8.10.08

WATCHMEN VIDEO-JOURNAL#7: BLUE MONDAY

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Watchmen's Dr Manhattan shows you how to go emo goth with marine blue, while SCI FI Wire hosts the Watchmen Video Journal #7: Blue Monday (no, not this Blue Monday) - where it offers a behind-the-scenes look at how director Zack Snyder and the effects team brought Billy Crudup's Dr. Manhattan to reel-life [via]. Included is a glimpse of Rorschach visiting Manhattan in his lab and the Silk Spectre visiting him on the Moon. Click HERE to watch ... Meanwhile, here are some screengrabs for giggles :p

MYSTERY OF THE MISSING PJs
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SILK SPECTRE-SALLY: "So that's where my PJ's disappeared to!"
DR MANHATTAN: "Honey, the lab's pretty cold, is all..."

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SILK SPECTRE-JUPITER: "So Mom was right? That's where my PJ's disappeared to!"
DR MANHATTAN: "Honey, the Moon's surface is cold, is all..."


RORSCHACH INVESTIGATES THE ATOMIC CRACK
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Rorschach probably has his eyes closed under the mask...
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RORSCHACH: "Manhattan. I need your crack to help a case I'm working on. heh"
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DR MANHATTAN: "Dude."
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DR MANHATTAN: "Here's something to help illuminate your way. You know where to shove it up."
RORSCHACH: "Dude."


And they ask, "Who's Watching The Watchmen?"
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DR MANHATTAN: "Dude."

10.9.08

WATCHMEN VIDEO-JOURNAL#6: THE LOOK OF WATCHMEN


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The WATCHMEN movie was mostly shot on a single camera? Director of Photography Larry Fong (IMDB / "300", "Lost") weighs in on his craft and director Zack Snyder's visual direction in Watchmen Video-Journal #6 [via IGN Movies]. Some select-screengrabs below featuring Rorschach, Nite Owl and Dr. Manhattan.

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Don't ever serve Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) watered-down whiskey... heh.
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Ozymandia's Egyptian-themed lair in the arctic? Nite Owl would like to know too! LOL
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Dan Dreiberg aka Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), sans cape and cowl! (gotta lurve the balding plate)
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Silk Spectre visits Dr Manhattan on the Moon?
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Poor Dr Manhattan (Billy Crudup), ridden with celluloid-pox LOL
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29.7.08

MORE WATCHMEN TOYS @ SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION 2008

Busts and Prop Replicas on display @ San Diego Comic Convention 2008 - with images via CoolToyReview:


DR MANHATTAN @ SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION 2008


DR MANHATTAN 13-incher Deluxe Figure (above-left) and Statue (above-right) spotted on DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com [pics via] as revealed during San Diego Comic Convention 2008. Altho I would understand the need for "authenticity", but a clothed-Y-front for the good doctor may be a tad stretching it, no? (heh) ... meanwhile CoolToyReview has yet another sweet selection of SDCC-display images of Manhattan, as well as busts and prop replicas :)

WATCHMEN MOVIE TOYS LISTED ON DC DIRECT (JULY)

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After a whirlwind San Diego Comic Convention, DC Direct> has listed a new selection of WATCHMEN TOYS and Collectibles, including the 1/6th Rorschach, Busts of modern Silk Spectre and Nite Owl, an Owl Ship Statue [blogged] and prop replicas from The Comedian and Rorschach:

WHAT: RORSCHACH 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector Figure


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure of the movie's masked vigilante features an intricate and authentically detailed fabric costume with multiple layers, including a suit, boots, a Rorschach mask and accessories. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel, the figure also comes with a display base.

AVAILABILITY: Priced @ US$99.99 US-per / On Sale March 11, 2009


WHAT: NITE OWL (MODERN) Bust

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Sculpted by Jack Matthews - This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of the modern version of Nite Owl features a Doomsday Clock depicted on the back of the base. Packaged in a 4-color box, the bust measures approximately 6.75" high x 3.875" wide x 2.875" deep.

