seadevil wrote:the film has received an classification by the BBFC.

A what classification?
*DOH!* An 18 classification. Sorry folks, eyesight slip.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Colin Hicks on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:00 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:And if what I'm hearing is correct, the film has received an classification by the BBFC. So the studio can wave a tearful bye, bye to massive kiddie generated revenue.

Which can only be a good thing for us.

I think reception of the nerd dollar will quite comfortably balance any loss of merchandising revenue from the kiddie end of the market.

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Frank on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:03 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:
Frank wrote:
Sid Seadevil wrote:the film has received an classification by the BBFC.

A what classification?
*DOH!* An 18 classification. Sorry folks, eyesight slip.

Thanks, Sid. Ah, good. That means the violence isn't toned down and the kiddywinks can't get in and see it. Good luck to them because 18 certs are very rarely box office blockbusters and they've not cut it to get the cert down and make more dosh. Do we think that indicates a certain confidence in the product?
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:10 am

Frank wrote:Thanks, Sid. Ah, good. That means the violence isn't toned down and the kiddywinks can't get in and see it. Good luck to them because 18 certs are very rarely box office blockbusters and they've not cut it to get the cert down and make more dosh. Do we think that indicates a certain confidence in the product?
Yes. Yes, I think the news does indicate a certain confidence in the finished product. Which can only be of the best possible news to us.

And speaking of further news...

Latest reports are that the theatrical release has a running time of 156 minutes. The forthcoming DVD/Blue Ray Director's Cut, will run to about for 190 mins; while a third cut for DVD/Blue Ray will also include the "Tales Of The Black Freighter", animated feature and will weigh in at a running time of a hefty 205 minutes.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:11 am

Doc Filth wrote:I think reception of the nerd dollar will quite comfortably balance any loss of merchandising revenue from the kiddie end of the market.
Yep, the DVD release news certainly seems to chime with that view.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Rich Flair on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:45 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:It could have been worse. It could have been "I'm Frank Goddamned Miller!" himself directing.

I hear that The Goddamn Spirit wasn't that goddamn good!
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Frank on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:54 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:
Latest reports are that the theatrical release has a running time of 156 minutes. The forthcoming DVD/Blue Ray Director's Cut, will run to about for 190 mins; while a third cut for DVD/Blue Ray will also include the "Tales Of The Black Freighter", animated feature and will weigh in at a running time of a hefty 205 minutes.

I was hoping for a Blu Ray bells and whistles cut. 205 minutes! Jesus tonight.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:22 am

Rich Flair wrote:I hear that The Goddamn Spirit wasn't that goddamn good!
Too goddamned right it wasn't that good. In fact it was goddamned worse than not that goddamned good!
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:24 am

Frank wrote:I was hoping for a Blu Ray bells and whistles cut. 205 minutes! Jesus tonight.
Quite. And once you factor the extras and whatnot in - that's probably the most comprehensive package since the Lord of the Rings Extended Edition boxsets.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Frank on Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:30 pm

Heads up!

This month's Sci-Fi Now comes with a promotional Watchmen DVD. It has all the trailers on it, a brief Zack Snyder interview, all of the first ten video journals from the official website and a gallery.

Mmm, real good treat!
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:56 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:
Rich Flair wrote:300? Oh dear! drunken
It could have been worse. It could have been "I'm Frank Goddamned Miller!" himself directing.
Yes. I think it's safe to say that would fall in the "worse" category.

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