BEYOND THE HORIZON LIES THE SECRET TO A NEW BEGINNING
The most expensive film ever made at the time of its release, Waterworld has thrilled audiences through the years with its awe-inspiring action scenes, gargantuan maritime sets and ground-breaking special effects.
A definitive post-apocalyptic blockbuster, Waterworld stars Kevin Costner (The Untouchables) 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, Blue Velvet), are seeking Enola (Tina Majorino, Napoleon Dynamite), a girl with a map to the mythical realm of “Dryland” tattooed on her back.
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. Presented here in a stunning restoration, in two different cuts and with a wealth of extra material, this high-water mark of high-concept hollywood can now be enjoyed as never before.
TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
– Two cuts of the film restored from the original film elements by Arrow Films
– Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio options
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
DISC ONE – THE THEATRICAL CUT
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the theatrical cut
– Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld, a feature-length making-of documentary including extensive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage
– Dances With Waves, an original archival featuriette 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 “ULYSSES” CUT
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended European “Ulysses” cut, which includes previously censored shots and dialogue