For those of you who wanted more Watchmen the first time around or felt like something was missing from the film, you’re going to get your chance to see the movie the way director Zack Snyder intended. According to Variety, Warner Bros. has set a one-week theatrical release for Snyder’s director’s cut of Watchmen, which contains much of the additional footage excised from the initial theatrical release, starting July 17th at theaters in Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York.
Snyder made the announcement yesterday during an event at the studio to promote the DVD and Blu-ray releases of Watchmen: The Director’s Cut and 300: The Complete Experience on July 21st. The Watchmen director’s cut contains approximately 28 additional minutes of footage not seen before.
The theatrical run takes place during the week before Comic-Con in San Diego where Snyder is set to host a July 25th “BD Live” screening of Watchmen. Owners of the Blu-ray version of the film will be able to use the BD Live feature to watch the movie and discussion at Comic-Con simultaneously.
The DVD and Blu-Ray versions of Watchmen hit stores on July 21st.