At the time of its release, Waterworld was the most expensive film ever made and incorrectly thought of as a major flop. In actuality, it’s a thrilling action adventure featuring everything that makes a blockbuster great: star power, jaw-dropping sets and astounding special effects. With global warming and melting ice caps regularly in the news, the time is right to revisit Waterworld and its ecologically-minded story.
Featuring a brilliant star turn from Kevin Costner – teaming up once more with his Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves director, Kevin Reynolds – and absolutely astounding physical sets, Waterworld is a truly spectacular blockbuster which stands out in the current age of CGI and green screen.
Presented here in a brand new 4K scan of the original negative thanks to Arrow Video, you can see it like you never have before. and theres even more. Check out these special features in this super packed set.
THREE-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
– Three cuts of the film newly restored from original film elements by Arrow Films
– Original 5.1 DTSHD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio options
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Six collector’s postcards
– Double-sided fold-out poster
-Limited edition 60-page perfect bound book featuring new writing on the film by David J. Moore and Daniel Griffith, and archival articles
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
DISC ONE – THE THEATRICAL CUT
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the original theatrical cut
– Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld, an all-new, feature-length making-of documentary including extensive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage
– Dances With Waves, an original archival featurette capturing the film’s production
– Global Warnings, film critic Glenn Kenny explores the subgenre of ecologically themed end-of-the-world films
– Production and promotional stills gallery
– Visual effects stills gallery
– Original trailers and TV spots
DISC TWO – THE TV CUT [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended US TV cut, which runs over 40 minutes longer than the theatrical cut
DISC THREE – THE “ULYSSES” CUT [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended European “Ulysses” cut, which include previously censored shots and dialogue