As Comic-Con 2008 set records for attendance this summer, much of the buzz centered on Zack Snyder’s eagerly anticipated, big screen adaptation of the Hugo Award-winning cult classic graphic novel Watchmen, written by the legendary Alan Moore. Now, in the first and only documentary in which the heretofore reclusive, visionary and innovative Moore participates, his hugely-devoted fan base and the soon-to-be-indoctrinated can enter the mind of the world’s most famous comic book author, embarking on a fascinating and psychedelic journey through the life and career of the creator of Watchmen, From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Constantine and V for Vendetta. The Mindscape of Alan Moore makes its DVD debut on September 30, 2008 from The Disinformation Company.
Alan Moore is universally acknowledged as the most important
mainstream comics writer of the last three decades
Moore is the arguably the world’s most critically acclaimed and widely admired creator of comic books and graphic novels, a true original responsible for many of the genre’s iconic creations. In The Mindscape of Alan Moore, viewers are granted a portrait of the artist as contemporary shaman — someone with the power to transform consciousness by means of manipulating language, symbols and images. The award-winning film, from director Dez Vylenz, leads the audience through Moore ’s world with the writer himself as guide, beginning with his childhood background, following the evolution of his career as he transformed the comics medium, through to his immersion in a magical worldview where science, spirituality and society are part of the same universe.
This exclusive 2-disc collector’s set, containing the extraordinary film on the life of this modern-day philosopher, artist and magician presented with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles, features over three hours of extras that further illuminate the masterful mind of Moore, including:
- Interviews with Melinda Gebbie (Lost Girls), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), David Lloyd (V For Vendetta), Kevin O’Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and Jose Villarubia (Promethia and Mirror of Love)
- Making of featurette
- Introduction to Alan Moore’s work by Paul Gravett
- Selected scene analysis with director’s commentary
- Interviews with director, composer and special make-up FX artist
Recipient of the Special Recognition Award for Creative Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at the San Francisco World Film Festival, The Mindscape of Alan Moore has also been featured at film festivals worldwide including Comica at the ICA Cinema London, Copenhagen International Film Festival, Belfast International Film Festival, San Diego Comic-Con Film Fest, Comicdom Con Athens and Caption Oxford.
As excitement continues to build for “Watchmen” (scheduled for release in March ’09) – the publisher just put an additional 300,00 copies in print following the release of the trailer and Comic-Con, get an inside glimpse inside the psychedelic worldview of one of the world’s most visionary and creative minds with The Mindscape of Alan Moore.