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Waterworld Limited Edition Blu-ray surfaces this December

WATERWORLD was the most expensive film ever made upon its release in 1995. Famous for both its epic scale and the controversy that swirled around its production, WATERWORLD is a key cult film of the 1990s and an essential entry into the subgenre of ecologically-minded blockbusters. 

And speaking of the film, which I kinda dig, Arrow Video will release WATERWORLD as a two-disc Blu-ray this December. The killer new cover art (which you can check out below) was designed by Paul Shipper, but no worries, the original poster is featured on the reverse side.

The release has been restored from a 4K scan and features the theatrical cut, the extended US television cut, and the extended European “Ulysses” cut. The set also includes collector’s postcards, a fold-out poster, a 60-page book featuring new writing on the film by David J. Moore and Daniel Griffith, archival articles, and original reviews.

A definitive post-apocalypse blockbuster, WATERWORLD stars Kevin Costner as 

The Mariner - a mutant trader, adrift in a dystopian future where Earth is submerged under water and humankind struggles to survive on boats and in ramshackle floating cities. The Mariner becomes embroiled with the Smokers, a gang of pirates who, led by villainous leader Deacon (Dennis Hopper), are seeking Enola (Tina Majorino), a girl with a map to the mythical realm of “Dryland” tattooed on her back.

TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative by Arrow Films, presenting the film in three cuts
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD 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, archival articles and original reviews
  • 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 
  • Original archival featurette capturing the film's production 
  • Global Warnings, film critic Glenn Kenny explores the subgenre of ecologically aware Hollywood blockbusters
  • Production and promotional stills gallery 
  • Visual effects stills gallery 
  • Original trailers and TV spots

DISC TWO – THE EXTENDED CUTS [LIMTED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended US TV cut, which runs over 40 minutes longer than the theatrical cut
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended European “Ulysses” cut, which includes censored shots and dialogue

Kevin Reynolds (ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES) directs from a script co-written by David Twohy (PITCH BLACK). Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, and Michael Jeter star. Arrow Video will release WATERWORLD as a two-disc Blu-ray December 11th.

Source: Arrow Video

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