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Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Billy Crudup and Malin Akerman star in the comic book adaptation. In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Watchmen movie posterRelease Date: March 6, 2009 (theaters, IMAX)
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Adaptation
Director: Zack Snyder
Screenwriter: Alex Tse, David Hayter
Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino
Running Time: 2 hr. 43 min.
MPAA Rating: (R) for graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language.


In an alternate 1985 America, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" – which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the watchmen?

Bonus Features

  • Blu-ray and DVD Special Features:
  • Director's cut with over 24 minutes of extra footage
  • The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics: The original graphic novel's groundbreaking impact
  • All 11 Watchmen video journals
  • My Chemical Romance "Desolation Row" music video
  • Exclusive to Blu-ray:
  • Maximum Movie Mode
  • Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes
  • Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World
  • More Product Details

Movie Trailers

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