Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Mindscape Of Alan Moore Is Coming To DVD

The Mindscape of Alan Moore is a feature documentary which chronicles the life and work of comic genius Alan Moore, author of acclaimed and influential graphic novels From Hell, Watchmen, The Killing Joke, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta.

It is the directorial debut of DeZ Vylenz. It is the only feature film production on which Alan Moore has collaborated, with permission to use his work.

Alan Moore presents the story of his development as an artist, starting with his childhood and working through to his comics career and impact on that medium, and his emerging interest in magic.

The film features the first film adaptations of scenes from Moore's acclaimed series V for Vendetta and Watchmen, shot in early 2002. Another key scene features a direct reference to the character of John Constantine from the comic book Hellblazer.

The documentary won a special recognition award for creative achievement in documentary filmmaking at the San Francisco World Film Festival.

The film though made in 2002 is finally getting a DVD release in the US on September 30, 2008. Ireland and UK readers rejoice, it has already been released our side of the pond!