This is the 43-minute ‘tragicomic musical’ created by Joss Whedon, exclusively for distribution on the web.
According to Wikipedia:
It tells the story of Dr. Horrible (Billy), an aspiring supervillain, Captain Hammer, his nemesis, and Penny, their mutual love interest.
The movie was written by writer/director Joss Whedon, his brothers Zack Whedon (a television writer) and Jed Whedon (a composer), and Jed’s fiancée, actress Maurissa Tancharoen.
The writing team penned the musical during the WGA writers’ strike.
The idea was to create something small and inexpensive, yet professionally done, in a way that would circumvent the issues that were being protested during the strike.
It is available on US iTunes store and the video site Hulu – normally two places UK viewers can’t access for copyright reasons.
However the above video appears to be working.
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