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Under the Hood (2009)

A television interview with Hollis Mason, The first Nite-Owl, about his life and the superhero community.

Director:

Eric Matthies

Writers:

Hans Rodionoff, Dave Gibbons (based on the graphic novel "Watchmen" co-created by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Friend ... Larry Culpeper
Stephen McHattie ... Hollis Mason
Carla Gugino ... Sally Jupiter
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... The Comedian
William S. Taylor ... William Long (as William Taylor)
Glenn Ennis ... Hooded Justice
Darryl Scheelar ... Captain Metropolis
Niall Matter ... Mothman
Apollonia Vanova ... Silhouette
Matt Frewer ... Moloch
Jay Brazeau ... Bernard / News Vendor
Rob LaBelle ... Wally Weaver
Dan Payne ... Dollar Bill
Frank Cassini ... Lawrence Shexnayder
John Destry John Destry ... Bartender
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A television interview with Hollis Mason, The first Nite-Owl, about his life and the superhero community.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief violent and suggestive images, and smoking | See all certifications »

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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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Version of Watchmen: The End Is Nigh (2009) See more »

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nifty but not very memorable extra/short-doc on Hollis Mason's "Under the Hood"
27 March 2009 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Like with the DVD release of the Dark Knight, though this time much earlier to coincide with the theatrical release, DC put together this short documentary as a companion piece cum extra to the "source" of the film, which itself is a take-off on the in-between chapters of the Watchmen book. Hollis Mason, the original Nite Owl in Watchmen, writes an autobiography chronicling the history of the costumed heroes that are a big deal in the 40s, then becoming less of a "fad" in the 1950s and then being outlawed, all with the prose of who was originally a NYC police officer. It's a series of interviews doen in faux 1970 style TV (even includes a few "vintage" commercials, one of the three actually quite funny), with an interviewer who gets the actors playing the characters to improvise (or maybe it's all written, I can see that very well being the case as well) on the subjects posed and raised. It's fun to watch and a little clever, but is mostly a cookie- it's got not much else really substantial out of it unless you have read the book. Certain characters pop up that are not in Snyder's theatrical cut of Watchmen (i.e. Captain Metropolis), and it doesn't run too long to over-stay its welcome. This said, the other little 'goodies' presented by Snyder and company - the other fake news segments on the likes of Dr. Manhattan that appeared online - were better.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Watchmen: Under the Hood See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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