When I talk about big movies that are important to me, I get nods whilst mentioning Jaws, or The Empire Strikes Back or Back To The Future, but when I mention Waterworld, most people laugh and go “no, really…” as if they have seen it and consider it a joke. But upon more questioning, I soon discover that a lot of people just think it is rubbish because of the terrible stories they have heard about it and the disappointing box office, that put it in the same box as Ishtar.
I on the other hand, have loved Waterworld since it’s original release. Literally, I saw it at the first performance on day one in 1995 and have been singing its praises ever since. But where is my super edition Blu-Ray? Oh, thanks to Arrow Video, HERE IT COMES!
There’s a book, a poster, lobby cards, a feature length documentary especially for this release and three different cuts of the main feature including the American TV version which runs an extra 40 minutes.
Give it to meeeeeeeee! Or, you know, I will buy it on December 10th.
Check out the complete list of extras below…
- 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 [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
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended European Ulysses cut, which includes censored shots and dialogue