AVAILABILITY: US$69.99 / On Sale March 4, 2009


WHAT: SILK SPECTRE (MODERN) Bust

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Sculpted by Karen Palinko - This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of the movie's female super hero features a Doomsday Clock depicted on the back of the base. Packaged in a 4-color box, the bust measures approximately 7" high x 3.5" wide x 3.75" deep.

AVAILABILITY: US$69.99 / On Sale March 4, 2009


WHAT: OWL SHIP Scale Replica

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This light-up, 1:24 scale replica of the Owl Ship is reproduced from the actual blueprints used to make the ship in the movie!

In addition to the back-lit photographic interior, this replica includes environmental elements on the base that reflect owl elements from the movie!

The entire piece, including the base, measures approximately 7" high x 12" wide x 12" deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

AVAILABILITY: US$325.00 / On Sale March 4, 2009


WHAT: RORSCHACH GRAPPLING GUN AND MASK Prop Replica Set

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This prop replica set of Rorschach's grappling gun and mask were created from the actual digital files and pattern that were used to create the pieces used in the movie!

The grappling gun is permanently attached to a display base (which features a Rorschach pattern that is authentic to the movie), while the mask is removable.

The entire piece measures approximately 10.5" high x 13.25" wide x 8" deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

AVAILABILITY: US$295.00 / On Sale February 18, 2009


WHAT: THE COMEDIAN'S GUNS AND DOG TAGS Display Set Prop Replica

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This prop replica set features The Comedian's trademark sidearms (with the commemorative handle grips presented by President Nixon), a plaque recognizing The Comedian's service to his country, and his military-issue dog tags. All of the components are permanently mounted inside an acrylic-covered frame, which can be hung on a wall or set on a desktop.

This prop replica of The Comedian's guns are cast from the actual props used in the movie!

The display frame measures approximately 16.5" high x 13" wide x 4.5" deep, and comes packaged in a 4-color box.

* Gun designed by Dave Lauck of DandL Sports, Inc.

AVAILABILITY: US$295.00 / On Sale March 4, 2009

Note: The last item listed probably will never make it into Singapore, as there is a ban on realistic replica firearms - punishable by law, no less!

OWL SHIP & DR MANHATTAN STATUES


Splashpage.mtv.com scores an online debut of the WATCHMEN MOVIE Owl Ship and Dr. Manhattan Statues! (Expect product specs to go online soon - will update this post if and when they do :p) ... meanwhile, CLICK THRU for more mirrored pics, as well as a sneak peek at a Nite Owl Bust ... And for folks down at SDCC, do look out for the July 26th debut of the 1/6 DR MANHATTAN Deluxe Collectible figure!






[all pics via]

WATCHMEN MOVIE TOYS @ SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION 2008

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Courtesy of Alex via FirstShowing.net - we have a headsup of SDCC Preview Night peeks at the WATCHMEN Movie Action Figures! Shown above are the 13-inch / 1:6-scaled Deluxe Collectible figures of The COMEDIAN and RORSCHACH, along with their nifty props and accessories! (wonder if Comedian's elbows are articulated tho :p) ... and no sign yet of the 1:6 DR MANHATTAN tho (scheduled for a debut on July 26th @ SDCC actually :p).

Below shows the World-wide debut of the Second series of Watchmen Action Figures, with The Classic Nite Owl in the forefront, Classic Silk Spectre on-left and Comedian on right:

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The above shows the First Series of figures(debut at NYCC) with (l-r) Silk Spectre, Rorschach and Ozymandias. Below shows the Display Case and a close-up of the Classic Silk Spectre:


More Preview Night action on FirstShowing.net! [all pics via]
(cheers for the headsup, Alex!)

WATCHMEN POSTERS @ SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION

FirstShowing.net reports of a series of 8 WATCHMEN posters which debuted at SDCC - for which Omlette.com.br has generously uploaded [all pics via] featuring quotes from the principle characters (or about them). Readers of the comicbook / graphic novel will recognize, altho I personally cannot be sure how it will read for folks unfamiliar with the lore ... looking forward to "official" high-res releases of these images online tho :p ... meanwhile, CLICK to read about the Watchmen panel @ SDCC as reported by FirstShowing.

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