Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood

Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood

TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER is a CG animated short written and directed by Zack Snyder. As superhero Dr. Manhattan abandons Earth, enabling the city to be destroyed, a young boy reads a survival tale about a doomed sailor who goes mad while returning home from being marooned. Also included are three ground breaking bonus features: UNDER THE HOOD: A live action docu-style look at the Night Owls autobiography detailing the establishment and disbandment of the group of superheroes known as THE WATCHMEN. STORY WITHIN A STORY: THE BOOKS OF WATCHMEN: This feature weaves through the BLACK FREIGHTER AND UNDER THE HOOD to explore how the comic-within-a-comic acts as parallel commentary. This piece reveals profound insight into the Watchmen story for new fans who have not read the graphic novel. WATCHMEN MOTION COMIC EPISODE 1: A retired costumed crime fighter is murdered, and one of his old sidekicks believes he was on a hit list of superheroes to kill.
  • Rated R Tales of the Black Freighter: R for violent and grisly images. Under the Hood: PG for mild thematic elements and brief violence.
TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER is a CG animated short written and directed by Zack Snyder. As superhero Dr. Manhattan abandons Earth, enabling the city to be destroyed, a young boy reads a survival tale about a doomed sailor who goes mad while returning home from being marooned. Also included are three ground breaking bonus features: UNDER THE HOOD: A live action docu-style look at the Night Owls autobiography detailing the establishment and disbandment of the group of superheroes known as THE WATCHMEN. STORY WITHIN A STORY: THE BOOKS OF WATCHMEN: This feature weaves through the BLACK FREIGHTER AND UNDER THE HOOD to explore how the comic-within-a-comic acts as parallel commentary. This piece reveals profound insight into the Watchmen story for new fans who have not read the graphic novel. WATCHMEN MOTION COMIC EPISODE 1: A retired costumed crime fighter is murdered, and one of his old sidekicks believes he was on a hit list of superheroes to kill.
  • Rated R Tales of the Black Freighter: R for violent and grisly images. Under the Hood: PG for mild thematic elements and brief violence.