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Watchmen Hardback Graphic Novel/Portraits/Art of the Film just £5 Instore @ HMV!
Watchmen Hardback Graphic Novel/Portraits/Art of the Film just £5 Instore @ HMV!

Watchmen Hardback Graphic Novel/Portraits/Art of the Film just £5 Instore @ HMV!

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An utter bargain of the highest order. I spotted these in HMV Market Street in Manchester. The hardback version of the graphic novel along with Art of the Film and Portraits were £5 each in the clearance sale.

The hardback version of the graphic novel is currently over £15 on Amazon, and the other two are over £20. There were about five of the graphic novel and two each of the others on the shelves when I was there yesterday evening.

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BUY OR DIE

Super hot deal. Get the graphic novel, or comic as we call it. Fantastic.

really dont like the film!, but good price for all the other bits

shame they dont have the t shirt in xxl too..lol... hope this is nationwide has been wanting the art for a while...

do you know what is in the art of the film box?

Got the Portraits and the Art of the Film, my HMV never had the graphic novel in.

The art book is cool but for me the real star was the Portraits book.
Has some phenomenal HQ pictures in it.
Even if you don't like the Watchmen but you are into art, I would say that it would be worth looking into as a good study on faces and some props.
Edited by: "Vladimir" 27th May 2011

The graphic novel was a great read. If you've only seen the film it provides a lot more detail and has an (arguably) better ending.

soulio

The graphic novel was a great read. If you've only seen the film it … The graphic novel was a great read. If you've only seen the film it provides a lot more detail and has an (arguably) better ending.



The film was good from a visual perspective, and i loved seeing the characters come to life, but Snyder made a few big mistakes that seemed to miss the point of Moore's writing. Still enjoyable, but somewhat less cerebral and satisfying.

Buy or die.

Get the Ultimate Cut of the film as it is more satisfying and feels more like the book. I think extracts from Hollis Mason's 'Under The Hood' bought to life as still with v/o would've been perfect, however, Watchmen has always been a book that celebrates the medium of print and therefore never meant to be filmed!

soulio

The graphic novel was a great read. If you've only seen the film it … The graphic novel was a great read. If you've only seen the film it provides a lot more detail and has an (arguably) better ending.



The ending had to be changed, the suspension of disbelief would have to have been massive. It wouldn't have taken them 2 minutes to realise that it was just made blue peter style out of pipe cleaners and sticky-back plastic. Then it'd have been back to the war. The film was never going to be dead on but I think over all it's rock solid.

obviously i vote hot

Hot. this is a great price for a great read!

The ONE day I can't get to HMV! Hope it's still there on Tuesday

Nothing in Beckton HMV (Galleons Reach)
Might try Romford....

Krooner

The ending had to be changed, the suspension of disbelief would have to … The ending had to be changed, the suspension of disbelief would have to have been massive. It wouldn't have taken them 2 minutes to realise that it was just made blue peter style out of pipe cleaners and sticky-back plastic. Then it'd have been back to the war. The film was never going to be dead on but I think over all it's rock solid.



The improbability, and thus the suspension of disbelief, was the whole point though. The theory being that if a lie is big enough it'll be accepted. Moore's writing was tethered to the absurd and improbable, hence the breakdown of The Comedian when he finally witnessed something so grotesque in both essence and purpose that even he couldn't laugh at it. This was sorely missing in the film, another case in point being the sanitised version of why the original Silk Spectre didn't hate The Comedian that sidestepped the irrational mix of a relationship of love and hate and replaced it with a simpler, more palettable, audience freindly explanation.

I can understand why Snyder chose to go the easy route in both cases, but arguably the best line of the entire graphic novel, Manhattan's final riposte to Ozymandias, being transposed to another character in the film was needless and robbed the cinema audience of one of the best moments from the book.

I still enjoy the film but it was always going to be hard to bring it to the screen without Tales of the Black Freighter (though obviously you can now get this), and though Snyder has proved adept at visualising comic books, in the case of Watchmen he just seemed to misunderstand what the book was about, falling back on the standard write up of it being something of a basic postmodern superhero tale.

I've clearly spent far too much time thinking about this.

Oh yeah, and if anyone was thinking of popping into HMV Castle Point in Bournemouth, don't bother 'cos there were none.

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To be fair, it probably is only the larger stores that will stock this. Market Street is a very big HMV over three floors (for anyone wanting the Art book, there are about eight more in the main bookshelves, whilst the ones in the pictures in this thread are on a display shelf). I haven't checked the Arndale, but with it being a smaller store there is a decent chance it won't be stocked either. I think people need to be looking at the bigger stores.

Nothing in Lincoln. Shame because I love Watchmen and I have a feeling I'd like the comic 10x better than the film.

slightly off topic is there a version of this movie where 'tales of the black frieghter' are intercut with the movie this is the version id like to have on bluray when its cheap enough. heat for the deals

hermy

slightly off topic is there a version of this movie where 'tales of the … slightly off topic is there a version of this movie where 'tales of the black frieghter' are intercut with the movie this is the version id like to have on bluray when its cheap enough. heat for the deals



Yes, 'The Ultimate Cut' is what you want. I don't think it was ever released in the UK, Here's the Amazon product page. Heat added, don't think my HMV have this, but will try. Been feeling like a reread lately and a hardback version for travel would be nice.

FYI - None in the Trafford Centre branch

Bought from the Folkestone branch today, they aren't marked up at £5 but £20, they are also not on display
Edited by: "barman200" 30th May 2011
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