Watchmen, it a cult-phenomenon and the father to every comic book that people know & love today. The story behind it has been the inspiration behind countless other comic books as have been the character. Still to this day it remains one of the most beloved comics in history, sporting more than one hundred million copies sold since it was released back in 1986. With such a large fan base you’d expect a movie adaptation which is exactly what occurred in May of 2009. The Watchmen was released onto all major screens across North America with a video game prequel called “Watchmen: The End is Nigh” for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Since then there has been four different versions of the film released to the public in DVD/Blu-Ray format.

Watchmen DVD

Watchmen DVD

The DVD version of this film is available for only $5.00 US & $8.00 Canadian. It gives fans the core film that was released for films in a 480p resolution. There are no behind the scene features or deleted scenes available for whoever buys this version of the film. None the less this is the most commonly sold across the world.

Watchmen Blu-Ray

The Watchmen Blu-Ray is the second best version of this film adaptation for home audiences. The reasoning for this is because it is the directors cut variant of the film. This means that the director, Zack Snyder, has chosen to add additional footage and remove previous footage in order to better the film. The end result is the same core experience that slightly differs from the theatrical version. The Blu-ray variant also comes with the following behind the scene features. Watchmen: Focus Points, The Phenomenon: The Comic the Changed Comics and Real Super Heroes: Real Vigilantes. The behind the scene features give more insight and depth into how the film was crafted.

Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut

Watchmen The Ultimate Cut

Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut is by far the best version of this film available for purchase today. The cost is $35.00 US & $45.00 Canadian. Whoever purchases this version will get the 4K Ultra HD version of the film, Blu-Ray version & Digital HD version of the film. 4k has been named the best way to watch this film, High Dynamic Range is also available giving greater depth with darks and more lifelike colors. All the behind the scene features listed above in the Blu-ray version come back in the final cut, the difference is that all the behind the scene features and interviews also come in the Ultimate Cut.


Regardless of which version of the film you choose to watch, it will offer the same outstanding film that millions of people around the globe love. It really depends on how much you enjoy this film and how far you want to dive down into the behind the scenes & how far you are willing to experience this film at its utmost quality.