Today I received Warner Home Video’s upcoming Watchmen: Director’s Cut on Blu-ray Disc and immediately removed the cool lenticular slipcover to tear into the package and see if there were any unexpected goodies inside.
One item of interest tucked beneath a BD-Live guide is a small flier promoting Warner’s upcoming Ultimate Collector’s Edition of Watchmen. Up until now all we’ve know about this set is that it is coming later this year and will be bigger than the director’s cut and probably a lot cooler.
Now thanks to this flier we know the set is coming in December and will span a whopping 5 discs! For reference, the director’s cut set is three discs, one of which is dedicated to the standard definition digital copy.
The flier also reveals there will be a new commentary track from director Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons, 2+ hours of bonus content including Hollis Mason’s Tell All “Under the Hood,” and the complete Watchmen Motion Comics.
The most intriguing addition is Tales of the Black Freighter will be “woven into” the director’s cut of watchmen for an all-new creative cut of the film. It is an intriguing concept but I hope the director’s cut is also available sans the Black Freighter for those who will be passing on this initial Watchmen Blu-ray release.
The last bit of news garnered from the flier is a $10 off the Watchmen: Ultimate Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray coupon for anyone who registers with WB Insider Rewards. Sounds like a no-brainer if this set is on your radar.
Check out the front and back of the flier below and if you haven’t already, pre-order Watchmen on Blu-ray at Amazon.com.