Here’s a gallery of images from the upcoming Warner Home Video DVD Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter. The images are from the 21 minute animated adaption of the Black Freighter story. Featuring the voice of Gerard Butler (300) , it’s a great addition to the cinematic Watchmen family.
It’s a well animated and jarring short. The Captain in the story has a journey that’s morally similar to that of Ozymandias in Watchmen. Similarly, in the original comics, we learn in issue #12, that Ozymandias has been dreaming this exact story (which readers have seen as the comic book Tales of the Black Freighter).
While you’re looking at the images, listen to the MP3 of the song “Pirate Jenny” by singer Nina Simone. It’s a haunting song that plays over the end credits of the Black Freighter animated feature.[audio:http://www.superheroes-r-us.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/09-pirate-jenny.mp3]
Also included on the same DVD is a 37 minute adaptation of Under the Hood. See our previous post for images and details on that feature.
We’ll have a full review of the DVD posted next week. Until then, enjoy these images.