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The Man from Blackwater is a half hour short film animated entirely using the game engine of the game of the same name. It originally aired on 5.30.2010 at 12:00 AM on FOX.
The film heavily reuses cutscenes from the game, though sometimes recorded from alternate angles or with slightly different conversations. Shots of John Marston in various locations walking, riding his horse, or camping with musical interludes or sometimes voice over by John are used to connect the scenes together.
Characters seen include Marshal Johnson and his deputies, Nigel West Dickens, Seth Briars, and Bill Williamson. Irish makes an extremely brief non-speaking appearance though his story thread is left from the film, as well as everything involving the MacFarlanes.
Shortly after release, the whole film became downloadable officially through Rockstar's official website.
- The cut scenes are not in chronological order as they are in the actual game, but they do tie together. For example, the map that Seth retrieves leads to Fort Mercer, however, in the game the map leads to Tumbleweed.
- The title, The Man From Blackwater, may be a reference to the movie, The Man From Laramie.
- In the game, Marston's weapon of choice is a Cattleman Revolver and he starts off in the game wearing the Cowboy Outfit. In The Man From Blackwater, his weapon of choice is a LeMat Revolver (except for the scenes where Aquila challenges him to shoot his hat out of the air and when he disarms Aquila after drawing his pistol) and he wears the Duster Coat through most of the film.