Bloated corpses buoy a castaway's life raft in TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER, a grisly parable taken from the pages of Alan Moore's WATCHMEN. One of the book's most riveting detours, the comic-within-a-comic (read by one of the book's characters) ominously paralleled the main events of the graphic novel. Although the beloved story was cut from Zach Snyder's big-screen version of WATCHMEN, it's recast here as a standalone animated program aimed at mollifying completists and ramping up interest in the adaptation. Paired with the macabre take on ROBINSON CRUSOE is another lopped-off limb from the comic: UNDER THE HOOD, a mix of live action and CGI that looks back at the salad days of Nite Owl and the Minutemen.
- Under the Hood - A live action pseudo-documentary look at the first Night Owl's autobiography, detailing the establishment and disbandment of the group of superheroes known as The Watchmen.
- Story Within A Story: The Books Of The Watchmen - Exploring the comic-within-a-comic of Watchmen
- Chapter 1 of Watchmen motion comic
Release Date: 06 April 2009
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 2009
Main Language: English