I have also heard it said that it will be cut into the film itself on a later DVD / BD release. Me too. Hell, I'm going to buy into BluRay for this.... More timing than anything, but for me they covered all the key issues - Silhoette, Rorschach's suspicions of Veidt in the main. I personally don't hold with the interpretation of Rorschach as being closeted, though I am aware that folks who do were disappointed that it didn't hintg more at that. Re the Kennedy assassination..... I'm not ashamed to admit I laughed out loud at the idea of the Comedian being behind it. It's one of the biggest conspiracy theories in history, who shot Kennedy (right up there with the identity of Jack the Ripper), and to my mind it was the conspiracy theories as well as the official 'lone assassin' cover-up that was being satirised here, as opposed to the actual death. In terms of violence..... personally, I felt it to be considerably less violent than a lot of stuff I have seen. Where it seems graphic is in its portrayal of the effects of violence. My personal opinion is that the average war movie, Bond movie, Star Wars, Tom and Jerry are all equally as violent as Watchmen, but for whatever reason this is less remarked upon because they do not show the results of their violence. (A much more dangerous thing, in my book, but that's another debate for another day). Overall, this is probably the best book-to-film transfer I have seen in terms of staying true to the source material. Inevitably they had to cut it a bit (the Watchmen: The Motion Graphic Novel is complete, and runs to over five hours of footage), but they have remained true to the characters and not sanitised them in any way. I felt that the switching of the giant squid for Doctor Manhattan as a device used by Veidt to bring about world peace was not only acceptable, but actually for me worked rather better. In any case, it was only a change of device rather than a change in plot, and worked perfectly. any other changes were so minor as to not really be worth considering (e.g. Rorschach's direct murder of the kidnapper rather than leaving him to burn to death, the angle grander in the arms rather than slitting the throat, and so on). As to the sex scene.... the fact of the sex happening was rather an important plot point. It signifies both the development of Laurie's relationship with Daniel, and how screwed up they are. Screwed up because their first effort at sexual congress was a failure, the retired Nite Owl II feeling "so impotent".... they succeed once they have returned to wearing costumes and playing super hero. Beautifully representing how they are confused, vulnerable people, only capable of truly finding themselves by donning a mask (metaphorically speaking). That said, as to the actual scene..... well, it was considerably (thankfully) less explicit than an awful lot of what I have seen in recent mainstream releases. I do think it went on much too long - I didn't feel any need for it to be any longer than to make it clear what was happening. I certainly wish they had kept it MUCH shorter in favour of covering something much more significant, like the genesis of Rorschach's 'face.'