There are probably only three graphic novels that can be accounted for in the entier comic book History and they are: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross and finally, the masterpiece of them all, the one ring that rules them all: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
Just about everything has been said about this piece of art and how it is being studied in many US universities as well as finally giving, along with the other two titles, more maturity and respect to the whole comic book genre.
In this "adaptation" supervised by co-creator and illustrator Dave Gibbons, Watchmen comes to life with slight motion and animations, like wathcning a comic book. The only problem I had was the narrator: he's all alone doing all the voices for the characters, kinda like how a father would read a story to his child... only, this is an adult story and when the man handles the feminine voices, let's just say the intimate moments fall apart.
Aside from that very slight inconvenience, the entire graphic novel kept its roots, its pace and for a whopping 5 hours, you can sit and just Watch the Watchmen.
As for the special features, you only get a 10 minute segment of the new "Wonder Woman" animated movie. Warner probably saves the juicy interviews and making-of segments about the movie AND the graphic novle for the upcoming double disc DVD... (I thought that for The Dark Knight, but alas, my prayers for a decent double-disc edition will not be answered until the movie reaches 25 yars old). That was my whining about TDK, had to shout Warner about its poor edition.
This edition is truly a great piece of work and Watchmen fans should find what they're looking for. The voice for Rorschach is particularly worrying in the creepy sense of the word.