27.2.09

THE SCIENCE OF WATCHMEN


University of Minnesota physics professor James Kakalios discusses how he was tapped to add a physics perspective to the upcoming Warner Brothers movie, Watchmen. Kakalios discusses how quantum mechanics can explain Dr. Manhattan's super human powers in the film, and how he came to become an expert on the topic of the physics of superheroes. Check out Kakalios book at www.physicsofsuperheroes.com

26.2.09

WATCHMEN COFFEE AND CONTEST

Unfortunately I might be a tad "late" in reporting this (it was left in my comments box and not emailed direct to me) but nevertheless serves as a decent archival purpose with regards to the marketing tie-ups with the movie, yeh? Onward!

WATCHMEN COFFEE AND CONTEST STARTS TUESDAY 2/17
The Organic Coffee Cartel Introduces “Nite Owl Dark Roast” Coffee
With a contest to win tickets to the premiere of the Forthcoming Feature Film “Watchmen”

NEW YORK— February 16, 2009. “Watchmen” photographer Clay Enos has enlisted his Organic Coffee Cartel (OCC®) www.organiccoffee.com to produce a first-of-its-kind movie tie-in coffee for “Watchmen,” the upcoming film adaption of the celebrated graphic novel. On Tuesday, February 17, OCC will introduce Veidt Enterprise’s “Nite Owl Dark Roast,” a limited-edition confection and collectible designed for fans and organic coffee gourmands alike. A portion of the proceeds from the special roast will be donated to charity.

One side of the uniquely crafted steel can resembles artwork straight out of the “Watchmen” universe; the other side features Enos’ striking black & white portrait of Nite Owl, played in the film by Patrick Wilson. And with just ONE run of cans produced, this is sure to be a distinctive and rare collectible.


“Making an imaginary coffee into something real seemed like a fitting and fun way to honor the multi-layered world of ‘Watchmen.’ And having a majority of profits go to charity seems a little like something Adrian Veidt would do,” says Enos.

Further adding to the excitement, the OCC is sponsoring a contest for one lucky customer to win two tickets to the Los Angeles premiere and after-party for “Watchmen” on March 3rd, 2009. Orders must be placed before February 26th, 2009.

“Zack Snyder and the other filmmakers got behind the coffee idea early on and suggested the contest to me. I am so excited by the idea of making someone's day not just with great coffee but with an opportunity to be a part of the celebration for the highly anticipated film,” says Enos. “It’s a dream in the making.”

“Nite Owl Dark Roast” Coffee is only available online while supplies last through the OCC’s webstore at www.organiccoffee.com [Direct product link here / image source]

Watchmen Online Video Round-up


/// Nite Owl & Silk Spectre Bust Into Prison and have fun kicking inmate-a$$ (above / via AICN)

/// Watchmen featurettes peppered throughout the www last week include [via]: #1 via MySpace
/ #2 via MSN / #3 via Sky Movies / #4 via IGN / #5 via Access Hollywood / #6 via Yahoo!Movies

/// Watchmen TV Spot #6 youtubed

Who Watches the Watchmen? A Veidt Music Network (VMN) Special 1983


Who Watches the Watchmen? = A Veidt Music Network (VMN) Special circa 1983. (Uploaded from BetaSP archive / via New Frontiersman). Tis recently been a slew of Adrian Veidt aka Ozymandias-related items posted recently, which sees the brilliant entrepreneur entrenching himself into the pop masses' subconscious. *Cool*

NOSTALGIA-PERFUME
Peddling Senses
MINUTEMEN-ARCADE
Selling Fantasies
COSTUME-AUCTION
Hawking History

Who Watches The Mr Toast Watchmen?

Best. Alt-Watchmen. Evah.
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Starring:
Shaky Bacon as Silk Spectre
Mr Toast as Nite Owl
Joe the Egg as Rorschach
Lemonhead as the Comedian
Clem Lemon as Doctor Manhattan

Drawn by Dan Goodsell, creator of Mr Toast and viewable in their full glory on his Flickr. Best bit of casting (besides the film's) I've seen bar none.

