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Watchmen ultimate Cut  DvdRip XviD (Size: 1.37 GB)
The Ultimate Cut  Watchmen [XviD] [Ar 1.82]
Frame Width.... 640
Frame Height.... 352
Data Rate.... 768kbps
Frame Rate.... 23.97 F/S
Bit Rate.... 128kbps.... MP3
2 Channel Stereo
Audio Sample Rate.... 48 KHz
Bits Per Sample 16 Bit/Sample
The Ultimate Cut
And what a Cut it is. The Ultimate Cut is exactly that, an enormous, ambitious film that is, by any standard, a classic. It's not perfect in the slightest, but what it lacks in narrative it makes up in big brass balls. The pacing is often erratic, but then again, so was the original novel, and the small cinematic conceits of pacing and re-ordering of the narrative are for the benefit of the film.
What's different? Most of Black Freighter is integrated back in, alongside some touching dialogue between the two Bernards that turns their previous cinematic incarnation - as two extras - into a symbolically important, wider universe.
The Black Freighter exists in two or three minute increments spread out through the film as a whole. However, the jarring change in visual style - from the rough animation to a pristine CGI-fest - can pull the viewer out of the cinematic trance despite the richness of the parable running in parallel with the main narrative. Overall, as per The Directors Cut, many scenes are expanded with extra dialogue and nuance. And everything feels just a little bit more real.
Zack Snyder nails WATCHMEN. He gets it; the story, the genre, the history of the medium and the time in which it was told, and most importantly the subversive nature of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal comic. There were some changes that obviously needed to be made, but Snyder and Alex Tse’s adaptation definitely feels like the Watchmen universe come to life. There’s a sense of background and history to the world that comes through (just look at the incredible opening credits sequence), and is greatly aided by some amazing set design and special effects. There’s the awe of a real-life Dr. Manhattan or the amazement at witnessing the Owlship roar to life, but seeing little things like the street corner where the two Bernies hang out come so faithfully to life was definitely surreal, and luckily the film has the story to back up the great visuals on screen. Snyder also makes some great musical choices that give the film a pop culture sensibility and places it nicely within appropriate eras of society. Others, like the choice of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during the Nite Owl-Silk Spectre sex scene, are inspired to say the least.
Cast (Cast overview, first billed only)
Malin Akerman ... Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II
Billy Crudup ... Dr. Manhattan / Jon Osterman
Matthew Goode ... Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias
Jackie Earle Haley ... Walter Kovacs / Rorschach
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Edward Blake / The Comedian
Patrick Wilson ... Dan Dreiberg / Nite Owl II
Carla Gugino ... Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre
Matt Frewer ... Edgar Jacobi / Moloch the Mystic
Stephen McHattie ... Hollis Mason / Nite Owl
Laura Mennell ... Janey Slater
Rob LaBelle ... Wally Weaver
Gary Houston ... John McLaughlin
James M. Connor ... Pat Buchanan (as James Michael Connor)
Mary Ann Burger ... Eleanor Clift
John Shaw ... Doug Roth