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24 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Eric Matthies 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dave Gibbons  graphic novel
Alan Moore  graphic novel (uncredited)
Hans Rodionoff 

Produced by
Wesley Coller .... executive producer
Lawrence Gordon .... executive producer
Lloyd Levin .... executive producer
Konda Mason .... supervising post producer
Eric Matthies .... producer
Deborah Snyder .... executive producer
Zack Snyder .... executive producer
Thomas Tull .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paula Gallitano 
Cinematography by
Glenn Taylor (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michelle Harrison 
Casting by
Andrea Brown 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Nee Nee .... first assistant director
Art Department
William Cawley .... additional graphics
Taku Hazeyama .... graphic artist
Kelly Kinsey .... additional graphics
Yvonne Petersen .... additional graphics
Stephanie Tucker .... additional graphics
Sound Department
Wade Chamberlain .... sound mixing engineer
Keith Henderson .... location sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Oben .... additional cinematographer (as Christopher M. Oben)
Editorial Department
Ralph Paredes .... post-production coordinator
Yvonne Petersen .... on-line editor
Angie Piccirillo .... assistant post supervisor
Other crew
Anna Obropta .... researcher
Anji Bemben .... special thanks
Denis Brock .... special thanks
Misha Bukowski .... special thanks
Jimmy Chow .... special thanks
Tangi Crawford .... special thanks
Hans Dayal .... special thanks
Shantai Nicole Marie Fellows .... special thanks
Paul Fenkart .... special thanks
Sara Flamm .... special thanks
Herb Gains .... special thanks
Helen Jarvis .... special thanks
Erik Johnson .... special thanks
Mike Kirilenko .... special thanks
Alex McDowell .... special thanks
Eva Morgan .... special thanks
Tricia Mulgrew .... special thanks
Justin Raleigh .... special thanks
Sonny Ritscher .... special thanks
Eddy Santos .... special thanks
Tyler Smith .... special thanks
Rhonda Taylor .... special thanks
Tricia Todd .... special thanks
Rhona Williscroft .... special thanks

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief violent and suggestive images, and smoking
USA:38 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Under the Hood is based upon a series of text excerpts written by Alan Moore, featured in the original Watchmen graphic novel. The text portions, taken from a fictional character's autobiography, explained plot points and inside information which couldn't be fit into the main story.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
"I dressed up. As an owl. And fought crime.", 1 September 2013
Author: Al_The_Strange from United States

This short mockumentary is produced as a side-feature to the Watchmen film. It basically offers a wealth of interviews intended to offer more depth and insight to the characters and the world they live in.

The biggest value in watching this feature would be in better understanding the history of the Watchmen's characters; history that's perhaps referenced in the main film, but rarely elaborated on. However, it's not like the film never gave too little information; everything in Under the Hood is extra credit, to satisfy those fans who might be curious to know more. It's pretty interesting, but in the end, it doesn't resonate as strongly as the main film, or the Tales of the Black Freighter, which actually told a relevant story. The best that Under the Hood can do is lend the film a greater sense of authenticity, and translate even more of the Watchmen comic for viewers. Otherwise, I was left feeling that this was a little pointless.

For what it's worth though, the film is consistent in keeping up with the look, style, and era of the main film. It uses simple, interview-style camera-work and editing, and it even has a few old-fashioned commercials thrown in. Acting and writing is not bad. Most sets, props, and costumes appear authentic.

Best recommended to Watchmen fans.

3/5 (Entertainment: Average | Story: Average | Film: Average)

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