The image shown-left is a photoshopped-montage of Comedian and giant-sized Dr Manhattan for "Operation: Wrath of Burnt Toast" (not official title, I just thought it would be farnie :p) sans flame-thrower - becoz that could get everyone crisy-fried, toasted and scrambled, innit? heh.

17.2.09

WATCHMEN TV SPOT#5

TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER TRAILER



[Premiered on MTV]

WATCHMEN TV SPOTS #3 & 4

Watchmen TV Spots #3 (Dr Manhattan-centric) and #4 (Rorschach-centric) are now viewable online on youtube (video-embedding disdabled)

Source: Superhero Hype

WATCHMEN ARCADE GAME VIRAL SITE

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CLICK www.minutemenarcade.com/uk for a new WATCHMEN Viral website where you can play a 8-bit styled scrolling arcade game featuring The "MINUTEMEN"! You get to choose between being Nite Owl and Silk Spectre. I haven't played til the end, so am not too sure if there'll be any "bonuses" for completing the game (pure speculation on my end, yeh?).

Source: Superhero Hype

WATCHMEN DELUXE ACTION FIGURES @ NEW YORK COMIC CON 2009

WATCHMEN-13INCHERS

13-incher WATCHMEN Deluxe Action Figures from DC Direct spotted / on display at the recent New York Comic Con 2009 - featuring RORSCHACH, DR MANHATTAN and The COMEDIAN!

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*Note: Figures featured in this blog-post are of the 13-inch variety and not the other sized action figures or props and replicas from DC Direct. We've seen them before and you can check them all out at Cool Toy Review [all original images via].

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RORSCHACH: I've never been convinced since they first showed the prototype at SDCC'08 (of coz I "saw" it online - which doesn't count for much, I reckon :p). This version somehow looks ... "better"? ~ or could be a trick of the camera ... heh.

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DR MANHATTAN in a fitted dark suit with shaking his fist at the folks beyond the glass-display case to return him his shoes ... going blue-barefoot is better than wearing black shoes with white shoes, innit? (Which was somehow the rage in the 80's innit? C'mon, YOU wore them too, innit? heh). I wonder of Dr Manhattan has his blue-undies under this formal attire?

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I've had my reservations with THE COMEDIAN - after seeing the online images / ads - which quite frankly; sucked might not have given the fgure justice (geddit? "Justice"? Vigilante-Justice? ... nvrmnd). Here Blake Edwards looks pretty buff-nifty, with his armor and guns - and this is the one time that the overtly-buffed (standard) body-form of the 13-incher tall series actually "works" for The Comedian, IMHO. The removable domino-mask is a nice touch too.

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WATCHMEN-BOX
This is here to show the packaging box for the regular-sized action figures :p

Pic-Source: Cool Toy Review

7.2.09

DESOLATION ROW BY MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (FULL MUSIC VIDEO)

My Chemical Romance - Desolation Row

if you've seen the teaser and liked it - then click to peep the FULL music video for My Chemical Romance's cover of Bob Dylon's "Desolation Row" - and peep a selection of images taken by MCR-lead singer Gerard Way during the making of the music video - which was directed by WATCHMEN-director Zack Snyder:

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DESOLATIONROW-MV-04DESOLATIONROW-MV-02
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Mikey Way's guitar from the video.

Source: MCR

WATCHMEN VIDEO JOURNAL #11: RORSCHACH'S MASK / RORSCHACH SCANS FROM FILM COMPANION


EMPIRE debuts the 11th Watchmen Video Journal [via SHH] focusing on the vigilante Rorschach's mask. One more VJ to go before the movie premieres March 6th 2009. Meanwhile, peep below some scans of Rorschach's alter-ego "Walter Kovacs" - played by Jackie Earle Haley - from the Watchmen Film Companion-book. [Scans via io9.com]

(*WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW*)

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Hiding in plain-sight, Kovacs heralds the end of the earth every day along the city-streets!
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Nite Owl and Silk Spectre walks past Kovacs without realizing he is
Rorschach, as he does what we say in local Singlish: "Acting Blur" ~ heh
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Maybe Rorschach is checking out Silk Spectre's ... well, you can't blame the man, innit? heh.
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Kovacs gets hunted down and gets himself incarcerated.
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... Somehow I don't think he'll be anyone's biatch, innit? *gulp*
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Kovacs sticks it to teh man! Was the canteen food that bad? :p

