The most expensive film ever made at the time of it's release, Waterword has thrilled audiences through the years with its awe-inspiring action scenes, gargatuan 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 sublerged under water and humankind struggles to survive on boats and ramshackle floating cities. The Mariner becomes embroiled with the Smoker, a gang of pirates who, let by villainous leader Deacon (Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet), are seeking Enola (Tina Moreno 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 an exclusive new restoration, in three 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 newly 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 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 trailer 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