Thursday, March 5, 2009

Watchmen Viral Marketing Videos

This Friday will mark the long-awaited release of the film Watchmen, based on the classic comic book miniseries by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons (and blogged about by me back in January). The marketing team behind the film have created three videos and uploaded them to YouTube under the channel The New Frontiersman, named after a newspaper that appears in the story. These videos are made to appear as if they are actual footage from the past, and they are very well done. The first, a news clip about the character Dr. Manhatten, appeared in my previous Watchmen post. Here are the other two.

Don't support vigilantes! No sir-ee!

The second clip is from "VMN" from the 1980s, counting down the top five costumed heroes. I want my VMN!

Reviews are coming in already, and the film is doing well critically. If anyone sees the film, please feel free to post a (spoiler-free) review here! Leave a comment or email me at Thanks!

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