DVD Release Date: July 21, 2009
Length: 162 minutes (theatrical release)
186 minutes (director's cut)
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language
This is a faithful adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War in an alternate 1985, the dense, complex story centers on a group of half a dozen costumed vigilantes who go by names like Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) and Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman). The film opens with the murder of one of the costumed vigilantes, and someone may be trying to kill all of them. Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) is the only character with superpowers, which he got because of a nuclear accident.
Selected DVD Special Features:
- Director's Cut
- The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics
- Video Journals
- Music Video
- Two-Disc DVD Set
- Digital Copy - Theatrical Version
Formats Available: The above information on special features refers to the DVD. Check with your video store/online rental service for availability in other formats, including streaming video/digital download.