February 15, 2020
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the HBO limited series Watchmen on Blu-ray Disc and DVD June 2. All nine episodes are already available for purchase through digital retailers.
The series is a sequel to the 1986 comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, which examined the effect that costumed vigilante “superheroes” would have on an alternate reality. HBO’s continuation is not related to the 2009 film adaptation of the comic book.
The follow-up, from executive producer Damon Lindelof, centers on a conspiracy involving racial tensions in Tulsa, Okla. The cast includes Regina King, Jean Smart, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Hong Chau, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Howard, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Louis Gossett Jr. and Jeremy Irons.
The home video edition offers more than 90 minutes of bonus content, including the featurettes “Watchmen: Unmasked,” “Watchmen: Masked and Dangerous,” “Becoming Sister Night,” “Watchmen: Alternate History,” “It’s Raining Squids,” “Squid Shelter with Tim Blake Nelson,” “Andrij Parekh on Directing,” “Sadiqua Bynum runs, jumps and falls for Sister Night,” “Glimpses – The Visual Effects of Watchmen” and “Anatomy of a Fight Scene,” plus a Rorschach featurette; footage from the 2019 New York Comic Con; the first-season trailer; character trailers for Sister Night, Blond Man and Looking Glass; and notes from the Watchmen graphic novel artist Dave Gibbons.
Extras exclusive to the Blu-ray and DVD versions include the featurettes “Hooded Justice” and “The Colossal King — Adrian Veidt.” The Blu-ray also includes a digital copy of the show.