3.2.09

100% WWATCHMEN KUBRICKS FROM MEDICOM TOY

WATCHMEN-KUBRICKS-GROUP

First Medicom Toy presented us with WATCHMEN BE@RBRICKS [in Dec 2008 for a March 2009-release] and now we have 100% WATCHMEN KUBRICKS! Scheduled for a June-2009 release featuring Kubrick-personifications of THE COMEDIAN / NITE OWL II / OZYMANDIAS / DR.MANHATTAN / RORSCHACH / SILK SPECTRE II.

JUSTICE IS COMING TO ALL OF US. NO MATTER WHAT WE DO ~ SRP is 23,520YEN (US$262 / SGD$397) for a carton of 24 blind-boxed figures - which works out to approx US$11-per figure. And it would've been really cool if they'd release a 400% (28cm tall) Dr Manhattan tho (I suppose 1000% would be a tad too overkill LOL). And Rorschach's mini Grappling Gun rawks!

1.2.09

TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER & UNDER THE HOOD DVD DETAILS

Warner Home Video has released the DVD and Blu-ray Disc covers for Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood, coming to stores on March 24. Here is how the studio describes the release:

They're in the book. And on this disc. From the director of Watchmen and 300 come two tales from the celebrated graphic novel that do not appear in the extraordinary Watchmen Theatrical Feature. Tales of the Black Freighter (featuring the voice of 300's Gerard Butler) brings to strikingly animated life the novels richly layered story-within-a-story, a daring pirate saga whose turbulent events may mirror those in the Watchmen's world. Stars from the Watchmen movie team in the amazing live-action/CGI Under the Hood, based on Nite Owl's powerful first-hand account of how the hooded adventurers came into existence. Two fan-essential stories. One place to watch the excitement. Watching the Watchmen begins here.

The DVD and Blu-ray also include the features "Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen" and "A First Look at Green Lantern."

Source: Superhero Hype

"Marooned" tells the story of a young mariner cast adrift at sea, making his way to his hometown to warn its inhabitants of the coming of the Black Freighter. During his journey he is "forced by the urgency of his mission to shed one inhibition after another", including using the bodies of his dead shipmates as a make-shift raft and mistakenly killing innocent people as he makes his way to town. When he finally returns home, believing it to already be under the occupation of the ship's crew, he accidentally attacks his own wife in their darkened home. Afterward, he returns to the sea shore, where he finds the Black Freighter; he swims out to sea and climbs aboard the ship.

Moore has said that the story of The Black Freighter ends up specifically describing "the story of Adrian Veidt". Richard Reynolds states that just like Veidt, the protagonist of "Marooned" "hopes to stave off disaster by using the dead bodies of his former comrades as a means of reach his goal". Moore has said that "Marooned" can also be used as a counterpoint to other parts of the story, such as Rorschach's capture and Dr. Manhattan's self-exile on Mars."
[wiki]

MORE WATCHMEN PORTRAITS (FEATURING RORSCHACH)

RORSCHACH

Entertainment Weekly posts an image of Rorschach "as he shoots a grappling gun into the Comedian's apartment while investigating his fallen comrade's mysterious death." [via SHH] ... while Movienewz has more images to add to the earlier posted photos from the WATCHMEN: PORTRAITS coffee-table book featuring photography by Clay Enos (looks like a press -package tho, glossy-pages and all, but what do I know, innit? :p). Check out the link above for more images (FYI: Possible SPOILERS within). Here are some mirrored ones that are primarily Rorschach-centric:

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Rorschach's personal journal. yumz.

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Walter Kovacs aka Rorschach's file / Walter in prison with crime boss; "Big Figure"
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Max Hedroom Moloch bleeding from a head-wound / Vietnam War-era Pilot for Operation: Wrath of God!

I recognize the kid at the newsstand reading "Tales of the Black Freighter"-comics and the guy from The New Frontiersman who receives Rorschach's journal at the end of the comicbook-story, innit? Images via Movienewz.

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