WATCHMEN Director’s Cut to get brief theatrical run

Collider reports that at a presser for the new WATCHMEN Director’s Cut Blu-Ray, director Zack Snyder said the Director’s Cut of WATCHMEN would be screened in four cities in one theater each, the weekend before Comic-Con. The cities are Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, and New York and you know what?


We said it.



  1. says

    Wow… “[Zack Snyder] said the release would only be for one weekend and in one theater” in each of the four cities.

    If that’s the case, I hope “theater” refers to venue and not screen, and that “weekend” refers to Friday, Saturday, Sunday, including midnight screenings.

    I’m definitely buying the DVD when it comes out.

  2. James Peaty says

    Watchmen’s a terrific movie…and a total curio in todays movie market. God love Zack Snyder for having balls of brass for getting it made.

  3. says

    As it so happens, I’m the GoH at Mythcon in LA the week before Comicon. I think I just figured out what I’m going to be doing with my free time…

  4. Katie Moody says

    I liked it too. Certainly not perfect, but definitely great, and much better than I had expected.

  5. says

    I don’t understand how, with the size of the movie-going public here and the rather sizable comics community here, the isn’t playing in Chicago.

    A real shame.

  6. Kate Willaert says

    Why do they keep just saying BluRay? Is it really not going to be released on DVD?

  7. michael says

    I wonder it this stint will reap back the costs for distributing it in this limited manner?

  8. says

    Regarding costs: the master was already prepared for the DVD. Four prints (most likely NO prints, but digital copies transmitted to each theater) are not that costly to produce. With word of mouth and a limited engagement, I suspect each theater will sell out most screenings. $10,000 a screen is a good result, and I suspect the gross will be much higher, just like any other limited release with good buzz.

    Living in New York, it is not uncommon for a restored DVD title to be shown in a theater for a week. I suspect this is done for journalists, but it also makes money. Saw Spinal Tap that way.

    Regular DVDs:

    Product Details
    UPC: 883929057795
    Presentation: Wide Screen
    Editions: Director’s Cut, Special Edition
    Time: 2:41:00

    According to the image of the back of the case, there are 24 more minutes. Also, there are the video journals, a documentary on the graphic novel, and the music video from My Chemical Romance.

    There are also the regular widescreen and pan-and-scan editions.

    The Blu-Ray disc
    has lots more features! See the back cover image.

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